The 10 Skills Every Recruiter Should Have

I should probably add “hiring manager” to the title of this post. The individuals responsible for finding and hiring the organization’s talent need skills. It’s not fair to simply say, “Hey! Go hire some high performers and rock stars. Oh, and do it quickly. And, cheaply.” I’m not writing this post to say that a…

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Everyone Can Be a Rock Star – Friday Distraction

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Kronos, a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions. Be sure to check out their “1 in 100 Million” video series devoted to sharing the personal stories of the people who do the many important and too-often unrecognized jobs…

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Is Behavioral Interviewing Dead? The Internet Said So…

Deep thoughts today, people… Deep thoughts.   Was at a conference last week and heard a keynoter basically proclaim the following (I'm paraphrasing): "Behavioral interviewing is dead.  Just google the term and you'll find thousands of pages designed to help candidates beat behavioral interviewing." OK.  Let me break that general thought process down a bit….

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The Profit Potential of Investing in 20 Minutes of FUN Each Day

Guest post from Dave Crenshaw:  Are your employees having fun?A business is a reflection of its leadership. How we choose to take charge shows up in company culture, for better or for worse. This is demonstrated in the research, but it also makes logical sense. Ruling with an iron fist inevitably leads to employees reporting…

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In the Third Circuit, willful FLSA violations are as common as spotting a unicorn sliding down a rainbow into a leprechaun’s pot of gold as pigs fly by.

If an employer violates the Fair Labor Standards Act, like by not paying overtime, the plaintiff(s) can generally recover two years of unpaid overtime for the two years preceding the lawsuit. Those plaintiffs may also recover liquidated damages equal to the unpaid overtime. So, if an employer owes $100 in overtime, the total bill with…

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How to Create the Perfect Morning Routine

I stumbled across an article recently in Training Magazine about “Creating a Continuous Learning Culture”. We’ve talked before about self-learning being a competency that individuals should develop. The thing I found interesting in the article was the focus on daily rituals. The idea being that employees should learn how to develop daily rituals that will…

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Is the EEOC going “wishy-washy” on LGBT rights at work?

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission believes that discrimination based on LGBT status amounts to sex discrimination. Sex discrimination is unlawful under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. However, some recent comments imply that the EEOC’s position on LGBT rights at work may change. Like, how about a full 180? Yesterday, the…

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