What to Say to the Candidates Who Weren’t Chosen for the Job

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Once you’ve gone through the often exhaustive process of hiring a new employee, do you really have to contact the candidates who didn’t get chosen? Actually, yes, you should. Even if they didn’t get the job, they got close, and they probably wanted the job just as much (and sometimes more) than the candidate who… Read more »

4 Ways to Turn Workplace Conflict into a Positive Learning Tool

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Workplace conflict is something we naturally want to avoid, but you can turn that negative experience into a positive with the right approach. Focus on clear communication. Poor communication often leads to conflict in the workplace, but you can make something good out of it. When employees become frustrated due to unclear expectations, it allows… Read more »

How You Could Benefit From Temporary Help During Year End

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It may be August, but if you’ve kept track of your work load from years past (and we know you have), you know that the end of the calendar year often becomes your busiest time as you and your clients wrap up accounts and “old business” for 2015. As such, you may want to consider… Read more »

How to Identify a Real Leader for a Management Position

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When considering management positions, you want someone who’s a good leader. We’ve all dealt with people in management or leadership roles who exemplified both sides of the coin, the best and the worst of leadership. So how do you identify a true leader to be promoted to manager? ● They lead by example. Nobody wants to… Read more »

3 Interview Questions to Ask a Warehouse Management Candidate

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When hiring for warehouse management, you want someone whom you can trust. This job requires a combination of good communication, good organization, a cool head, and physical fitness. Addressing the first three qualities takes the most time, so here are three questions to ask your candidates to see if they measure up to your standards…. Read more »

What Generation of Candidates are You Appealing To?

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Looking at the available candidates for hire, you’ll see a wide array of ages – many companies have three different generations all working at the same place: baby boomers, Generation X, and Generation Y (usually referred to as millennials). These three groups grew up in extremely different times, and as such, they often approach work… Read more »

Should You Consider an Overqualified Administrative Candidate?

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When looking for an administrative candidate, you obviously want to find someone with a certain set of skills who can do the job well. But what about when you come across a candidate who can do the job…too well? Do you really want to consider a person whose skill set seems to go way beyond… Read more »

Why Candidates Should Receive a Rejection Letter

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The long interview process has ended and you’ve finally chosen your candidate from among the many. Next step, onboarding the new hire and making the transition as seamless as possible–but what about the finalists you didn’t choose? Do you really need to do anything more with them? Yes. From a candidate’s perspective, they may have… Read more »

Why an Ongoing Recruitment Strategy Is Vital for Success

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When considering a recruitment strategy, take a cue from the Boy Scouts: Be prepared. Employers who have a constant flow of recruits – rather than simply starting to look when an opening pops up – will always have quality candidates at the ready. Let’s look at some of the “hows” and the “whys” of an… Read more »

How to Diffuse Workplace Negativity Before It Escalates

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Employers want their offices to act as well-oiled machines with everyone getting along – or at least having disagreements that lead to greater understanding of each others’ positions. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen – and when the negative vibes go unchecked, they can poison the entire workplace. So here are some suggestions on how to… Read more »