Bruce  Anderson

Posts by Bruce Anderson

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    New Netflix Documentary Shows Why Companies Need to Stop Overvaluing Academic Pedigree

    April 7, 2021

    The U.S. college admissions scandal that erupted two years ago had reverberations from coast (Yale and Georgetown) to coast (USC, Stanford, UCLA) and had its roots in the misguided belief that an elite education is worth any price, financial or ethical. A new Netflix documentary, “Operation Varsity Blues,” focuses on Rick Singer, the person who made a fortune...

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    Brendan Browne Looks Back on 10 Years as LinkedIn’s Head of Recruiting

    March 25, 2021

    When Brendan Browne joined LinkedIn in 2010 to lead talent acquisition, the company had fewer than a thousand employees, recruited in three countries, and had a talent team of — hold your breath — a dozen people. Today, his team of 350 works out of 15 countries. There are nearly 16,000 people working full-time at LinkedIn and nearly all were found by someone on...

  • Comic of two men in an office walking past two other workers putting up a “TGIW” banner. One of the men says to the other, “I hear we’re beginning to cut back to half weeks.”

    The Call for a Shorter Workweek Is Trending — and Both Employees and Employers Are Behind It

    March 24, 2021

    Frances O’Grady, the head of the Trades Union Congress in the United Kingdom, told the 2018 gathering of her labor federation that automation shouldn’t be viewed as a job thief. It ultimately might be a blessing for workers: “I believe that in this century,” she said, “we can win a four-day working week, with decent pay for everyone.” A shorter workweek? We’ve...

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    How Fun Nicknames Can Seriously Elevate Your Employer...

    March 18, 2021

    From Amazonians to Zapponians, Accenturions to Zyngites, employee nicknames have flourished in recent years as companies make a more...

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    How Salesforce Built an Effective Internal Recruiting...

    February 11, 2021

    When Salesforce launched its internal recruiting initiative 3½ years ago, it was all about growth — employee growth for sure, but...

  • Comic with illustration of two men sitting at a desk, one wearing a sock puppet on his hand, while the other says, “Do you have any other references besides Mr. Boo Boo?”

    11 Questions You Should Ask When Checking References

    February 9, 2021

    To the list of things that people either love or hate — Tom Brady, cats, brussels sprouts — we can safely add reference checks. Fans...