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SmartPulse — our weekly nonscientific reader poll in SmartBrief on Leadership — tracks feedback from more than 160,000 business leaders. We run the poll question each Tuesday in our e-newsletter.

Last week, we asked: How candid are you with job applicants when they don’t get the job?

  • I’m completely honest with candidates as to the reason they didn’t get the role: 25.44%
  • I’m straightforward but a little vague when I tell them the reason they didn’t get the role: 48.6%
  • I’m evasive when I tell them the reason they didn’t get the role: 7.02%
  • I let Recruiting break the bad news and explain the reason they didn’t get the role: 18.95%

Can we be a little more direct?[…] Continue Reading »

SmartPulse — our weekly nonscientific reader poll in SmartBrief on Sales — tracks feedback from sales managers and executives. We run the poll question each Wednesday in our e-newsletter.

Last week, we asked: Have you ever hired a sales representative, only to have that person decide to stay with his or her employer?

  • Yes: 53.85%
  • No: 46.15%

The near 50-50 split in this week’s results is exactly what I expected, as this happens more often.[…] Continue Reading »

SmartPulse — our weekly nonscientific reader poll in SmartBrief on Leadership — tracks feedback from more than 160,000 business leaders. We run the poll question each Tuesday in our e-newsletter.

Last week, we asked: When interviewing job candidates, what’s more important to you in making your selection?

  • I place equal emphasis on the balance between skills and values/background: 75.29%
  • I value their background and values more than anything else: 19.3%
  • I value their skills more than anything else: 5.41%

Balance matters.[…] Continue Reading »

This post was written by SmartBrief’s Linsey Isaacs.

How Time Inc. used “office culture” to cut their losses ; why some companies are reevaluating their tuition reimbursement programs; and how start-up company can compete with big-name corporations to hire the best interns.

It’s all on this past week’s top 5 most-clicked links in SmartBrief on Workforce:

This week’s top 5 most-clicked links in SmartBrief on Workforce:

Image credit: narvikk, via iStock Photo[…] Continue Reading »