Personality matters: What I learned as a high school teacher

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Rachel was a star student. She was in my homeroom and my first period English class, so I saw her all morning and was responsible for reviewing her grades. This sweet girl had one best friend, but she didn’t really talk to anyone else. She was silent throughout every class unless called on to answer…

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Are your hiring practices old school?

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By Drew Fortin When it comes to human capital management – hiring especially – many businesses double down on the same old candidate selection tactics only to wonder why things don’t work out. And yet, if you ask them how long they typically spend looking at a resume and preparing for an interview, most of them…

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Video and Other Top Workplace Trends for Millennials in 2016

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It’s you, not me, and 8 other ways to deal with candidate rejection

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By Greg Barnett, PhD

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What are talent assessments?

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You say tomato, I say talent assessments. Seems like such a generic term – talent assessments. What are talent assessments anyway?

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Is your candidate’s energy sustainable? Interview excitement vs. sustainable extroversion  

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By Max Yoder If you‘ve hired people in the past, you’ve probably heard this one before: it’s about the apparently gregarious, enthusiastic candidate who, after acing your hiring process, rarely perks up again like they did in those initial meetings. At Lesson.ly, we call this the Affected Perk Problem, or APP, and we see it all…

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Getting to the good stuff, sans psychobabble

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By Drew Fortin I’m a big fan of big words. And as a self-professed sesquipedalian, it’s not uncommon for me to ebulliently excogitate the significance and value of behavioral and cognitive assessments. But – gasconading aside – using big words or complex terminology can backfire if those with whom you are trying to communicate don’t understand…

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Strengthening the talent chain: Where to begin?

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By Matt Poepsel, PhD

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Don’t let your managers throw their new employees to the wolves: Guidelines for successful onboarding

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By Greg Barnett, PhD

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What Stresses You Out the Most During the Short-Term Hiring Season? Check out our September Survey Results

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By Drew Fortin When the moon turned orange earlier this month many of you were already experiencing your own supernatural-type phenomenon – increased stress.  After all, this is the time of year when so many of you are ramping up for the holiday season – trying to find, hire and train the right candidates to…

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