10 Healthiest Restaurant Chains in America

10 Healthiest Restaurant Chains in America

A new website ranks popular restaurant chains in the United States based on the healthiness of their food, and aims to make it easier for people to find healthy options when they eat out. The website, called  Grellin, uses nutrition information from meals at 100 of the nation’s restaurant chains, and ranks the restaurants based on […]

Data, Dots & Detail

Data, Dots & Detail

There is a very cool website that was created for fun, but demonstrates some basic principles of data really well.  The initial image is a large dot. When you run your curser over a dot, it divides into smaller dots. The dots continue to break into smaller, more nuanced dots that eventually reveal a picture. Like this: […]

The Most Bizarre Interview We’ve Heard About

The Most Bizarre Interview We’ve Heard About

This idiotic candidate broke three basic rules of job interviewing: 1) Don’t show up drunk, 2) don’t get angry when you’re asked questions, and 3) don’t assault the boss. And those weren’t even the dumbest things he did.  Meet Jose Lopez. He arrived at 207 South Sunshine Avenue in El Cajon, CA, which sits just outside of San Diego, for a job […]

Does It Pay To Be Pretty? [Infographic]

Does It Pay To Be Pretty? [Infographic]

Apparently, the world is exactly as superficial as we all feared. We also recommend you read “5 Hilarious Job Horror Stories”. Want to receive more articles like this to your inbox? Subscribe here.  HR News & Insights

You Are Not A Snowflake

Is your partner out of the room? Good. Now, let your mind wander for a second back to your first high school love. Do you remember how intense your feelings for them were? Do you recall that sick feeling in your gut when you were apart from them? The profound, undeniable sense you had that no one had […]

4 (Other) Reasons Companies Bring  Recruiters

4 (Other) Reasons Companies Bring Recruiters

Retained search firms do more than just look for job candidates.   Talent benchmarking. Even with promising candidates in-house, an outside search “can be a way of comparing internal talent with what’s available on the open market,” says Iannelli. “How do you know you have the best unless you look?” It doesn’t necessarily mean an outside […]

How People Get Hired [Infographic]

How People Get Hired [Infographic]

Over the next ten years, more than 50 million jobs will be created. The key challenge for you will be finding the right talent for those jobs. The infographic below combines data from SilkRoad and Indeed to illustrate how the best candidates search for jobs and how they get hired. Learn more about how Indeed can help […]

The Curious Case Of The Missing Metrics

The Curious Case Of The Missing Metrics

25% of companies don’t track source of hire Percentage of employers who track source of hire (source: CareerBuilder) That’s right. Only 75% of employers responding in the survey even bother to know where the hell their new hires are coming from. That means literally millions of jobs are filled by lucky coincidence – quite literally, […]

Keep Harmony Around The Holidays

Keep Harmony Around The Holidays

The holidays are stressful, but it’s often not possible to let work slow down near the holidays, said Grady, whose clients include Omni Hotels and Resorts, the Oklahoma Human Services Department and the Texas Association of School Boards. “Depending on the business or industry, try to do little things to let your employees know you […]

Goldman Sachs’ Strategy To Woo Tech Talent

Goldman Sachs’ Strategy To Woo Tech Talent

“At a lot of the schools where we recruit, it wasn’t top of mind for people with an engineer skills set,” said R. Martin Chavez, Goldman’s chief information officer, who oversees all of the firm’s technology operations. “The engineers would think, ‘I will go work for a tech company.’ ” The number of high-level programmer-cum-bankers […]

President Obama Reveals Immigration Accountability Executive Actions

President Obama Reveals Immigration Accountability Executive Actions

The most high-profile and controversial action in the plan is that of a temporary deferral of deportation efforts for certain undocumented immigrants. Essentially, the president’s plan will focus Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Justice (DOJ) resources on— and deportation efforts toward— undocumented immigrants with criminal records and those who have recently entered […]

Should We Stop Interviewing Candidates?

Should We Stop Interviewing Candidates?

