Your candidate experience: Creating an impact or burning cash?

Money spent improving candidate experience is likely money well spent; however, to be successful, organizations should consider doing three things. A critical concern As potential customers and influencers in the market, candidates’ impact can reach far beyond the time spent “in your system.” According to Talent Board, since 2010 over 1,000 organizations globally have worked […]

American Job Openings Now Outnumber the Jobless

The U.S. had more job openings this spring than unemployed Americans. For the first time since such record-keeping began in 2000, the number of available positions exceeded the number of job seekers, the Labor Department said Tuesday, a shift that is rippling across the economy and affecting the behavior of employers and workers. U.S. job […]

Breaking: Revlon just named its first woman CEO

Beauty conglomerate Revlon Inc., whose portfolio includes iconic brands such as Revlon, Elizabeth Arden, and Almay, is promoting Debra Perelman to president and chief executive officer. Perelman, who was named chief operating officer just four months ago, is a daughter of billionaire chairman Ronald Perelman, who owns 80% of Revlon through his investment firm, MacAndrews […]

Tech on a hiring spree, though talent is hard to get

Survey shows more than half of city’s tech companies plan to increase staff by at least 20% this year It’s good to be king, the saying goes. But right now, being an engineer in New York might be better. According to a new survey of hiring trends, the city’s economy is growing so fast that […]

Your boss wants you to take a vacation

(CNN)America’s workers are leaving vacation time on the table, and they’re paying a price for it. According to Project: Time Off’s latest State of American Vacation 2018, the American workforce gave up 705 million vacation days last year alone. Of those days, 212 million were forfeited — they could not be banked, rolled over or […]

The CEO of Vimeo landed the job at 34 after only 3 years with the company — and her best advice for young people explains how she did it

Vimeo CEO Anjali Sud created her own opportunities.Sarah Jacobs/Business Insider Vimeo CEO Anjali Sud advises young people to create their own opportunities. Sud said that she’s ambitious and impatient, and has learned how to use those traits to advance her career without looking back. Even though she didn’t initially see herself in the CEO spot […]

Silicon Valley Venture Capitalists Prepare for an I.P.O. Wave

SAN FRANCISCO — Jason Pressman spent Thursday morning cheering from the balcony of the New York Stock Exchange as shares of the software firm Zuora, which he backed in 2008, began trading. By the market’s close, Zuora’s stock had soared 43 percent, making his venture capital firm’s $17 million investment in the company worth roughly […]

This Is How To Conquer Even The Most Hardcore Networking Anxiety

Having social anxiety isn’t the same as just being a natural introvert, which means there are steps you can take to mitigate it. As an anxious person, there are few things I dread more than large, unstructured networking events. Hell is nothing if not balancing a plate of hors d’oeuvres while desperately scanning the room […]

The 29-Year-Old Who Was Named Chief Financial Officer Of Kraft Heinz

The Kraft Heinz Co. is a $100 billion market capitalization company that generates more than $26 billion in annual revenue by selling iconic brands like Heinz Ketchup, Velveeta Cheese and Kraft Macaroni. Starting in October, Kraft Heinz’s finances will be overseen by a 29-year-old. The company announced on Friday that David Knopf will be the […]

The Rise and Impact of the Employee Experience

To contend in tomorrow’s talent war, organizations must rethink and re-engineer how to deliver a signature experience for its greatest asset…people. According to Deloitte’s 2017 Global Human Capital Trends report, A productive, positive employee experience has emerged as the new contract between employer and employee. Just as marketing and product teams have moved beyond customer […]

Uber Just Hired a New CEO. Here’s Why It Makes Perfect Sense

The way we travel today is going to charge in the next 10-20 years. This change will involve much more than just using a ride-sharing service or even autonomous cars. More than anything, it will become a colossal effort of cooperation. Dozens of companies will need to work together to make sure you can travel […]

Customer Success Saved Salesforce From Certain Doom

To create customers for life, you must first play a part in their success. When you look at a company that has achieved success, it’s easy to make assumptions about how it arrived there. It’s easy to look back and pick out the key turning points that led to winning. It’s become common to label […]

4 Things You Must Remove From Your LinkedIn Profile

More and more, people are forming their first impression of you from the results of a web search on your name. When people are evaluating you in a professional capacity, they often go directly to your LinkedIn profile. But even if their research starts with Google, they’ll end up at LinkedIn because your profile will […]

It’s Boom Times for Recruiters After U.S. Job Market Tightens

There’s hardly ever been a better, or busier, time to be a recruiter in America. Chris Nace — who’s done such work for the past decade — says that after years of searching for business, companies are now constantly approaching his small firm that focuses on hires in the technology sector in New York City. […]

For Entrepreneurs, Venture Capital Is Not Always the Best Option

You want numbers? Peter Dering has numbers. Peak Design, the camera accessories company he bootstrapped in 2011 with $25,000 from savings, has now raised more than $14 million. It has generated 90 to 100 percent growth for five years straight, and he has zero debt. But here’s the most exciting number: Dering still owns 100 […]

