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What We can Learn From the Latest Employee Issue at Google

Google has seen more than its share of employee unrest and backlash recently involving issues related to women. Back in November, two women employees organized a walk-out to protest Google’s handling of sexual harassment allegations. Some 20,000 employees participated in the walk-out, which initially seemed like a win, especially when higher-ups promised they’d address what…

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Tattoos and the Job Seeker: The Times Are a Changin’

Traditionally, tattoos were not something to flaunt during an interview. People would carefully cover their ink with cuffed long sleeves, suit jackets, or big bangle jewelry. However, research shows a cultural shift in the hiring process, and it appears that in general having some ink won’t hurt your chances of getting a job.

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An Interview with Kirsten Hawley of Brown-Forman Corporation

At a company with a 150-year history, its culture, tradition, and values inform everything HR does. For a company with a 150-year history that includes five generations of family of the original founder, George Garvin Brown, Brown-Forman Corporation, based in Louisville and best known for its flagship Jack Daniel’s Whiskey, is all about values and…

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Using LinkedIn to Advance Your Career

Most GetFive members use LinkedIn as a part of their job search. Like like your resume, your LinkedIn profile needs to be continually updated. Your professional experience, education, summary of qualifications, and even your headshot need to be up-to-date. The more information you have about yourself, the more potential contacts will be able to find you and the better you’ll be able to connect with the right person.

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My Take: Does HR hate Glassdoor?

It’s an open secret that HR pros don’t much like Glassdoor’s review platform. Recently, I saw it for myself when I attended a meeting at Glassdoor’s headquarters in San Francisco, along with a group of HR leaders. Their frustration with Glassdoor was palpable. Many of my colleagues at the meeting expressed outrage about a fairly…

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