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  • The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Hiring an Ex-Entrepreneur

    Entrepreneurs are unique. They’re a rare breed who reject the stability and comfort of a conventional career to pursue their own passion and ideas. However, many of them don’t stay independent forever. Success, failure or other life milestones can motivate an ex-entrepreneur to dust off their resume and start applying for jobs. If you’re a …

  • Breaking the Glass Ceiling: What Will it Take for Your Company?

    The gender pay gap is one of the most talked about examples of inequality in American society today. Hillary Clinton has made the issue a focal point of her presidential campaign, calling for an increase to the minimum wage and federal legislation that protects workers from employment discrimination. During the recent Republican National Convention, Ivanka …

  • Companies Can and Should Take on Employee Stress

    We’ve all heard the scary facts about stress. It can take a toll on our day-to-day lives and trigger long-term health problems with serious consequences. The vast majority of us experience some stress on a regular basis. We can make an effort to minimize it but most career-focused individuals see stress as an unavoidable part …

  • Dress Codes: Do They Matter? [Infographic]

    Corporate dress codes can enhance the public image of a business, as well as improve employee attitudes and sense of buy-in with their employer. They can also negatively impact morale and get businesses in trouble with labor laws. That’s why organizations need to be smart about whether to establish a dress code and what to …

  • A Tale of Two Hiring Processes: How to Streamline Your Hiring

    On the surface, recruiting and hiring for an open job doesn’t seem so difficult. You write a description, post it to job boards, and wait for the applicants to roll in. Then you schedule interviews with the top candidates and hire the most impressive one. But anyone with a background in recruiting or HR will …