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More than half of employers admit it’s
grown increasingly difficult to find qualified talent in the last
five years, according to CareerBuilder’s 2015 Candidate
Behavior Study, examining responses from 2,002 hiring managers
across the U.S.
The shrinking pool of great talent to draw from could be due to
mistakes employers unknowingly make that drive away superstar
talent. The best emplo...
Creating job listings is something we do a lot.
We’ve got a job opening to fill and one of the first things
we need to do is collect enough information to put that listing
together. And not just any job listing—an exceptional job
listing. Not one that will get you tons of applicants (that’s
just creating more work than you need or want). You want to write
up a job ad that will ge...
Discrimination in the workplace is a hot topic. It is still
prevalent and can be very costly to a company. What's more, the
consequences of discrimination on the job can include fines and
litigation costs, not to mention bad publicity.
The answer to avoiding discrimination in the workplace? Hiring.
Your goal should be to create a hiring process where you're focused
on being non-discriminatory, and...
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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...
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? 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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If you are a leader, people watch what you do, more than what
you say. They know that where you put your focus, and the actions
you take, speak much louder than words.
You may say you have an open door policy, but if you are
working on your computer while they are talking, the message will
be: "I'm too busy to talk to you," or, "This is more important than
You may attend meetings, but i...
We have some malicious gossip issues here and I wanted to run
some things by you. It happens everywhere, and it's often harmless,
but at my workplace it's gotten downright ugly. There is a group we
call the Smoker's Group, which has used gossip to take on far more
power than they should be allowed to have.
This is a tightly knit group and they've caused a lot of
emotional pain, confusio...
Potential employees are on a slippery slope of sorts when it
comes to balancing job interviews and background checks. There is
certain information an employer can learn about its applicants via
background checks (e.g., criminal history, credit history, etc.)
that they are not legally allowed to ask about in an interview.
Similarly, there are things that can be learned in a job