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Dr. Seuss And The HR Certification Crisis

HR people are in a tizzy, and I don’t blame them.<p>Their hard-earned certification may have lost all its value. Years ago, the national HR association began an HR certification program and over the years, enormous numbers of HR folks studied the manuals and took the tests to get certified.<p>Job ads for …

Amazon has three rules for hiring the best people

<i>This post originally appeared at First Round Review.</i><p>“Good intentions don’t work.”<p>This is one of the most important things Anurag Gupta has learned from working at Amazon, where he is currently General Manager of Amazon Redshift and Amazon Aurora. It’s a counter-intuitive notion—after all, we all …

The Truth About The Talent Shortage

If you Google the term “talent shortage” you get seven million search results back. How can there be a talent shortage, when millions of people are looking for work? Here’s how: there’s a talent shortage whenever employers complain that they can’t find people with just the skills and the background …

Is This the Most Dangerous Food For Men?

There may be a hidden dark side to soy, one that has the power to undermine everything it means to be male<p>James Price’s breasts had been painful and swollen. It looked as if gum balls were implanted underneath each nipple. The slightest touch triggered throbs.<p>For Price, a retired U.S. Army …

Thousands Of Leaked Sony Passwords Were Reportedly Kept In A Folder Marked 'Password'

The exposed Sony passwords were included in a file directory called "Password." The directory held 139 Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, zip files, and PDFs containing thousands of passwords to Sony Pictures' internal computers, social media accounts, and web services accounts.<p>Most of the files …

'Sony-pocalypse': Why the Sony hack is one of the worst hacks ever

In a single week, hackers have brought a major Hollywood studio to its knees.<p>Sony Pictures is dealing with more than downed computers and frozen email. Movies have been leaked, and internal documents have exposed private company memos, along with employees' salaries, Social Security numbers and …

Material world: how Google discovered what software is made of

“It is a sufficiently advanced form of paper as to be indistinguishable from magic.”<p>Matias Duarte, vice president of design at Google, is telling me about the central principle of Material Design. It’s the unifying metaphor behind Google’s new design direction, providing a unified set of physics …

Foursquare Founder Apologizes After His Wife Was Caught Sneaking Her Way Into The Boston Marathon

Normally, this would seem like a trivial thing, but because of last year's bombing, there was heightened sensitivity around the race.<p>Last year, Crowley ran in the Boston Marathon with his wife Chelsa. He never finished the race because just as he was approaching the finish line the bombs went …

Today’s social-media object lesson: The NYPD tries for outreach and gets backlash

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Pond 5/Cienpies<p>By now, the list of social-media failures has grown so long that it’s difficult to keep track, but …

Secrets To Hiring Great Interns

From integrating them into the team to getting what you pay for: Check out these tips on finding and keeping interns.<p>You know the value of hiring interns: They should make your life easier. They should own responsibilities–small, medium, and large–like any one else at your startup. They should be a …

Your job just got more like Fight Club

The first rule of working here is: You do not tweet about working here.<p>More companies are insisting on Fight Club-style vows of secrecy in an effort …

How to Slow Dance: Recruiting and Hiring Passive Candidates | Inc.com

An HR leader in the U.K. just phoned, asking me how to use the One-Question Performance-Based Interview to assess passive candidates. The problem is, as everyone who has attempted the same feat knows, passive candidates don't want to be interviewed. I advised that he learn to dance, …

Recruiters’ Five Biggest Mistakes

Recruiting experts tell us some of the worst practices they’ve seen and how to make the hiring process better for everyone.<p>It’s a familiar hiring hurdle–an abundance of qualified candidates and limited resources to evaluate everyone.<p>Ken Sundheim, CEO of KAS Placement Recruiters, estimates that …

Be Kind to Your Employees, but Don’t Always Be Nice

At 39, I was the CEO of a company with a few hundred employees. Depending on the day and the employee you asked, I’d rate anywhere from a zero to a seven on the unkindness scale (10 being a tyrant). I’d guess that I normally hovered around 4.5. I doubt anyone would have rated me a 10—that takes a …

When It Comes To Workplace Sexism, Millennial Women Suffer Most

Gender inequality in the workplace still exists and Millennial women are most likely to say they’re the ones bearing the brunt of it. New survey research out of the UK finds 42% of female employees between 18 – 34 believe that they’ve faced barriers in the workplace because of their sex, as …

5 Stupid Job-Interview Mistakes You'll Live To Regret

As this new, social generation of young people begin graduating from college and entering the workforce, there are a few tips I’d like to share, to help them avoid some common mistakes.<p>The following mistakes were made by candidates in just one month, but they’d no idea they’d made them. I’m sharing …

11 Simple Ways To Show Your Employees You Care

Perception is a very real issue for leaders. They must decide how they want employees to view them and act accordingly. Typically, leaders choose a combination of stoic, strong, closed-off, and loud-mouthed. Some even want to be seen as assholes. While this is a strategic decision — usually …

Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone: Embracing The Challenges Of Working Abroad

<b>Michèle Carlsson</b> has been head of business development in the Middle East and Africa at NASDAQ OMX since 2009. Her tech ability is as world-class as her client management skills; she was previously chief technology officer at EGID, a joint venture between NASDAQ OMX and The Egyptian Exchange, and, …

Gamifying Your Technical Recruiting Outreach Message

There is a growing portion of the sourcing community that feels sourcing is no longer so much about finding candidates, but engaging them. While this is open to debate, there is no denying the fact that tools such as LinkedIn Recruiter and the rise of social aggregation services have made candidate generation incredibly simple, arguably even […] http://dlvr.it/51ZtmV

Why Google doesn’t care about hiring top college graduates

Google has spent years analyzing who succeeds at the company, which has moved away from a focus on GPAs, brand name schools, and interview brain teasers.<p>In a conversation with The New York Times’ Tom Friedman, Google’s head of people operations, Laszlo Bock, detailed what the company looks for. And …

Which Pivotal Decisions Can Make (Or Break) Your Career?

Leadership, it’s been said, is the capacity to translate vision into reality.<p>Of course that assumes a willingness to make decisions. Not just any decisions, but the kind that make a positive and lasting difference.<p>Leadership consultant and coach Julia Tang Peters has made a career of studying such …

How Google Now is Taking Over!

Working From Home: Is It the Future?

Do you do your job remotely?<p>Where do you work from – your house, office….bathroom?<p>Is it the future? This infographic by Staff.com tries to answer …

Top 5 Upcoming Smartphones! (Early 2014)

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Why I Love Wearing A Smartwatch, And Why You Should Wear One As Well

While they were never the headline stars of Mobile World Congress last week, smart watches are rapidly becoming the accessory to have, both for manufacturers and consumers. Strapping a second screen to your wrist, with either a touchscreen or some well thought out buttons, is the new geek fashion. …

World's Wildest Tambourine Player

Samsung Galaxy Note 3: Revisited!

Top 5 Wearable Tech! (Early 2014)