Balance sages and rookies
While gender and race diversity are hot topics in recruiting, Kayak cofounder Paul English believes that an age-diverse workforce is also key to a company’s success. His newest venture, Blade, explicitly recruits a 50/50 mix of twenty- and forty-something employees.
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Eliminating unhappiness, one question at a time
Employee unhappiness is an expensive problem, costing U.S. businesses billions of dollars in lost productivity. A company called TINYpulse uses companies’ employee data to find the source of workplace doldrums. It sends workers weekly, one-question surveys to gauge their vibe about everything from compensation to office bathrooms.
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How a Google innovator hires for personality traits
Mike Cassidy heads up Google’s Project Loon, which uses balloons in the stratosphere to deliver high-speed Internet to remote parts of the world. The work is intense, and so is his hiring practice. Cassidy shares how he finds people who are focused and take ownership.
Read more at Quartz
A plea for politeness toward new hires
Hiring managers are snubbing candidates like never before, says Anne Kreamer, a former Nickelodeon executive. She attributes their rude behavior to bureaucratic inefficiencies, adding that companies can’t afford to be cavalier about how they treat people outside the organization.
Read more at Harvard Business Review
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Tap into your team’s development by enabling their career
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Why Leadership Development is Critical in Higher Ed
Founded over 150 years ago, Davenport University is based in Michigan. It is home to 7,000 students spread across ten campuses throughout the state, including a significant online presence as part of its global campus. Davenport’s Office of Performance Excellence currently has just six employees serving over 600 full- or part-time faculty and staff, plus 600 adjunct faculty.