It seems as of late, websites that show up at the top of Google search results are those that tend to contain high numbers of social signals, things like, Shares, Tweets and +1’s, according to the latest reports by Searchmetrics.
Announced on September 3rd, Microsoft has made their intent public on the acquisition of Nokia Mobile and Services for $7.2 billion USD, which is set to be finalized by the end of Q1 2014. The big question is, what does this mean for Nokia?
On Wednesday, it was announced that Google would be losing one of its key players on their Android team, Hugo Barra, to a relatively unknown Chinese mobile phone manufacturer. There are no facts on why Barra has decided to make the move, but it has been speculated there was some drama that pushed him to move. Barra will make the move to Xiaomi as the Vice President of Xiaomi Global. The New York Times has dubbed Xiaomi the “Apple of the East”, although many people in the west wouldn’t know it. Read the rest of this entry »
Thinking about using a potential employer’s job offer to get your current company to counter and pay you more money?
No No No, stop right there.
Using another job offer as a bargaining chip may be tempting, but too often, it ends badly. If you want a raise, then negotiate it on your own merits–or prepare to move on.
The hiring retention success rate is disheartening with some studies reporting a rate lower than 50%. Through more than 50 years of combined experience 50+ in helping organizations improve their business performance, and there are three reasons why most companies and organizations fail to hire and retain top talent.
We may never know why we didn’t get chosen for a job interview, but we know about the recruiters….
SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. Search engines do not automatically recognize your site.
They must first “index” your site, which involves finding it and recording it in their archive. SEO techniques are aimed at letting search engines “know” your twebsite is out there and wha your site is “about”.
Managers agree that retaining your best employees ensures customer satisfaction, product sales, satisfied coworkers and reporting staff, effective succession planning and deeply imbedded organizational knowledge aneid learning. If managers can cite these facts so well, why do they behave in ways that so frequently encourage great employees to quit their jobs?
It is not about what you tell the interviewer. It’s about what you ask them.
In order to prove that you’ll be an asset to the company, you need to ask the right questions.
Without these questions, you’re missing a key part of your preparation — the part that may win you the job!