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Updated 08/04/2017
hire
ˈhī(ə)r/
verb
gerund or present participle: hiring
  1. 1.
    employ (someone) for wages.
    "management hired and fired labor in line with demand"
    synonyms:employengagerecruitappoint, take on, sign up, enrollcommissionenlistcontract
    "they hire labor in line with demand"
    antonyms:dismiss, lay off
    • employ for a short time to do a particular job.
      "don't hire a babysitter who's under 16"
    • make oneself available for temporary employment.
      "he hired himself out as a laborer"
  2. 2.
    BRITISH
    obtain the temporary use of (something) for an agreed payment; rent.
    "she had to hire a dress for the wedding"
    synonyms:rentleasecharterletsublet
    "we hired a car"
    • grant the temporary use of something for an agreed payment.




6 Talks with Big Ideas for Hiring
 
Hire the hackers! (18:32)
Hackers are, generally, thought of as common criminals.  But there is another
way to treat coders who use their talents to point out flaws in cyber-security
measures rather than to steal money, says underworld investigator 
Misha Glenny.
At TEDGlobal 2011, he suggests a bold reversal: instead of prosecuting
hackers, engage them and even put them to work.

 
Are droids taking our jobs? (14:00 )
With unemployment high, people are very concerned with the question,
"Are robots and computer programs taking over jobs that people could be
doing?"  At TEDxBoston, 
Andrew McAfee admits that, yes, they are.  But this is
no reason to dispair, McAfee says. Because human beings will always excel in
one area that digital technology cannot complete: coming up with new ideas.

 
Jobs for 1 Million Women (6:24)
In India, an estimated 700 to 800 million people live on less than two dollars a
day. 
Maria van der Heijden, who founded Women on Wings, shares a vision for
how to change this equation — by hiring women for jobs that pay a living wage.
In this talk from TEDxDelft, van der Heijden shares how she hopes to employ a
million women by connecting their handiwork with global markets.

 
3 Stories of local eco-entrepreneurship (17:59)
Brenda Palms-Barber of Chicago, Illinois, took an interesting approach when
she started a line of skincare products made from honey. She hired ex-convicts
to care for the bees. The idea was to give them employment experience and
teach them life skills that could keep them from returning to prison. In this talk
from TEDxMidwest, Majora Carter looks at Palms-Barber’s approach — as well
as the approaches of two others — to work toward a greener planet and, in the
process, hire local workers.

 
The Future of Work (5:43)
Heiko Fischer builds a strong case for turning Human Resources on its head
by enabling employees to become resourceful humans instead.

 
Institutions vs. Collaboration (6:24)
There are two ways to accomplish a business goal, says Clay Shirky at
TEDGlobal 2005. You can build an institution with employees, and then layers
on top of those employees to manage them.  Or you can build a mechanism
that allows for collaboration, and harness the spirit of hobbyists and volunteers.
In this talk, Shirky explores the upsides and downsides of hiring versus
coordinating.


 
Hiring the Unemployable (16:05)
A trip to a bakery always ends up delivering a cookie and a smile, but at a bakery
run by 
Mike Brady and Dion Drew, the extra icing is its stated goal of also serving
up a second chance. The recipe for the success of their enterprise includes a
commitment to employing a range of chronically unemployed people, including
former convicts and recovering addicts.

   
Returning to the Workforce after Career Breaks (12:01)
If you've taken a career break and are now looking to return to the workforce, would
you consider taking an internship?  Career reentry expert 
Carol Fishman Cohen thinks
you should. In this talk, hear about Cohen's own experience returning to work after a
career break, her work championing the success of "relaunchers" and how employers
are changing how they engage with return-to-work talent.

   
Why the Best Hire Might NOT have the Perfect Resume (10:31)
Given the choice between a job candidate with a perfect resume and one who has fought
through difficulty, human resources executive 
Regina Hartley always gives the "Scrapper"
a chance.  As someone who grew up with adversity, Hartley knows that those who flourish
in the darkest of spaces are empowered with the grit to persist in an ever-changing
workplace. "Choose the underestimated contender, whose secret weapons are passion
and purpose," she says. "Hire the Scrapper."


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