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You’re Not Helping

Applying for a job has never been moe difficult – quite literally in some cases. Keil Hubert takes us through the dodgy HR systems that have discouraged people from sending in their job applications.

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Grounds for Dismissal 4: Binding Chords

Keil Hubert, Biz Tech’s US blogger, looks this week at an unconventional approach to employee satisfaction: allowing them to install large speaker units and play music across the office… When I first started sketching the opening piece for this series – ‘Ground For Dismissal’ – I knew that I’d probably strike a nerve with some [...]

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Is Anonymous Really Anonymous?

Last week’s column endorsed the need to provide your employee with anonymous means of reporting wrong-doing to management – Essentially, if you preemptively mitigate the threat of retaliation for your employees, you’re more likely to receive tips about improper behavior from within the company. Increasing the likelihood of being notified vastly improves your ability to [...]

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Practical Interviewing Techniques (Part 3)

This week’s column follows directly from Part 1 and Part 2 of this series. The premise I submitted back in August was straightforward: as the hiring manager responsible for selecting the best-qualified IT professional for an internal vacancy, how can you be sure that your selection is truly the best out of all the available [...]

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Practical Interviewing Techniques (Part 2)

This week’s column follows directly from last week’s. As the hiring manager responsible for selecting the best-qualified IT professional for an internal vacancy, how can you be sure that your selection is truly the best out of all the available applicants? Especially when all of the applicants are spewing the same practiced interviewing answers? I [...]

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Practical Interviewing Techniques (Part 1)

In last week’s column, I described a duty prioritization exercise that I’ve used in hiring interviews to get inside a potential hire’s head. I received a lot of feedback about that column, including requests to describe some other practical exercises that I’ve used over the years. Delighted to be of service. As a general rule, [...]

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