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5 Things Your Exclamation Point (!!!) In Email Means to Me

You know who you are.  You love to use the exclamation point in emails and writing! Yes!!! You’re a peppy son of a gun.  We’re watching your enthusiasm for life… Get the Rest

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5 Truths You Can’t Change About Learning in the Workplace

Let's be honest - a lot of organizations (most, in fact) play lip service to the concept of learning and development.  We say it's important, but our spend

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Employee vs. Associate: What Should You Call Your People?

Capitalist Note - had someone lecture me about the need to call people "associates" last week. I like that tag fine, but I told them the story outlined

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Employees Who Take Stands: Colin Kaepernick Is The New Dixie Chicks

Have you heard about Colin Kaepernick?  Of course, you have.  Kaepernick is the San Francisco 49er quarterback who refused to stand for the national anthem to protest what he

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The FOT Primer On How Candidates Can Win In Interviews

That's right. Mostly HR people and recruiting pros read this, but I'm still doing a post on how to make sure your responses in interviews as a candidate

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VIDEO: Smashups Covers Bot Feedback, Monster Sale to Randstad

Welcome to our newest video series, Smashups, brought to you by the recruitment marketing pros at Smashfly! Each month, our host, Tim Sackett, will chat with a featured guest

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4 Ways That I Can Tell If Someone I’m Interviewing Has Passion About the Job

You want candidates who are passionate about what they do for a living, don’t you? Of course, you do. But passion for a profession is tough to get a

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VIDEO: Creating Custom Development Plans For High Potential Individuals

On this Learning and Development Hangout brought to you by our friends at Meridian, hear Jeff Kristick, President of Meridian, and Kris Dunn, founder of Fistful of Talent,

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Training Managers On The Value (or lack thereof) Of Counter Offers

Hang out long enough as a manager of people and one thing’s for sure—someone on your team is going to quit or resign to take another job. The reaction

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Hiring Former Athletes as a Recruiting Strategy – Genius or a Cop-Out?

Was with an SVP of a pretty cool company a couple of months back and he lamented what he considers to be a broken recruiting strategy---hiring former jocks