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In a perfect world, employees would always see eye-to-eye, but interviewers know it doesn’t work that way. Personality clashes and differences in opinion happen every day at every office, so hiring managers want to know how you handle these situations. If you try to pretend you’ve never dealt with a difficult co-worker, they’ll see right… Read more »

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As an employer, the qualities you want in a new hire likely include job-related and technical skills, emotional intelligence and the right education and experience. And these are key requirements, of course. But one of the traits you truly need in each of your staff members is likability. In short, you need people who communicate… Read more »

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Pretty much an interview standard, managers rarely miss the opportunity to ask the “Tell me about yourself” question. Typically the first item on the list, this is your chance to sell your overall fit for the job in approximately two minutes’ time. It’s hard to give a great response to this question off the cuff,… Read more »

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Research supports a premise that really shouldn’t surprise anyone: Happier employees are more productive employees. A recent example is a study done by the Social Marketing Foundation and the University of Warwick’s Centre for Competitive Advantage in a Global Economy. It showed that productivity increased by an average of 12 percent, and as much as… Read more »

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Attending a career fair is a great way to meet several employers at once, but remember, the hundreds of other attendees have the same goal. By the end of the day, it’s inevitable that many job seekers will blend together in recruiters’ minds, so make yourself memorable. Use these five tips to position yourself as… Read more »

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When your company has a need for additional support due to changes in production, seasonal work or staff shortages, hiring temporary employees can be the ideal solution. They will provide you with the flexibility, skills and convenience you need to make seamless transitions without interfering with your business progress. The Benefits of Temporary Employees Evaluate… Read more »

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It’s exciting to narrow a huge stack of job applications down to a few promising candidates. Going into the interview phase, you probably have your eye on a few top contenders, but don’t let their flashy resumes cloud your judgment. In the moment, certain things might not seem like a big deal, but they hold… Read more »

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Leadership potential is the baseline from which everyone should be judged – including every candidate you assess as a potential new hire. Leadership influences the culture of your organization and determines the ultimate success or failure of your business. Pillars of Leadership Dave R. Palmer is the author of a book entitled George Washington and… Read more »

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Finding a new job is hard work, but you might be making the process even more difficult. Studies show that an average of 50-60 people apply to every open position; however, you can beat the odds if you play your cards right. If you’ve been on the market for awhile now, but still haven’t received… Read more »

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How much does your company reputation matter in recruiting? The leading candidates you want to woo are also in high demand by your competition. And everything they’ve ever heard, read or witnessed about your organization will influence their decision whether to pursue an opportunity there. Long before they ever meet you, if they’re smart (and… Read more »