Good news for bad references

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"Picture this scenario: you’ve been seeking new employment at a company, but without success. Your employment credentials are excellent and while you’ve been able to land the interviews – sometimes more than one with a prospective employer — that job for which you’re well qualified, continues to elude you. Even more ominous, you may have been assured that the job is virtually yours and that completing the hiring process is a mere formality, and then… the trail goes cold, and the call-backs cease."


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Selfish CEOs

CEOs who lay off the most people rake in the profits

via Hidden Corporate Scandal: CEOs Who Laid Off the Most Workers Rake in the Most Treasure

"CEOs in one company after another are throwing workers onto the unemployment rolls and dodging taxes to boost short-term profits and fatten their own paychecks. They are shifting the burden of a poor economy onto the public purse — while continuing to line their own pockets."


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Customers flee Walmart empty shelves for Target, Costco

Those who say raising the minimum wage will bankrupt companies are just plain wrong. Here’s the proof. Treat (and pay) your people well, and they’ll be great employees. Treat them like crap and, surprise surprise, they’ll be crappy employees. What a concept! 🙂

via Customers Flee Walmart Empty Shelves for Target, Costco – Bloomberg.

"Costco, which offers a starting hourly wage of $11.50 in all states and employee schedules that are generally predictable, has higher worker productivity and a lower rate of turnover than its competitors, Ton found."

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5 ways your boss is killing your company culture

I agree. And a big reason for this, I believe, is that hiring managers hire based on likability, enthusiasm, and an applicant’s degree (no matter what that degree is in) rather than on experience and intelligence.

So, the people who end up running things often have no real idea what they’re doing, but, darn it, they’re enthusiastic and likable! </sarcasm>

via 5 Ways Your Boss Is Killing Your Company Culture

"Less than a quarter of those surveyed feel that upper management truly has the best interests of most of their employees at heart, while less than half think that these executives are committed to the company’s vision."


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