Last week's SmartBrief on Workforce poll: If "Cisco fatty" were your hire, would you rescind the offer? Discuss these results with SmartBrief Senior Editor Mary Ellen Slayter on the SmartBlog on Workforce.
Advisers sometimes wonder whether they're helping anyone and begin to question their role in the business, writes Daniel Finley, president of Advisor Solutions. He offers a 21-day strategy to help advisers realize their value and increase it.
Companies can offer paid maternity leave without losing time or money, writes Mary Ellen Slayter, CEO of Reputation Capital. Leaders should budget for leave in advance, prioritize project importance and provide employees with cross-training opportunities to boost morale, Slayter writes.
The most impressive executive resumes are those that emphasize "what" candidates achieved at their previous positions and to a lesser degree "how" they did it, Donna Svei writes. "Check your resume. Look for about a 70/30 distribution between 'what' and 'how' verbs," she writes.
An HR Revolution workshop co-presented by SmartBrief's Mary Ellen Slayter asked human resources professionals to help solve the real-world problem of a company with high turnover and little employee engagement, co-presenter Charlie Judy writes. Among the important reminders: Ask questions before offering a solution and request outside expertise when needed, Judy writes.
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services begins accepting applications today for H-1B visas in specialties that require at least a bachelor's degree. Last year, the cap of 65,000 was reached in one day, but experts say there could be fewer applications this year because of layoffs and new rules on hiring foreign workers at companies that receive bailout funds.