Ultimately, you are better off not interviewing and making a hiring decision based on factors such as the resume, reference checking, assessment scores, etc. and skipping the interview if you conduct an unstructured interview process. Am I arguing to not interview? No. I am arguing to make it a structured process. Here are some steps […]

Don’t Count Out The Unlikely

Don’t Count Out The Unlikely

Dirk Nowitzki made history last week.  He scored enough points to pass my guy, the incredible Hakeem Olajuwon and move into 9th place on the NBA’s career scoring list.  He also became the top scoring player born outside the U.S. ever to play in the NBA. And guess what?  No one expected him to do much in the […]

How Immigration Reform Affects Falling Startup Rates

How Immigration Reform Affects Falling Startup Rates

Don’t let all those high-profile startups fool you: U.S. entrepreneurship is in the midst of a three-decade-long decline. Since the late 1970s, the rate at which new firms entered the economy decreased, while the rate of exits rose. This matters to economists, because new firms—especially those that are growing at a fast pace—are responsible for a […]

7 Truths About LinkedIn You Need to Know

7 Truths About LinkedIn You Need to Know

LinkedIn has evolved to become one the most important and most prevalent resources for professional networking available. But that’s just what you do know. Here’s what you don’t. Not everyone on LinkedIn wants to network. New LinkedIn users sometimes get excited about the notion of making new connections, and start reaching out to people they haven’t […]

How To Be A Sourcing Superhero

How To Be A Sourcing Superhero

My son is 3 years old. He loves Superheroes. He loves Batman, Ironman, & Spiderman, but his favorite show is Superman. I have to tell you, I really enjoy watching the old Christopher Reeve films. There isn’t too much violence and it is just fun to watch. Superman is obviously affected by kryptonite, but his […]

The Future Of The Affordable Care Act

The Future Of The Affordable Care Act

The recent turn of events during the mid-term elections have the two political parties at odds over the future of the Affordable Care Act, AKA Obamacare. As a business owner, it is certainly instructive to take a look at the possible outcomes as the Republican-controlled Senate joins a Republican majority in the House. A very […]

Tips To Avoid Productivity Kllers At Work

Tips To Avoid Productivity Kllers At Work

Here are some tips from CareerBuilder that you might want to incorporate into training to help boost productivity: Organize and prioritize projects. Limit interruptions (e.g., reserve a conference room to work on a project, read e-mail at set times during the day, etc.). Avoid unnecessary meetings. Attend to personal tasks during breaks or after work. Talk to […]

10 Behaviors That Build Trust

10 Behaviors That Build Trust

Be honest: Be a truth-teller. Become known for answering questions honestly and telling the truth, even in difficult workplace situations. When you’ve made a mistake, own up and apologize. People trust people who don’t lie. Provide realistic risk assessments: The person who stays calm in a crisis and helps others stay focused is easier to trust than […]

Looking For A New Job ? Heres Your 2015 Career Plan

Looking For A New Job ? Heres Your 2015 Career Plan

You can look for a new job. Of course, if you’re not working now, that’s probably exactly what you’re already doing. If you’re looking for a job, take a look at our 12-week virtual courses for job-seekers: Reinvention Roadmap is our career direction – branding – strategy course. It’ll get you clear on which direction to […]

Build An Army Of Candidate Advocates For Your Staffing Firm

Build An Army Of Candidate Advocates For Your Staffing Firm

Here are some tips to get started: Hold your entire team accountable. During your onboarding process and regular reviews, make great service a key priority – for your entire team, from the front desk staff to the recruiters, and even your CFO.  Build real relationships with your candidates. During candidate meetings, make sure your recruiters are getting […]

7 Bad Habits To Drop If You Want To Be Successful

7 Bad Habits To Drop If You Want To Be Successful

Waiting for the ‘right’ time: Successful people don’t do this, because they know that opportunity doesn’t happen on their schedule, therefore you must seize the day. Placing limitations on your success: Successful people don’t do this. They invite challenges and limitations and they break down barriers. Comparing your success to others: A healthy dose of competition is a […]

The Scoop On The Millennial Workforce

The Scoop On The Millennial Workforce

Let’s start with the good news. The conventional wisdom is that millennials are “entitled,” “demanding,” and “lazy” employees. But we’ve learned that this is not true. In reality, although there are clearly areas for improvement, references generally see entry-level job seekers as an eager, dedicated group who are taking responsibility for their actions, dependable, and […]

Why You Should Consider Video Interviews

Why You Should Consider Video Interviews

Reach Top Talent:  Location, location, location – No matter where you or the candidate are located, video interviewing enables you to reach top talent anywhere in the world. Video interview technology permits recruiters to reach an unrestricted talent pool, allowing candidates to be analyzed before deciding who should be put through for additional screenings and […]

Everything Must Change: So You Want to Be A Recruiter?

Everything Must Change: So You Want to Be A Recruiter?

