Monthly Archives: May 2012

Can your Klout score become discriminatory in the ‘real’ world?

I recently came across a very well-penned article by Wired’s Seth Stevenson regarding Klout; an online service that measures your influence in the social media realm. In a very cursory summary; it works via a metrics-measuring algorithm developed to track … Continue reading

Posted in discrimination, EEOC laws, Josh Kaplan, jumping the shark, Klout, Klout as hiring tool, Sam Fiorella, Social Media, social media demographics | Comments Off

A Lesson in Accountability: Yahoo!’s former CEO, Scott Thompson, hurts his former company and an industry by deflecting

It’s tough at the top. It’s even tougher when ethics and integrity are called into question.Former Yahoo! CEO Thompson. (Yodel Anecdotal/Yahoo! Inc.)A ‘missed’ inaccuracy on a resume continues to worsen the reputation of top executives the world over and placed … Continue reading

Posted in accountability, career mistakes, CEO bashing, ethics, Josh Kaplan, learn and grow, recruiting, resume padding, Talascend IT, Yahoo Scott Thompson | Comments Off

Friday Bonus Blog: Forward this blog to 10 of your friends and Microsoft will pay you 1 million dollars (and other respect destroying communications)

All too often during the course of a normal business day people commit technology communication etiquette disasters without ever realizing it.  By committing even a couple of these faux pas on a regular basis can alter the way people view … Continue reading

Posted in career killing emails, email best practices, email chain letters, Email etiquette, email hoaxes, email mistakes, Microsoft | 4 Comments

Three ways to get what you really want from an interviewee.

A couple of weeks ago I posed a question to a group of executive peers on LinkedIn. I asked them what criteria are most important to look for when hiring a top notch sales person. Not only did they have … Continue reading

Posted in best-fit talent, interviewing best practices, Josh Kaplan, resume padding, Talascend IT, top interview questions, Yahoo Scott Thompson | Comments Off

Parlez-vous français? ¿Habla español? Google Chrome does and so will you.

Late last week the Google Translate team unveiled the beta version of a revolutionary app for the Chrome browser. It has the potential to change the way students, businesses, and just about anyone with an interest, learn languages. Language Immersion … Continue reading

Posted in assimil, berlitz, foreign language, google translate, Josh Kaplan, language immersion, learn language, rosetta stone, Talascend IT | 1 Comment