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5 Ways to Recruit Rock-Star Employees on a Budget

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most startups are in a big bind when it comes to hiring. They don’t have enough money to lure top talent through salaries. Yet without that talent, entrepreneurs will be hard-pressed to develop a world-beating product that customers want …

Celebrity Gossip

6 Ways to Land the Perfect Employee Who Isn't Job Hunting

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many times, the candidate you really, really want (the one who is that perfect fit for the job) is already happily employed and not actively looking for a job. But that doesn’t mean she is off limits; it simply means she is a passive …

Employment

Want to Avoid a Hiring Disaster? Use a Personality Test

Investing in the hiring process upfront is far more cost efficient than finding out someone is wrong for your company later on.<p>There is no mistake more costly, in terms of money, effort, and time, than a hiring mistake. It takes just one bad apple to spoil the barrel--and that's especially true for …

Hire Me! 8 of the Best Stunts Ever Pulled By Job Seekers

Oh, the woes of being a job seeker. You need to tailor your CV or resumé to every position you apply for. You need to research the company in depth …

The 7 Traits the Best Staffing Recruiters Have in Common | LinkedIn Talent Blog

Every recruiter is different. You each have your own methods for charming candidates and clients and making the perfect match.<p>But, when you look at …

Employment

The Top Complaints from Employees About Their Leaders

If you’re the kind of boss who fails to make genuine connections with your direct reports, take heed: 91% of employees say communication issues can drag executives down, according to results from our new Interact/Harris Poll, which was conducted online with roughly 1,000 U.S. workers.<p>In the survey, …

3 Job Interview Questions You Must Stop Asking

There are lots of bad job interview questions out there. (If you want to see how you would fare against some good interview questions, take the free quiz “Could You Pass This Job Interview?”).<p>My numerous studies and interviews with hiring managers have revealed that the following three job …

15 of the toughest interview questions you'll hear on Wall Street

Despite how ludicrous some of these questions can be, insiders say the worst answer you could give is, "I don't know."<p>How do you think you would answer some of the most difficult interview questions these companies have asked candidates in the past?

How to Motivate With Bonuses

Here are four simple rules to get the biggest bang from your bonus bucks.<p>Bonuses are probably the most misused tool in the management toolbox. Done correctly, bonuses can drive a team to excel; done poorly, they can actually make employees discouraged and dissatisfied.<p>Here are the four rules for …

Why Employees Aren't Telling You the Truth

Feel like you're always the last one to know about problems in the company? You're at least partly to blame.<p>"How long has this been going on?" "Why am I only hearing about it now?" If you ever find yourself asking questions like these, there's a reason. You likely--and perhaps unintentionally--are …

How to Hire the Best Recent Graduates for Your Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Smart and ready to prove themselves, new grads can infuse fresh thinking and new insight into your company. And they come at an entry-level salary price tag.<p>A recent study from National Association of Colleges and Universities shows that …

Employment

What to Do When an Employee Cries at Work

There are lots of reasons someone might be upset at work, from the personal (divorce, illness, kid troubles) to the professional (a failed project, bad review, or nasty colleague). Given how much time we spend in the office, it seems inevitable that people will occasionally get emotional. But how …

71% Of Millennials Want Their Co-Workers To Be A 'Second Family'

There are 80 million Millennials in the workforce and they want to work with people they care about. In the infographic below provided to us by PGI, the data says that 71% of Millennials want their co-workers to be a second family.<p>Furthermore, 75% of them say they want to have mentors and think …

Work-life Balance

Reinvent Your Company Through Culture

In both C suites and boardrooms, discussions about business performance usually center on topics like market momentum, M&A opportunities, capital management, and productivity enhancements. While these factors are important, in my experience they are best leveraged when employees are engaged, …

Being Digital Demands You Be More Human

The halls of every marketing organization are filled with rumors about the new crop of hires — computer scientists, math majors and big data experts. For them, consumers are a mass of 0s and 1s that represent online behavior that can be collected, analyzed and targeted.<p>But the one thing companies …

Getting the Best From Every Employee: Communication Techniques That Work

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Eliciting the best work from your employees is the mark of an effective leader. But, effectively communicating what exactly you expect from them can be difficult.<p>"Unclear expectations lead to inefficient processes and subpar performance," …

