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5 Everyday Actions That Help Leaders Grow

While leadership qualities may be something certain individuals seem to be born with, the reality is that leadership is developed over time and through challenges -- it isn’t a birthright.Leadership is a growth strategy that you can develop, but it takes time. ...




Want Big Talent?: Here Are 5 Employee-Recruiting Tips for Small Companies

The improved economy means that small companies have a lot more leverage these days in the A-lister recruitment sweepstakes.
 
Ante Barisic worked for a large telecommunications company for almost two years. He enjoyed “all the benefits of working for a big player,” then jumped ship for a smaller company. ...




6 words turned age bias lawsuit into a $922K payout

A western PA-based employer probably regrets that one of its managers uttered just six words to a shift supervisor. The manager approached Rudolph Karlo, who’d been brought in through a subcontractor, and said Karlo would be considered for a full-time position if he “made the whole thing go away. ...




Work Advice: When recruiters ghost

When recruiters disappear.
 
Reader 1: Twice I was recruited for positions and had background checks and interviews with the hiring managers. The recruiter in each case — one with the company, one an outside contractor — assured me that the position was mine. I was given a salary and a start date and told to wait for an offer letter. ...




How to boost your employer brand in 2017

The new year is fast approaching, meaning it is time for HR professionals across the UK to look back at their progress in 2016 and think about their priorities for the coming 12 months.
For recruitment teams, one of the best ways of keeping your company ahead of the game is by looking at upcoming trends and assessing how you compare to your peers. ...




Every Pet-loving Company Should Have a Pets at Work Policy

Studies have shown that allowing pets in the workplace can lower stress levels, break the ice and increase job satisfaction. But, before you start allowing employees to bring their pets to work, it’s important to set a pets at work policy and make sure everyone (including employees who don’t have pets), are on board with it. ...




5 Bills for California Employers to Track in 2017

The California Legislature has introduced several bills so far in the 2017 session that could have a significant impact on the workplace.
 
"It's expected to be a very eventful year here in California, especially with the way the cards are stacked," said Michael Kalt, an attorney with Wilson Turner Kosmo in San Diego. ...




How Can Cultural Differences Affect Business Communication?

In the business world, communication is imperative for the successful execution of daily operations. Understanding cultural differences and overcoming language barriers are some of the considerations people should have when dealing with business with people of various cultures. ...




Who will suffer from a government hiring freeze? Veterans.

Fewer jobs and fewer services await our servicemen and women.
On Jan. 23, in accordance with his promises to shrink the size of the government through attrition, President Trump announced a federal hiring freeze. This is red meat to his base, which has fervently argued that limited government is better, more effective government. ...




Veteran Transitioning Through an Era of Technological Innovation

Transitioning Veterans are slowly approaching a critical point in history whereas they may no longer be directly hirable by the private sector.Over our nation’s history, Veterans traditionally transitioned seamlessly from a role within the military to a civilian career of equal pay and responsibility. ...