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 »

Hiring Problems? Take These Steps to Solve Them Today

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Post-interview team review

Hiring may sound fairly easy on paper. But in reality, there can be a lot of obstacles involved with the process. In fact, “46 percent of talent leaders say finding candidates in high demand talent pools is a major barrier, and 77 percent of hiring managers say that recruiters’ screening processes are inadequate.” Here are… Read more »

2016 is Half Way Over! Time to Evaluate Your Hiring Needs

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2016 is already half way over, and it’s the perfect time to analyze various aspects of your business to determine what’s going right and what needs tweaking. June is typically a time where mid-year reviews are given and is an opportune time to evaluate your hiring needs. Consulting your staff with surveys regarding the following… Read more »

3 Signs an Employee is Unhappy

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Although it’s probably not realistic to expect every single employee to be happy 100 percent of the time, seriously unhappy, disengaged employees can have some adverse effects on your business. In fact, research has found that “70 percent of U.S. employees are disengaged, and this costs the U.S. $450 to $550 billion per year.” Here… Read more »