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How to Improve the Engagement and Retention of Young Hourly Workers

What would you do if the majority of your entry-level, hourly workforce was planning to leave in less than a year? More than half of the 1,200 young people working in entry-level jobs we surveyed said that was their plan — and less than a quarter felt highly satisfied with their job. That’s expensive for…


How To Spot The One Employee Who Should Never Work At Your Company

We’ve been honored to pick the brains of numerous leaders throughout our careers. In fact, we often discuss how lucky we both are to get a glimpse into how many of these leaders think. However, during a recent interview, we were more than surprised when David Novak, the former CEO of one of the world’s…


5 Questions to Ask Before Taking a Job

Here’s a counterintuitive fact about job searching: The most stressful part of the process often begins after you have a job offer in hand. It’s true that each step of a job hunt brings its own unique challenges – particularly the interview stage. But receiving the nod from your prospective employer means that the clock starts ticking on…


Ask Me How Much Money I Make: Pay Gets More Transparent

Managing a generation of young people inclined to share relationship statuses and meal photos on social media requires employers to adjust the way they approach compensation, experts say. “Pay and promotions are not secretive topics anymore,” says Mary Ann Sardone, who consults with large employers on compensation issues and leads the workforce-rewards practice at benefits…


How to Negotiate a Higher Job Offer In Just 1 Simple Sentence

Interviewing for jobs can be grueling. But if you manage to drum up the right answers to trick interview questions and prove you’re worth hiring, there’s light at the end of the tunnel: a job offer. Once that offer letter hits your inbox, you know what you’re supposed to do next. Always negotiate. That’s easier…


What Recruiters Look For When Hiring

In order to better compete in your job search, you want to understand what recruiters look for when hiring in 2017. Jobvite’s 2017 Recruiter Nation Report sheds light on what’s most important to recruiters as the source and interview job candidates. Jobvite’s 2017 Recruiter Nation Report is the result of surveying 831 recruiters in the…


How to Negotiate Your Salary – and Succeed

For employees, negotiating salary can feel like navigating treacherous territory. After all, what if you don’t get what you ask for? What if the employer laughs you out of the room? What if your salary-negotiation skills are so abysmal that you end up losing the job offer altogether? “It’s such a tricky thing because there…


Learn to Love Networking

“I hate networking.” We hear this all the time from executives, other professionals, and MBA students. They tell us that networking makes them feel uncomfortable and phony—even dirty. Although some people have a natural passion for it—namely, the extroverts who love and thrive on social interaction—many understandably see it as brown-nosing, exploitative, and inauthentic. But…

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