Business in the time of cyber warfare: how to protect your company.

Notice how every every day seems to bring news of a bigger, scarier-than-ever data breach? As individuals, we gloss over these breaches with relative ease – despite the exploding headlines and the fleeting thought of ‘should I delete my Facebook account?’ our lives go on fairly unchanged. But to companies, the breaches pose an incredible […]

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How keeping your employees engaged can save you millions.

Think back to your early career, when your day wasn’t booked by meetings and appointments and performance reviews. You probably spent a lot of time not knowing what to do with yourself. Millions of employees fall prey to workplace idleness. And it’s not their fault – far from laziness or incompetence, the causes of workplace […]

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Six free recruiting tools that will change your life

You know how it goes; just as every software engineer has a preferred language, or every photographer a favorite camera, every recruiter has a preferred set of tools. From Indeed and Dice to CareerBuilder and LinkedIn, we’ve all been guilty of favoring that which is familiar and easy. But five years in recruiting has taught […]

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Why You’re Not Attracting More Female Candidates

Depending on your industry, it can range from extremely easy – doctors, social workers, veterinarians – to extremely hard – software engineers, statisticians, data scientists – to identify and retain female professionals. While women comprise nearly 50% of the US workforce, they make up just 24% of STEM workers. But women aren’t an impenetrable black […]

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Breaking the cycle: why candidates are rejecting your offers.

No question, it’s a tough time to be an employer. With unemployment at a 17-year low, qualified professionals have their pick of companies. Regardless of award-winning culture, competitive benefit packages, and generous bonuses, candidates – empowered by a buoyant market – are going to sometimes refuse your offers. It’s when this becomes the norm – […]

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Which perks work (and which hurt)

In the age of elaborate – and frankly extravagant – perks, it can be tempting to simply throw money at benefits. Funds permitting, you may be lured into following Google’s lead by offering on-site massages and chef-crafted lunches. But is that really the best use of your money? According to recent surveys, 60% of candidates […]

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When Plateaus Hit: Beating Your Own Success

Despite the fact that much of your career is directed toward acquiring success, little is said about post-success depression or, worse yet, post-success mediocrity. Achievement often creates plateaus; whether or not you’re explicitly experiencing post-success depression, a big win usually results in a downtick of inspiration. Where do you go from here? Why don’t you feel […]

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Is Conscious Competence the Key to Success?

Is your company talking about ‘Unconscious Incompetence’ yet? This learning-related phenomenon is a growing concern for employers, and it’s likely impacting the long-term success of your career. The term refers to an invisible, creeping decline of skills and knowledge that occurs throughout every level of a company’s workforce. As technologies change, products and services evolve, […]

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The Reality of #DiversityinTech (and How We’re Helping)

Since 1994, the number of women in computer science jobs has dropped from 37% to 24%. The news is no better: Googling “women in tech” results in thousands of hits describing the experiences of women as they bear a culture of hostility and intimidation. But there’s hope yet: a striking 81% of girls exposed to […]

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Salary History is History: What You Need to Know as an Employer

Last week California Governor Jerry Brown signed AB-168 into law, effectively prohibiting Hiring Managers and Recruiters from enquiring about an applicant’s salary history. Following similar legislation in New York City, Massachusetts, Puerto Rico, Delaware, Oregon Philadelphia (pending legal challenge) and California’s own San Francisco, AB-168 promises to minimize wage discrimination by leveling the playing field […]

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