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Bad hires can generally be traced back to an ineffective interview. Obviously, as a hiring manager, it’s certainly not your intention. Still, it can be challenging to figure out the right questions to ask that will actually uncover information that is predictive of a candidate’s likely success in the role. Switch up your strategy with… Read more »

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Smartphone apps are often a go-to for fun escapism; however, if you pick apps strategically, they can go beyond being a distraction and also help with your overall productivity. Brain training apps have become increasingly more sophisticated and science-based and may help sharpen your cognitive functioning, including problem-solving (a crucial professional skill). Check out these… Read more »

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Employee burnout is a very common issue impacting workplaces across industries – according to Gallup, 76% of employees experience burnout “sometimes,” and 28% experience it “very often.” It can negatively affect your organization due to decreased productivity, lower morale and engagement, and higher healthcare costs and absenteeism. If your team is suddenly cynical, less productive, tired,… Read more »

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Whether you’re new to working remotely, or it was previously a sporadic occurrence, if you’ve quickly transitioned to working from home full time, you may experience some challenges as you figure out the best way to structure your workdays to be most effective. Check out these 10 tips to stay productive while working from home:  1. Set… Read more »

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Remote job interviews can be a significant time and money saver, especially for out of area candidates, and in the midst of COVID-19, they are also a valuable safety precaution. When you interview candidates remotely, your preparation needs to be different than your standard in-person interview format. Conduct an effective remote job interview with these… Read more »

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Filling your open positions is not only a time-consuming endeavor, but the pressure is on to make the right hiring decisions. Working with a staffing agency can help you to find candidates and feel confident in your choices since you know they have been thoroughly evaluated by recruiting experts. Learn more about the value of… Read more »

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Although working from home has been increasingly more common in recent years, COVID-19 suddenly made remote work the default, rather than the exception. Even if your team has telecommuted occasionally, full-time remote work with little preparation is a challenge. Here are five ways to effectively manage your remote workers during COVID-19:  1. Establish Clear Expectations … Read more »

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Even if you’re looking forward to getting back to work due to financial or personal reasons, you may be a bit wary about the potential for contracting the COVID-19 virus. The most effective way to protect yourself is by empowering yourself with information and being intentional with your actions. Learn more about how to stay… Read more »

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The COVID-19 pandemic caused many companies to dramatically change the way they do business, such as with immediate transitions to remote work or significantly altered workplace processes. As your company starts to adapt to the “new normal,” your employees are likely to be concerned about their safety, understandably. Learn more about what safety measures you… Read more »

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Retention is generally a top organizational priority, as replacing employees, especially high performers, is costly. Not only does it negatively affect productivity if you’re understaffed or while a new hire is becoming acclimated, but there are also expenses for advertising the opening and training replacements. Turnover may be able to be prevented if you’re able… Read more »