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The Unsexy Fundamentals of Great HR

Given consistent research indicating CEOs’ disappointment with Human Resources, the call for change on the cover of last month’s issue of HBR <i>(It’s Time to Blow Up HR and Build Something New. Here’s How</i>) is predictable — and warranted. We disagree, however, with both the premise that HR needs to be …

Workplace rudeness spreads like a virus, study finds

Everyone worries about catching a cold at the office, but if you’ve got a mean co-worker you might also be in danger of catching their rudeness, according to new research from the Journal of Applied Psychology.<p>To reach their findings, researchers from the University of Florida tracked 90 graduate …

3 ways you can create meaning at a job you hate

For you, it's different. You need to continue in your current job because your spouse is still in school, you're building the skills you need to move to the next level, or you want to make a dent in that mountainous student loan debt.<p>Eventually, you'll start searching for a job you love — but right …

Happiness

Hired Launches In Chicago; Offers Bonus And Bubbly To New Hires

Why Is This Important?<p>Because every time Hired launches in a new city, they change the landscape of the job market.<p>Long Story Short<p>Hired.com launched its Chicago platform, bringing its total markets to 11. Sort of a “tech company for tech companies,” Hired promises job seekers quick placement, a …

Why the Job Market Doesn't Suck for College Graduates After All

Most of the newly created "good jobs" created in the last five years went to candidates with a bachelor's degree.<p><i>This story first appeared on The Fiscal Times.</i><p>You’ve likely heard over and over how the recession left college graduates clawing to land low-wage retail jobs or serving up lattes at the …

Zirtual employees: Benefits were left unpaid and most of us aren't going back

The virtual assistant company dissolved overnight on Monday and fired its entire workforce with an e-mail at 1:34 a.m. Within the next 48 hours, its CEO Maren Kate Donovan apologized for the last-minute shutdown and said the company has found an acquirer, Startups.Co.<p>Donovan, in an interview with …

Employment

Five tips for startups hiring new staff

One of the most important decisions startups have to make is deciding who to hire. Picking the wrong people can cost time and money to rectify – two things many startups can ill afford. In some cases, a bad hire can be fatal to a startup's chances of succeeding. In my experience, following these …

12 ridiculous stunts job seekers have pulled to impress a hiring manager

But desperation sometimes gets the best of us, and we end up doing crazy things that backfire in our face.<p>To discover the most ridiculous, over-the-top tactics candidates have used to set themselves apart from the competition, CareerBuilder asked more than 2,000 hiring and human resource managers …

Career Development