HR/Benefits

Your Top Job Candidates Are Willing to Relocate–But Only If You Play a Role.

Employees are open to serious mobility when it comes to starting a new job, especially Millennials, who are making up an increasing portion of the workforce. LinkedIn figures show that the average Millennial is 50 percent more amenable to relocating than colleagues from other generations. However, they’re not the only generation on the move: More than 35 million …

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The Revealing, Slightly Toxic Phrases That Facebook and Other Tech Companies Use to Entice Recruits

Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.  Tech companies are no longer the next big thing. They’re now focused on being the only big thing. Which means they need more bodies to augment their bigness. So they turn to enticing job candidates with mellifluous …

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Starbucks Just Learned that Virtue Signaling Isn’t Enough, You’ve Got to Be Virtuous

Remember when then Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz declared that his baristas were now going to spend there time serving coffee and lecturing–oh, oops–discussing race with their customers? Because who better to discuss race relations than a Starbucks employee? I’m sure that’s what the two black men who were arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks thought. “Boy, I’m …

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When Our Relationships Are Broken, So Is Everything Else. Here Are 5 Ways to Make Amends

Meaningful relationships are the key to our happiness — at home and at work. Sadly, I’ve heard too many stories of successful people abandoning relationships and pouring everything into their careers only to wake up years later feeling empty and unfulfilled. At the end of the day, humans are social creatures. We’re wired for connection. No amount of accomplishments or …

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Survey: Most Companies Lack a Telecommuting Policy. Here’s How to Get Yours Started.

A new report from Upwork, a freelancing website, found that while nearly two-thirds of companies have remote workers, less than half have a telecommuting policy. This actually makes sense, because a lot of the time telecommuting start informally. Someone asks if they can work from home for a period of time, a manager says yes, and …

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How Artificial Intelligence Can Get You Hired (and Fired)

Artificial Intelligence (AI) was the hottest tech trend of 2017 and it continues to grow like crazy. Companies are using it to make better decisions, do a better job of selling and marketing, create better software, make predictions about the future as well as countless other applications. AI is also increasingly being used to find …

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This Company Published All Its Employees Salaries 4 Years Ago. Here’s What They Learned

“Robbie, how much do you make?” Someone asked me this question at a recent job, and I admit, I was thrown off. The reason they asked wasn’t to be nosy, but to find out if they were getting underpaid or not. Most salaries are private, so my coworker couldn’t find out without asking. It’s a constant issue. …

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When #MeToo and Sexual Harassment Revelations Trigger PTSD at the Office, What Do You Do?

Yesterday, another two public officials resigned due to sex scandals and their resignations seem a bit backward. The first, Al Franken (D-Minn) had photos of him inappropriately touching women. He, however, denied that he’d really done anything really wrong, saying, “I also think it gave some people the false impression that I was admitting to doing …

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