Monthly Archives: January 2012

Candidate has great skills, ideal experience and strong references? Well done, you’re half way there.

If you made a new hire today, there is a 46% chance that they will be gone in 18 months. This statistic, which is alarming enough in itself, is compounded by the fact that 89% of these failures will be attributed … Continue reading

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Education, not legislation, is the key to lower healthcare spending.

In 2005, the British chef and media personality Jamie Oliver launched a highly successful campaign to raise awareness of the poor quality of food being served in British schools. The result was to transform the way Britain thinks about school … Continue reading

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Wagging the PhoneDog: Why your business needs a Social Media policy now.

“We weren’t equipped to have a policy on this stuff.  It was all brand new. The lines were blurred.”This is not a phrase any corporate HR department wants to hear. In a world where new technology is constantly redrawing the … Continue reading

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Thinking about moonlighting in 2012? Here are five questions to test your ethics

by Josh KaplanLast year, Microsoft relaxed their rules governing employees developing products outside work. This very popular change allowed staff to develop applications for Windows products and enjoy the financial benefits. The result? Through 2011, 840 employee designed apps were … Continue reading

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