Sole proprietorship? LLC? S-Corp? Know your business entity options

This post was originally published on May 18, 2016, and was updated on October 25, 2019. With so many things to think about when starting […]

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The 10 Must-Read Articles for Recruiters This Week

If you’re looking for a stimulating read, here’s a great list for you. We found some of the best recent articles published for talent professionals and posted them below. They cover a wide range of topics, including babies in the office, an age discrimination lawsuit involving a major bank, and how asking the wrong questions could be screening out your ideal candidate.  Here are the must-read posts for this week: 1. Stop Eliminating Perfectly Good Candidates by Asking Them the Wrong Questions — by Nilofer Merchant 2. The House Just Passed a Bill To Close the Gender Pay Gap — by Ella […]

     

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How to Avoid Common Recruiter Fails, According to Stacy Zapar

Before you continue reading, get ready to cringe — and maybe laugh at yourself. Because according to industry leader Stacy Zapar, every recruiter is guilty of at least some of the mistakes on this list. Yes, even her. A “self-proclaimed recruiting nerd,” Stacy is the founder of The Talent Agency, a recruiting consultancy and R4R search firm that helps companies recruit Talent Acquisition professionals. With 21 years of recruiting experience under her belt, she has plenty of success stories and has also made plenty of slip-ups. In her top-rated talk at LinkedIn Talent Connect 2018, […]

     

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I received a Form 1099-MISC. What should I do?

This post was originally published on Feb. 5, 2015, and was updated on April 2, 2018, and March 27, 2019. If you’ve worked as an […]

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5 Steps for Creating a Culture That Attracts and Welcomes Employees with Disabilities

With competition for skilled workers at a high and an increased focus on diversity, companies have started to recruit in often overlooked talent pools, including veterans, women returning to the workplace, older workers, and individuals without college degrees. And companies are beginning to embrace one of the largest untapped talent markets of all — people with disabilities, a group that continues to be the most unemployed and underemployed U.S. population with 10.7 million individuals still out of work. Only 21.5% of working-age Americans with disabilities are part of the […]

     

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#RecruitingHack: 3 Clever Ways to Use Hashtags for Sourcing and Employer Branding

Instagram posts tagged with one or more hashtags have 12.6% more engagement than posts without any. On Twitter, tweets that include hashtags are 33% more likely to get retweeted. And on LinkedIn, impressions on posts with hashtags are 29.59% higher. Such is the power of the hashtag — and if you’re not using them strategically in your hiring process, you could be missing out. Younger workers, including those in Generation Z, feel at home on social media and use it for everything from watching content to staying up to date on current events — as well as researching prospective […]

     

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This Anti-Harassment Tactic Sets Women Back — and May Be Illegal

In the fall of 2017, when stories of workplace sexual harassment and assault began exploding in Hollywood, #MeToo went viral and established one thing beyond question: Harassment thrives in all industries, knows no borders, and speaks all languages. #MeToo became #YoTambien became #BalanceTonPorc became #QuellaVoltaChe and . . . echoed through offices and factories all around the world. A year later, when LinkedIn surveyed 5,000 talent and HR professionals across the globe, they named anti-harassment as one of four trends that will most impact talent acquisition this year. In Global […]

     

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Older Professionals Often Face Discrimination at Work — Here’s Why Your Company Should Change That

Six out of 10 older workers have experienced or witnessed age discrimination at work, says a 2018 report by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Ageism can impact professionals long before they start to approach retirement. In a recent survey of startup founders, 26.7% said they believe that age discrimination in tech starts when workers are between 36 and 40. Another 13.1% said it can start even earlier than that. And stereotypes about older workers — like the idea that they can’t keep pace or lack digital savvy — can have serious consequences. In the United […]

     

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Candidates’ Soft Skills are Notoriously Hard to Assess, But Following These 6 Steps Will Help

The psychologist Nicholas Humphrey once stated that a person’s social intelligence — the soft skills they use to interact with their environment and the people around them — defines them far more than their quantitative intelligence. And with artificial intelligence and automation making many hard skills obsolete, this is increasingly true in the workplace. In fact, in LinkedIn’s Global Talent Trends 2019 report, 92% of talent professionals reported that soft skills are equally or more important to hire for than hard skills. And 89% said that when a new hire doesn’t work out, it’s […]

     

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Tell Your Story at Talent Connect 2019

Every great story needs a beginning, middle, and end. And an audience. If you and your team have done amazing things, if you have taken a bright idea and had a big success, in short if you have a riveting story, we’ve got the perfect audience. We’re looking for gifted storytellers who are also action-oriented innovators and thought leaders to speak at Talent Connect 2019 in Dallas (September 25-27). Presentations can be done as talks, panels, workshops, or fireside chats with anywhere from one to four people. It all depends, of course, on what the best format is to tell your […]

     

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