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 »

Personality Traits to Highlight for an Administrative Assistant

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If you’ve ever worked in an office and really paid close attention, you’ve come to the realization that a good administrative assistant plays an absolutely invaluable role in making that office (and the life of whoever they’re working for) run smoothly. And it’s way more than just getting coffee, typing emails and memos, and answering… Read more »

How to Motivate Employees When the Job is Boring

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Remember that line from Mary Poppins, “In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun.” Let’s face it: It’s not always easy to find that fun element in every job. Some jobs just seem…boring. Even bosses have to admit that. So how do you manage to help employees find that “spoonful… Read more »

The Benefits of Using a Staffing Agency in Akron

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Need to bring on staff but lack the time or resources to do so? The answer lies in using a staffing agency to help you. If you haven’t used an agency before, read on to discover the numerous benefits of using one to help you with your hiring needs. Why should you use a staffing… Read more »

Personality Traits of Good Warehouse Employees

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If you’re looking to staff your warehouse, you probably want someone with a strong back and a good attitude. But there’s a lot more to a quality warehouse employee than that. Consider these points before you make your next hire. Personality Traits of Good Warehouse Employees If you’re looking to hire a warehouse manager, you want… Read more »

Using LinkedIn to Check Candidate Consistency

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In the hiring process, once you’ve got a group of seemingly qualified candidates, the temptation may arise to simply take their resume (and interview, if you’ve gotten that far) at face value and move on to the next stage. A word of advice: Don’t. More companies than would care to admit have stories of hires… Read more »