As I started my new venture at the age of 35 years old, MRI provided a 3 week kickoff training session in Cleveland, OH led by a seasoned trainer named Doug Donkin. He taught me the fundamentals of this business and I believe that what applied then applies today. Sadly, many recruiters choose to ignore […]

5 Technology-Related Roadblocks That Harm Your Candidate Experience

5 Technology-Related Roadblocks That Harm Your Candidate Experience

ROADBLOCK NO. 1: FAILING TO CAPTURE INTERESTED CANDIDATES Not all job seekers – especially passive ones – may have the time to apply to a position when they first come across it. In fact, 39 percent of job seekers feel the ability to leave their contact information with an employer and apply later is extremely […]

Hire A Veteran

Hire A Veteran

Here are some veterans’ help and hiring resources to help you get started. Work Opportunity Tax Credit The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal tax credit incentive that the Congress provides to private-sector businesses for hiring individuals from nine target groups who have consistently faced barriers to employment. H2H.jobs The Employer Support of […]

Why We HATE Writing Cover Letters…

Why We HATE Writing Cover Letters…

You Like To Believe It’s Boring Solution: The key is to get more creative. Remember, this is your one chance to stand out from the rest of the crowd and take your candidature forward. So, take it up as a challenge, put in some extra energy, and lend more personality to the letter. Don’t forget, if […]

Overtime To Count Calculating Holiday Pay

Overtime To Count Calculating Holiday Pay

People working overtime could be able to claim for additional holiday pay, following a ground-breaking Employment Appeal Tribunal. Only basic pay currently counts when calculating holiday pay. Workers will be able to make backdated claims, but only for a limited period. According to Vanessa James, Head of Employment at SA Law, employees could potentially claim […]

2 Foolproof Rules For Avoiding Hiring Blunders

2 Foolproof Rules For Avoiding Hiring Blunders

The “Wait 30 Minutes” Rule. Basically, I said don’t even start to make a yes or no hiring decision until the 31stminute of the interview. This is how long it takes for the impact of first impressions, biases and emotions to dissipate. The problem is that most interviewers use the first 30 minutes to look […]

Will Millennial Men Keep Their Wives From Career Success?

Will Millennial Men Keep Their Wives From Career Success?

Most Boomer and Gen X women wanted to prioritize work, but ended up focused on child-rearing. Can millennials avoid the same trap? There’s a disconnect, it seems, in a lot of young American families. Just who is going to take care of the kids? According to a recent study by the Harvard Business Review, 66% of […]

These Employee Turnover Myths Are Hurting Your Company

These Employee Turnover Myths Are Hurting Your Company

There’s a lot of misinformation out there regarding employee turnover. Some “experts” recommend employers keep an almost hypervigilant watch on turnover rates, while others recommend employers stop worrying about the rates altogether! Despite all the talk, however, nobody has come up with a foolproof solution for resolving high turnover. Read the full Article At Blogging4jobs […]

Matching Book Smarts And People Smarts

Matching Book Smarts And People Smarts

We all know that there’s more to succeeding in life than having book smarts. People skills, whether it’s understanding ourselves or working well with others, are equally important. But there’s a gap between this common understanding and the way we educate people for the world of work. So where does that gap come from, and […]

How Social Media Could Damage Your Employer Brand [Infographic]

How Social Media Could Damage Your Employer Brand [Infographic]

We all know that recruiters use social media as a way of sussing out potential employees, but what about existing ones? Can negative posts from employees harm a brand? To learn more, check out the infographic below from Rise Smart.   We also recommend you read “How To Use Social Media To Build Your Personal […]

The Biggest Hiring Mistake You Can Make

The Biggest Hiring Mistake You Can Make

Great minds think alike–and that is exactly the problem. If you and the people around you see the world in exactly the same way, then the ideas you are going to come up with are going to be remarkably similar. And that isn’t good. What you need today is as many good, DIFFERENT ideas as […]

Say This — Not That — To Job Seekers When Hiring

Say This — Not That — To Job Seekers When Hiring

Here are a few examples to get you thinking. Share your own in the comments below. “You’ll be hearing from me.” What job seekers think you’re saying: What that says to job seekers is to expect some sort of communication from you — versus not hearing back at all. What you should say instead: Let’s face it […]

Retain Talent With Engaging Benefits

Retain Talent With Engaging Benefits

Eight of 10 employees surveyed in MetLife’s 12th Annual U.S. Employee Benefit Trends Study said they value benefits that are customized to fit their needs. So valued is customization that six of 10 surveyed workers would bear most of the cost of their benefits to have such a choice. The wide range of benefits now being offered […]

