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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… Continue reading >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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Conscious Un-Company-ing: Creating a Successful Corporate Alumni Program

There may be little hope for reconciliation between Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow because she belongs with Brad Pitt, but conscious uncouplings between companies and employees don’t have to last forever. Thanks to corporate alumni programs, companies such as Deloitte, IBM and KPMG are able to stay connected with former employees — often in hopes the employees will one day come back to them as “boomerang hires.”

Increasing the possibility of rehiring former employees isn’t the only benefit to creating a corporate alumni program, however. Continue reading >>

By in Employee Engagement, Referral Programs

Out-of-the-box résumés: Creative or gimmicky

Outside-the-Box Résumés: Creative or Gimmicky?

Imagine sitting at your desk plowing through a stack of cookie-cutter résumés when you stumble upon a Lego résumé or a chocolate bar résumé or a cereal box résumé.

You may have heard how some candidates are upping the ante when it comes to impressing employers by offering up something much more than the regular résumé and cover letter that’s generally required. Continue reading >>

By in Talent Acquisition

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7 (More) Real-Life Companies, 7 Ways to Recruit Top Technology Talent

There’s a well-known saying that necessity is the mother of invention (and a lesser known saying that MacGyver is the father, but we can debate that later), and that certainly seems to be true when it comes to IT hiring managers’ struggle to recruit highly skilled employees.
As a follow up to a previous post about seven companies that have come up with new and innovative ways to recruit technology talent Continue reading >>, here are seven more companies whose inventive recruiting practices are helping them attract and retain highly skilled and highly driven technology workers.

By in Information Technology, Talent Acquisition, Trends

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Ageism in the Workplace: Forget About Age — Think Life Stage

Forget about what you think you know about aging. You’ve heard the adage “Age is just a number,” right? Well, if you’re an employer, it may be worthwhile to reflect on the depth of that statement for a moment. There’s so much more to a person than his or her age, but it requires a fundamental shift in thinking to look beyond just the number. Continue reading >>

By in Diversity in the Workplace, Generational Hiring

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Action Required: Do’s and Don’ts for Rejecting Candidates

If there’s one thing hiring managers and HR professionals need to know about today’s candidates, it’s that they take to rejection the same way Taylor Swift does: They don’t go down quietly.

Though they may not write chart-topping pop songs about the employers who scorned them, they do take to social media to publicly vent their frustrations, putting a dent in those companies’ employer brands – and even their bottom lines. Continue reading >>

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Nearly 3 in 5 Employers Do NOT Have a Talent Pipeline

The majority of employers (58 percent) do not have a talent pipeline, according to the Talent Equation. This could mean letting good candidates slip through the cracks, not to mention extended time to hire.

Relationship building is a key ingredient of recruiting, so consider taking a proactive approach by creating a strategy that not only attracts candidates to your organization, but also keeps them engaged in opportunities with your organization. Continue reading >>

By in Talent Factor, Talent Network, Talent Pipeline

CareerBuilder Women's Alliance

careerbuildHER: Goodbye Mad Men, Hello Working Women!

Women are bad at math. Little girls must play with princess dolls, not construction toys. A woman can’t possibly lead a global automaker. Stereotypes like this couldn’t be further from the truth, yet as a society it feels as though we’re gently fed with skewed perspectives on a routine basis.

In his 2014 State of the Union address, President Obama highlighted the fact that even though women comprise about half of today’s workforce, they are still only paid 77 cents on every dollar a man earns, which the president called an embarrassment in the present day. Continue reading >>

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