07/25/2016 Filed in: Trends
How College Recruiters are Mining Young Talent
Recruiting top college students can be challenging. Gaining a future employee’s attention, differentiating your company from the competition, and learning the candidate’s real skills are no easy task. That’s why many Fortune 500 companies have begun to implement business simulations into their college recruiting and internship programs – and they’ve found that these simulations are paying huge dividends.
The Problem With Internships
Starting the recruiting process as early as a candidate’s sophomore year helps both the student and the recruiter better understand the strengths and weaknesses of the relationship.
Click here to read the entire article at Recruiter.com
07/18/2016 Filed in: General
5 Steps to Skyrocket That Great Idea Into Market Launch
When it comes to choosing between creativity or productivity, most companies consider them to be mutually exclusive. In reality, they shouldn’t be. In a study by Adobe Systems, 80 percent of respondents said that unlocking creativity was crucial to economic growth. However, nearly the same number noted that they were under pressure at their workplace to focus on productivity rather than creativity, and only a quarter felt they were living up to their creative potential.
Today, people are living in an age of big data and its cousin, data analytics, spawned by Google and IBM’s Watson and furthered by any number of Silicon Valley companies. Data crunching is crucial to the smooth running of a company. But when the focus on data comes at the expense of creativity and innovation, the company has the potential to lose forward momentum.
Click here to read the entire article at Entrepreneur.com
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07/11/2016 Filed in: General
What Steve Jobs taught me about leadership, genius, and success
This is an article published in Business Insider by Bill Hall:
For 13 years I worked with Apple, and to say it was an incredible experience would be an understatement.
I witnessed a company losing and finding itself, and in the process, it inspired me to pursue an entrepreneurial path.
I was lucky to work at Apple from my time as a college student up until 2003. I was there while still in college during the John Scully years, which progressed to Michael "The Diesel" Spindler and on to Gil Emilio before Steve Jobs's fateful return.
For two years between 1999 and 2001, I had the amazing experience of working with Steve on various projects that included the development of Mac OS 10.0, his worldwide keynote presentations, and strategic partnerships with companies such as Oracle.
Click here to read the entire BusinessInsider.com article.
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