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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 years, ranking #2 this year. Highlights:  Top 5 Highest Rated Companies for Internships: Facebook debuts on the third annual...

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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 most unexpected interview questions, helping job seekers prepare for anything during an interview in 2014. Glassdoor’s Top 25...

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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 on job security, the job market, company outlook and salary expectations. This quarter’s survey also reveals top career...

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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 in 2012) Facebook falls from last year’s #1 company to #5 – the first time the social network has NOT been in the top three in four...

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Don’t Dismiss Skills-Based Hiring In Favor Of College Degrees

Nowhere is the old adage “History repeats itself” more true than when a manager is hiring a new employee. Many managers ask questions that have little to do with the position for which a candidate interviews for, and this is a mistake. The best predictor of future behavior is past behavior. Skill Based Hiring A decade ago, Inc. Magazine identified four traits common to the hiring practices of the most successful companies: Ask candidates to describe their skills using specific real-world examples. Use software-based resume screening and search. Hold simulations that determine desired job-related capabilities and skills. Assess what motivates a candidate and whether...

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How a Bad Online Reputation Can Kill Your Hiring Process

The new word of mouth about a company’s reputation can be found online. In a recent survey by the international contract employment firm Spherion, 47 percent of job-seeking respondents said a company’s online reputation matters as much as the job offer they receive. How candidates see or perceive you is based in part on what they read about your company on the Internet. Glass Door Talent Solutions recently posted a study that found even in a bad economy, job seekers care about a company’s reputation. Job Seekers Write Reviews, Too Your job postings go unanswered when your online reputation is poor. Companies that must go outside to find a new employee have...

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