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10 Reasons to Run a Pre-Employment Background Check

By Michael Klazema

It goes without saying that every time a business needs to fill an open work position, there are a few steps that need to be taken. The job description needs to be published online, for instance, so that interested parties can submit applications for consideration. The employer then needs to sift through these applications, pick out qualified candidates, and set up interviews. Some employment proc...

Purple Squirrel Hunting: Tips for Finding the Perfect Candidate

By Molly Moseley

A purple squirrel is an elusive job candidate with the exact skills, experience, education and training required for your toughest to fill position. Some would argue they also ride unicorns, save babies from burning buildings and can double your revenue with a single click. Ok, not really, but it is a common recruiting industry term used to refer to the perfect candidate. The existence of the purp...

Do your colleagues see you the same way you do?

By Dale Kurow

Have you heard the saying that goes something like this: "if you don’t know who the office jerk is, it’s probably you?" You might be a well-intentioned manager that feels like a team player, but there might be something about your approach that prohibits your employees and colleagues from agreeing. Columbia Business School suggests those who are rough around the edges at work don’...

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Organizational structure can be underlying cause of workplace issues

By Joan Lloyd

Organizational structure, much like a human skeletal structure, determines what shape an organization will take. We don't spend much time thinking about our skeletal structure until something breaks, and so it goes with organizations. How an organization is structured basically means how the reporting relationships and work teams are organized. It reveals a great deal about the culture, function a...

A Hard Look at the Soft Stuff

By Janine Moon

With some clarity I remember hearing my Mother say, "That's why they call it work!" The comment usually was in response to a complaint about a seemingly difficult or distasteful task. Work, then, became synonymous with anything but play. Always difficult, and something to be suffered. While I've since discovered that "fun work" or "engaging work" is not an oxymoron, many workers have not. The res...

What questions can employers legally ask?

By Nick Reddin

Question: What questions can employers legally ask? When dealing with background checks, are there limits to how far back they can go? Are they just looking for felonies or misdemeanors too? I hate answering these questions. I am in the process of getting an assault charge cleared from 12 years ago that was a false charge to begin with. This is a great question that a lot o...

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Do You Live to Work, or Work to Live?

More often that not, it's the latter. Which is why it's time to change your professional philosophy. Why settle for a career you dread, when there are so many opportunites for you to transition into an exciting industry at which you can prosper and find your passion? Thanks to online programs easily accessible via your home computer, on your own time -- such as those offered by >Kaplan College ...

Creating Cultural Change

By Gayle Lantz

Some executives may argue that cultural change needs to start at the top, with the leadership of the organization. Then it can be driven down in the organization so that employees "buy into it." However, in my work with organizations, I see the greatest success in affecting cultural change when employees at all levels engage in the process early. In these cases, people don't need to be "sold" on w...

Leverage Strengths

By Cindy Ventrice

Recognize the unique value of an individual and you offer recognition that works. Focus on and leverage a person's strengths and you demonstrate how he or she can make a unique contribution to your organization. Numerous studies have shown that if a manager focuses on employee strengths rather than weaknesses their people will be more productive and committed to your success.&#...