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Unemployment rates in North Carolina are dropping at lightning-fast rates. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the area’s unemployment rate was at 9.2 percent in July 2013 and fell to a low of 6.9 percent in November 2013. The North Carolina state unemployment rate was at 7.4 percent in November 2013 and the… Read more »

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You’re oh-so-close to hiring a superstar. The lengthy process of resume review, candidate prescreening and interviewing has drawn to a close. You and your team feel confident that your top candidate is “the one.” It’s a heady and exciting feeling as you’re just about ready to make an offer. It can be tempting to dismiss… Read more »

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Every company knows employee turnover is a part of life. While you may know there’s a good chance you’ll be losing some of your team members this year, you don’t know when it will happen. Consequently, there’s a good chance you’ll be short-staffed for a period of time while you search to find a replacement…. Read more »

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The success of an organization depends heavily on employee loyalty. It’s no different than loyalty in a friendship, marriage or similar partnership: Without it, the very foundation of a relationship – and the benefits that go with it – are threatened. Loyal employees empathize with a company and its management, sharing priorities and a sense… Read more »

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Results of a recent survey suggest the new year may bring the promise of employment for many temporary employees. CareerBuilder’s 2014 job forecast found that more U.S. companies plan to hire temporary and contract workers this year than last. The survey, conducted online by Harris Interactive, polled 2,201 hiring managers and human resource professionals from… Read more »

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An advanced degree and a sterling grade point average. Glowing recommendations from past employers. Jaw-dropping credentials and a skill set custom tailored to the position. Hiring this candidate is a no-brainer, right? Without a doubt, you’re on the right track. But there’s another factor that can make or break a new employee’s staying power, performance… Read more »