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Every company wants the cream of the crop, but there are only so many elite professionals to go around. If you’re tired of seeing these workers pass your company up to work for your competitors, consider taking on a staffing partner. Serving as your secret weapon, a recruiter can work behind the scenes to make… Read more »

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One of the best ways to drive your business forward is to ensure your employees are continually learning. As you strengthen your employer brand image, support of ongoing employee development is good for your people – and good for your company. In one recent study, 40 percent of people who received poor employee training reported… Read more »

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It can be easy to settle for less than the best when you hire a new employee – especially if you’re pressed by time or budgetary constraints. But hiring mediocre talent is not a trap you want to fall into, at least not without risking your company’s business resilience and reputation. The Pitfalls of Mediocrity… Read more »

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Of all the soft skills critical to achieving the right cultural fit in a candidate, communication ranks at or near the top of the list. Communication skills have become increasingly important due to a growing emphasis on team-based collaboration within companies. You can best assess communication skills in a team interview setting, where you have… Read more »

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It’s a candidates’ market as job growth continues to be solid – a trend that started in 2012. While top talent is in high demand, you may still find yourself with two outstanding prospects – and only one position to fill. You don’t want to let go of either prospect. And time is of the… Read more »

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When hiring a new employee, it’s easy to get caught up searching for someone who checks all your boxes; however, that person rarely exists. Instead, it’s best to focus on finding a candidate who perfectly fits your company culture and mold them into your ideal staffer from there. Personality traits rarely change, but a candidate… Read more »

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Business today is regularly conducted through smartphones, as a necessary tool for workers to communicate and access information. The topic is timely, as this year the iPhone is celebrating its tenth anniversary. Both personally and professionally, you probably wonder what you did without it. But, do the distractions of technology threaten safety and well-being in… 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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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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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 »