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Hiring Interns? Check out your top competition; Glassdoor Report

Posted by on Feb 13, 2014 in business, HR, interviewing, recruiting, workplace | Comments Off on Hiring Interns? Check out your top competition; Glassdoor Report

With more than 4,700 companies across the U.S. hiring interns right now, according to Glassdoor data, it’s time for employers to get serious about this competitive hiring landscape and know how to be a desirable workplace for today’s interns and tomorrow’s full-time employees. Glassdoor released its annual report of the 25 Highest Rated Companies Hiring Interns in 2014, entirely based on intern feedback over the past year.  This year, Facebook debuts at #1 on the list, knocking Google out of the top spot it held for the past two...

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Protect Your Workplace with 4 Guidelines to Follow for New Hires

Posted by on Feb 3, 2014 in business, diversity, HR, recruiting, workplace | Comments Off on Protect Your Workplace with 4 Guidelines to Follow for New Hires

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission received 99,412 charges of discrimination in 2012, including thousands triggered because of discriminatory hiring practices. With several important laws dictating the rights of employers and job applicants, it’s important to stay on top of changes to ensure your HR department follows the current best practices. Failing to know the relevant labor laws when hiring new employees could expose your company to a lawsuit or formal complaint. EEOC Compliance A 1961 executive order by President John F....

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Top 25 Challenging Interview Questions for 2014; Glassdoor Report

Posted by on Jan 17, 2014 in business, HR, interviewing, recruiting, workplace | Comments Off on Top 25 Challenging Interview Questions for 2014; Glassdoor Report

More than one in five (22 percent) employees report that searching for a new job is among their top career resolutions for 2014, according to Glassdoor’s 2013 Q4 Employment Confidence Survey. To help job candidates prepare for today’s challenging interview process and to ultimately find a job they love, Glassdoor, a jobs and career community, announced today its annual list of Top 25 Oddball Interview Questions. Based on tens of thousands of interview questions shared by job candidates over the past year, the list uncovers some of the...

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Ways to Promote Employee Wellness

Posted by on Jan 13, 2014 in business, HR, inspiration, workplace | Comments Off on Ways to Promote Employee Wellness

According to a 2013 study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, an effective workplace wellness program could potentially decrease the average annual health costs of each working adult by 18.4 percent, and for working adults aged 60 to 64, the savings could be significantly higher at 27.9 percent per year. According to The Wellness Councils of America, 81 percent of businesses in America that have 50 or more employees have some type of wellness program. One such establishment, Providence Everett Medical Center in...

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2 in 5 Employees Expecting Pay Raises in 2014; Glassdoor Survey

Posted by on Jan 10, 2014 in business, HR, interviewing, recruiting, workplace | Comments Off on 2 in 5 Employees Expecting Pay Raises in 2014; Glassdoor Survey

HR may want to prepare for more requests for pay raises and time off in 2014, as pay raises, looking for a new job and using all vacation days earned are among employees’ top career resolutions, according to Glassdoor’s Q4 2013 Employment Confidence Survey. In fact, more employees (42%) are optimistic about receiving a pay raise in 2014, up five percentage points since last quarter, as employees’ fears over being laid off (15%) remain steady at its lowest in nearly five years. Each quarter, the Glassdoor survey tracks employee sentiment...

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2013 Wrap-up

Posted by on Jan 1, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 2013 Wrap-up

Here are the top posts (by number of views) for 2013: 1 Talent Contest: How Google, Netflix and Patagonia Attract Top Employees 2 Guest post: The dangers of micromanaging 3 Guest post: How to Support Employees Who Suffer from Panic-Anxiety Disorders 4 Guest post: How Workplace Safety Contributes to Business Success 5 Have trouble writing cover letters? Help is here. Happy New...

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How to Handle BYOD When an Employee is Let Go

Posted by on Dec 31, 2013 in business, HR, iPad, iPhone, technology, workplace | Comments Off on How to Handle BYOD When an Employee is Let Go

These days, many employees are part of a ‘Bring Your Own Device’ (BYOD) trend. Instead of using just the company’s computer to work, people can supply their own technology. According to an Enterasys survey, 74 percent of companies allow their employees at least some type of BYOD use, and 81 percent of workers use at least one of their own personal devices for work. By allowing employees to work on their own devices — be it a smartphone, iPad or laptop — they are probably more likely to put in more work hours. However, while...

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Guest post: New Year’s Resolutions for Hiring Managers

Posted by on Dec 27, 2013 in business, HR, recruiting, workplace | Comments Off on Guest post: New Year’s Resolutions for Hiring Managers

If employees are the team members and supervisors are the coaches, then hiring managers are surely the talent scouts. Hiring managers are essential to the workforce and their ability to identify untapped talent markets can set their company apart from their competitors in the upstream industry. Yet reaching out to top performers and potential employees with the qualifications, experience and attitude it takes to make positive strides for the business isn’t always as easy as it may seem. Although the U.S. unemployment rate is at its...

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Infographic: Global Smartphone Sales

Posted by on Dec 20, 2013 in apps, business, HR, iPad, iPhone, recruiting, social media, technology, workplace | Comments Off on Infographic: Global Smartphone Sales

I recently gave a presentation at an HR conference called “Living the Mobile Life: How Mobile Technology Will Enhance Your Current Recruiting Efforts.” Many of the participants were surprised at how prevalent smartphones and other mobile devices have become in all facets of our lives. The following infographic provides some interesting data on smartphone sales across the globe. Enjoy! This Infographic is produced by Coupon Audit (provides Nordstorm promo code) and Amanda...

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50 Best Places to Work 2014 – Bain, Twitter & LinkedIn Top List; Glassdoor Report

Posted by on Dec 12, 2013 in business, HR, inspiration, interviewing, recruiting, workplace | Comments Off on 50 Best Places to Work 2014 – Bain, Twitter & LinkedIn Top List; Glassdoor Report

This week, Glassdoor announced the winners of its 6th annual Employees’ Choice Awards, honoring the 50 Best Places to Work in 2014, and new this year, the 50 Best Medium-Sized Companies to Work For in 2014. Unlike other workplace awards, winners are determined based entirely on feedback from those who know a company best – the employees. Highlights on the 2014 50 Best Places to Work list (honoring companies with 1,000 or more employees) include: Consulting firm Bain & Company reclaims #1 spot (Bain #1...

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