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February 2019

19 Kids and Recruiting: A Series About Recruiting Internationally


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Imagine you have 19 kids. (This is just an exercise) (unless you actually do have 19 kids, and my hat goes off to you). Now one of them is allergic to strawberries. Another one absolutely hates turkey sandwiches. The youngest has speech therapy in the morning, and that afternoon, your eldest is in a piano recital.

That’s just 4 out of 19, and you’re already feeling frazzled, aren’t you? 

Now imagine those 19 kids are in reality the 19 countries where your company recruits, and you are the one in charge of creating your global recruitment strategy.

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A Tale of One City – What Employers Can Learn from NYC and Amazon’s Squandered Deal

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By now, almost everyone has heard that Amazon has backed out of moving one of its two new headquarters to Long Island City, NY. The reason? NYC and Amazon just couldn’t agree on things, and negotiations came to a standstill. And, while there’s much debate over who was right and who was wrong, there are a few lessons employers can take away from the situation to ensure good talent doesn’t slip away, much like Amazon slipped away from NYC.

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5 Ways to Discourage Your Staff from Calling in Sick After the Super Bowl

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Monday mornings are hard enough, but factor in a night of indulging, watching football (and commercials) and you have a recipe for disaster.

With Super Bowl Sunday on the horizon, employers around the country should be bracing themselves for a bombardment of calls from employees calling in sick Monday morning because according to a survey conducted by The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated and conducted by The Harris Poll 17.2 million employees plan to do just that. 

What’s great about the Super Bowl is that people host parties specifically for this game—even if their team isn’t playing and even if they don’t care about football—it’s amazing! But as a result many overindulge and neglect their responsibilities the next day, i.e. work.

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