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 »

How to Find Out Whether a Job Candidate Will Fit Your Company Culture

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You may know a candidate has the right skill set to fill your open position, but what about the right personality? Hiring someone who fails to fit your company culture can be a very costly mistake. You rely on your employees to uphold your culture, and you rely on your culture to uphold your employees…. Read more »

The Importance of Using Networking in Your Job Search

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According to recent research, the average American has more than 630 personal contacts. As a job hunter, you may have fewer, or more – and of course, not all of them will be relevant to your employment search. Be sure to find and maximize the potential of networking on the way to landing your dream… Read more »

How Successful is Your Recruiting Process?

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What’s the secret to great recruiting in today’s candidate-driven job market? In order to land top talent, you need to make the most of your resources. This means optimizing the candidate experience, as well as measuring the effectiveness of your strategy. Raise the Bar on Recruiting Etiquette To ensure that you are consistently picking from… Read more »

The Best Ways to Get Your Top-Performing Employees Back on Track

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For various reasons, even your best employees may slack off, lose focus or just seem to run out of steam. And, it’s your job to reenergize them and get them back on track. Communicate Effective employee communication is always critical, but it takes on heightened importance when you sense your superstar team members need an… Read more »

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 »

How to Become the Most Desirable Temporary Employee

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Temporary work can be an excellent step to a permanent employment opportunity – or an ongoing option that fits your lifestyle. Either way, it pays to be the best temp you can be while you’re on the job. Working as a temp, you’re a member of a three-sided partnership: the client company where you’re placed;… 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 »