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As technology advances become a greater part of the work environment, employers are finding that working from home is very feasible. In fact, because it is so popular among job seekers, many companies are finding they need to offer it in order to stay competitive. You’d hate to lose out on hiring top talent that… Read more »

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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 »

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Your interviews went well; you feel like you’re close to getting the job, but first the employer asks for a list of references. Figuring out who to use as a reference is a critical part of the job-seeking process. Not all hiring managers will ask for references, but you want to be prepared in case… Read more »

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In a tight job market, both employers and job seekers are looking for more effective ways to connect. Job boards aren’t always efficient because they can be overwhelming and crowded. And traditional job postings run the risk of missing some of the most qualified and highly valued candidates. In a market where companies need to… Read more »

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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 »

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A couple of months ago, I met with a candidate and was able to secure an interview with our client to take place two days later. The morning of the interview, I get an email from the candidate telling me they have to cancel because they had secured a different interview, at a later date,… Read more »

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You’ve spent weeks, or even months, selling yourself to recruiters and potential employers, had several offers and now you’ve made your selection. Now it’s time to let the others down gently. You want to be courteous in this process and make all the employers who offered you jobs feel good about selecting you. Give a… Read more »

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Job satisfaction is important in life. While a job should never define your life, it’s too easy for discontent to spill over into your relationships, your extracurricular time, and even your physical health. In fact, when you’re happy with your job, you’re more likely to tackle other pursuits more vigorously. You’ll be more altruistic and… Read more »

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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 »

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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 »