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The Most Overlooked Hiring Factor

Think you already know the critical attribute you’re looking for in a candidate? Think again.
Maybe it’s qualifications. Or experience. Or hard skills. Or soft skills.  Or work ethic, or leadership ability, or cultural fit. Or maybe it’s a combination… but depending on the job, when you’re selecting the right person to hire or promote, one [...]

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How to Hire for Results, Not Pedigree

Most job descriptions are incredibly inefficient — even counterproductive — talent-screening tools. Here’s a better way to make hiring decisions based on results, not resume.
Consider this: A typical job description lists a catalog of required skills, experiences, academic degrees, and personality traits. A typical job, on the other hand, boils down to five or six [...]

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Why Companies Aren’t Getting the Employees They Need

Everybody’s heard the complaints about recruiting lately.
Even with unemployment hovering around 9%, companies are grousing that they can’t find skilled workers, and filling a job can take months of hunting.
Employers are quick to lay blame. Schools aren’t giving kids the right kind of training. The government isn’t letting in enough high-skill immigrants. The list goes [...]

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10 Ways to Avoid a Huge Hiring Mistake

Entrepreneur Vanessa Merit Nornberg developed a clear-cut roadmap that makes recruiting more predictable from the start.
Entrepreneur Vanessa Merit Nornberg knows the incredible importance of strong salespeople.
The founder of New York-based Metal Mafia, a wholesale line of body jewelry, sells over the phone 7,000 products like eyebrow and belly rings that cost just 2 cents to [...]

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5 Tricks for Working With Millennials

Your youngest employees are creative, bright…and a complete disaster to manage. Here’s how to turn the mess around.
Just before a recent staff meeting, I overheard one of my Millennial employees ask another, “How crazy is Kim Jong-un?” Her peer looked puzzled and replied, “Who’s that, one of your friends?”
Another time, I was copied on an [...]

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