3 Questions Amazon’s CEO Asks Before Hiring Anyone

Amazon has forever changed the way people shop online, but it wasn’t always the juggernaut that it is today. In fact, once upon a time it was just a tiny startup with a big vision. So, how did it end up as the giant online retailer that it is now? It’s hard

The Best Interview Questions to Ask Interns

A great intern can be a huge win for your work life. You have another set of hands on board to help with unfinished projects or tackle the much-needed research that just seems to sit there waiting for you to have time for it. You’ll have a few extra hours

How the Best Companies Out There Attract the Talent They Want

Before someone is a great employee, he or she is usually a standout applicant. On your end, things just click and the person is an automatic choice to progress from one round to the next. On the candidate’s end, he demonstrates throughout the hiring process that he gets who you

What to Say to the Candidates You Don’t Hire

So you’ve just wrapped up a week of interviewing candidates for an opening in your department, and on Friday afternoon you reconvene with the rest of the interview committee to swap notes. The good news is, there’s a clear front-runner, and you’re all excited to make this person an offer. The bad? There

4 Things You Should Ask an Employee Who’s Leaving

A few months ago, one of my employees decided to leave the company. Her exit wasn’t a total surprise—we’d hired her originally as an intern, and we all knew her heart and her passion resided in the nonprofit realm. I tried to convince her that our business—employee engagement consulting—was saving