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The Five Things You Need to Know About Hiring This Week

Posted by Erin Borgerson on February 8, 2013

Getting Ready for Millennials: What Younger Workers Really Want

Before you know it, millennials will be invading your office left and right. Despite some views that millennials are high maintenence and lazy, they can be an asset to your team.  wrote an article for TLNT about what millennials really want in a job. company culture

  1. Meaningful work

  2. Creativity

  3. Opportunity

  4. Diversity

  5. Flexibility

See, millennials aren't that bad after all. 

Silicon Valley Hits Dot-Com Era Job Growth Levels

 of Inc.com brings us some great news - Silicon Valley added 42,360 jobs in 2012. 

The article outlines key figures from the Silicon Valley Index, an annual report on the economic health of the region. To read Chudgar's summary, click here.

Weird Interview Questions Are a Fad, Not a Strategy

"If you were a kitchen utensil, what would you be?"

Although it can be fun to think of answers to those bizarre interview questions, no insights are gained. Ben of UpstartHR explains that weird interview questions don't work. Rather than using such questions to gage culture fit, he suggests asking questions that garner a measurable response. 

Hireology's CEO Adam Robinson feels the same way about asking weird interview questions. During his appearance on DriveThruHR, Robinson explained that such questions won't help you make a hiring decision and should be avoided.

Build a Winning Team Dynamic

We can't say it enough, building a strong company culture is the key to success. If you're sick of hearing it from us, you're in luck.  wrote an article for Inc.com about encouraging team work in the office. 

These are some of his recommendations:

  1. Create a "we" culture

  2. Encourage social get-togethers

  3. Develop team building exercises and programs

Think Employment Law Doesn't Apply to You? Think Again

employment lawsSuzanne Lucas, otherwise known as the Evil HR Lady, wrote an article for Inc.com that every business owner needs to read. She explains that many people believe their company is exempt from the law, but that is rarely the case. Lucas notes that laws are never as simple as they appear. Luckily, she provides numerous examples of tricky situations and how to legally handle them.

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Maggie Coffey is the coffee-loving Marketing Intern for Hireology, a web-based selection management platform that provides customized interviews, job profiling, and one-click background checks to help you hire the right person. Start your free trial at www.Hireology.com today! 

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About the Author

Erin is the Director of Marketing, Crisis Controller and Culture Ambassador (the last two titles she gave to herself) who joined the Hireology team in April of 2012. As a certified Inbound Marketer, Erin manages Hireology's marketing department, the Hireology Blog, and media relations. She is also a co-leader of the Chicago Hubspot User Group which brings together Hubspot users from around the Chicagoland area. Erin set off to Chicago after graduating from Western Michigan University. In her spare time she can be found shaking it in a Zumba class, reading a bestseller, or drinking a craft beer on her Wrigleyville porch.