Archive | November, 2010

>Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us the Most

> It’s not money. RSA presented this entertaining video.  As the video demonstrates, obviously money can be an incentive, but research (from Carnegie Mellon, University of Chicago, and MIT) shows that money is only an incentive in the short term, and mainly for rudimentary tasks that involve little cognitive effort. For example, workers performing simple, […]

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>Our Wish for You This Thanksgiving

> May your work place be filled with excellent cooks So your potlucks inspire hungry looks May your trip home to family be safe and sound And your scales never waver (not even a pound!) May this time off restore your happiest attitude May your life blessings inspire your deepest gratitude. Happy Thanksgiving!

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>The Candidate Bill of Rights

> Last week we touched on recruiters and hiring managers, and what exactly makes (or doesn’t make) for a good job candidate experience. On that same note, Recruiter.com recently partnered with Monster to host RecruitFest. We liked Gerry Crispin’s ideas about the importance of the job candidate’s experience. Crispin stresses reliance on underlying principles as […]

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>Job Creation at the Heart of the G20 Summit

> Unemployment in the Group of 20 leading world economies nears 8% of the total workforce, according to the International Labor Market.  With that statistic in mind, let’s take a look at the G20 Communique that took place last Friday. What do our global leaders prescribe for an ailing economy? They’re going to: put jobs at […]

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>Focus on What You Can Control, and Be Confident.

> Here’s a topic that applies to all of us: employees, managers, recruiters, and CEOs. Ere.net recently published an article about hiring confidently.  It struck a chord because, as discussed in the previous post, not all employers are hiring confidently, and not all people are acting confidently in our uncertain economic times. In fact, uncertainty and […]

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>Temporary employment in the United States is up. What does that mean?

> The Bureau of Labor Statistics just released its Current Employment Statistics Highlights for October 2010.  Changes in temporary help tend to be a leading indicator of changes in employment overall.  And temp help is way up. What are some possible reasons for an increase in temporary help?  Well, the increase could be merely part of […]

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How Will Healthcare Reform Affect Businesses?

How will healthcare reform affect companies?  We won’t really know until January 1, 2014, when all aspects of the Healthcare Reform bill are set into motion. How will healthcare reform affect your company?  The answer remains to be seen, but depends on your level of proactivity in strategizing your company’s future. One thing is certain.  […]

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>Let’s Start a Dialogue Around Healthcare Reform.

>Healthcare reform is happening.  We know there’ll be financial implications affecting all of us: individuals, families, businesses, and corporations. Whether your company chooses to ignore the coming change, or come up with a strategy to tackle challenges head on, could mean the success or failure of your business.  It’s the difference between a company that […]

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