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What’s your Employer Brand? Part 1

“Employer Brand” is not a new term by any stretch of the imagination, but it has become a bit buzzwordy in the last few years. Maybe not for HR professionals
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Hiring: Hurdles VS The Whole Person

                          When creating the Plum Match Score algorithms, Plum steered clear of a common and flawed practice in
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Congrats Andela on Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s Chan Zuckerberg Initiative investment of $24M!

The Plum team is really excited to congratulate Andela on raising $24 million from Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s Chan Zuckerberg Initiative! Andela’s commitment to training African engineers to become
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What are Competencies

Two candidates walk into an interview. This isn’t the start of a joke, but it could be … this has a punch line.  Both have the same level of technical
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Why Resumes Don’t Show Your Actual Skills

How many times have you worked on your resume? How many times has it been carefully edited and tweaked?  Five, ten, fifteen – or is it so many you’ve lost
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Why Data Based Hiring is the Only Path to a Quality Hire

Only a few more interviews to go. You’ve been in the same room for hours already, drinking coffee, shaking hands, asking questions, conferring with colleagues, glancing over long since forgotten
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Why Resumes Fail to Show Who You Are Hiring

Everyone lies. The biggest lies are told before a sale, after sex and on a resume. When sex and money are at stake, everyone lies.  Not everyone needs to be
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Does Knowledge Based Training Really Work?

Having an expected return on investment (ROI) from any business activity is as fundamental as putting gas in a car and expecting it to go a certain number of miles. 
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Are You Entrepreneurial Material?

Embarking on an entrepreneurial path is a very rewarding experience but can also come with its fair share of difficulty. Before taking the plunge, it’s wise to have a good
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How Well Do You Know Yourself?

It sounds like fortune cookie wisdom. Like something Yoda would say: Know yourself, yes, that is the way of the Force.  Thing is, the whole self improvement industry which has
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