What Do You Do if You Have Two Strong Job Candidates?

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It’s a good problem to have – but a problem nonetheless. You’re seeking to fill a business-critical job vacancy, and the field has been narrowed down to two final candidates. Both have sterling resumes and recommendations and have interviewed well. Everything in their backgrounds checks out, and they both have the right education and experience… Read more »

3 Tips for Handling Frustrated Employees

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If one or more of your employees are frustrated, it’s only a matter of time before their performance is negatively impacted. As a result, you will soon become frustrated too. And so will other members of their team. This scenario isn’t fun or productive for anyone involved. As a leader, it’s up to you to… Read more »

How You Can Get to Know Your Employees Better

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As the boss, it’s natural for you to feel a bit of a division between yourself and your employees. When you pass in the hall, you’re polite and even friendly to each other, but have you ever considered the benefits of really getting to know them – as the unique individuals they are, rather than… Read more »

4 Ways to Retain Your Top Employees

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As reported by Harvard Business Review, one in five top-performing employees is likely to leave their positions within the next six months. What?! Judging by that statistic, this could amount to losing up to 20 percent of your best team members. That’s a terrifying thought, especially in today’s candidate-driven job marketplace. And here’s another stat… Read more »

4 Things You Should Immediately Do after a Job Interview

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The immediate post-interview period is just as critical to your job search as the interview itself. It may be tempting to pat yourself on the back, sit back, cross your fingers and wait for the phone to ring. But … not just yet! During the 24 hours or so after you leave your interview, stay… Read more »

Not Sure How to Answer an Interview Question? Here’s What to Do.

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It happens more often than you might think. During a job interview, a hiring manager throws a curve ball: A question the candidate cannot answer. Sometimes, the person simply doesn’t know the right response. Or, their brain freezes at the moment. Another possibility is the interviewer may be deliberately trying to stump the applicant to… Read more »

5 Benefits of Hiring Temporary Employees

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Fall is here, which means the holiday season isn’t far away. Depending on the nature of your business, you may already be staffing up for the annual seasonal rush. Or, you may need extra talent for special projects or to fill in for permanent employees who are on family or other extended leaves. Whatever the… Read more »

Why It’s Important to Have a Project Manager

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On paper, a project manager may look like an unnecessary HR expense. Does this employee really deliver significantly towards profitability and your bottom line? You may not think so at first – but launching key projects without a good manager at the helm is a recipe for failure. There’s no doubt that qualified project managers… Read more »

3 Ways to Make Sure Your New Hire Has a Successful First Day

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Even on their last day of work, employees remember their first day. In the case of your new hires, you want that last day to be a long way down the line – so be sure you make a positive, lasting impression during the first one.   Day one on the job gives a person… Read more »