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Overcoming age in the job interview

mature candidate

Age doesn’t have to be a factor in the job interview

Mature candidate

Today’s post focuses on the mature candidate as part three of a 3 part series on age discrimination in the job interview. Lessons from this post can be used for all age demographics.

I mentioned in Post 1 of this three-part series that I would jump at the opportunity to hire the two mature candidates below.

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Interview Ageism: Why I decline candidates over 50

Ageism

Would you decline 63-year-old Bill Gates?

Job Interview Ageism

Last week we discussed the topic of age discrimination in the job interview and a few of my personal theories on why job interview ageism exists.

Before anyone gets into a huff

Candidates are not declined because of their age.

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Is it OK to have a company Christmas tree? HR speaks out

company christmas tree

No trees were cut, bound, lashed, or had melted candle wax dripped on them

Company Christmas tree

With so much sensitivity in the workplace and so much insensitivity in the political arena, I thought I would update a classic post. Every year, I am asked an age-old HR question. “Can we have a company Christmas tree at work”.

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Remote worker, why some companies allow it and why others don’t want to

remote worker

Effective remote workers in their element

How the remote worker can demonstrate success

Do you want to be a remote worker? With evolving workforces and the new technologies entering the job market, one common perk in a comp package is the ability to work as a remote employee.

There are several reasons this request is made by a candidate or existing employee:

  • The employee doesn’t have to worry about a commute
  • Independent workers who don’t interact with customers don’t have the need to be in the office
  • Laptops were a game changer and technology has made communication seamless with programs like Skype,
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A different attitude towards workplace diversity

workplace diversity

Let there be cake!

Disclaimer: *The following story is a true workplace diversity story. I wrote the below post which was uploaded on our company website and am reposting it here with permission. The names have been omitted to protect from poaching. 

Celebrate

Today, one of our Senior Developers brought in carrot cake for the entire company.

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Company compensation philosophy and how it effects your desired salary

Compensation philosophy

A compensation philosophy isn’t just about the Benjamins

The interview question of questions

I don’t think a week goes by where I am asked how to answer the standard interview question “What is your desired salary?”  Truthfully, I don’t hear about it this topic in the form of a question, I hear about it in the form of an accusation.

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