How to Get Hired: 9 Steps

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Getting hired means that you stand out amongst the many people who want the same job as you. Learning how to get hired is often as simple as polishing up on the usual method of sending a cover letter and resume and then making an impression during the interview process. There are some steps that should not be neglected, however, when trying to get hired. Make sure that you are qualified for the job you are applying for. Don’t just apply for a position that you would like to have. You have to be
Original source article: wikiHow

5 Most Important Tasks to Startup Human Resources | SmartRecruiting

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Today is your first day at a startup! You have been hired as the Office Manager at the company, but were told there is currently no one doing Human Resources and the CEO would like you to take that over since you have some experience on your resume. Now is the tough part, you have to set up a whole HR department complete with policies, files, benefits, etc. (oh the paper cuts to come!). With a daunting task like this it is mission critical to start with the five most important tasks and get thos
Original source article: SmartRecruiters

Sheryl Sandberg: “Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead” | The Diane Rehm Show from WAMU and NPR

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This is an OK book. It is an important book. I expected more. Lean In is essentially a longer version of the author’s TEDTalk. Sandberg’s message is not an easy one to hear. And with any uncomfortable message, she is sure to get criticism. The book is good to start a conversation and point you to the website and, of course, Facebook page. http://bestbuyalways.blogspot.com Concluding that women are primarily to blame for their limited success is an insult to the women who have been “leaning in” f

Original source article: The Diane Rehm Show from WAMU and NPR

This is the key to successful innovation according to business people (and it’s not what you think) [research]

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“Innovation” has become like a magic wand in Europe: surely if we try hard enough, we can innovate ourselves out of the current economic slump. But underneath that optimism, there’s also a lot of doubts among business leaders worldwide about the pace of the competitive landscape, it appears from a new survey. GE ordered a study from independent research firm StrategyOne to find out how business leaders worldwide look at innovation. All the 3000 respondents were VP level or higher, and directly i
Original source article: whiteboardmag.com

I-9’s and immigration – Lexology

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Immigration worksite enforcement should continue to surge in 2013 under the current administration. This is no surprise as prioritizing criminal investigations of employers remains the stated policy of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), along with an increased emphasis on compliance. Over the last several years I-9 investigations have grown 1,000%, and last year more than 3,000 companies received ICE audit notices. In 2009, employers paid $1 million in civil fines for I-9 errors, and thi
Original source article: Lexology

Microsoft names Procter & Gamble exec Stephen Schueler as CVP of retail sales and marketing | Microsoft Pri0 | The Seattle Times

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Microsoft announced that it has named Stephen Schueler as corporate vice president of retail sales and marketing. Schueler's most recent position was as general manager for Procter & Gamble's global retail operations group, according to the Microsoft news release. Schueler will report to Chris Capossela, Microsoft's chief marketing officer.

Original source article: The Seattle Times