Meloni Lynn Kittie Waller

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The 2 most common mistakes interviewers make that prevent them from hiring the best people

That's what Marcus Buckingham's research has taught him, he told Business Insider.<p>Buckingham is the founding CEO of The Marcus Buckingham Company, which has helped companies like Facebook, Toyota, Coca-Cola, and Wells Fargo refine their management practices since 2006. He's also the author of nine …

How to Hire Highly Engaged Employees

According to a recent Gallup report, employee disengagement in the U.S. is at dismal 68%. This means that even if you hire someone, he or she …

10 Reasons You're Not Getting Hired

No luck finding a job? Here are 10 common reasons that job seekers don't get hired.<p>The process of job hunting is tough. It's not only hard on your wallet, it's hard on your self-esteem. When you've sent out dozens of resumes and landed multiple interviews, all without success, it's hard not to get …

5 Tips To Help You Refresh Your CV

If you’re looking for a new job, it goes without saying that you’ll need to put a bit of time and effort into refreshing your CV to ensure that it …

The 8 most impressive questions you can ask in a job interview

The hiring manager asks the applicant questions to figure out if they're the ideal candidate, while the interviewee asks the employer questions to figure out if they're the right fit.<p>But even when the hiring manager is the one in the hot seat, they're still evaluating you as a potential employee. …

The Real Reason Retailers are Paying Workers More

Retailers have a growing problem: Employees are finding better jobs, quitting at the fastest pace since the global financial crisis in …

Top 10 alternative city breaks in Europe

Photograph: Prochasson Frederic/Alamy<p>Musee des Confluences, Lyon.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/2/27/1425055405150/b9048c18-9711-4d60-b857-31d33a772037-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Prochasson Frederic/Alamy<p>Musee des Confluences, …

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why don't employers tell you the reason they're rejecting you for a job? — Ask a Manager

A reader writes:<p><i>I recently had a very positive phone interview for a position I was very excited about. Because of the hiring manager being out of</i> …

Callback Interview Preparation: How Late-Stage Job Interviews Differ From First Rounds

In a previous post, I shared five strategies for preparing for a job interview. These techniques still apply if you get called back for additional interviews. However, the callback stage is different from the first round. If you don’t prepare for the nuances of callback interviews specifically, …

Why Recruiters Say 'It's An Employer's Market'

<i>Rrring!</i><p>MOLLY <i>(picking up phone and pressing Speaker button)</i>: Molly Campbell!<p>ASHWIN: Hi Molly! Hi Liz! It’s Ashwin.<p>LIZ: Hi Ashwin!<p>ASHWIN: Excellent news to report! I got the first offer!<p>MOLLY: From the device people?<p>ASHWIN: Yes. We talked yesterday and they sent me the paper offer letter by Fedex. …

Flexible Work Schedules: Good for Your Health and Your Sleep

People who work from home don't just get more done--a new study says they sleep better, too.<p>Scientists have already warned people are starting their workdays too early. Now there's even more evidence that their work schedules impact how well--and how long--they sleep.<p>According to a 2012 survey by …

How should you answer questions about career goals?

The worst question about career goals is something like, “What’s your major career goal for the next five years?”<p>Here’s why. I just Googled this …

You Should Never Say These 7 Things If You Want To Be Successful At Work

Taking your work to the next level means setting and keeping career goals. A career goal is a targeted objective that explains what you want your …

5 Types of Toxic Employees (And How to Deal With Them)

We’ve all known them – bad employees that are either out to ruin your day, or the company. These creepy-crawlers lurk around, spreading their …

Be Happy! It’s Time To Become A Freelance Worker

<i>Part 1 of 2</i><p><b>Presidential candidate urges remedy for Americans working harder and earning less</b><p>On February 4, White House hopeful Jeb Bush addressed the …

8 Reasons Why You Should Not Be Too Humble At Work

When you try to think of a leader at your place of work, you might think of your boss – you know, the supervisor in the tasteful office down the hall.<p>…

