How You Can Retain Your Top Employees

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A good employee is nothing to take for granted. If you have some all-star employees on your team, you need to do everything in your power to keep them happy and keep them at your company. Fortunately, you can take advantage of their talents and help them to thrive at work at the same time… Read more »

3 Benefits of Direct Hire Through a Staffing Firm

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When you’re working with a staffing firm, there are several different ways to hire people. Depending on your situation, you might opt for a temporary employee, a temp-to-hire, or a direct-hire position. Each has its own set of pros and cons, and you have to decide what’s best for your company. Temporary employment, managed by… Read more »

6 Ways to Get to Know Your Employees Better

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It’s important to get to know your employees to be an effective leader. You don’t have to be their best friend, but when they know you value them and care about them, they’re more likely to work hard for you and remain loyal to your company. When you respect them, they’ll respect you. You want… 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 »

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 »

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 »

How and When to Ask for Feedback at a New Job

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When you start a new job, you want to do everything right, including asking for feedback. You don’t want to seem needy, insecure or incompetent. But if you wait too long, you risk doing something incorrectly. But it’s important to establish open and honest lines of communication with your manager to ensure you’re on the… 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 »