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Why This Tech Company Starts New Hires On Fridays (And Why You Should, Too)

Common sense meets culture at tech startup Spredfast’s onboarding process.<p>If it seems like everyone is grumpier at the beginning of the workweek, it might not be your imagination. Mondays are tough even when you like your job, and a new report published in the <i>Journal of Applied Psychology</i> suggests …

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How to Master Asking Behavioral Interview Questions | LinkedIn Talent Blog

When it comes to discerning top talent, many professionals who conduct interviews for a living know that behavioral interview questions are superior …

Career advice no one tells you about

Most people have “okay” jobs.<p>We go to work, do what we have to do from 9 to 5, come back home, maybe hang out with friends, and do it all over again …

Employment

A Simple Test to Determine If You’re Hiring the Best People | LinkedIn Talent Blog

If you’re a CEO or a business leader and answer “no” to any of these questions, you’re company is not seeing or hiring the strongest people …

7 Ways Recruitment Consultants Can Make Better Use of LinkedIn

In just a few years, LinkedIn has engulfed the recruitment industry to become a must-use tool in our daily lives. Yet despite the amount of time that …

Employment

A Note to Recruiting Leaders: Reporting Is Not Analytics

There’s a lot of talk currently about the use of analytics in recruiting. Unfortunately, in my experience many talent acquisition leaders seem to be …

10 Questions You Must Ask Before Making Your Next Hire

These questions will weed out the candidates who aren't cut out for the job.<p>As you ramp up hiring efforts, it can be daunting to narrow down a pool of potential candidates if you aren't quite sure whether they're truly a fit for the role. Luckily, all it takes is a few strategic questions to help …

4 Interview Questions You Should Stop Asking (and the Ones You Should Ask Instead) | LinkedIn Talent Blog

When it comes to interviewing, many recruiters and hiring managers stick to the tested, tried, and true questions. You know what they are: “what’s …

Show Applicants You Care by Telling Them These 6 Things | LinkedIn Talent Blog

As any recruiter knows, a lot of the job is coordination. Scheduling interviews. Meeting with hiring managers. Entering information into the ATS.<p>All …

The One Document Every Recruiting Leader Needs to Make | LinkedIn Talent Blog

John Vlastelica has identified the root of all evil, when it comes to hiring: misalignment.<p>Vlastelica, founder of training firm Recruiting Toolbox …

How To Be A Good Interviewer

Mastering an interview is a crucial management skill, but it’s hard to learn. Here are a few guidelines.<p>Interviewing someone for a job is a multifaceted skill. It’s intuitive in some ways, but it’s also about preparation. It’s about listening and simultaneously about evaluating what you’re …

6 CEOs with terrible reputations

Being the top dog of any corporation is a big job. Employees turn to their CEO for direction, while board members and shareholders watch their every …

How to Make a Great First Impression With Customers

Before heading into a sales meeting, read these tips.<p>Being able to close sales is the most important task for any business. Revenue is what will move your company away from relying on investors, and to get there you've got to be able to sell your product. While lead generation is important, there's …

Customers