Why You Should Look at a Candidate’s Skills and Not Employment Gaps

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You scan the resume of an individual who you’ve heard is a promising candidate for your current job opening. Do they meet your educational requirements? Check. What about their professional credentials? Again, check. So far, so good … but wait! What’s up with this gap on their resume? Did they just zone out of the… Read more »

Different Types of Candidates You’ll Interview and How to Handle Them

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Unique personalities are what make your workforce so diverse – and every relationship interesting. As you interview candidates for an open position at your company, you may be surprised at the different types of people you meet, even though all of them are vying for the same job. It Takes All Kinds It’s crucial to… Read more »

Important Questions to Ask When Conducting Reference Checks

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Once seen as a simple formality, candidate reference checks have taken on a much larger role in recent years, as businesses spend more time and effort on making sure they hire the right talent. Did you know that 20 percent of job applicants are knocked out of consideration based on information obtained during these checks?… Read more »

Attract and Retain Top Talent with a Compensation Plan

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What’s the best way to hold on to your leading employees? The answer is simple: Treat them right. This includes providing competitive wages and benefits. You never want to be in a counteroffer situation, where an employee comes to you with news of a better salary package presented to them by one of your competitors…. Read more »

How to Increase Candidate Interest in Your Employment Opportunity

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To maintain a top-notch workforce, you have to attract top-notch talent. This can be challenging in today’s economy, as leading candidates can pick and choose where they work and what they do. As noted in Forbes, recruitment is selling. Your company is your product, your desired candidate is your sales lead, and every interview is… Read more »

Tips for Showing Your Employees You Appreciate Them

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Employee appreciation doesn’t have to be expensive or elaborate. But it does have to happen on a regular basis. And regardless of your budget for this purpose, if staff rewards and recognition are done right, you’ll find it’s money well spent. By incorporating recognition into your company culture and daily routine, your business will benefit… Read more »

What Top Employees Need to Stay

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Retaining your best employees is one of the primary measures of the health of your organization. It helps ensure customer satisfaction, sales and a satisfied, engaged workforce. Recent research has revealed that almost half of all employees are open to leaving their jobs, even if they’re satisfied there. In today’s career landscape, millennials are expected… Read more »

Here’s What You Need to Know Before Hiring a Temporary Employee

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Temporary hiring may be just what you need to deal with short-term staffing issues while planning a long-term solution. The use of contractors or temporary employees can lead to more confident permanent hiring, as both you and the candidate go through a “try before you buy” period to ensure the right fit. Temporary employees are… Read more »

How to Identify Employees With Leadership Skills

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What does a leader – or a potential leader – look like? How can you spot one as you evaluate prospective hires and develop your current employees? You need a structured plan for leadership continuity. This means zeroing in on individuals who can play a transformational role in your company’s future and help maintain your… Read more »

Tips for Helping Your Employees Improve Accountability

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Accountability means having to answer for one’s actions. In the workplace, employees need to behave knowing in advance they will have to explain themselves and their actions will have either rewards or consequences. It may sound tough or even confrontational, but it doesn’t have to be. By and large, employees want to feel like they’re… Read more »