Bruce  Anderson

Posts by Bruce Anderson

  • 7 Tactics to Bolster Diversity and Inclusion at Your Company

    January 20, 2020

    Martin Luther King Jr. was a proponent of diversity and inclusion long before it was called that, speaking famously and powerfully about “all of God’s children” working together. But he was also clear-eyed that the work of diversity and inclusion was not for the faint of heart, that it would be a long and difficult struggle. “Human progress,” he wrote, “is...

  • Screenshot of Jeff Bezos’ first job ad for Amazon:  Well-capitalized start-up seeks extremely talented C/C++/Unix developers to help pioneer commerce on the Internet. You must have experience designing and building large and complex (yet maintainable) systems, and you should are able to do so in about one-third the time that most competent people think possible. You should have a BS, MS, or PhD in Computer Science or the equivalent. Top-notch communication skills are essential. Familiarity with web servers and HTML would be helpful but is not necessary.  Expect talented, motivated, intense, and interesting co-workers. Must be willing to relocate to the Seattle area (we will help cover moving costs).  Your compensation will include meaningful equity ownership.

    3 Lessons from Amazon’s Very First Job Post

    January 13, 2020

    Amazon now employs more than 750,000 people around the world. In 2019, the e-commerce giant hired nearly 100,000 workers in the third quarter alone. But only 25 years ago, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos was looking to make his very first hire for the company that was then being called Cadabra. He was looking for software developers, fluent in C, C++, and Unix, to...

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    The Most In-Demand Hard and Soft Skills of 2020

    January 9, 2020

    Recruiters have a front-row seat to the ever-changing mix of skills most prized by the business world. Understanding what those skills are early on can give you a leg up on the competition. And while the soft skills valued by companies tend to change gradually, the most sought-after hard skills evolve lickety-split, pushed largely by the relentless...

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    The Top Moments for HR in 2019

    December 23, 2019

    Unquestionably, 2019 has been a huge year for HR. (You’re right — HR always has a huge year.) There has been an increased focus on pay...

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    “I Like You Just the Way You Are”: 4 Lessons from Mister...

    December 16, 2019

    Fred Rogers, a beloved pioneer of U.S. children’s television and the long-time host of his celebrated show, Mister Rogers’...

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    These Are the Fastest-Growing Jobs Around the World

    December 10, 2019

    I’m happy to announce the roll out of the third LinkedIn Emerging Jobs Report, particularly because — judging by the results — this...