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Buying Into These Myths Can Make for Bad Hiring Decisions

Every company can point to a hire or two -- or several -- gone wrong

Your people are your biggest asset, but when it comes to your recruitment and hiring processes, you may be suffering from a case of “once bitten, twice shy.” Maybe you took a chance on an inexperienced candidate, and it ended up being ...

by Rashan Dixon  | May 20, 2019 06:00:00
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"If Someone Doesn't Send a Thank-You Email, Don't Hire Them"

The executive managing editor of Insider Inc. has hired hundreds of people over 10 years

Making someone an offer to join your company is always risky.The truth is, the hiring process can uncover only so much. You're often basing your decision on a small sample of data that you collected during a few hours of speaking with ...

by Jessica Liebman  | April 12, 2019 06:00:00
Startup Tips

6 Unique Employee Perks, From Trips Across the World to RFID Chip Implants

There's free lunch and unlimited vacation time, and then there's these creative work perks.

To cultivate the workforce you want, it might be time to starting thinking outside the box. From sending employees on all-expense-paid trips to offering new dog owners “paw-ternity” leaves—companies are getting creative about what they offer their employees.Related: 17 Incredible Employee Perks of ...

by Rose Leadem  | October 12, 2018 08:00:00
News and Events

Husband-and-Wife Founders of HR Tech Firm Join Exclusive Endeavor Global Network

Sprout Solutions' Patrick and Alex Gentry bring the count of Endeavor Philippines' entrepreneurs to 19

Patrick Gentry (center) pitched in Endeavor's 82nd International Selection Panel in Buenos Aires, ArgentinaPatrick and Alex Gentry, the co-founders of Philippine human resources (HR) startup Sprout Solutions, have been inducted into Endeavor, the exclusive global network of high-impact entrepreneurs.The two were selected ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | October 09, 2018 02:00:00
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How to Make Your Best Employees Stay at Your Company

Finding good talent is hard. Making them stick around when the competition comes calling can be even tougher

This story appears in the September 2018 EntrepreneurQ: My entry-level employees keep getting poached. We’re on a tight budget -- is the only way to retain talent by paying higher salaries?  -- Jessica M., PhiladelphiaJessica, we feel your pain. We had a similar situation at one of ...

by Doug and Polly White  | September 17, 2018 06:00:00
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5 Steps to Hiring the Right People for Your Business

"Hire slow, fire fast" is great advice, but it's not always easy to follow

The well-worn business admonishment to "hire slow but fire fast" makes a lot of sense. The wisdom is that if we "hire slow", we take adequate time to carefully explore a potential candidate's personality, work style, skills, competencies, etc., then there will ...

by Wendy Keller  | July 06, 2018 02:00:00
Startup Tips

17 Incredible Employee Perks of Successful Companies (Infographic)

From a 40-foot rock climbing wall to $2,000 worth of travel credit, check out these awesome employee perks.

The key to a successful company comes down to its employees. And what better way to cultivate positive morale around the office than offer some awesome perks. At least, that's what a number of today's most successful businesses have figured out. Just take a ...

by Rose Leadem  | July 04, 2018 08:00:00
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Are You Hiring the Best Candidate for the Job or the One You Like the Most?

Sometimes the candidate you're drawn to won't be the best one for the job

There's no perfect test (yet) to discern who will be the best possible hire. Even after preparing thorough job descriptions and formal assessments covering everything from personality to hand-eye-coordination, it's a challenge to sort through the way people present themselves in interviews and ...

by Liz Kislik  | July 02, 2018 06:00:00
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Here's a Very Simple Solution to the Mystery of Why Companies Can't Find Employees

Start offering more money and better benefits

A few years ago my wife and I decided to put our house on the market. It was an older house with lots of space and lots of memories. But, like any older house, it also had its share of maintenance and ...

by Gene Marks  | June 29, 2018 02:00:00
News and Events

PH Platform Helps Firms Access Over 2K Online Courses To Upskill Workers

STORM Learning carries courses covering various industries and sourced from around the world

DM Varun, CEO of STORM Learning, pitches his startup at the local Techsauce event last May“Employees are a company’s greatest asset,” according to Anne Mulcahy, the former CEO of tech developer and Fortune 500 company Xerox Corp. And much like any other ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | June 21, 2018 10:00:00
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What Executives Notice First On Your Resumé

We asked HR heads and executives what parts of your resumé catch their eye

When it comes finding the right candidate for the job, human resources managers are often faced with piles of resumes. So when they’re trying to sift through applicants in the shortest amount of time possible, what details catch their eye? "There is ...

by Angelica Gutierrez for  | June 01, 2018 12:00:00
Startup Tips

You Can at Least Learn from These Real-Life Job Interview Horror Stories

These applicants made a lasting impression, for all the wrong reasons

When you go to a job interview, your goal is to make a good first impression and show that you’re the best person for the job. Some applicants, however, manage to do the exact opposite. Consider these horror stories from human resource ...

by Angelica Gutierrez for  | May 30, 2018 12:00:00
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8 in 10 Employees Live Paycheck to Paycheck -- How You Can Help Them Break the Cycle

Financial struggles for employees also create problems for employers.

Counting down to payday is a stressful, but all too common practice. Unfortunately, an August 2017 CareerBuilder survey found that the vast majority (78 percent) of the 3,462 full-time U.S. workers polled said they live paycheck to paycheck.This isn’t just the employees’ problem. Financial ...

by Heather Huhman  | May 21, 2018 08:00:00