HR & Health: The Hard Work Starts Here

HR & Health: The Hard Work Starts Here

Wellbeing and work. For HR at least the two ideas are synonymous but it’s only relatively recently that some of our biggest businesses and CEOs have settled down to consider this new world view. Perhaps they’ve been distracted by the huge numbers flying around: absenteeism costs £29bn a year, presenteeism £15bn and mental ill health is a major […]

Political Correctness Actually Boosts Creativity

Political Correctness Actually Boosts Creativity

Diverse teams are great for creativity. But according to study after study they’re also good for conflict–people who are alike get along more easily and tend to enjoy working together more. Is there anyway to reap the maximum benefits of bringing to together those from different backgrounds without the added drama and unpleasantness? Recent research out of […]

3 Must-Haves For The Ultimate Candidate Experience

3 Must-Haves For The Ultimate Candidate Experience

Transparency: Culture and reputation are key when it comes to attracting today’s candidates. Ninety percent of candidates say a company’s employment brand influences their decision to apply, and 67 percent of job seekers say they would accept a lower salary if the company had exceptionally positive reviews online. A focus on user experience: The application process can […]

Effective Feedback & Coaching Conversations

Effective Feedback & Coaching Conversations

Before you sit down with an employee, you need to make sure you have: Built a relationship of trust and respect with the employee; Prepared feedback that is helpful for the employee and ideally is feedback you’ve already shared with the employee; Acknowledged any biases, personal preferences or judgments; and Cataloged specific examples of successful […]

An Employee’s Guide To Staying Healthy

An Employee’s Guide To Staying Healthy

Eat Healthy: Most office workers will say that eating healthy poses the biggest challenge to their willpower. While the temptation to snack on junk food or sample goodies brought into the office is strong, moderation is key. Stay Hydrated : On a particularly busy day, the last thing you’re thinking about is whether you’re drinking enough water. Take Frequent […]

New FLSA Regulations

New FLSA Regulations

The proposed changes to the FLSA regulations deal with: Defining and Delimiting the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales, and Computer Employees through changes to the overtime rules. The current rule establishes the 40-hour workweek, but the compensation limits have eroded over the years, leaving millions of salaried workers without the protections of overtime, […]

Where’s Your Sense Of Urgency?

Where’s Your Sense Of Urgency?

How we convey a lack of urgency: Waiting to respond to emails or phone calls while we find the answer or gather the information we need. Not taking notes when a leader or teammate is talking to us in detail about an important project. Keeping progress of the project to yourself. Missing deadlines (even self-imposed […]

From General Manager To Chipotle’s Top Female Executive

From General Manager To Chipotle’s Top Female Executive

In 1995, Gretchen Selfridge almost turned down the opportunity to manage the second Chipotle in the country. Now, she runs around 850 of them. As Chipotle’s restaurant support officer, Selfridge role is similar to that of a co-COO. She is responsible for half of the Chipotle’s across the country while another exec, Mike Duffy, manages […]

The Bridge That Works [ASA Survey]

The Bridge That Works [ASA Survey]

WE HAVE NEW HARD FACTS THAT PUT A FRESH FACE ON A POWERFUL TRUTH ABOUT THE STAFFING INDUSTRY: Temporary and contract work is an effective bridge to permanent employment. Virtually all respondents to the 2014 ASA Staffing Employee Survey said that securing a permanent job was important to them, with half (49%) stating that was […]

What That Business Jargon Really Means

What That Business Jargon Really Means

Luke Lewis, writing on the Irish Times website, sets forth an encyclopedia of what commonly heard business phrases mean. Here are 15 of the best entries: “Breakout session” – We will sit in a room and repeat very dull ideas. “We wish X the best of luck in her new job” – Burn in hell, traitor. “It’s been […]

Squash The 4 Deadly Hiring Sins

Squash The 4 Deadly Hiring Sins

“The Four Deadly Hiring Sins” The Sin of Seduction. Getting seduced by first impressions results in hiring those candidates who are more talkers than performers, and not hiring top people who were temporarily nervous or are a bit quiet. The Sin of Narrow-mindedness. This is caused by overvaluing gut feelings or putting too much trust in your […]

Why ‘Fake It Till You Make It’ Works

Why ‘Fake It Till You Make It’ Works

MPW Insider is one of several online communities where the biggest names in business answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s answer for: Career-wise, is it more important to be smart or confident? is written by China Gorman, CEO of Great Place to Work Institute. You can be the smartest person in the room, or the […]

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