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The Future of Work is 'Remote.' How You Can Build a Killer Remote Team.

Each year more companies are choosing to leave the office behind and create a remote team. Trello and Github are just two examples of businesses, creating virtual offices that allow workers from all over the world to join.
 
For an early-stage startup, a remote team can be especially beneficial. ...




Should You Check a Job Applicant's Credit History?

Earlier this month, I met with a recruiter about an independent contract gig at a prestigious bank in town. At the end of the interview, the recruiter told me he'd check my criminal background history. He then asked me if it was OK to check my credit. ...




How companies can attract, keep millennials

“Survey after survey consistently says that millennials want to change the world and make it a better place,” says Mayo Clinic recruiting director Brent Bultema.
Cassandra Garber’s plan when she moved to Minnesota in her early 30s was to telecommute and keep her environmental stewardship job at Coca-Cola in Atlanta. ...




HR Expects Positive Finish to 2016

Projections may indicate who will win the U.S. presidential election
 



A majority of human resource professionals reported being a little less optimistic about hiring for the remainder of 2016, according to the newest Jobs Outlook Survey (JOS) by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), but overall positive about their companies' year-end results. ...




Can Reverse Mentoring Help Your Team Work Together Better?

In a traditional mentorship, a seasoned professional works with a less experienced and often younger colleague to show the individual the ropes and guide the person through his or her career. But as the business world and its technology continue to evolve, it's becoming increasingly common for those younger professionals to turn the tables and share their digital skills and perspectives with their older counterparts. ...




3 Strategies to Succeed in a New Leadership Position

Listen to others, learn about the role and lead.
It can be very exciting to secure a promotion to a leadership or management position, especially if it has been something you have been working toward for a long time. Landing the promotion can be exciting and feel like a relief. ...




How to Save for Retirement on Less Than $40,000 Per Year

You don’t need a large income to begin building a nest egg for retirement.
Boost your balance.
Saving for retirement is especially difficult when you earn a small salary. But tucking away even a small amount might qualify you for tax breaks, guarantee you an employer match and get compound interest working on your behalf. ...




10 Uncomfortable Deeds That Will Make You More Successful

.S. Eliot was clearly onto something when he asked, “If you aren’t in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?” The very act of stepping outside of your comfort zone is critical to your success and well-being.
 
Our brains are wired such that it’s difficult to take action until we feel at least some stress and discomfort. ...




Onboarding Steps Critical to Employees' Long-Term Success

The first days and weeks on the job for new employees are critical to their ability to fit in and become as productive as possible, as soon as possible. The predecessor to 'onboarding' — the process to help just-hired employees acclimate to a new environment — has been known as orientation. ...




Recruitment: What a Candidate wants most

                The recruitment process can be long and tiresome and too many recruiters focus only on the company’s needs and wants, ignoring what a candidate wants from the whole process. ...