7 Tips for How to Listen to Your Employees

Your employees want to tell you what you need to hear. Are you ready to listen?<p>One of the biggest mistakes you can make in business is to stop listening. You can get great insight from many people, but some of the people who have the most to tell you are your employees. They're typically closest to …

Skype Interview: How to Ace a Job Interview Remotely Online Using Video Chat

More and more, companies are using Skype to suss out job candidates. Even in 2012, 63 percent of companies reported interviewing prospective employees via video, according to a survey by the staffing firm OfficeTeam. Interviewing from home might feel like a relief at first, but conveying your …

8 Steps to Turn Around an Underperforming Employee

Before you fire them, try these simple techniques for getting struggling employees back on track.<p>It's a moment every business leader dreads. You have an employee who's not performing well at his or her job. You may know that losing this job will cause your employee economic hardship. You may even …

Once And For All: The Best Way To Answer “What Is Your Biggest Weakness?”

This question feels like a trap, but answering honestly can land you the job.<p>“Tell me about your greatest weakness.”<p>It’s an interview bomb that’s capable of throwing off even the most prepared candidates—and 90% of the time, it does.<p>At least, that’s according to Melissa Llarena, a career coach …

I Don’t Have a Job. I Have a Higher Calling.

Some employees balk as many firms—from motorcycles to accounting—step up talk about changing the world<p>By<p>Rachel Feintzeig<p>Rachel Feintzeig<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@RachelFeintzeig<p>Google+<p>Rachel.Feintzeig@wsj.com<p>Travelzoo Inc.’s TZOO -0.45% 438 employees spend their days trying to find customers …

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Take a tour of Betterment, the $500 million New York startup with insane perks for its employees

Jon Stein, founder and CEO of Betterment. Madeline Stone / Business Insider With a suite of mobile apps, educational materials, and automated tools, Betterment says it wants to make it easier for people to manage their personal investments.<p>Last week, the company announced it had raised an …

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The Right Way to Play Favorites With Your Employees

Contrary to popular belief, prioritizing certain workers can be good for business.<p><i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>As a manager, playing favorites is a double-edged sword.<p>On one side, playing favorites can be a …

Should Managers Organize Fun at Work?

Organized fun might not be the best way to keep employees happy.<p><i>Editor's note:Inc.com columnist Alison Green answers questions about workplace and management issues--everything from how to deal with a micromanaging boss to how to talk to someone on your team about body odor.</i><p>A reader writes:<p><b>My</b> …

So You’ve Sent an Employee Survey…Now What?

Gathering anonymous employee feedback is at the core of managing your company culture, but you can’t stop there. Your follow-up is just as important …

Why It Pays to Show Your People Some Love

We all have a basic need to feel appreciated. So how can you cultivate an effective 'praise culture' at your workplace?<p>I led a project some time ago, and Jessica, the most experienced member of my team, was struggling. The problem wasn't her work--she was performing brilliantly--but she felt a bit …

3 Reasons Your Employees Hate Their Jobs

No one loves their job all the time, but here are some of the major things that make people disengaged from their work.<p>No one loves their job all the time. In fact, according to Gallup, only 30% of Americans are actively engaged at work. LinkedIn estimates that 66% of its 350 million users are …

9 Ways to Attract and Retain Great Employees

An important question every entrepreneur should ask: What makes someone really care about their job?<p>As a business owner, you know that you want to attract great employees. And you want them to stay, because job retention translates into profits, because people are knowledgeable and they love what …

The New Way of Thinking About Time

Don't worry that you can't do it all. New research says it's better that way.<p>In late 2010, Contently co-founder Shane Snow worked every day from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. on proving the viability of the company's nascent online publishing platform. But, as Snow found out, cramming more than a week's worth …

An Unexpected Way To Sound Smarter In A Job Interview

Sure, your voice might sound a little weird to you, but it could also be the best asset you've got: New research suggests we may actually be …