Are Your Employees’ Skills Stagnant? The Importance of Growing Their Talents

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The business market changes more quickly than ever due to advances in technology, which means that certain job duties can become outdated with little notice. To prevent skills gaps in your workplace, it’s more effective and affordable to adapt by keeping your employees’ skills fresh versus waiting until you must recruit externally, which may leave… Read more »

What You Can Do to Avoid a Bad Hire

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When you hire an employee who quickly ends up not working out, it’s more than just an inconvenience and extra work. From advertising the position to training a replacement to lost productivity, the cost of bad hires can be substantial. Fortunately, there are ways to improve the hiring process to make more successful decisions. Avoid… Read more »

Do You Have A Referral Program? Here’s Why You Should

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Finding quality prospective candidates for your available positions can be challenging, but you may actually have a wealth of leads you aren’t currently utilizing: your current employees. If you don’t have an employee referral program, you could be missing out on successful hires. Learn more about why you should have an employee referral program: Candidates… Read more »

What Should You Do When You See Gaps in a Candidate’s Resume?

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Resume gaps tend to be viewed as a red flag, but if you automatically reject candidates because they don’t have a seamless work history, you could be missing out on landing committed top performers. Especially when you’re facing a skills gap or competitive job market for candidates, giving candidates with breaks in employment a chance… Read more »

How to Develop a Corporate Culture that No One Will Want to Leave

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The culture of your workplace is one of your most valuable recruitment and retention tools. It is so valuable, in fact, that many top performers will pass on a bigger paycheck from an employer with a lackluster or negative culture in favor of a place with a more supportive and welcoming culture but less compensation…. Read more »

Getting Ghosted by Candidates? Here’s What to Do

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Getting “ghosted” is a term that refers to when a person in a relationship or friendship suddenly ceases all contact with no explanation. It isn’t just significant others and friends who are getting ghosted – it has made its way into the hiring process, with many seemingly interested candidates up and disappearing once hiring managers… Read more »

How to Keep Your Employees Focused During Summer Distractions

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When summertime hits, it is often a struggle for employees to maintain focus and productivity when there are sunny skies, warm temperatures, and everyone seeming to be having nonstop summer vacation fun. This “summer slump” is common and understandable, but business doesn’t stop and there’s still work to be done. Keep your employees focused during… Read more »

The Most Effective Way to Check Candidate’s References

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No matter how great a candidate seems during the interview, you can never be reasonably confident they’ll be a successful hire until you check their references. References should ideally be able to give you valuable insight into the candidate to help you solidify your decision, but if you just go through the motions of asking… Read more »

Non-Monetary Rewards to Give Your Employees When They Go Above and Beyond

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If you want to boost employee engagement, rewarding your team when they go above and beyond is key. However, positive reinforcement doesn’t need to come in the form of financial incentives to be effective. In fact, even if budgetary issues aren’t a concern, other types of rewards tend to be more meaningful. Learn more about… Read more »

Is Potential More Valuable than Experience?

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The saying “Hire for attitude and train for skill” is often echoed by business leaders, and the importance of personal attributes has facts to back it up. 89 percent of new hires that leave an organization within 18 months do so because of attitude reasons, and not for lack of skill, according to a Leadership… Read more »