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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 »

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When you have a huge project with an upcoming deadline or an unrealistic number of items on your to-do list, the pressure is on. Everyone experiences stress sometimes, so it’s important to recognize the signs and know how to cope. Stress wreaks havoc on the body. People are impacted in unusual ways, but common side… Read more »

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What traits should you look for as you interview candidates for light industrial positions? The cost of a poor hire can be devastating, so you want to find the best combination of general and industry-specific qualities that define optimal performance and success. Keep these three areas at the top of your list: Math and Reasoning… Read more »

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Starting a new job is equal parts exciting and terrifying. You can’t wait to dive into the work, but first you must get situated and learn the ropes. The first day is always a bit awkward, so give yourself a pass if you get a little tongue-tied or make a few mistakes. In no time… Read more »

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“The most basic of human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them.” These are the words of scholar Ralph Nichols, knows as the “Father of Listening” and author or co-author of more than 30 publications, including the book Are You Listening? As… Read more »

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Running a company is hard work. There are never enough hours in the day, so something has to give. Right now, you’re trying to decide whether to concentrate your efforts on retention or hiring, which are both equally important. Instead of letting one go by the wayside, divide and conquer. Dedicate your time to retention… Read more »

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Money matters – but it can’t beat advancement and fulfillment when it comes to employees’ performance, motivation, engagement and long-term loyalty to their organization. Experts agree that people perform at their best when their work environment is conducive to growth. Just ask the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Their research has concluded that proper… Read more »