Hiring Is Tight And Employees Are Looking To Move!

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“More job creation, higher voluntary employee turnover and intensified competition for talent will be the main themes surrounding employment in 2018.” That quote was given by Matt Ferguson, the CEO of CareerBuilder (CareerBuilder Annual Forecast) earlier this year. Now that we are almost to the halfway point of 2018, I have to say he was… Read more »

Red Flags to Look for When Interviewing Candidates

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Interviewing job candidates is a demanding process. There’s a lot of pressure to be thorough and conclusive and avoid making a costly mistake by hiring the wrong person. Red flags to watch out for when interviewing candidates include lack of preparation, vague responses, poor people skills, tardiness or lack of responsibility.   They’re unprepared A… Read more »

Five Ways to Tell It’s Time to Promote an Employee

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As a manager, it’s your responsibility to identify the next generation of leadership at your company. If you have an employee who is always seeking new challenges and has great people skills, they may be ready for a promotion. Promotions are important for the motivation of your employees and the health of your company. You… Read more »

Writing Better Job Descriptions to Attract Great Candidates

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It’s important to write job descriptions that grab a candidate’s attention and keep it. Instead of writing a post designed to weed out unqualified candidates, aim to attract the highest-performing applicants that can power your company. When writing job descriptions, hone in on keywords your target audience is looking for. Make your company seem like… Read more »

Five Tips to Successfully Ace a Marketing Interview

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The marketing field is competitive with many qualified job seekers and a limited number of job openings, so you need to do everything you can to set yourself apart from the other candidates. You need to prove you can bring in new, original ideas and use them to efficiently generate more revenue for the company…. Read more »

Five Ways to Get Your Employees Back on Track

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From time to time even your best people might slack off. Perhaps they’re not showing up on time, they’re not meeting their quotas, responsibilities aren’t being met or they just seem bored and unmotivated. Or perhaps they’re distracted and having trouble refocusing after some time off. Either way, it’s your job as a leader to… Read more »

Four Ways to Effectively Manage Employee Conflict

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Workplace conflicts are a common occurrence, and when left untreated or when dealt with improperly, they can disrupt momentum and ruin team productivity. And dealing with the tension can be awkward and uncomfortable, especially when you’re unfamiliar with the whole story and you’re relying on conflicting stories to gather information and navigate through the turmoil…. Read more »

Five Benefits of Taking a Temporary Position

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Trying to find a new job can be a difficult and lengthy process, and if you’ve been out of work for a long period of time, it can be very frustrating. This is when you might consider taking a temporary job. Don’t look at it as settling, think of it as the next step in… Read more »

Should You Customize Your Resume? Yes!

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The best way to get your resume noticed is to customize it for each job you apply for. Employers scan through resumes quickly, averaging seven seconds per applicant! If your resume isn’t tailored to list the qualifications that a particular employer is looking for, it will surely get tossed into the rejection pile. Here are… Read more »

4 Reasons Why You Must Have Regular Staff Meetings

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Staff meetings can be such a drag if you don’t do them right! But if you make them regular and efficient, they can be a vital part of your team’s productivity and sense of cohesion. Show your employees you respect their time by starting and ending punctually and keeping them on track. Let them know… Read more »