Are You Hiring the Right Candidate?

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Now that you’ve spent countless hours reviewing resumes and interviewing candidates, you need to make sure you’re hiring the person who’s the best fit for the job—and not simply the best interviewer. By making sure you have the right recruitment process, you can guarantee you’ll be hiring the most talented candidate with the best qualifications…. Read more »

Are You Asking the Right Phone Interview Questions?

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Phone interviews are a great cost-effective way to screen candidates and determine whether or not they’re worth bringing in for the next round of interviews. Though they’re more revealing than emailing back and forth, they’re also fraught with their own special challenges. Since it’s impossible to read body language during a phone interview, it’s best… Read more »

Hiring the Class of 2017—What You Need to Know

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The class of 2017 is finally graduating! Many will continue their studies in graduate programs, but most will enter the workforce for the first time. It’s not easy to attract millennials, but it’s worth the effort to snag some fresh talent for your company.   Sense of purpose Know that millennials are passionate about the… Read more »

What You Should be Including in New Hire Orientation

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A formal and comprehensive employee orientation program is well worth developing for your company. Not only does it reduce anxiety for your new hires, it helps the organization as a whole by minimizing startup costs and employee turnover. In turn, productivity will increase, employee satisfaction and referrals will go up, and the overall culture of… Read more »

4 Questions You Need to Ask During Every Interview

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When interviewing potential employees, there is so much information you want to know, but in a limited amount of time, you want to make sure you’re efficiently targeting the right constructs to evaluate. You want to measure self-awareness, compatibility with your staff, enthusiasm, customer focus, and how they handle direction and feedback. And you can… Read more »

Why Employee Recognition Is More Important Than You Think

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Employee recognition is one of the most important aspects of managing employees, but it often goes overlooked. Some employees even report that they’d prefer authentic appreciation of their extra efforts over financial bonuses and gifts. When employees quit or resign, they’re usually leaving their manager, not the company. Effective management is about building relationships with… Read more »

How Do You Deal With Tough Personalities When You Are a New Manager?

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Being the new manager at the office can be stressful and even overwhelming. In addition to adjusting to the company culture and learning how things operate, you need to start building rapport with your employees and begin assigning tasks and projects. Every company has a few difficult employees, which means you’ll need to be prepared… Read more »

Manage Your Team Like a Pro With These Bits of Wisdom

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Serving as a manager can be stressful and full of challenges. If you’re responsible for inspiring and leading your team, you need to develop a sound leadership strategy and address obstacles and setbacks in a timely manner. Here are a few nuggets of wisdom that can help you manage your team like a pro: Maintain… Read more »

Improve Your Hiring Process to Attract Top Talent

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If you’re having a hard time attracting high-quality talent, it may be time to reconsider your hiring process. If you aren’t sharing accurate job descriptions or asking the right questions during the interview, you might find it difficult to fill open positions quickly. Here are some ways to improve your hiring process and attract top… Read more »

Inspire Your Team to Set Higher Goals for the New Year

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If you didn’t reach all your company goals this past year and are ready to make some changes, take some time to review new goals and ideas with your team. Getting ready for the next quarter might require making some new hiring decisions to expand your team, managing work loads more efficiently, and creating a… Read more »