By training job candidates before hiring them, the financial services giant has slashed turnover — and aspiring agents get the chance to test-drive a new career while still in their old jobs.
FORTUNE -- As an account executive at risk management and reinsurance firm Aon, Darryl Thompson made a time-consuming daily trek between Manhattan and his home in suburban White Plains, N.Y. "I was unhappy about not spending enough time with MORESep 12, 2012 10:08 AM ET
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Business and military leaders discuss how corporations should help the current generation of long-serving veterans enter the workforce. By Shelley DuBoisShelley DuBois, writer-reporter - May 8, 2012 3:09 PM ET
As competition for talented workers heats up, some companies are giving their hiring process a boost and reducing their interview-to-offer times. By Vickie ElmerApr 30, 2012 2:27 PM ET
Now that hiring is starting to pick up, it may be worth trying again at companies where you applied in the past. Here's how to do it. By Anne FisherAnne Fisher, contributor - Apr 26, 2012 11:48 AM ET
Hiring overall probably won't pick up much next year, but there are pockets of prosperity even in this job market. Here's where the most opportunities are now. By Anne FisherDec 27, 2011 2:13 PM ET
Companies that go for long stretches without a CEO could be recruiting in the wrong places. By Shelley DuBoisShelley DuBois, writer-reporter - Dec 7, 2011 12:14 PM ET
Most companies say they have trouble finding the right people these days. A new book argues that identifying brilliant hires depends on a willingness to abandon the usual criteria.
By Anne Fisher, contributor
FORTUNE -- In retrospect, the biggest blunders often seem inexplicable. Four different book publishers, for instance, passed on J.K. Rowling's first Harry Potter novel. A weird story about the adventures of a juvenile wizard and his friends just didn't MORENov 1, 2011 11:26 AM ET
Most of us want to follow our gut when it comes to identifying good leaders, whether it's a CEO or a presidential candidate. The problem is that our guts often play with our minds. By Shelley DuBoisOct 5, 2011 11:45 AM ET
Companies are hiring again, but interviewers may be a bit rusty. Here are the 3 most important things to ask.
By Katherine Reynolds Lewis, contributor
FORTUNE -- Executive coach Terry R. Bacon has seen his share of painful job interviews. But sometimes the wince-inducing performance comes from the interviewer, not the candidate.
In one case, an engineer and project manager -- call him Jim -- joined a hiring committee for his first-ever experience MOREAug 31, 2011 5:00 AM ET
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