HIRING

Résumé-on-beer tactic brews up job for Canadian man

08/29/2014
When Brennan Gleason graduated with a graphic design degree from a Canadian college, he really wanted his résumé to stand out. Solution: He created a four-pack of home-brewed beer to send to companies.

Job descriptions done right: Start with a clean sheet of paper

08/21/2014
Properly done, the task of writing a job description gets the hiring process off to a good start. Here’s some advice that can help.

Minnesota DHS modernizes its background-check procedures

08/18/2014
Using a $3 million federal grant, the Minnesota Department of Human Services will implement new practices for running background checks on employees who work with children and vulnerable adults. The new procedures will begin in January, implementing new fingerprinting and photographing legislation Gov. Mark Dayton signed in May.

What kinds of interviews do we conduct?

08/14/2014
More than half of employers screen job candidates before offering a face-to-face interview. Once real interviews start, few organizations let hiring managers wing it, insisting on some structure to the conversation.

Allstate offers paid training to vets seeking insurance jobs

08/11/2014
They’re not guaranteed jobs and they don’t have to promise to work for Allstate Insurance Co., but military veterans get a small salary, free meals and a place to live during a month-long training program designed by the company to prepare them for careers in insurance and financial services.

When hiring, consider 'humility'

08/11/2014
Skills, experience and attitude usually top the list of attributes sought in a job candidate. But for Rob Daley, CEO of 4moms, a Pittsburgh-based baby products maker, humility comes high on that list, too.

Can we limit our applicant pool to U.S. citizens?

07/29/2014
Q. Is it legal to hire only U.S. citizens and, when advertising, say that people must be citizens to apply?

Thanks but no thanks: How to safely reject job candidates

07/28/2014
How you handle the rejections can mean the difference between an applicant with a positive impression of your organization and one whose feelings are hurt—and who might decide to sue you.

Interviewing: Ask this first

07/25/2014
Want a quick read on a potentially great hire? Follow the lead of Omer Shai, chief marketing officer at the Israel-based Web development firm Wix.com.

10 hardest jobs to fill in 2014

07/22/2014
According to the Manpower Group’s ninth annual Talent Shortage Survey, these are the 10 jobs U.S. employers currently have the hardest time filling.

Wisconsin manufacturers eye next generation of employees

07/18/2014
A group of Wisconsin businesses has created a series of videos for grade school and high school teachers to use for teaching practical applications for math on a manufacturer’s production line.

Warn your hiring committee: Never discuss decision-making process with candidates

07/16/2014
If you haven’t already, warn everyone who serves on hiring committees or is otherwise involved in hiring-related decisions to keep their thoughts about the hiring to themselves.

Financial services firm recruits military veterans

07/11/2014
Financial services firm Edward Jones is aggressively recruiting military veterans as financial advisors.

Hiring salespeople? Go for the really snooty ones

07/03/2014
Researchers at the University of British Columbia found that “rude sales associates can actually drive sales” in luxury retail settings.

Seasonal staff: Keep on payroll or rehire each time?

06/27/2014
Q. Our restaurant chain employs college students part time during winter and summer breaks. We don’t provide benefits to part-timers. What are the pros and cons of leaving them active in the system vs. rehiring them as seasonal workers each summer and winter?
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