Learn About Great Ways to Reward Your Employees

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The right strategy for employee rewards and recognition goes a long way toward building engagement and ultimately, strengthening your company’s bottom line. Studies have shown the ROI on a robust recognition program can equate to up to 50 percent higher productivity and 20 percent better business outcomes. Make It Meaningful Employee recognition can take many… Read more »

Common Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

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While it’s impossible to predict exactly what you may be asked in a job interview, there are some common questions that are likely to crop up, regardless of the specific company or position. As part of your interview prep, it’s a good idea to be familiar with them and write out your responses in advance…. Read more »

How a Slow Hiring Process Can Damage Your Company

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Why is efficient hiring so critical to your business? In the race for top talent, you’re not only running against your competition, you’re also running against time: the speed of the market; the speed of candidates’ expectations; and the ever-increasing speed of change. As of August – the most recent month for which Bureau of… Read more »

Strategies to Help Increase Employee Productivity

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Every good business leader knows the success of their company depends on productivity. Employees who put forth extra effort make a big difference in safety, quality and profitability. And it’s up to you to motivate each one of them to achieve their full potential. Engage Your Workforce Just as your business success begins with productivity,… Read more »

Tips for Reducing Turnover Among Millennial Employees

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According to a recent Forbes study, 60 percent of millennial employees – those born after 1980 – leave their jobs within three years. And, it costs a company $15,000 to $20,000 or more to replace each one. How can you make the necessary changes to ensure your company is not only attracting millennials, but also… Read more »

The Pros and Cons of Having an Infographic Resume

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Is an infographic resume – where graphic visual representations of information are used to present your content – a good idea? The answer is a definite maybe. While there’s usually room for an infographic resume in your job search, some people will always prefer to read text. In some fields and as technology continues to… Read more »

Different Types of Interviews and How to Prepare for Them

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Job interviews come in many different forms. Not every one of them follows the traditional format, where you sit with a solo interviewer and answer a standard series of questions. In fact, hiring teams at the best companies will change things up purposely, as they seek to learn candidates’ unique personalities and strengths. Here are… Read more »

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 »