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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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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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Being a manager isn’t just about you. It’s equally important to instill leadership skills in your employees, for the good of their careers and for your future business success. When people are equipped with the right management skills, they are able to make more informed decisions, guide others, and be better qualified for opportunities that… Read more »

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Knowing which questions to ask candidates during a job interview can be a challenge. To choose the right person, you need to find out as much as possible about them, but all questions don’t garner the same amount of information. One that will likely make your list is asking the candidate to describe their greatest… Read more »

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Traditional annual reviews for employees, which use numerical scales and curves to rank people based on their performance, are fast becoming dinosaurs in today’s business world. Referred to as “rank-and-yank” systems by some employers, they assign scores to workers relative to that of their peers. Pay-for-performance still works, as it should, just not through a… Read more »

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Failure is never fun. People and organizations feed off and are rewarded for their successes. But while achievements and victories merit recognition, much can be learned from mistakes and failures. Here are three reasons why: Failures can be good for business. Recent research published in the Harvard Business Review shows that businesses that are more… Read more »

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If you’ve been in the workforce for awhile, there’s a pretty good chance you’ve had at least one job you didn’t like. Whether your boss was a tyrant, the work was incredibly boring or you couldn’t stand most of your colleagues, most people encounter this type of problem at some point in their career. You’ve… Read more »

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By the end of this decade, yet another new generation will enter the global workforce. Ladies and gentlemen, introducing Generation Z – the children of Gen X who are currently in elementary and high school. They number more than 23 million and among their top values are structure and predictability. At the same time, they… Read more »

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  Employee turnover can be devastating to your company’s bottom line. It disrupts your work environment and damages morale. To enhance retention, you need to find and hire candidates who you can rely on for the long term. Interview carefully in order to establish a person’s reliability as a future employee. Ask the right questions… Read more »

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By now, you already understand the importance of having a LinkedIn account. The world’s largest professional network gets more than two new members per second, totaling more than 380 million people in over 200 million countries and territories, as of June 2015. Now that you have a LinkedIn account, are you using it to its… Read more »