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How To Negotiate Like A 4-Year-Old… And Win

My daughter has her first loose tooth. She’s four, so it’s a bit early… but her dentist indicated it’s all genetic. So rest assured it’s not because she’s noshing on… Get the Rest


The Secret to Getting Hired

I’ve never gotten a job by applying for a position through an Applicant Tracking System. Never. Ever. The reality is most positions in organizations are filled around the ATS.

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I Wish I Would Have Used An Assessment: Everyone Has Something To Hide

FOT Note:  Who here hates bad hires? (#Everyone) That's why we recently onboarded as an annual sponsor at FOT, where they'll sponsor posts like this one, allowing


Influence 101 – It’s Not Enough To Ask For A Raise: Understand Who You’re Asking

Raises. Of course you should ask for them. Don't get caught thinking the market inside your company will take care of you. But with that said, let's break


Next Gen Headhunting –

If you haven't read anything about and you're in Talent Acquisition, consider yourself to be living under a rock! Check out what others are saying here, here and


Kobe Bryant and Paying Above Market Compensation

If you follow professional sports, you probably know by now that Kobe Bryant returned to the NBA in December, played six games, and has been back out with injuries since

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Rude Candidates are Annoying. But, Maybe I Should Be Nicer to Them

Something has been bugging me and I feel I need to confess.  It happened many years ago and I frequently think about it.  But, not until recently have

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Non-competes: HR’s version of the Prenup

At some point in your career as a talent professional you've likely drafted, explained, and required a prospective new employee joining your organization to sign a non-compete agreement. Heck, you

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What HR Expects From Universities

I was talking recently to a head of HR of a manufacturing company in the Midwest about some recruiting challenges they were having.  You see, I don't know


Doomed – Counteroffers, Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger

I'm sure you're wondering how I'll make the connection between counteroffers and the engagement of Avril Lavigne and Nickelback's frontman, Chad Kroeger. Wait....I already did.  I used the word