Employment

What Inspiring Leaders Do

What do top executives want from their leaders? IBM recently asked this question of 1,700 CEOs in 64 countries. The three leadership traits that most mattered were the ability to focus intensely on customer needs, the ability to collaborate with colleagues — and the ability to inspire.<p>Our own …

Want More Creative and Productive Employees? Let Them Goof Off

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Graffiti artist, entrepreneur and motivational speaker Erik Wahl teaches some of the world's largest companies how to goof off in the office. Wahl believes that many workplaces are too rigid and don't allow employees time for creative …

Creativity

To Guide Difficult Conversations, Try Using Compassion

“Oh no, here comes another one of <i>those</i> conversations,” you say to yourself.<p>You know what I’m talking about — we all have to face them from time to time, and they can be the bane of a leader’s existence. Imagine that you’re leading a project and one member of your group has been aggressive and …

Why Brainteasers Don’t Belong in Job Interviews

Imagine that you are the captain of a pirate ship. You’ve captured some booty, and you need to divide it among your crew. But first the crew will vote on your plan. If you have the support of fewer than half of them, you will die. How do you propose to divide the gold, so that you still have some …

Becoming a Better Judge of People

In business and in life, the most critical choices we make relate to people. Yet being a good judge of people is difficult. How do we get better at sizing up first impressions, at avoiding hiring mistakes, at correctly picking (and not missing) rising stars?<p>The easy thing to do is focus on …

Data is Worthless if You Don’t Communicate It

There is a pressing need for more businesspeople who can think quantitatively and make decisions based on data and analysis, and businesspeople who can do so will become increasingly valuable. According to a McKinsey Global Institute report on big data, we’ll need over 1.5 million more data-savvy …

The Hidden Side of Meetings

Managers at every level almost universally complain that many of their meetings are a waste of time. It’s an old story, repeated over and over: “We didn’t have an agenda.” “We didn’t manage the time well.” “We didn’t have the right people to actually make any decisions.” It’s a long list of …

The Hottest Fashion At Work? Engagement

You want your company culture to be one of giving back – and it would be nice if you could get back as much as you give back. That is to say, engagement in your employee giving and volunteer programs is just a starting point: you’d also like to see your employees engaged on the clock. You keep …

5 Strategies That Will Turn Your Employees Into Leaders

My boss once told me that managers should always have an exit strategy. Because if (fingers crossed) you receive a promotion or new position, you’ll need to have a plan in place for your departure—including a solid suggestion for someone to fill your role. And that means you need to be preparing …

6 Ways Successful People Stretch Their Comfort Zones

Truly great entrepreneurs aren't satisfied with comfort. Pushing their own limits is how they get to greatness.<p>Everyone has a so-called "comfort zone." You know what I'm talking about: that mental space you live in where there are boundaries and you feel a sense of emotional security with your work …

Self-improvement

Four Pillars Of Leadership

Listening to CEOs and other senior leaders talk about building businesses is always a privilege. Last week I did this at the XSite conference in Boston (designed to recognize the high-tech revival in Boston) and again at the 50th anniversary gathering of 1,000 past and current partners of my former …

Why Teamwork Should Be Your No. 1 Sales Tool

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In their book Success Secrets of Sales Superstars, sales experts Barry Farber and Robert L. Shook interview 34 industry leaders to discovers the sales moves that took them to the top. In this edited excerpt, the authors offer a</i> …

General Mills

Lessons Learned From Unpaid Internships

An article with the very dramatic title <i>Has Hollywood Ignited an Intern Uprising? Examining the Brewing Revolution</i> appeared on the site <i>The Wrap</i> yesterday. As a former Hollywood intern who has done her fair share of filing, sprinting across the street to buy berry flavored gum for the boss, and …

To Boost Productivity, Turn Your Daily Goals Into A Game

Shhhhh, don’t tell anyone, but it’s okay to have fun on the job.<p>Better yet, if you need a break, diving into a casual game of Angry Birds might be good for your health. “Play is a state of mind that brings a lot of benefits,” says Jane McGonigal.<p>As someone who designs games for a living, she should …