Do You Have to Be Downtown to Attract Gen Y Talent?

You want your company to stay innovative and attract the next generation of customers, so you’re pretty keen to hire the best and brightest 20-somethings. If you’re firm is located in SoHo or San Francisco that shouldn’t be much trouble – the streets are filled with work-hungry members of so-called Generation Y. But what if

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No Two Sales Reps are the Same. Their Onboarding Programs Shouldn’t be, Either

Newly hired sales reps all have certain strengths, otherwise they (theoretically) wouldn’t have gotten the job. Correctly assessing new employees’ weaknesses is crucial too, however. Instead of onboarding new sales reps in the same fashion, focus on those weaknesses from the start so they can hit the ground running. Republished with permission from Dave Stein. Mis-hiring

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Training Gen Y for Today’s Open Jobs: Pros and Cons

Recommendations on how to train workers for the jobs of today and the jobs of tomorrow differ hugely. Is focusing on current skills gaps short-sighted? Starting their careers in a recession, Gen Y has had their book learning supplemented by real-world lessons in economic uncertainty and job instability. Graduating from this school of hard knocks,

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The Definition of Onboarding vs Orientation

When did new employee orientation become onboarding? I’m not sure, but the concept has taken hold to describe a more comprehensive process than sitting an employee down on day one to fill out I-9 and W-4 forms. Dictionary.com and Webster don’t recognize onboarding as a word so I resorted to less traditional sources to hunt

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The Bold & Bizarre: 8 Real Interview Questions Meant To Catch You Off-Guard

Acing an interview is about as rare as finding the perfect employee, and all the more so when interviewers throw curveballs to catch you off guard. The following questions, asked by real companies you probably have heard of, have disarmed many a wide-eyed interviewee. But this doesn’t have to be you. We have provided some possible answers so that you can walk into an interview prepared for anything.

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