Skillsoft Publishes eBook for Evaluating Cloud-based Learning Solutions

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Skillsoft has introduced a new resource, Cloud-Based Learning Solutions: Making the Right Choice for Your Enterprise, to help learning and development decision-makers fully understand cloud-based learning and how best to leverage it to achieve specific business goals. Including contributions from industry thought leaders, checklists, and case …
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Court Young Workers by Recruiting Like a College

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“There’s a lot of data,” Kirsten Fedderke says of the latest research from full-service marketing communications agency Lipman Hearne. “There really are a million ways you can dive into this.”

She’s not kidding. Not too long ago, Lipman Hearne surveyed roughly 11,000 college-bound students about the ways they were researching prospective colleges and making decisions about where they would go to school. Now that those students are in college, Lipman …
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It’s Time: Let’s ‘Ban the Box’

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Earlier this month, my home state of New Jersey decided to “Ban the Box”: Gov. Chris Christie signed the Opportunity to Compete Act into law on August 11. When the law takes effect in March of 2015, it will make it illegal for employers with 15 or more employees …
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Small and Midsized Businesses Set to Grow Amidst Talent Acquisition Problems

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According to the quarterly SMB Job Generation Outlook by Lucas group, small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) plan to hire more employees over the next year, a positive sign of the U.S. economy’s continuing economic recovery. At the same time, these companies are encountering increasing …
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What New Hires Need from Your Onboarding

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My aunt has been working in the social services field for many, many years now. She recently moved to a new state and landed a new job. Although it’s in the same field (social work) it requires many different responsibilities.

I was interested when she began telling me about the weeklong intensive training she and other new hires were currently undergoing. They were being trained for 8 hours a day for the roles—and that came with …
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Seriously, Why Are You Still Doing Credit Checks on Candidates?

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After a lengthy search, you’ve finally found them: the perfect candidate to fill that opening. They’re completely qualified for the role. They fit well with the company culture. They’re passionate and ready to work for you. Every reference offered glowing feedback. The background check came back crystal clear.

There’s just one thing left to do before officially making a job offer: a credit check. And here’s where things get ugly: your …
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Employers, Job Seekers, and Everyone in Between: Here’s What You Need to Know About References

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Ray Bixler, CEO of SkillSurvey, believes that references are “more important than ever.”
“Think about the ability of a job applicant to prepare for an interview,” Bixler says. Today’s job seekers are experts in selling themselves. They turn to books and
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Do You Make Candidates Play the “Interview-Dress-Code Guessing Game”?

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There is always much to fret over when you’re prepping for an interview: what will they ask me? How early should I be there? How do I sell myself without being pompous?

For the most part, though, you didn’t have to worry about what to wear. It didn’t matter where you were interviewing or what you were interviewing for: you wore a muted suit or – for the adventurous – a tasteful, professional dress.

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Why Can’t Hiring Be More Like Speed Dating?

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Hiring is a long and trying process. One side holds the ball in their court for almost the entire process. The other side has to smile and play nice until the organization shows interest. A roommate of mine, who is an educator of young minds, recently switched jobs and within a two-week span was interviewed and hired. I thought to myself, imagine if the rest of the hiring world made sense like this.


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Intergalactic Recruiting Wars: The Empire and The Rebellion

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When looking for the perfect candidates, George Lucas had the right idea. While the series follows the story of the Jedi and the Empire, there are talent acquisition lessons recruiters can learn. With the right amount of effort and flexibility in your recruiting process, you can find the droids you’re looking for.

“Never tell me the odds!”

To the 33 percent of recruiters who openly admit they don’t 
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