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5 interview questions HR leaders should be asking now

The best candidates have qualifications that are more than skills-deep. 
 
Discovering these qualities in the interview process is difficult. But these five questions, from Amy Zimmerman and Jen Richard of the online financial tech company Kabbage can help you do just that. ...




12 Problems All People Who Have Worked in Fast Food Understand

1. All the little things customers do mid-order can make the entire process slow down. Like when you’re asking if they want a drink, but they decide to respond to a text in the middle of the order. Or when you hold out your hand to take their card or cash, but they put it on the counter in front of you instead. ...




5 Keys to Hiring Talented Remote Workers

Remote hiring: Most people either love it or hate it! From an employer’s perspective, remote hiring is a task that contains unique challenges. Without being able to rely on gut instinct that comes from face-to-face interviews, a hiring manager is missing some key information about a candidate. ...




Should your workplace have a nap room?

According to a study from the Harvard Medical School, insufficiently rested employees cost U.S. companies $63 billion in productivity losses. You cannot regulate whether your employees get sufficient sleep outside of the workplace, but you can battle this statistic in one simple way — provide a "nap room" or similar place for them to catch a quick nap. ...




Talent Wars: A New Hope

Let’s talk Star Wars, specifically Star Wars IV – A New Hope. For those of you who have seen the movies which, based on previous reactions to Star Wars themed posts is most of you, you can probably skip this contextual part. For those of you who don’t get the metaphor, I’ll get right to the good stuff. ...




What is the No. 1 resume mistake and job search killer?

Dear Sam: I haven't had a single bite on my resume in more than eight months. How long should a job search take? While I'd like to think it's not me, at this point I'm starting to wonder. I'm starting to apply for just about anything and I'm not even getting calls on the jobs I could do in my sleep. ...




Will You Help Me? Why Some Co-Workers Are More Likely to Say Yes Than Others

Our interactions around the office, and our relationships with our colleagues, are certainly impacted by the corporate ladder and the rung on which we stand at any given point. Some employees might find themselves behaving a little differently with folks who are a few steps higher in the hierarchy when compared with how they act when they’re around those who are a few notches below them. ...




When crisis strikes, but you still have work to do | Provided By Advertising Publications

Life happens. Whether it’s a health emergency, loss of a loved one, an unexpected move … crises crop up. And yet, work must go on, no matter the dire circumstances. Our jobs, projects and clients sustain us financially and keep us sane and grounded in our “normal” life. ...




How Your Recruitment Strategy Can Be Defined By Rejected Job Candidates

An organization's HR team can create advocates out of any applicant—even the rejected ones—by ensuring each candidate has a positive experience. But too many organizations ignore, or blunder through the potentially unpleasant part of the recruitment process in which hopeful candidates must be told "Thanks, but no thanks. ...




National Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

In recognizing the histories, cultures and contributions of co-workers during National Hispanic Heritage Month, observed Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, SHRM-certified professionals will make good use of their proficiencies in the HR functional areas of Employee Engagement & Retention and Diversity & Inclusion and the Relationship Management and Global & Cultural Effectiveness competencies. ...