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Is formal business wear going the way of the dinosaur?

Are Office Dress Codes Going Out of Fashion?

Do the impeccably-clad Don Drapers of the world continue to dominate workplace fashion? Or have leaders like Mark Zuckerberg inspired employers everywhere to ditch formal attire by making the ultra casual jeans and hoodies an office dress code staple?

Remember the time Zuck caused a stir when he wore a black hoodie to a Facebook investor meeting? Well, can you really blame him? Continue reading >>

By in Employee Engagement, Trends

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What Mozilla Employees Are Teaching Us About Social Media

“Ugh, you won’t BELIEVE what my boss just did!” In addition to instead of complaining to their significant others, BFFs and pets, some employees are now turning to social media to vocalize their work-related opinions, reactions or even frustrations in the hopes that it will spark change.

You may have heard about the flurry of Twitter activity surrounding Mozilla’s new CEO, as some employees took to Twitter to voice their opinions about his 2008 decision to donate to California’s Proposition 8 ballot banning gay marriage, and even called for his resignation. Continue reading >>

By in Employee Engagement, Social Media

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5 Tips To Supercharge Onboarding New Hires

Your onboarding process might be the root of your employee turnover problem. A report from the Society of Human Resource Management found half of all senior outside hires fail within 18 months, and half of all hourly employees leave within the first 120 days. Few, if any, companies can afford this level of employee turnover.
Additionally, a 2012 Allied Workforce Mobility Survey found it took a year or longer for most new employees to get up to speed in 30 percent of companies. Continue reading >>

By in Onboarding, Retention

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Am I Bad at Interviewing? And Other Questions from This Week

This week, while you were busy wondering if Oprah’s at home…channeling Austin Powers and asking yourself, “Who throws a shoe?”… or debating whether or not to spend $100 on a grilled cheese sandwich… here are some other questions you might have found yourself asking – from this week’s top talent management and recruitment news stories:

Does a little change really change a lot? Continue reading >>

By in In Review, Trends

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Skilling Them Softly: How to Evaluate Candidates’ Soft Skills

Looking for candidates with soft skills? There’s one type of question you must ask.

Watch out, hard skills and technical know-how: You’ve got competition. According to a new CareerBuilder survey, the vast majority (77 percent) of employers consider soft skills just as important as hard skills when it comes to evaluating candidates for a job, and 16 percent even say they’re more important. Continue reading >>

By in Interviewing, Survey Results

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In Case You Missed It: Five Predictions for the Future of Staffing

Thanks to increasing client demands, evolving technology, global expansion and new legal requirements, the staffing industry is changing before our very eyes, according to Barry Asin, President of the Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA).

Asin delivered the keynote speech at the 2014 Staffing Industry Analysts Executive Forum last March, where he highlighted some of the most pressing challenges staffing executives face today. Continue reading >>

By in Insights & Trends, Staffing & Recruiting

Girls just wanna have equal wages.

Girls Just Wanna Have Equal Pay: Obama to Boost Equal Pay Laws

In Cyndi Lauper’s most popular anthem (which you may be ashamed to admit gets stuck in your head every time you hear it), she sings: “When the working day is done, oh girls they wanna have fun.” Well actually Cyndi, fun can be a bit overrated. What girls REALLY want when the working day is done … is fair and equal wages, amiright?! Continue reading >>

By in Diversity in the Workplace, News & Events

Workforce Diversity

The Untapped Power of Workforce Diversity

When interviewing a candidate for a job, have you ever asked yourself, “Would I mind being stuck with this person in an airport during a snowstorm?”

If so, you wouldn’t be alone. In fact, 80 percent of staffing in elite professional services in the United States use this so-called “airport test” to evaluate job candidates, according to Noreena Hertz in her book, Eyes Wide Open: How to Make Smart Decisions in a Confusing World. Continue reading >>

By in Diversity in the Workplace, Insights & Trends

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Companies Spend More On Coffee Than Training. Wait, What?

Nearly half of U.S. companies spend less than $68 per day on training employees, which means they spend more on coffee than training, according to The Talent Equation.

Anyone who knows me understands that I’m more addicted to caffeine than the average person, but even I think it’s time for companies to get their priorities straight.

The’re no denying the pain felt due to a lack of training in many industries, including health care and sales. Continue reading >>

By in Talent Factor

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What Happens If the CEO Quits? And More Questions from this Week

This week, while you were busy wondering how you can get the last nine years of your life back…speculating about who will replace David Lettermansecond-guessing your pick-up tactics…or asking yourself, “Did I maybe take a wrong turn somewhere and end up in the wrong hearing?”… here are some other questions you might have found yourself asking – from this week’s top talent management and recruitment news stories:

What happens if the CEO quits? Continue reading >>

By in In Review, Trends

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