One More Thing… How NOT To Interview


Happy Friday! For this week’s One More Thing… a video from Huizenga Business School of some hilariously bad interview answers.

Have you ever heard any of these? Would you still hire them if you did?

 

Workday shares up 73% in IPO


MarketWatch

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) – Shares Workday Inc.  soared Friday as the enterprise software company began trading on the New York Stock Exchange. The stock was trading up 73 % to $48.50 after pricing at $28 a share, above its proposed range of $24 to $26.

The Pleasanton, Calif.-based company’s initial public offering initially set a price range of $21-$24. Workday provides cloud-based software used by businesses to manage employee data and processes.

Read the full story:
Workday soars as IPO rides cloud trend

 

CERN Sees Surge in Job Applicants After Going Social


The Geneva-based nuclear research facility says it has seen the number of applicants for typical jobs grow from 30 to 50 to over 500 during the last 12 months.

CERN sees surge in job applicants after turning to social mediaFrom ComputerWeekly.com:

CERN, the research facility and location of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), has become the newest symbol of the huge impact of social media in recruitment, hiring and Human Resources administration.

After turning to social media for put the word out for openings, the Geneva-based nuclear research organization saw a tenfold surge in applications for difficult-to-fill positions such as “technicians, engineers, accountants, lawyers and firefighters.” Continue reading “CERN Sees Surge in Job Applicants After Going Social”

Workday Offers IPO of $28 Per Share


Workday Announces Pricing of Initial Public Offering
Workday Announces Pricing of Initial Public Offering
Workday, Inc.

From Marketwire:

PLEASANTON, CA – Workday, Inc. (NYSE: WDAY), a leader in enterprise cloud applications for human resources and finance, announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 22,750,000 shares of its Class A common stock at a price to the public of $28.00 per share.

The underwriters have been granted a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 3,412,500 shares of Class A common stock from Workday to cover over-allotments, if any. The shares are expected to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange on October 12, 2012 under the symbol “WDAY.”

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Top Ten: Legal Tips for Hospitality HR


In this litigious society, the hospitality industry—perhaps more than any other segment—has been the subject of numerous lawsuits, both frivolous and legitimate.

Hospitality HRNewsFor small business owners and HR professionals, changes in the legal landscape mean that you need constant vigilance to protect your company and stay out of court.

Although nothing can replace formal legal advice from a qualified attorney, here are some suggestions for hospitality HR, so your company can keep on the right side of the law:   Continue reading “Top Ten: Legal Tips for Hospitality HR”

3 Habits of Highly Unsuccessful Businesses


We always hear about what great businesses do well. However, lessons can also be learned from the traits that keep many businesses from reaching full potential.
3 Habits of Highly Unsuccessful Businesses

As a society, we naturally gravitate towards the winners–in sports, politics and business. It is always been more desirable to examine why a company is successful (often with the hope that their success can be duplicated).

According to Inc. Magazine’s 3 Habits of Highly Unsuccessful Businesses by  there could be just as much value in scrutinizing failures:

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