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You have two or more seemingly great candidates after your initial rounds of interviews – but only one job opening. It’s a good problem to have, but it makes your final hiring decision a real dilemma. You need to ask yourself some tough – but telling – questions. The answers will provide much-needed clarity and… Read more »

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If your company has always handled hiring internally, you probably think you have it covered, but you can do better. Nothing is more important than the employees powering your organization, so if your hiring strategy isn’t flawless, it’s time to take matters out of your own hands. Simply put, staffing agencies are hiring experts. Recruiters… Read more »

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Employees in today’s workplace check their cell phones up to 150 times a day. The 21st century workforce is global, highly connected and tech savvy. According to Deloitte’s recent Human Capitals Trends Study of more than 2,500 companies in 90 countries, businesses everywhere are having a difficult time adjusting to the needs and distractions of… Read more »

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Temporary employees may not receive the same attention as permanent hires when they join your company. Many arrive on their first day and get little more than a passing glance from their new co-workers. The problem with this is your organization may lose out on the productivity and performance that a temp can offer if… Read more »

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As a leader, you need to be comfortable delivering constructive criticism. It can be a challenge, especially in the case of underperforming team members. But there are ways to get your message across and achieve productive feedback, while avoiding hard feelings. Set the Stage When you initiate a conversation for the purpose of constructive feedback,… Read more »

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When you hire a new employee, you expect them to be part of your team for the foreseeable future, so it’s discouraging to receive a resignation letter after just a short period of time. Turnover is an issue faced by every manager at every company, but if you’re having trouble retaining new hires, something isn’t… Read more »

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The data on the long-term success of new hires are sobering, to say the least. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) reports that half of all hourly workers leave their jobs within the first four months. An equal percentage of senior-level outside hires fail within 18 months. How can you ensure a good return… Read more »

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When you take a long time to hire a candidate, you may think you are being thorough and doing your due diligence. But in reality, this approach is detrimental to your team and to your company. Consider this quote from a candidate who was hired elsewhere after being put off by recruitment procrastination on the… Read more »

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As an employer, you have certain legal responsibilities to protect the health and safety of your employees. Beyond that, it’s simply the right thing to do. Every worker should go home at the end of their shift the same way they came in: safe and injury free. It’s also up to every worker to make… Read more »

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“What are your greatest strengths and weaknesses?” It’s the question you always ask candidates in job interviews – as you should. But what are you really looking for in a response? While there is no such thing as a perfect candidate, you are looking for the right fit and the individual who will bring the… Read more »