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Conducting Interviews That Go Somewhere: Tips for Making a Good Hire

By the time you come face to face with potential hires, you’ve already reviewed their resumes and maybe even finished conducting interviews by phone.

But the in-person interview is pivotal. It’s when you separate the wheat from the chaff, or the good hires from the not-so-good hires. This is crucial because hiring someone who doesn’t work out can cost your business in a number of ways.

Innovation in the Workplace: 5 Tips for Empowering Your Team

Before he became famous for “The Simpsons,” cartoonist Matt Groening penned a comic strip called “Life in Hell.” His delightfully subversive cartoon often took aim at the conformity-enforcing, creativity-squashing corporate life of the 1980s and ’90s.

Resumania™: Yep, Resume Typos Can Still Hurt You

Sure, we now live and work in an era of typo-ridden texts and tweets, but that’s no excuse to submit a sloppy resume. In fact, being careless with your application materials can still prove costly. While employers are a bit more lenient than they were five years ago, 63 percent of senior managers said just one or two resume mistakes would eliminate an applicant from consideration for a job, according to a new survey by our company.

WorkVine: What the X-Men Can Teach Us About Teamwork

If the X-Men’s greatest achievement is keeping the peace between human beings and mutants, what they teach us about teamwork runs a close second.

As a whole, the X-Men may seem like a motley crew, but they actually represent a model of team diversity. After all, a team works best not only when its members are different, but also when they’re compatible, complementary and cooperative.