The Best Questions to Ask During an Interview

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When you think of questioning during interview, you probably think of a recruiter asking you questions. But it’s actually a two-way street, and you’ll want to ask a few key questions as well. Doing so proves you have a genuine interest and you’ve given the interview plenty of thought. It will also clarify anything that… Read more »

Negotiating Salary With Your Top Employees

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Employee retention is an important part of a well-run business. You simply can’t afford to let your top talent walk out the door. But when should you increase your employees’ salary so they stay put rather than look for positions elsewhere? Here’s some advice as well as tips on effectively negotiating salary with your top… Read more »

Reducing Turnover Among Your Employees

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Employee turnover can be incredibly frustrating and costly for employers. You spend a lot of time and money training and onboarding employees just to see them walk out the door. What steps can you take to lower your employee turnover rate? Here are a few suggestions.   Improve the Interview Process You could make the… Read more »

Red Flags to Spot During the Interview Process

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Post-interview team review

An interview can be very telling when assessing potential candidates for a position. There are certain red flags that employers should look for that will go a long way in determining the propensity for future problems. Be cognizant of spotting these issues during the interview process. Being Tardy Showing up late to an interview is… Read more »

Managing Difficult Personalities

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Workplace conflict is inevitable. The problem is it can be quite costly and eats away at profits. A study from CPP Inc. found that “U.S. employees spend 2.8 hours per week dealing with conflict. This amounts to approximately $359 billion in paid hours (based on average hourly earnings of $17.95), or the equivalent of 385… Read more »

What to Do If You Think You Made a Bad Hire

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Almost all hiring managers will experience it at some point – the dreaded bad hire. For whatever reason a new employee just isn’t fitting into your culture and is more of a hindrance than an asset. Maybe you made new hires to start 2017 and so far they aren’t working out. Here’s how to spot… Read more »

Building Office Relationships

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Post-interview team review

There are a lot of different factors that contribute to a high level of workplace productivity and a positive company culture. But you could argue that one of the most important is the relationships between your employees. The problem is that in a lot of companies, employees work 9 to 5, but go home unhappy… Read more »

How to Write an Enticing Job Description

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A job description is typically the first thing a potential candidate sees when investigating a new job opportunity. The ultimate goal is to reel in highly qualified and talented individuals who will apply to your company and enter the next phase of recruiting. Here’s how to set your job description apart from your competition to… Read more »

Why You Should Hire the “Diamond in the Rough”

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When it comes to hiring, recruiters often have a specific idea of who their ideal candidate would be. They will possess a distinct set of traits, have all of the right qualifications and be “a safe bet.” But often, the individuals who are best poised to thrive are the outliers who are aberrations from the… Read more »

Millennial Recruiting Techniques That Are Actually Effective

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The term “millennial” is one of the most widely used buzzwords at the moment and is used to describe a younger person born roughly between 1980 and 1995. Because millennials are projected to account for 46 percent of the total workforce by 2020, it’s important that you’re implementing recruiting strategies that are designed to appeal… Read more »