Top 5 Mistakes That Lead to a Poor Hire

Hiring a new employee comes with the potential of making a myriad of mistakes. Aside from mistakes with potential legal ramifications such as discriminatory hiring practices, there are a number of other mistakes commonly made by employers which can easily be avoided.¬† Quite possibly the biggest hiring mistake that can be made is hiring the wrong person. There are tremendous costs associated with hiring the wrong candidate: for example, advertising costs, interview costs, background and drug screening costs, training costs, and probably a negative affect on morale¬†for your other employees. Generally it’s less expensive to continue your search for the ideal candidate rather than settling on the wrong one and terminating the bad hire. Continue reading

New York City Employers Banned from Asking Applicants About Salary History

Effective October 31, 2017 New York City becomes the next city following the recent trend of prohibiting employers from asking job applicants about their salary history.

Employers will no longer be able to legally ask applicants about their pay in former positions held nor can they search any publicly available records or reports to obtain the applicant’s salary history. Continue reading

Passion Leads to Success

success-479568_1280If numbers are a barometer of success and figures don’t lie, how do we explain the following contradictory evidence:

  • More than 50 percent of all chief executives of Fortune 500 companies had C or C- averages in colleges.
  • Sixty-five percent of all U.S. senators were in the bottom half of their classes.
  • Seventy-five percent of American presidents were in “The Lower-Half Club” when they were in school.
  • More than 50 percent of millionaire entrepreneurs never even finished college.

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