Monthly Archive: May 2012

4 Recruiting Strategies From Grandpa

Posted by The Resumator under Source

Some hiring elements never change. Us whippersnappers would do well to consider these evergreen recruiting strategies. Where does they come from? Well the family of course! After all, who can provide timeless advice better than someone who's been in business for six decades? Here are some fantastic recruiting strategies from Grandpa.

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Company Culture And The Battle For It

Posted by The Resumator under Current Events

There are a thousand different tips and tricks for creating culture in a growing startup. Open offices and open doors. Work together and play together. Reward and recognize great performances. But there's another important one; the one rule to rule them all (!!). Never force company culture on anyone -- it stops being culture, and it stops being fun.

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Does A Degree Matter When Hiring Someone?

Posted by The Resumator under Current Events

Ah, college. That wonderful place where millions of kids flock annually...and then head home 15 pounds heavier, under-slept, and vaguely hungover. But, standard practice implies, better for it. The National Association of Colleges and Employers predicts that about 1.7 million students will graduate college this spring. But does a degree matter anymore?

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Is Your Company Culture Holding You Back?

Posted by The Resumator under Current Events

Company culture is becoming more and more instrumental when it comes to hiring and retaining top talent. Large companies like Google & Facebook have successfully been able to recruit top prospects because of their cultures and what they represent.

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Creative Interview Ideas Don’t ALWAYS Work Best (Even For Google)

Posted by The Resumator under Interview

The web is full of great examples of Google interview questions. If you do a few quick searches, it seems like a Google's creative interview ideas consist of a battery of outrageous "outside-the-box" questions to test how quickly applicants think on their feet. But how critical will it be that your applicants know what happened to the man who pushed his car […]

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Entrepreneurs: Are You an Olympic Athlete or a Spectator?

Posted by The Resumator under Current Events

Since the London Olympic Games are about a month away, let's explore the connection between small business ownership and elite athletics. How can small business owners aspire to be more like Olympic athletes than the folks just watching from the stands?

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Give Your New Employees The Keys: Start Them The Right Way

Posted by The Resumator under Hire

A hell of a lot, actually. If you’re a manager, think of your new employees like they're on their first day of driving, ever. On their first day, you’ll give new employees the vehicle to do their work, the freedom to drive their career, and build a better company. They just need the keys.

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Should I Make A Counter Offer? What It Really Says

Posted by The Resumator under Hire

Think about it: an employee successfully went through the process of finding, interviewing and accepting a new job, only to be pulled back in by the company they already committed to leaving. It may make you ask, "should I make a counter offer?"

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Lying On A Resume: Lessons From (ex) Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson

Posted by The Resumator under Screen, Source

Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson is out at the company after four tumultuous months on the job. His resignation followed nearly two weeks of intense scrutiny after a major investor questioned whether or not he actually had a computer science degree. Lying on a resume is no small problem, especially at this level of hiring.

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