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Managing Jerks, Divas and Hotheads in the Workplace

By Aoife Gorey Today, many companies face pressure to retain their very best, high performing employees. However, some of these employees can be ‘difficult’ at times or as we have suitably named this report, “Jerks, Prima Donnas, Divas, and Hotheads.” We wanted to discover how companies today are rising to the challenges of managing difficult high …

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8 Best Practices for Implementing Selection Assessments

By Jaylyn Schumpert Although interviews can give you some insight about a potential job candidate, they are not always the best indicator for selecting the right individual for the position. Selection assessments can help you determine if your new-hire has the skills, intelligence, and attitude necessary to perform the job. There are a number of …

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Think Quick! Ten Off-the-Wall Job Interview Questions

By Jaylyn Schumpert The term “interview” can evoke several emotions in a person; some positive and some negative. Although a candidate may be excited about the job opportunity, a great deal of time is often required to properly prepare for an interview. Interview preparation usually includes: researching the company, studying the job description, practicing interview …

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Is Unlimited Vacation the Secret to Extreme Employee Productivity?

By Aoife Gorey What is the vacation/time off policy in your organization? Do you work a 9 to 5? Many organizations today have become quite creative and trusting when developing their vacation policies. Netflix, IBM and Hubspot are just some of the well-known names that boast an unlimited vacation policy. For those of you that don’t know …

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Would You Hire Someone With a Criminal Record?

By Aoife Gorey April 25th 2012 saw a shocking announcement that will affect the careers of millions of workers. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a new Enforcement Guidance on criminal background checks. Despite heavy concerns from the Chamber of Commerce and background check industry professionals, the new guidance was passed in a 4-1 …

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