The Value Of Having A Diverse Workplace

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by Jeff Fermin, SmartRecruiters Blog In a recent poll, 20% of HR departments felt that attracting and retaining diverse talent, was one of the main hurdles that their organization is faced. It’s not that surprising that it would be a legitimate concern, considering the different benefits of having a diverse workforce. Diversity and inclusion have… Read more »

On Hiring Great People

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by Richard Baxter, Built Visible As a member of our team mentioned on Twitter last night, we’re always hiring. We’re always hiring because fortunately, we’re always growing. This is good. Getting good people through the door is quite difficult. You need to attract the right people, encourage them to want to enquire, or consider moving on… Read more »

Google’s Secret To Great Job Interviews

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by Shelly Dutton, Smart Recruiters  Best known for its innovative spirit, it’s no surprise that Google would apply this same philosophy every aspect of the recruiting process – even the job interview. Lucky for this $350 billion behemoth, Laszlo Bock, the company’s Senior Vice President of People Operations, knows how to shake up the traditional job… Read more »

Why You Fail at Hiring Good People

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by Natalia Baryshnikova, Smart Recruiters Blog Every manager wants to hire talented people and help their teams become high performing. But why do some managers and teams fail at it so often? Here is my list of five common mistakes that cost you good candidates – and suggestions how to avoid them. #1 You Don’t… Read more »

How to Deal with an Employee Absence Surge on Mondays and Fridays

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by Shiva Shadi, UndercoverRecruiter Apart from those of us that actually come to work for a rest, no employee could deny that they would enjoy more long weekends. However, some workers take having extended weekends off to an extreme. So much so that certain HR Managers and organisations have systems set up to highlight employees… Read more »

Happy Workers Care About the Work They Do

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by Nancy Hatch Woodward, HR Magazine When did the concept of employee happiness enter the workplace? Employee satisfaction and engagement are concepts that have been around for a while. But happiness? Maybe it started in 2006 when Tal Ben-Shahar’s course on positive psychology became the most popular one at Harvard University. Or in 2007, when… Read more »

Manufacturing woes rise; experts eye higher wages

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by Len Boselovic, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette An estimated 2 million U.S. manufacturing jobs will go unfilled over the next decade because workers lack the skills to fill those positions, according to a study released Wednesday by an industry research group and a major accounting firm. But skeptics say that shortfall would be significantly lower if manufacturers… Read more »