Want to Hire Better Employees? Watch Out for These Warning Signs!

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When you’re interviewing job candidates, your goal is to find the right person for the job. This means finding and weeding out the weakest applicants as you narrow down your list and ultimately make the right match. Watch for these warning signs in candidates. Often, they are harbingers of bigger, long-term issues. Punctuality Problems Unless… Read more »

Remove These Obstacles So Your Team Can Succeed

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As a leader, your most important role is to set the direction for your team. But what happens when you’ve done this to the best of your ability, and things still aren’t working? You have a good sense of what your team needs to do – and everyone is skilled and appears motivated. Yet, you’re… Read more »

Get Your Team to Think Strategically

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Strategic thinkers have been found to be among the most highly effective leaders. They take a broad, long-term approach to problem-solving and decision-making that involves objective analysis, looking far ahead, and planning every step of the way. In a recent Harvard Business Review study, 97 percent of 10,000 senior executive listed strategic thinking as the… Read more »

The 5 Worst Things to Post on Social Media

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Social media has made it possible to share thoughts, ideas and images with thousands of friends and connections – and beyond that, with virtual strangers everywhere. The harsh truth is that as much fun and as useful it may be, it also has a down side. Even the smallest mistakes in terms of what you… Read more »

Are You Mistaking Being Busy for Being Productive?

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What’s the difference between being busy and being productive? It may seem like a fine line at first, but especially when your goal is to advance your career, it’s important to understand the very real difference between the two. It All Comes Down to Focus The differences between busy people and productive people ultimately lead… Read more »

3 Tips for Asking for a Raise

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Asking for a raise can be an awkward, stressful experience. But if you’re well prepared, it can be simpler than you may expect. Put yourself in your manager’s shoes and design your approach accordingly. In the words of Harvard Business School Professor Kathleen McGinn, “Think about why your boss should even consider granting your request.”… Read more »

Stumped on Your Hiring Goals? Ask Your Staff!

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Research has consistently shown that the more involved employees are in decision-making at their companies, the better it is for morale, motivation, engagement, and overall levels of job satisfaction. So it’s not surprising that involving current team members in your hiring process can yield numerous positive results for them and for you. Firms including Google,… Read more »

First Job Out of College? It’s Time to Move On!

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Congratulations, college graduate! You may have already started (in which case, kudos to you), but now is the time to put a concentrated effort into your job search – researching where you want to work, establishing your professional reputation, and starting the network of connections that will support your career for the long term. Follow… Read more »

Why You Should Review Candidates with Your Team

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“No one of us is as smart as all of us.” In a nutshell, this adage summarizes why you should review job candidates with your current team members. In fact, you should take it a step further and actively involve them in the hiring process. Everyone wins as a result: you, as HR leader; your… Read more »

Use Your Social Media Pages to Attract Candidates

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To attract the best talent on the market, you need to sell your company. And recruitment is a two-way street. As A-list candidates check out your employer brand, social media typically is their first point of contact. In a recent Jobvite survey of 1,800 recruiting and HR pros, 93 percent of respondents said they use… Read more »