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Four ways small business can compete with big business

Elizabeth Bromstein | February 12, 2016 1:11 pm

So, you’ve started a small business, or you’re planning on it. Good for you. Now comes the question of how to compete with the big guys.

Category: Industry News & Insights

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The biggest reason people turn down job offers

Elizabeth Bromstein| October 8, 2015 3:11 pm

A new survey asked workers “What hurdles stop you from accepting a job?” Can you guess what reason was No. 1?

Category: Hiring Advice, Recruitment Challenges
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Sweden is switching to a six-hour workday. Maybe you should too

Elizabeth Bromstein| October 7, 2015 3:43 pm

Employees seem down and disengaged? Maybe you should consider a six-hour workday. It’s catching on in Sweden and for good reason: it works.

Category: Human Resources, Management
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Why employees hate HR at least once a year

Elizabeth Bromstein| October 7, 2015 3:11 pm

There’s something HR does every year – sometimes twice, or even up to four times a year – that makes your employees hate you. I’m guessing you already know what it is. Can you guess? Go ahead. Take a guess.

Category: Uncategorised
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Would you have fired this guy over his social media post?

Elizabeth Bromstein| October 7, 2015 2:39 pm

Another day, another cautionary tale about social media use. This time it comes courtesy of Atlanta, GA, where one Gerod Roth has lost his job at a marketing firm after posting a picture on Facebook of himself and a co-worker’s three-year-old black child

Category: Human Resources, Management
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Six ways to successfully use social media for recruiting

Elizabeth Bromstein| September 30, 2015 11:19 am

Are you maximizing the true potential of social for recruiting? Here are six ways to do that.

Category: Human Resources, Industry News & Insights, Recruitment Challenges
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Somewhere between four and 100 words you should never use in your job posting

Elizabeth Bromstein| September 30, 2015 10:24 am

It can be a struggle to make a real impact with your job posting and cut through the cacophony to appeal to the real talent. And there are things employers and hiring managers do that make the situation worse for themselves. How you word your job posting matters – a lot.

Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources, Recruitment Challenges
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Science says you’re basically a self-sabotaging tyrant if you make your staff start work before 10 a.m.

Elizabeth Bromstein| September 17, 2015 1:03 pm

A new study suggests that people under the age of 55 are not cut out for 9-5 work hours, and that businesses who force it are costing themselves and harming their employees.

Category: Management
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The world’s coolest offices 2015

Elizabeth Bromstein| September 17, 2015 12:53 pm

If you want to attract the best and brightest to work at your organization, you might have to up your office environment game.

Category: Industry News & Insights, Recruitment Challenges
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How to get your team to refer their talented friends

Elizabeth Bromstein| September 15, 2015 1:32 pm

If you’re looking to save time and money in the hiring process, you probably know that there is no better resource for talent than the people who already work for you.

Category: Recruitment Challenges