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10 Job Interview Myths Debunked

You probably get a little nervous before you go into a job interview. Even if you’ve copiously prepped, you figure the interviewer will hold all the cards. She knows everything about her company and the job you want, and she’s got a vision of the perfect employee that doesn’t exactly describe …

The 10 Skills That Will Get You Hired In 2013

The experts agree: anyone can take a course in C++, but it’s not going to land you the job. The most in-demand jobs for the new year might be rooted in the booming computer industry, but it’s not only technical and programming chops that prospective hires should be showcasing.<p>“The most sought-after …

The Biggest Mistakes 20-Something Job Seekers Make

There was the young job seeker who showed up at his interview 15 minutes late, failed to apologize, and then asked if the interviewer had a garbage can so he could throw away his gum. There was also the 20-something applicant whose call to the hiring manager went dead in the middle of the …

Can We Fix The Skills Gap?

<i>The following guest post is by Dennis Yang, president and COO of Udemy.</i><p>As many as 39 percent of people under 25 are either unemployed or underemployed, according to a recent article predicting a dismal jobs picture for the newest members of the workforce. It’s easy to jump to the conclusion that we …

In Sales, Hire for Personality, then Train for Skill

When it comes to hiring sales talent, most companies prefer to “buy” instead of “build.” A sales leader at a technology company recently told us: “We only hire experienced salespeople who can hit the ground running.” Leaders of these companies argue that hiring experience reduces training costs …

Grangemouth: David Cameron threatens to curb unions over alleged letterbox intimidation of Ineos executives

David Cameron threatened new curbs on trade unions today in the wake of the Grangemouth dispute.<p>Campaigners from super union Unite have been accused …

Union blames Government for teachers' strikes

NUT general secretary Christine Blower says teachers "don't want to be on strike", blaming the Government for "not listening to the very serious concerns" they have, while Schools Minister David Laws says the industrial action is "unnecessary".<p>Education minister David Laws described the strike as …

Thousands of schools shut as teachers strike over pay and pensions

Thousands of schools are expected to face disruption today as teachers stage a fresh wave of strikes in an ongoing row over pay, pensions and working …

Breaking Into Human Resources Management

Professionals in the field of human resource management help to contribute to the success of any business by strategically managing its human …

Unions Need Global Solidarity

In a few short decades, our country and our world have changed dramatically. In the last 30 years, America has gone from the world's biggest creditor nation to the one holding the world's largest debt.<p>Unfair trade agreements have gutted American manufacturing and other industries. Millions of good …

The Grangemouth dispute makes it clear who really runs the country

A Swiss-based private company has held to ransom not just hundreds of workers and their families, not just their community, but an entire nation. The …

Grangemouth crisis: Unite union now accepts plant rescue plan

The union at the centre of the Grangemouth crisis has decided to "embrace" a survival plan aimed at preventing the site's closure and the loss of thousands of jobs.<p>Unite's leader, Len McCluskey, said the union was working to persuade owners Ineos to reverse its shock decision to close the …

Grangemouth union to meet Ineos in bid to save petrochemicals plant

Union leaders are to meet managers at the Grangemouth petrochemicals site in Scotland in a bid to save thousands of jobs after its owner abruptly closed the plant in a bitter industrial dispute.<p>Unite said it had made a number of recommendations to Ineos, which announced the closure of the plant on …

Zero-hours contracts aren't the problem. Poor management is

Zero-hours contracts were around for years before they got on to the political agenda and took a ritual kicking. The truth is that zero-hours contracts don't do people any harm. It is poor managers who do that. And poor managers can employ people on all sorts of contracts.<p>The really interesting …

Amazon to create 800 non-zero-hours jobs in runup to Christmas

Online retailer Amazon is to create 800 jobs before the end of the year and make changes to shift patterns at its distribution centres, moving from five-day eight-hour shifts to four-day 10-hour shifts. The move will give workers three days off every week.<p>Amazon's temporary workers will be offered …

Zero-hours contracts have their place in the labour market

One million people on zero hours contracts, scream the media – quoting figures released today by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. This is at odds with recent ONS figures that put the number on these contracts closer to 200,000.<p>Zero-hours contracts have been around for many …

Why The Hunger Games' Katniss Everdeen is a role model for our times

All hail Katniss Everdeen of The Hunger Games trilogy. If you are the mother of a pre-teen girl, you will know the whispered relief around these films. "About time. Go!" If you would like your teenage daughter to see something other than the underclass sobbing on a crass talent show, orange …

How to Use Psychometric Testing in Hiring

Roughly 18% of companies currently use personality tests in the hiring process, according to a survey conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management. This number is growing at a rate of 10-15% a year according to many industrial and organizational psychologists, as well as the Association …

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3 Reasons Why Your Board Should Care about Employee Engagement - Switch & Shift

Her neck stiffened, her jaw clenched and her words strained from disbelief, or anger, “We don’t need employees input on strategy. We’re the board. …

Employee Engagement

Employee Engagement Customer Satisfaction Financial Performance

Empower and inspire the right people and they will excel

Employee engagement could also be known as “getting employees so excited about their job and the company that they give their all, and in doing so …

Employee Engagement