Month: March 2020

WHY TALENT TOPS EXPERIENCE IN THE RECRUITING GAME

Recruiters place too much value on job experience in their hiring process. Talent is the No. 1 trait hiring managers should be looking in top-tier candidates, suggests Jay Forte on Human Capitalist. Recruiters are wrong to think that experience creates talent, says Forte. Experience can uncover talent, but experience isn’t synonymous with talent. Instead, […]

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Women’s Soccer Starts 2016 on the Right Foot

The Bryant & Stratton College women’s soccer team took a win and a hard-fought draw from two NCAA DIII opponents this past weekend. Senior Kai Jacobs scored a pair of goals in BSC’s 2-0 win over Cazenovia College while senior goalkeeper Megan Hagadorn made 13 saves the following day against […]

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A Taste of Place: 6 Traditional Oaxacan Recipes

The Oaxaca region is rich in culture, diverse topography, and fertile agricultural land. Teotitlán del Valle is a small weaving village outside of Oaxaca City, world famous for its artisanal rugs and natural wool products. Its weavers are internationally recognized masters. Their carpets, or tapetes, are hand-loomed from naturally dyed wool using local […]

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About ResearchReady

ResearchReady teaches and assesses students’ critical thinking and research skills through its standards-aligned content. ResearchReady provides the tools to support students as they apply these skills through their research process.Together these tools can prepare students for 21st-century critical thinking and research.

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How to Run Effective Meetings

There are times when that “Meeting Monday” feeling lasts all week. Meetings can be time consuming and expensive, especially when you factor in salaries for the number of people around the table. Learning how to run meetings effectively is an import skill that is key to leadership development. Using these […]

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HOW TO REINVENT THE EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK

Every business needs an employee handbook, right? This contains all those fun legal things like the fact that you’re an at-will employee, that you need to comply with a code of conduct, and what the dress code is (among other things). So, it’s a really, really important document. Except that […]

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IN HEALTHCARE, A HAPPY STAFF MAKES FOR HEALTHY PATIENTS

Healthcare professionals know a slew of factors go into keeping patients healthy, safe and satisfied with the care they’re receiving. But while adopting state-of-the-art technology, recruiting top specialists and creating preventative health programs tend to get the spotlight, there’s an often-overlooked variable with wide-reaching consequences: employee engagement. Employee Happiness Matters […]

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3 WAYS TO ENGAGE THE NEXT GENERATION OF RNS

Katrina Greer applied to college planning to become an orthodontist. But after her father was diagnosed with leukemia during her senior year of high school, her aspirations of working in healthcare shifted.  “I remember the nurses coming in and taking care of him, while he would shake and wasn’t able […]

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IS COACHING RIGHT FOR MY HEALTHCARE TEAM?

Hospitals and care centers are always looking for well-qualified, highly-skilled practitioners. And as an RN, I was always being asked to learn something new. Typically, one of my more senior peers would orient me on the new task.  And I can easily say that the times I experienced the most […]

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FORGET BEST PRACTICES. HOW TO GET EMPLOYEE TRAINING RIGHT

Teaching employees how to interact with customers is critical to any company’s success. But getting that training right can be challenging, especially as training staffs grow. Why? The larger a training department is, the greater the disconnect between what trainers think are best practices and the customer scenarios employees are actually encountering day to day, writes Bill […]

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THE UNPAID INTERNSHIP IS DEAD. WHAT NOW?

The unpaid internship — once a right of passage for aspiring professionals — is doomed. Following some high-profile lawsuits and mounting student opposition to the practice, companies are axing unpaid internships. For example, Condé Nast, the media giant whose coveted internships have launched the careers of many top writers, is ending its program next year. […]

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TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE: 4 ALTERNATIVES TO FORCED RANKINGS

Marissa Mayer has caused another stir with her latest HR stunt. Last month the Yahoo! CEO implemented a forced rankings performance review process at the company, meaning managers rank their employees on a bell curve and fire those at the low end. Forced—or “stacked”—rankings have fallen out of favor with some companies. Microsoft […]

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