The Power of the Email Subject Line

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The subject line could well be the most important part of your message. If it doesn’t cut the mustard, the beautiful flowing prose that you’ve written will never actually get read! At Beamery we’re pretty lucky. We see daily data on the subject lines that work, and the ones that consign you to…

5 Interview Questions That Actually Help you Hire

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With the hiring stakes so high, many companies are following Google’s lead and trying to throw people off their guard with oddball interview questions designed to highlight the best candidates. But, do questions like “how many table tennis balls could you fit in a Boeing 747” really tell you how suitable someone is…

How One Company Lost An “A” Player and What You Can Do to Avoid It

When Courtney told her manager she was leaving, every senior leader she had worked with in the company pulled her into their office asking what it would take to change her mind. One even said she could “write her own ticket” and he would make it happen. The only ticket Courtney wanted, though,…

Mergers Need Informal Networks to be Successful

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This month’s announcement that Alaska Airlines has won the bidding war to purchase Virgin America for $2.6B firmly put to rest the rumors that the era of airline consolidation is over. The combination of these two brands will earn Alaska a seat among the top five largest American carriers, alongside industry giants, including…

Warning, this is not going to work!

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Candidate Engagement is the new Achilles heel in Sourcing and Recruiting. It used to be finding a candidate was the key to filling jobs. However, now times are different due to technology tools and social networking sites Recruiters and Sourcers can find candidates relatively easy.  The new challenge today is Candidate Engagement. How…

A Sobering Video Reminder That Sexual Harassment is Still a Workforce Issue

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By Eric B. Meyer Most of you have probably seen or heard about Mean Tweets from Jimmy Kimmel Live! That’s the segment where celebrities stand in front of the camera with smartphone in hand awkwardly reading the snippets of vitriol that Twitters users can spew about them in 140 characters or less. The…

The Office Dress Code Debate: How Would You Deal With Katy Perry?

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Editor’s Note: As I wind down my stint as Editor of TLNT — this is my last week — I wanted to share some of my favorite posts from over the years. Here’s one from September 2010.  Who would have thought that pop singer Katy Perry would have kicked open a debate about what…