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Improving Corporate Hiring

Are Your Employees Just Biding Their Time?

The high unemployment rate has scared working Americans into hanging on to their jobs at all costs. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says the “quit rate”—the portion of U.S. employees who voluntarily leave their jobs—was just 1.3% in August, about half the rate that prevailed when the BLS began collecting such figures at the end…

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New Hiring Tactic? Prospective Employers Checking Employee’s Social Networking Profile

As social networking grows increasingly pervasive, more employers are utilizing these sites to screen potential employees. In a 2008 survey of more than 31,000 employers released by CareerBuilder.com, one in five employers searched social networking sites to screen job candidates. In 2006, only 11% of managers used the technology. CareerBuilder conducted a more recent survey…

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The Truth About Grit

What’s Better Than Being Smart? Hanging Tough Genius will get you somewhere,  but for the climb to the top you need grit.  Recent research indicates that old-fashioned virtues such as conscientiousness and perseverance are a better determinant of success than intelligence, according to an Aug. 2 Boston Globe article, “The Truth About Grit.” While IQ…

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