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Updates Coming to Ohio’s Computerized Background Check System

Each year the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) runs more than 1.3 million background checks. Fingerprints are compared to those submitted by the police and courts after people are convicted of crimes. The background checkShow More Summary

Employee Engagement: Lighten Up Your Monday

John Junson is both a fine friend and a brilliant workplace cartoonist. He creates a new cartoon every week on for the Employee Engagement Network. This one was perfect: Stay light, stay nimble, and have an engaging week ahead. David Zinger is an employee engagement speaker and expert.

Olympic Swimmers and the Trials/Tribulations of the Low Cog Employee/Candidate

By now, you've heard all you need to hear about the Olympic swimmers who who were robbed/not robbed at gunpoint/not at gunpoint after vandalizing/barely vandalizing a convenience store in Rio. Who's to blame? Like most of the stuff we deal...

Geoffrey Moore: Models of Disruptive Innovation

In Geoffrey Moore’s words, disruptive innovation occurs when something that was previously scarce and expensive becomes cheap and can be implemented on a wider scale. Current examples of disruptive innovations in various stages of widespread adoption are cloud computing (simultaneous...

Top 10 Annoying Water Cooler Topics

Do you have annoying co-workers who spill way too many beans around the water cooler? (Or coffee pot, depending on your office culture.) I asked my readers for their top annoyances and comprised  list of the top 10 over at Inc. Right after I published, I got another one where one of my readers confessed […]

The Great Leader Right Under Your Nose

...Never take your existing employees for granted. This original article was written by Steve DiGioia. The schoolyard created natural leaders. They were the ones that chose the teams. They were the first ones at bat, their friends sided with their opinions and they led the way with their rebellious streak. Show More Summary

Bullies Aren’t Worth Your Time and Effort

Always have your antenna up because bullying is omnipresent among human beings. Nevertheless, don’t fight every fight with bullies, and don’t try to win all the fights you pick. Ask yourself: Is this important? Is my anger appropriate? Is...Show More Summary

Resume Writing for a Year of Missing Work History

It can be nerve wracking to try to explain to a possible employer why you haven’t worked in over a year. If you only have gaps for a couple of months here and there, you probably don’t need to worry. However, if you have several months or years in your recent history with long periods […] The post Resume Writing for a Year of Missing Work History appeared first on Cube Rules.

It’s Swiss Sunday! Permission Slips

I haven’t done a Swiss cultural post for a while, so I thought I’d do one for fun. Today, my 3rd grader is at the local swimming pool with his class. (I’m writing this on Friday, even though I’m publishing it on Sunday.) A normal thing to do, but it will probably make your American […]

Sometimes Employees Leave Jobs (Not Managers)

There’s an old saying that says, “Employees don’t leave jobs, they leave managers.” And it’s often true. Throughout my career, I’ve talked to hundreds of employees who love the company and their work, but they can’t stand their manager. Show More Summary

You Gotta Jump

All I can say to this bit of inspiration from Steve Harvey is…damn right. Jumping off the cliff – even knowing you have a parachute – is scary as hell. And I’ll be absolutely candid. I’m still falling, tugging at the ripcord. I’ve been torn up and beaten up on my way down. I’ve experienced things […]

Increase Your Brand’s Leads and Sales With LinkedIn

You’re personal brand’s website is an important tool where meaningful connections can be created. In order to establish yourself as an expert in your field you need great content and a strong social network like LinkedIn to share that...Show More Summary

The Top 100 Movie Quotes for HR Pros: #71 is Jeffrey Lebowski: "Yeah, Well That's Just Like Your Opinion, Man"...

New series at the Capitalist: The Top 100 Movie Quotes of all time for HR Pros. In no special order, I break down the 100 movie quotes that resonate most for me as a career HR pro. Some will be...

Exempt Employees with Same Titles and Different Rules

Hello, I am a salaried employee at a hospital. Despite the fact that there is no official start time for us (3 total), 2 full-time, 1 part-time, the full-time employees work 4 days and the part-time works 3. I am being told that I am late at least once a week. Respectfully, office operating hours […]

Customer Experience: Everything Matters

Guest post by Roy Atkinson. This original article was written by Steve DiGioia. When it comes to customer experience, everything matters. The way a website looks and works, the way a brand’s service people talk with and treat customers, and certainly the way purchased goods and services are delivered. Show More Summary

How to Be ‘The Most Interesting Man (or Woman) in the World’

One of the golden rules of networking is to “be interested” — to ask open-ended questions and listen well. But what about the flip side: How can you be interesting, too? It’s a trait that can make any conversation flow … [Read more...] The post How to Be ‘The Most Interesting Man (or Woman) in the World’ appeared first on Lindsey Pollak.

Recipes for #HR Success: Communication and Business Acumen

(Editor’s Note: This series is brought to you by our friends at Capella University. Capella is an accredited online university dedicated to providing an exceptional, professionally-aligned education that puts you in the best position to succeed in your field. Show More Summary

4 ways to improve your job search in the digital age

  This infographic was created by Vera Marie Reed. Vera is freelance writer living in Glendale, California. This mother of two specializes in education and parenting content. When she’s not delivering expert advice, you can find her reading, writing, arts, going to museums and doing craft projects with her children. Show More Summary

The Top 11 Travel Nursing Companies According to Travel Nurses on Social Media

Given the pivotal services travel nursing companies provide to travel nurses, it’s no wonder a host of rating services are devoted to the travel healthcare industry. While these rating services are certainly one way for travelers to find the top travel nursing companies, it’s also becoming increasingly popular to discuss the topic on social media. Show More Summary

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