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The three words you want applicants to say during the interview

Elizabeth Bromstein | Jan 26, 2015 7:28 pm

Plenty of career advice recommends that one never say this phrase in a job interview. But others say it’s exactly what you should be listening for.

Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources,

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Talent shortage: Employers report increasing difficulty finding the workers they need

Peter Harris| May 28, 2013 11:03 am

A new report shows that a growing number of companies globally feel like their ability to be productive is suffering from an inability to find the talented staff they need. Here are the most in-demand skills and positions.

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Bursting at the seams

The 10 jobs with the most obese people

Christina Bruce| May 27, 2013 4:46 pm

Ever think that sitting at a desk all day is helping you pack on the pounds? Well, you’re probably right. But it’s not just office jobs that are fattening up the population. A study has found some surprising occupations are in danger of having obese workers as well.

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Which industries work the longest hours?

Christina Bruce| May 24, 2013 11:08 am

Find out which five industries are most likely to work 50-plus hours a week — and why that kind of schedule might actually backfire.

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Mean yelling man

Bosses more likely to be psychopaths, study says

Christina Bruce| May 10, 2013 10:55 am

Maybe you’ve had a bad boss. But what about one that’s downright evil? Turns out that bosses are actually more likely to be psychopaths. Same goes for lawyers, surgeons and chefs. Find out the industries that are most likely to have a psycho at the helm.

Category: Industry News & Insights, Management,
Kick me

‘Kick me’ prank at work leads to convictions, firings and a lawsuit

Peter Harris| May 9, 2013 3:17 pm

Two workers have been convicted of misdemeanor battery and fired from their jobs at chip maker Intel over a juvenile prank they pulled on a co-worker. Here’s what happened.

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How candidates really view your job posting

Christina Bruce| May 3, 2013 11:01 am

How long do you think job seekers spend reading a job posting before deciding to apply or moving on? A new study finds people are not nearly as thorough as they think. Find out why your job description is more important than ever.

Category: Industry News & Insights,
Boss saying something dumb

The most dismal statements a boss can ever make

Christina Bruce| Apr 26, 2013 2:36 pm

Sometimes bosses just say the wrong things. It’s not that you mean to be horribly demoralizing. You’re just not realizing how your employees are interpreting your words. Here are a few well-intentioned statements to avoid.

Category: Management,
Frustrated woman at work

The 7 worst things you could ever do at work

Christina Bruce| Apr 24, 2013 3:08 pm

Sure, we all make mistakes at work. We’re human. But some offenses are just too much. It doesn’t matter if you’re a new employee or a seasoned manager — these incredibly common office blunders are serious workplace no-nos.

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