Why You Need to Be a Leader Instead of a Boss

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Sure, you’re the boss … by virtue of your title and your position on the company org chart. But, are you a leader? There are plenty of bosses in the world, but there can never be enough leaders. The good news is: You can make the transition from just being the boss to being a… Read more »

Factors to Consider Before Hiring an Overqualified Candidate

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Your experience as a hiring manager – or your gut feeling – may warn you to steer clear of overqualified candidates. And you may be right. However, don’t automatically eliminate this talent either. Carefully consider the pros and cons before making a final decision. What to Look For In a recent study of sales associates,… Read more »

Why You Should Hire Recent College Graduates

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There are approximately 40 million students and recent college graduates on LinkedIn – representing the platform’s fastest-growing demographic. While hiring a new grad may come with some initial drawbacks, such as longer onboarding and extra hand-holding, the pros often far outweigh the cons. If you engage with them early on, you can ensure these future… Read more »

The Importance of Creating a Positive Company Culture

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Creating a positive company culture begins with fostering happy employees. Recent research shows that happy workers are 85 percent more efficient, experience a 60 percent drop in absenteeism and stay twice as long in their jobs as their less satisfied colleagues. This results in measurable improvements in safety, wellness, engagement, retention, employer brand and ultimately,… Read more »

Conducting Employee Performance Reviews the Right Way

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As spelled out in a recent Washington Post headline, “Study Finds That Basically Every Single Person Hates Performance Reviews.” Yikes! But it doesn’t have to be that way. No one should walk into a performance review without already knowing about their performance. Managers should be providing regular, ongoing feedback and listening to input from employees… Read more »

Have You Embraced Social Recruiting?

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Social recruiting is no longer a novelty or a fad. Fifty-nine percent of employees in one recent study said that a company’s social media presence was a significant factor in why they chose their workplace. It’s time to acknowledge that social recruiting is a key requirement for your talent management strategy. Step Up Your Game… Read more »

Avoid These 6 Interviewing Mistakes

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The cost of a hiring mistake can be staggering – both financially and in terms of its impact on morale and productivity. And while every step in your hiring process is important, the rubber really meets the road during candidate interviews. This is where you get to know prospective hires and narrow down the field… Read more »

Why Meeting With Your Staff Regularly is a Must

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When things get hectic – an unusual customer demand arises, staffing is tight or an unexpected problem demands your attention – it’s tempting to let your regularly scheduled staff meeting fall by the wayside. Don’t do it. Even if a major crisis occurs, try to have at least a short, well-organized meeting. In some ways,… Read more »

Ways to Recognize Your Top-Performing Employees

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There is no one who doesn’t like being recognized for a job well done – even your most introverted, laid-back team members. On an ongoing basis, employee recognition may be simply a few short words of praise and encouragement to maintain a positive flow in the workplace environment. Your more formal program will likely include… Read more »

What is The Cost of Making a Bad Hire?

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There are many variables in determining what a bad hire may cost your company. But no matter which expert analyses you consider, you can’t afford to make such a mistake very often. The U.S. Department of Labor estimates the cost of a failed hire is at least 30 percent of an employee’s first-year earnings. Half… Read more »