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Long-term unemployment: How to explain it in a job interview

While the overall employment picture in America continues to slowly but steadily improve, the latest figures show there are still 5.6 million Americans who have been out of work longer than 6 months, and 3.9 million for more than a year. Unemployment gaps of six...

Holiday Parties: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

The holiday party season is here which, while often fun, can bring both companies and employees a myriad of potential problems. Not to suggest that holiday parties are a bad idea but a considerable amount of planning and thinking needs to be done to minimize the...

Take the Time to Hire the Right Person

by Debby Millhouse Like it or not, many recruiters and HR managers are put off by a long, drawn-out hiring process, especially at the executive level. The pervading idea is that a company needs leadership at its helm and that a power vacuum cannot be tolerated for any...

Don’t Let Social Media be Your Only Window

by Deborah Millhouse, President, CEO Inc. I recently participated in a news story about employers using social media as a hiring tool. There are significant opportunities available now, and Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIN and other social media platforms are rapidly...

Creating a Great Place to Work

by Debby Millhouse, President, CEO Inc. One of the most effective methods of fostering a great relationship between yourself and your employees is to create a great place to work. When your employees look forward to coming into work in the morning, they are more...

Strategies for Tough Economic Times

by Deborah Millhouse, President, CEO Inc. Harry Truman is quoted as having said the following: “The only thing new in the world is the history we don’t know.” Understanding history is crucial to developing your strategy for the future. Remember the following...