6 Ways to Succeed as a First-Time Manager

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Congratulations! You’re a manager now! It’s certainly very exciting, but probably also a bit nerve-wracking. More people can now see what you do, which means if you mess up, everyone knows—no pressure! But if you’re careful and prepared for the challenge ahead, then you’ll do just fine. Here’s how to succeed as a first-time manager…. Read more »

Has a Candidate Rejected Your Job Offer? Here’s What to Do

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When your top candidate refuses your job offer, it can be pretty frustrating. Especially when they check all the boxes, they seem like the perfect fit, and everyone’s really excited about hiring them. And sometimes it’s hard to understand why they suddenly don’t want the job, particularly if they seemed super enthused about it just… Read more »

The Importance of Following Up With Candidates After Job Interviews

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Hiring is a busy time for most employers. You’re scanning resumes, scheduling interviews, holding interviews, and conducting background checks. But no matter how busy you are, you should still take a few minutes to follow up with candidates after you meet with them. It’s a sign of courtesy and respect, it keeps the candidates you’re… Read more »

6 Tips for Improving Your HR Strategy

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As an HR manager, you want your company to be a great place to work. You want a strong corporate culture where your employees feel comfortable and supported and motivated to perform well to help power your company to sustainable growth. Here are six tips for improving your HR strategy. Develop a corporate culture Every… Read more »

4 Benefits of Using Temporary Employees

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There are more advantages to hiring temporary employees than most companies realize. It’s often a lot cheaper and easier than hiring permanent part-time and full-time employees and with less of a commitment. If you hire someone temporarily who’s not performing as well as you’d like, you should be able to replace the employee. On the… Read more »

If a Candidate Appears Perfect, They Actually May Not Be

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Some job candidates just seem perfect. They’re charismatic, they tell you exactly what you want to hear, their references are glowing, and their resumes are stellar. But that doesn’t mean they’re a good candidate for your company. Fortunately, there are red flags you can look for during the interview to help you figure out whether… Read more »

Avoid Being a Micromanager With These Tips

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It’s not easy to be a boss. You have to find that perfect balance of guiding, teaching and giving your employees the right amount of freedom to make their own mistakes. You want your employees to be prepared for any and all scenarios, but you also want them to be able to make their own… Read more »

How to Hire Quality Candidates Quickly

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There’s nothing worse for your company than having a position open for too long. Certain tasks won’t get done, other employees will have to pick up the slack, and eventually your team’s morale will suffer. In this day and age, it’s not uncommon to have employees who up and leave at a moment’s notice, lured… Read more »

Tips for Attracting Passive Job Seekers

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Hiring is a tricky process. It takes time and focus, and the wrong hire can cost you time and money, not to mention a drop in morale. So, as you’re weeding through resumes and not falling in love with any applicants, remember there are really great candidates out there who haven’t even applied for your… Read more »

Simple and Affordable Ways to Show Your Employees You Appreciate Them

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As a manager, it’s crucial to make sure your employees feel appreciated. When they start to feel you don’t value or respect them, they’ll disengage from their responsibilities, their performance will decline, and eventually, they’ll start to look elsewhere. Which is something you can’t afford—finding, hiring, and training new employees costs both time and money…. Read more »