Don’t Overlook the Reference Checks

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Reference checks are generally the last step before you extend a formal offer to a candidate. Learn why you can’t afford not to take these seriously and which specific questions you should be asking references.   Gaining Objective Insights  Your goal is to learn as much as you can about a potential job candidate. You… 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 »

Phone Interview Mistakes You’re Making

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Interviewing job candidates over the phone has become increasingly common in recent years. In fact, the phone interview is often the first step that employers take to vet a potential candidate. What mistakes might you be making that are costing you the opportunity for an in-person interview?   Being in a Noisy Environment This is… Read more »

Cover Letter Mistakes That Are Costing You

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Your cover letter is often the first thing a hiring manager will view and will heavily impact how far you make it in the hiring process. If you strike out with your cover letter, the hiring manager is unlikely to read your resume, and you’re probably not getting the job. No matter how much experience… 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 »

How to Prepare for a Skype Interview

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Skype interviews have become more popular and common. There’s a good chance you’ll be asked to engage in one at some point, especially if you’re out of town or will be telecommuting. Let’s now discuss the keys to having a successful Skype interview and how to impress your hiring manager. Create an “Interviewing Environment” In… 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 »

How to Use Twitter to Help You Land a Job

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4 Tips for Seeking for a Job Long-Distance

Twitter has been one of the most popular social networks for several years now and is widely used by marketers to promote their businesses. But did you know it’s an excellent job search tool as well? It’s true. Research from Undercover Recruiter even found that 45 percent of job seekers are already using Twitter, which… Read more »

Are You a Leader or a Boss?

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A common trait most successful businesses share is someone at the top who effectively calls the shots. There’s a “captain of the ship” who ensures that vital tasks are completed and things are moving in the right direction. But what’s the difference between being a leader at work and just being someone’s boss? More importantly,… Read more »