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How One Woman Built Disqus’ HR Department From Scratch

We interviewed Kim Rohrer, the head of HR at Disqus, a startup that went through growing pains and came out on top.

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Employee Disengagement Is a Disease: Cure It With a Question

Employee disengagement is growing. Ruth Ross, a former senior HR executive, speaks about first steps managers can take toward re-engaging employees.

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Public Relations: The Recruiter’s Secret Weapon

Companies can use PR to attract lots of new applicants, as well as create a strong employer brand. Here are few ways to leverage PR for your own recruiting benefit.

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We Just Hired the Last Qualified Person on Earth

We discovered that an “A” player employee would generate about three times what a “B” player would. But we had to hire creatively—”A” players are hard to find.

The Savant

Psychological Profiles of the Dream Team: Summary Findings

Building your corporate dream team is like a coach building a sports team: it’s not a group of perfect athletes, but a perfect combination.

Golden Watch

Want to Be an HR Executive? Establish a Track Record of Tenure

We examine the career histories of top HR executives to see how many companies they worked for and how long it took each to reach their first executive-level position.

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Psychological Profiles of the Dream Team: The Savant

Savants are really good at what they do. Really, really good. They have the ability to become skilled in many, but not all, fields.

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Psychological Profiles of the Dream Team: The Giver

As the name implies, Givers like to give to other people. At work, their overarching mission is to give to the company, often putting co-workers ahead of themselves.

The Matrix Thinker

Psychological Profiles of the Dream Team: The Matrix Thinker

Matrix Thinkers are your creative types. They don’t just “think outside the box,” they think about where the it came from, why it’s there and how it could be better.

The Champ

Psychological Profiles of the Dream Team: The Champ (and the Chip)

The Champ is your quintessential high-performing salesperson. Champs are high-energy, optimistic and love engaging with people.

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Recruiting Best Practices From Today’s Hottest Startups

Startup companies have to make every hire really count. As a result, they often use unique and innovative tactics to find quality candidates.

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How Does Twitter Use Twitter to Recruit?

Social recruiting is on the rise, big time. We interviewed Twitter’s Recruiting Officer to learn how the social media powerhouse uses their own channel to recruit.

WomenSuccess

4 Women at the Top of the HR Field: How They Got Where They Are Today

I interviewed four women in senior HR positions. All are extremely successful in their chosen careers, but how did they get where they are today?

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How HR Professionals Can Land a Seat at the C-Suite Table

HR professionals can move up the ladder to gain equal footing with other C-level executives. The key is developing a strategic climbing technique.

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5 Jobs for the HR Department of the Future

HR is becoming “more strategic.” But what does exactly does that mean? And what positions will this “more strategic” HR department of the future include?

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How to Hire – and Retain – Recent College Graduates

Every business owner knows hiring recent college grads can be challenging. We’ve learned the hard way that many recent grads are not yet ready for the real world.

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Why Honesty Is the Secret Ingredient of Successful Organizations

Honesty isn’t simply the best policy–it’s the only way to build a “happy” workplace and a successful organization.

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Expert Roundtable — Personality Testing in the Hiring Process: Brilliant or Birdbrained?

Put simply, hiring is hard. Personality testing companies like eHarmony are entering the recruiting space–but will algorithms make hiring any easier?

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What Happens When Water Cooler Talk Hits the Web?

What happens when water cooler conversation goes viral? HR departments need to be prepared to take certain steps when sensitive information hits the web.

Work in Progress

5 Reasons High Turnover Can Be Good for Your Small Business

Despite traditional thinking, low employee turnover isn’t always preferable–it can indicate that your employees are poorly selected, overpaid and complacent.