College Degree Required? How 1990s of You!

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If you had the chance, would you hire a candidate as smart and driven as Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Ralph Lauren, Steve Jobs or Abe Lincoln? Just curious because if your job posting said a college degree was required, that prerequisite would have discouraged them from even applying. So long, potential genius, but step right […]

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5 Ways Hiring Seasoned Employees Spices Up Your Workplace

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There’s a lot of literature out there concerning diversity and the consequences of bias in hiring. There’s a good reason for that of course; minority groups are disproportionately affected by bias of all types, but bias isn’t limited to minority groups. The amount of articles telling folks how to job-hunt and combat age-bias after 50 […]

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The Thank You Note that Launched a Thousand Tweets

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Earlier this month, Business Insider published an article that caused quite a stir on Twitter and left a lot of people scratching their heads. You probably already know the one I’m talking about. It’s the one where a hiring professional stated that if a candidate doesn’t send a thank you note after the interview, that […]

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Tidying Up Your Screening Program

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We recently caught up on the Netflix hit show Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, based on the bestselling book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, and once we finished organizing our houses (and offices, cars, and coworkers’ offices), we got to thinking about other ways the KonMari method can be applied. If decluttering our homes […]