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7 Stats That Prove Your Employees Are Your Secret Recruiting Weapon | LinkedIn Talent Blog

When it comes to hiring, recruiters are most companies' champions. From sourcing to writing job descriptions and reaching out to candidates, they …

Employee Engagement

The favorite job interview questions of Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and 26 other highly successful executives

Savvy executives know that interview questions like, "What's your biggest strength?" and, "What's your biggest weakness?" aren't as telling as they seem.<p>That's why they steer clear of these cliché queries and instead ask more meaningful ones.<p>Many of the most successful execs have their one favorite …

Employment

How To Job-Hunt Like A CEO

Most of us are stuck in an old mindset where our work is concerned. We may long for the olden days when jobs were secure and long-lasting, but those days are gone. We are still trying to figure out how to navigate this new world of employment. It’s hard for us to break out of our traditional …

Employment

Instead of Trying to Put Your Best Face Forward, Consider Putting Your Real Face Forward

I'm no math professor, but there are some equations that are easier to master than most. Here's one formula that has worked for me every single time: the more respect I give away, the more I get in return.<p>Obviously, the math isn't the hard part here; it's the whole giving away-respect thing that …

Leadership

Bill Gates Admits He Was a Nightmare Boss

This is what the Microsoft founder would think about if he were stranded on a desert island.<p>Microsoft chief <b>Bill Gates</b>, the college dropout turned world’s richest man, admits that his own tireless work ethic made him one of the world’s most difficult men to work for.<p>“I was quite fanatical about …

Bill Gates

Yahoo Will Cut 15% of Its Workforce

That's 1,600 jobs, according to a Wall Street Journal report.<p>Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer is set to reveal cost-cutting plans that include …

Marissa Mayer

9 Things That Make Good Employees Quit

It's pretty incredible how often you hear managers complaining about their best employees leaving, and they really do have something to complain about--few things are as costly and disruptive as good people walking out the door.<p>Managers tend to blame their turnover problems on everything under the …

Self-improvement

5 Workplace Culture Trends You Can't Ignore

Now that we’ve settled into the new year, it’s time to look ahead with purpose. What’s cutting-edge? What’s over? Here are several trends I see that point to a more balanced, holistic, perspective-driven workplace in which we can really thrive and prosper as whole, healthy beings. And just in …

The Workplace

Twitter announces major executive shakeup

Twitter announced a major shakeup late Sunday, as several top executives are leaving the company: senior vice president of engineering Alex Roetter, vice president of human resources Skip Schipper, vice president of global media Katie Stanton, senior vice president of product Kevin Weil and Vine …

Social Media

A Customer Is Suing Papa John's Over 16 Cents

Zachary Tucker of Madison County, Illinois has filed a lawsuit against Papa John’s alleging illegal taxation.<p>The lawsuit was filed on Jan. 13 against …

Compensation

Wikipedia Members Vote Against New Board Member

There’s a revolt brewing among the people behind Wikipedia.<p>Over 200 Wikipedia editors have signed a vote of no confidence against Arnnon Geshuri, a …

U.S. Department of Justice

8 Behaviors Successful Leaders Use to Motivate Staff

What makes a great leader in the workplace? Maybe you will be instinctively drawn to a leader because of their charisma, knowledge, and perseverance. …

10 Personal Skills That Set the Very Best Leaders Apart | Inc.com

Do you have the personal qualities you need to be an effective leader in the coming decades? Even if you've been successful so far, the answer may be no. The aggressive personality and hard-driving skill set that got so many leaders to the top in past years won't keep working in the future.<p>That …

Leadership