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Unlimited Paid Vacation – Dream or Nightmare?

In a recent article, “Pros & Cons of Unlimited Vacation Time for Employees”, Brian Anelante reveals the holistic Pros & Cons of unlimited vacation time. But he missed the more practical advantages and pitfalls. Yes, unlimited vacation time is loved by all. No tracking, no arguments. Just do your job – everyone’s on the same playing … Continued

How to Spend your Training Time? Follow the Numbers

Every team has A and B players. And every manager needs to decide how to spend his or her time training – does she work hard with the B player trying to bring them up to speed? Or analyze an A player’s performance to see how they can get even better? The answer? Follow the … Continued

Staffing Employment Grew 5.4% In 2014

New Data from Quarterly ASA Staffing Employment and Sales Survey U.S. staffing companies employed an average of 3.2 million temporary and contract workers per week in 2014, up 5.4% from 2013, according to data released today by the American Staffing Association. “Staffing and recruiting firms are playing an extremely important role in helping millions of … Continued

Why Hiring Exclusively For Experience Doesn’t Make Sense

Five-to-seven years of Python experience; 10-plus years of .net; minimum three years of Ruby. In the software development world, nearly every job post seems to include thresholds such as these — prerequisites intended to narrow and create a stronger applicant pool. You see it in virtually every other industry too: 10 years sales experience, five … Continued