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5 Sure Ways to Know Your New Hire Should Be Fired on the First Day | Inc.com

You've interviewed 10 people for a key position and finally offered the job to someone with good experience and a "can do" attitude. She accepts the offer and shows up for her first day of orientation. All set, you think.<p>Not so fast. For so many employers, what seems to be the ideal candidate and …

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15 Questions To Ask Employees If You Want Them To Be More Engaged

Measuring engagement at work is quite difficult. It’s not like managers can read employees minds, so the best way to find out how to engage employees is to ask. But what is the most effective question to ask to get a useful answer?<p>We asked members of the Forbes Coaches Council what question should …

Employee Engagement

Here’s the final nail in the coffin of open plan offices

A new study from Harvard Business School finds that open plan offices don’t live up to the hype–in fact, the idea that they promote interaction is dead wrong.<p><i>This post originally appeared on</i> The Conversation<i>.</i><p>Open plan offices have taken off because of a desire to increase interaction and …

The Workplace

How to avoid a bad hire: 4 red flags to watch for

Want to hire and retain better employees? Check for these warning signs with potential job candidates.<p>Hiring skilled and reliable tech workers can be …

Employment

Hiring Managers Hate Preachy Cover Letters. Here's How to Make Yours Stand Out | Inc.com

Contrary to popular belief, cover letters can help you stand out and get a job interview today. You might think employers don't read them. Especially, if you've been applying online endlessly and not getting any response. But, the truth is, when you get a cover letter directly in the hands of the …

Employment

Student walks 20 miles to new job — so CEO gifts him a car

An Alabama college student walked 20 miles in the dark to get to his new job — an act of dedication that inspired the company’s CEO to gift him a new …

Employment

Suzy Welch: What to say when a job interviewer asks, 'What's your current salary?'

"What's your current salary?" a hiring manager asks you. Instantly you tense up, unsure of how to respond.<p>It's a common — and uncomfortable — job …

Career Development

6 phrases (and 6 words) you should never include in a cover letter

It goes without saying that you always want to present yourself in the best possible light when you’re job searching. From how you structure your …

Employment

There are two types of respect. Lack one, and you’ll hate your job

Feeling invisible, or like a cog in the machine, is a surefire way to make you hate your job. That’s because as human beings, we need to be seen by our peers, and our superiors. We need to feel we matter, or we lose our sense of self, and slip into the existential void.<p>This isn’t just a millennial, …

The Workplace

'If You're Not Working Now, We Won't Hire You'

Dear Liz,<p>I’m an HR Manager. My job is excellent and I also know that I contribute a lot to my company’s success. I have one problem. My boss “Mark” is the owner of the company. In general I trust his judgment and he’s certainly built a great organization.<p>However, he has a bias against hiring …

Employment

3 ways to handle employees who constantly have an excuse

Being around employees who always make excuses can be tough, whether you’re a coworker or the boss. Here’s how to handle those who act like this on a …

Employment

Here Are Five Ways To Recover If You Get Lowballed In A Negotiation

Feeling ripped off is a terrible thing to experience, especially in the context of a business negotiation. This might happen if you think you’ve gotten low-balled in a negotiation, or when someone has bargained you down in an agreement and gotten you to also say yes to the deal. Add to this dynamic …

Business Development

People are now “ghosting” at work, so we looked into the word’s long history

Anyone who has lived through a recession or two—and will therefore never take for granted the availability of jobs—might be aghast to learn of a nascent trend in the labor market: People are “ghosting” employers, according to LinkedIn.<p>If you’re old enough to vividly remember the last recession, …

Relationships

The 24 Rules for Success Left Behind by a Legendary Wall Street Banker

14. "Have some fun—but not all the time!"<p>Richard Jenrette, who co-founded the investment bank Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in 1959, spent four …

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How To Propel Employee Engagement To Sky-Rocketing Levels

Often leaders are focusing so intensely on growth that we miss that our team’s emotional experience is suffering.<p>And when they’re suffering, they’re in their Critter State versus their Smart State. Why? Most likely because safety, belonging or mattering are missing. But how do you know who needs …

Employee Engagement

Employers are looking to fill millions of jobs. Here's where to find one

As the U.S. economy begins its tenth year of growth since the end of the Great Recession, American employers are looking to fill some 6.6 million …

Employment

5 Questions You'll Hear at Your Next Job Interview — and Exactly How to Answer Them

Bookmark this now.<p>Look, there’s no way around this: job hunting sucks.<p>It’s stressful, time-consuming, and success hinges on a million different …

Employment

The Impact Of Talent On Strategic Planning

Is your organization planning its current and future talent needs with the same level of energy devoted to its strategic plan? Your human capital plan must fit hand-in-glove with your strategic plan. A disciplined approach to your talent planning is a “must have” to complement your strategy. The …

Human Resources

South Korea cuts its work limit from 68 hours a week to 52

<b>(CNN) —</b> South Korea has lowered its maximum working hours from 68 hours a week to 52 hours. The legislation, which went into effect Sunday, received overwhelming support in the National Assembly in an effort to limit the time employees spend on the job..<p>South Korea has the third highest number of …

South Korea

5 choices that damage your professional reputation

Before you clicked on this article, think about how many choices you made: to wake up, open your computer, connect to WiFi, open a browser (or your …

Social Media

Richard Branson Wants You to Treat Your Employees Better -- and Save the World

The firebrand businessman has high expectations for entrepreneurs.<p>In Richard Branson's perfect business world, employees would have unlimited leave, the ability to work from home and longer holidays. Particularly in the U.S., "the way people are treated at companies is despicable," he said.<p>The …

Human Resources

12 words and phrases to avoid when giving feedback

Providing feedback gets easier with time and practice. The anticipation and lead up to the conversation is typically worse than the actual meeting, …

Corporate Culture

Why Your Job Search Isn't Working -- And How To Fix It

Dear Liz,<p>I’m job hunting, but it’s not going well. I’ve been sending out resumes for months. I’ve filled out 42 online job applications and I’ve only had two interviews. What am I doing wrong?<p>Thanks,<p>Jerry<p>Dear Jerry,<p>Blasting out resumes and filling out job applications are the two worst ways to get …

Employment

Why Managers Shouldn’t Have the Final Say in Performance Reviews

Performance evaluation systems are critical for evaluating, motivating, and rewarding employees, but companies are hard-pressed to find a system that achieves these goals and promotes fair evaluations. Inconsistencies and biases in the evaluation process can leave employees dissatisfied and …

Employment

Top 5 PowerPoint Secrets (Thursday July 20, 2017 1:00PM EDT) on @Webvent - Association for Talent Development

Mike is one of 16 Microsoft PowerPoint MVPs in the United States. He is a PowerPoint and visual communication expert, a professional speaker, an …

Talent Management

Is there a good way to say ‘no’ to your boss

I struggled with saying no to my boss and coworkers, until I started using these 5 approaches that allowed me to say “no” without sounding rude or …

Career Development

Stuck in an E-Learning Box? Try Subscription Learning

Human beings often think in ways that limit our understanding. For example, when we think of germs, we think to kill them or avoid them—even though …

Education Technology

Recruiters: 8 Things Job Seekers Want from You [poll results]

Just in case you missed it, a few months ago, I wrote an article about the things that recruiters want from job seekers. I received a comment saying …

Employment

10 Companies Where Everyone Works From Home

By Annamarie Houlis<p>A growing number of millennials want to work remotely, and fortunately for them, 170 companies in the U.S. operate 100 percent …

The Workplace