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What Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg Want to Know Before Hiring You

Facebook is one of the world’s most visited websites and easily the most popular social network. That means there is a big company operating behind the scenes, made up of talented people like CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Jobs at Facebook are some of the most sought after in Silicon Valley and the overall technology industry. With…
22 February 2018

Don't Be a Bad Recruiter: Common Hiring Mistakes to Avoid

Many professionals have a love-hate relationship with recruiters. The few people you end up hiring will hold you in a high regard. They’ll appreciate that you were impressed enough with their background to connect them with the hiring team and give them a chance to make their case for the job. But the large amount…
15 February 2018

Onboarding vs Preboarding: Different Ways to Welcome a New Employee

If you work in HR, you know how much goes into to adding a new employee to the team. After going through the hiring process – which is an endeavor in and of itself – you then have to welcome the new hire and tell them everything they need to know about working for your…
01 February 2018

10 Startups with Great Careers Pages

A company’s careers page is an important yet often overlooked part of their website. Many companies just list their open roles and link to the online application. But that’s only part of what goes into a successful careers page. This section of your website should also summarize what it’s like to work for your company.…
25 January 2018

Beyond Salary: The Right Benefits and Perks for Attracting Talented Job Seekers

When a person sets out to find a new job, they often have a particular amount of money they hope to earn in mind. That’s why it’s so important to include compensation details in a job description. However, salary isn’t the end-all-be-all for many job seekers. Some people value other qualities in a job that…
18 January 2018

How to Hire the Right Accountant for Your Business

Keeping healthy financials is one of the most important responsibilities for any business. Every cent of revenue needs to be accounted for, bills and payroll have to be paid on time and tax responsibilities need to be met. These tasks fall on the shoulders of the company’s accountant – or chief financial officer (CFO) or…
11 January 2018

How to Prospect Passive Candidates When Hiring

Recruiters generally put candidates into two camps – active and passive. Active candidates are the people who have an updated resume, look at job boards on a regular basis, and apply for a variety of roles. They’re likely unemployed or making an effort to move on from their current job. Passive candidates, on the other…
04 January 2018

Creating an Employee Handbook: What HR Policies to Include

Having a comprehensive employee handbook is a must for any company. Outlining every organizational policy provides your team members with answers to common questions and lets them know how they’re expected to act while at work. From the company’s perspective, an employee handbook prevents problems from occurring, ensures everyone is treated in a consistent manner,…
02 January 2018

Hiring Lessons from Elon Musk

Elon Musk is revered as one of the greatest visionaries of our time. Most entrepreneurs strive to capitalize on small opportunities that exist in the world but Musk has grand ideas that can drastically change mankind. He has founded or been heavily involved in innovative companies like PayPal, Tesla, SpaceX, SolarCity, and Neuralink. According to…
21 December 2017

How Nonprofit Organizations (NPOs) Can Hire Great Employees

Hiring is always a challenge but nonprofit organizations face additional hurdles when searching for great employees. While it’s a fulfilling endeavor working for an NPO, NGO, or another type of 501(c)(3) organization, it’s a vastly different experience than being an employee of a for-profit business. However, hiring is a large part of the operations of…
14 December 2017