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February 2014

Recruiting Goes to the Movies

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This Sunday marks the 86th Academy Awards, the year’s grandest celebration of achievements in acting, directing, screenwriting, cinematography, and so on. In the spirit of the Oscars, today we’re looking back on some iconic films – and some box office busts – and the memorable lines that ought to resonate…

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When the Answer is No

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Mick Jagger said (sang) it best: “you can’t always get what you want.”  That quip might not sit so easy with an employee who’s just asked for a raise, however. A recent Hay Group study predicts increases in average turnover worldwide, indicating a greater need now for strong talent retention…

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Caution: Bumpy Road Ahead

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Chasing your dreams isn’t always sunshine and rainbows.  In fact, more often than not, going after what you want in the professional arena involves stepping outside of your comfort zone.  Recruiter.com’s Shala Marks offers prime examples of people who went for them anyway and won big. Marks shares the story of…

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Interview Like a Reporter

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Reporters get a bad rap, often perceived as being pushy and intrusive.  But the truth is, the good ones get the job done, digging deep and asking hard-hitting questions to get to the most pertinent information. And honestly, these are skills that can benefit any employer – and would serve…

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A Memo to Lovebirds

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This time of year, love is in the air.  But it’s best to keep it out of the workplace.  Anyone who’s had an office romance go sour will probably tell you the same. To some single employees, work – where we spend half or more of our waking hours during…

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