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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 »

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I know, I know…you think this is going to be yet another sales pitch for a staffing firm and how great we are, how we can transform your business with the best candidates the universe has ever seen, how we can create gold with the snap of our fingers, and if that isn’t enough for… Read more »

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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 »

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Working in human resources requires more than just good people skills and the ability to work under pressure. If you’re considering an HR management position, or are hiring HR managers to fill an open position at your company, you need to be aware of the many characteristics and skills that make these types of managers… Read more »

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Have you ever watched any of the Charlie Brown TV specials where the unidentified teacher is speaking, but all you hear out of the TV is “blah blah blah blah?” Right now I believe the business community is following a similar pattern by not paying attention to the talent marketplace, and they are missing out… Read more »

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If you’re getting ready for the big interview, don’t overlook the importance of dressing well for the occasion. It only takes a few seconds to make a first impression, so you want to make sure you look and feel confident as you settle in for the interview. Take some time to consider what type of… Read more »