Posts made in August, 2013

BYOD: Bring Your Own Disaster?

Bring your own device policies have found their way into corporations, schools and countless businesses, whether the IT department recommends it or not. With corporations wanting to save money on device deployment, putting the burden on employees makes perfect sense. However, it also brings about a bevy of issues, ranging from compatibility to security. With intelligent bring your own device policies, you can avoid BYOD becoming bring your own disaster. Fifty-three percent of businesses have already adopted it officially, according to TrackVia. Photo by mikecogh/Flickr Establish a Baseline If you don’t establish a technology baseline for laptops, smartphones and...

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America’s Best Bosses: An Interactive Infographic

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Guest post: Hiring Gen X and Gen Y Employees

If you are a business professional in charge of hiring new employees, you should already know about the generation gap. What could you learn about Generation X and Generation Y that might make hiring and managing your employees easier? While there are differences between the generations, it doesn’t mean that you can’t find the right candidate for the job. Here are some things you should know about Gen X and Gen Y when hiring them: What about the two, newer generations? Generation X. Employees who fit into this category were born between 1965 and 1977. They survived the dot.com bust, graduated from college during the 90’s recession, and entered competitive job...

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Guest post: Should You Hire an Overqualified Applicant?

Hiring managers are receiving more applications for open positions than ever before. One reason is the recent economic recession: the U.S. and other countries around the world saw their unemployment rate rise. Additionally, the use of online applications makes it easier for job seekers to apply to more jobs faster. As a hiring manager, it is relatively simple to eliminate the applicants who don’t meet your qualifications, but should you also eliminate the overqualified applicants?  Recruiters typically do so, but there are several factors to consider: First, how long would you like this applicant to stay in the open position?  There is evidence to support the common...

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Top 25 Most Difficult Companies to Interview; McKinsey #1 for 3 Years on Glassdoor Report

Glassdoor just released its third annual report of the Top 25 Most Difficult Companies to Interview, revealing which companies stand out for putting job candidates through the most difficult interview process, entirely based on tens of thousands of interview reviews shared by candidates over the past 12 months. Highlights Top 3 Most Difficult Companies to Interview: McKinsey & Company (3.9), Thoughtworks (3.9) and Boston Consulting Group(3.8). (Interview difficulty ratings based on a 5-point scale: 1= very easy, 5=very difficult). McKinsey has also topped this Glassdoor report in 2012 and 2011. Of the 25 companies...

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