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Massachusetts Becomes First State Ever To Ban Employers From Asking For Salary Histories (And what it could mean for recruiting)

The news spread pretty quickly in the recruiting circles yesterday that my home state, Massachusetts, just passed a bill that will ban employers from asking for salary history from prospective candidates. Confusion came over a lot of our industry, especially those from the Commonwealth, as most recruiters are taught from day one to do this…

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Employee Retention and Hiring – “Love the One You’re With” first

Don’t be angry, don’t be sad Don’t sit crying over good times you’ve had Well there’s a girl sitting right next to you And she’s just waiting for something to do Well there’s a rose in a fisted glove And the eagle flies with the dove And if you can’t be with the one you…

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The Top 10 Debut Albums of All Time – #thereisnospoonfriday

I know, I know – where the hell you been Ed? It has been sometime since my last #thereisnospoonfriday and I have three “excuses”. 1) – I had a bad back for a while there (long story – totally sucked ), 2) Been really busy with work stuff and 3) creative brain-freeze (hey – it…

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Dear skiing – I hate you

Growing up in Massachusetts, I have definitely had more winters than I can handle. I am not, nor ever will be, a “snow” guy. Yet, for some reason I cannot comprehend, I CHOOSE to live in this shit. Every winter I usually have my moment (or one hundred) where I seriously contemplate what life is…

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Politics, Religion and Social Media

We are in the midst now of what I consider the absolute worst time in the social media calendar: presidential election season. I remember the last election cycle on social media really well and not for positive reasons. My social feeds were constantly filled with posts on both sides of the political spectrum, and wouldn’t…

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The Top 5 Front Men of All Time – #thereisnospoonfriday

I was on a business trip recently and got in a really cool discussion with someone about who were the best “front men” in music history. What I thought would be a “no-brainer” list was actually much tougher to come by than I thought. We came up with the criteria that no “solo acts” and…

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Why Long Term stints on a Resume are NOT a bad thing – the latest recruiting bias debunked

A while back, I posted a blog about “Why I Don’t Care About Short Term Stints on a Resume” and the response was all over the place from readers. Some people giving me a “Right on Ed!” and others thinking I just drank a fifth of Jack Daniels when I wrote it, with one person…

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The Top 7 Annoying Things People Do When Flying – #Thereisnospoonfriday

I am not someone who enjoys flying (just ask my wife and kids). Every bit of turbulence that hits I get white knuckles and probably freak out everyone sitting near me. Traveling is great when you GET to the destination, but I personally hate with the power of 10,000 Death Stars the “airport experience”. This…

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The Top 5 John Lennon Songs of All Time – #thereisnospoonfriday

If you have been reading any of my blogs then you know by now what a massive Beatles fanboy I am. I have tons of memorabilia (if you ask my wife I have WAY too much) and have been raising my 10 year old boy and 7 year old girl to be fans since birth.…

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My Top 5 Pump Up Songs of All Time – #thereisnospoonfriday

It has been a crazy week for me schedule wise, so this Friday’s blog post is admittedly a bit hurried. As the weekend is now upon us, we naturally start getting excited for some personal time away from work. One of the things I love doing on a Friday is putting on my headphones and…

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