Getting Hired: The Common Interview Mistakes You Need To Avoid

Mistakes in the interview room are commonplace; after all, we’re all human. No one has a perfect interview technique, and, of course, some mistakes are inevitable. However, as part of your interview preparation, it’s vital that understand what the most common interview mistakes are, in order to avoid making them yourself: 1. Arriving late Candidates […]

These Six Things Are Likely Holding You Back At Work

When it comes to running your day, it’s easy to get swept up in distractions and tasks that don’t move you forward. The average person loses up to three hours each day due to interruptions from phone calls, email and coworkers, according to a study by CareerBuilder. Research may show that cat videos make you […]

How to Build Great Relationships With Mentors and Advisors

Great businesses are built with a lot of effort and a handful of key decisions. Effective relationships with mentors, advisors, and directors are based upon four main areas of concern and agreement between the parties; the Relationship, Value, Time Horizon, and Compensation. The Mentor Relationship: A mentor is an informal relationship. Mentors are committed and […]

Birchbox CEO explains how emailing strangers can help you get ahead

Katia Beauchamp had no experience in technology or beauty when she co-founded the company whose name would become synonymous with the subscription-box model. “My co-founder and I, neither of us were in tech. Neither of us were in beauty,” the Birchbox CEO says, speaking at a recent CornellTech@Bloomberg event. The company, which has raised more […]

Millennials Don’t Want Fun; They Want You To Lead Better

After more than a decade of effort, American businesses still have not figured out how to successfully motivate, inspire – and keep – millennial workers. According to a new and comprehensive Gallup study, employees 20 to 36 years old are the least engaged generation in the workplace by far. On top of that, 21 percent […]

Why You Might Do Your Best Work When You Don’t Have A Boss

The distress over employee retention has reached a fever pitch. The data couldn’t be clearer that knowledge workers really are on the move en masse. By one recent reckoning, 41% of U.S. employees are considering leaving their current positions within the next 12 months. The time it takes to fill an open position after a […]

8 Tips for staying productive when you’re never in the office

For many of us, our “office job” doesn’t have us in the office very often. Salespeople, entrepreneurs, account reps, and countless other positions have you running around from place to place, only stopping into the office between offsite meetings or on the rare occasion that you don’t have something scheduled. Without that critical office time […]

Meet the Woman Joining Airbnb’s Executive Team

Airbnb’s executive team just got a little more diverse. Last week, Beth Axelrod joined the company as its new vice president of employee experience, bringing the total number of women on the 13-person leadership team to two. (The other female executive on the team is c hief business affairs and legal officer Belinda Johnson.) In […]

Twitter Hires New Product Chief in Unusual Way

Almost a year after its last product VP jumped ship, Twitter has finally found a replacement to take on the challenging job of rekindling the service’s stalled user growth. Twitter’s new VP of Product is Keith Coleman, a longtime Google product manager who has been working at a small, little known startup called Yes for […]

An Ill-Informed Salesperson Sent This Email Pitch To Amazon’s CTO

A lot of salespeople rely on cold email to find prospects and sell their product. But when it’s not done the right way, cold emails could quickly become spam — or worse, turn into public humiliation. Take, for example, this email Amazon CTO Werner Vogels got recently. The email, which Vogels shared on Twitter last week, shows a salesperson […]

I Analyzed 147 Cold Sales Emails and 93.9% Of Them Sucked

From bad mail merges to un-interesting subject lines to an utter lack of focus on WIIFM, I analyzed what makes bad cold sales emails suck so bad. 93.9% of the cold emails from business development / sales people are absolute and utter rubbish. That’s what I learned from analyzing 147 cold emails I received in […]

Here’s Where Google’s First 21 Employees Are Now

AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, FileYahoo CEO Marissa Mayer. Only six of Google’s earliest employees still work at the internet giant – and that includes founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Some early Google employees have gone on to become entrepreneurs, while others are now angel investors, and a lucky few have gone on to become top […]

Why The Holidays Are The Best Time to Job Search

With the launch of the infamous Starbucks red cup controversy and all the mall decorations, the holidays are at the forefront of our minds. Music is playing in the background, snow is falling on the ground (at least if you live in Illinois), and it’s time to get into the spirit of new beginnings and […]

Why These 10 Soft Skills Could Catapult Your Career

A recent LinkedIn survey of hiring managers revealed 59 percent believe soft skills are tough to find in employees today. Which soft skills are the most sought-after among employers? They are: Now, you might be thinking: “I have all those, why aren’t recruiters knocking down my door?” There are two reasons why you may not […]

3 Rules You Need to Break if You Want to Be Truly Successful

There are many perks associated with pushing boundaries and breaking rules as an innovator. Yet, when it comes to business models and unique offerings, stepping outside the social norms can be daunting. In times of change and stress, we naturally fall back on the tried and true to give us a sense of security. According […]