Let’s End Degree Inflation

By 2020, 35 percent of the job openings will require at least a bachelor’s degree; 30 percent of the job openings will require some college or an associate’s degree; and 36 percent of the job openings will not require education beyond high school. That’s a big change in just one generation. Continue reading “Let’s End Degree Inflation”…

Reasons to Hire Military Veterans

We set aside November 11 to honor veterans and let them know how much we appreciate their service. There’s another, better way, to show your appreciation: make a veteran a job offer. Continue reading “Reasons to Hire Military Veterans”…

Let’s Eliminate Employee Probation

“Probation” has a couple of meanings, including one from our criminal justice system. Its technical definition is “the release of an offender from detention, subject to a period of good behavior under supervision.” We also use it for newly hired employees, making their first few months feel like a presumption of incompetence until proven otherwise. Continue reading “Let’s Eliminate Employee Probation”…

What Employers Really Want (And How to Interview for It)

Adaptability is the number one asset businesses want in an employee (with 69% of hiring managers saying it is the most important soft skill they screen for.) Continue reading “What Employers Really Want (And How to Interview for It)”…

2017 Will Be a Great Year for Hiring

Strongest Hiring Forecast in Ten Years (Courtesy of HR Today) Forty percent of employers plan to hire full-time… Continue reading “2017 Will Be a Great Year for Hiring”…

The Most Powerful Question in the World

One question has been the source of almost all scientific, creative, and philosophical discovery and progress since the beginning of time. And it happens to be my favorite question. Continue reading “The Most Powerful Question in the World”…