Future Friday: Will video be a game changer?

We have seen the “power” of video increase over the last few years. YouTube has over a billion viewers and YouTube on mobile alone reaches more 18-49 year olds than any cable network. Additionally, 80% of YouTube viewers are outside the US. Given those numbers will video technology become a powerful tool for HR? Recruiting …

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From the Archive: Does Interviewing Measure Sight Reading?

With today’s emphasis on the importance of proper selection of “talent” it is important to train managers on interviewing skills. This post shows that often interviewees will be more capable in the interview.  If you don’t play music you may not know what sight reading is, as I didn’t. Seth Godin wrote a short blog …

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When do you Talk Money in the Hiring Process?

  There are two different ways to view this question, from the viewpoint of the candidate and from the viewpoint of the employer. I will try to answer when do you talk money in the hiring process from both sides of the desk. The candidate’s point of view Money is always a difficult subject to …

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The Impact of a Handshake

  In this social media driven world today we meet and get to know people without ever having met them in person. People get connected and arrange for interviews without so much as a word spoken. Hopefully, eventually an actual meeting takes place. We have known in business, politics and social encounters that a firm …

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Dealing With Job Seekers: YOUR Employees Looking for Work

Penelope Trunk, of the Brazen Careerist, offered job hunting advice to her readers. The title of her blog is How to Job Hunt From Your Current Job. In her blog she lists the following tips: Don’t Feel Guilty Schedule Interviews at the beginning or end of the day (or lunch) Don’t dress up for interviews …

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