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It is a competitive time for employers to get the attention of top prospects. With the job market favoring workers, it can be difficult to stand out and prevent losing their interest. That’s why it’s more important than ever to strategically plan your hiring process to not only attract talent, but maintain their motivation to… Read more »

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Hiring managers and recruiters each have a defined set of skills that, when combined effectively, will result in attracting the most qualified candidates and making optimal hiring decisions. However, with different skill sets also comes differing perspectives, insights, and goals that can cause challenges in forming and maintaining a productive professional relationship unless proactively addressed…. Read more »

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While it wasn’t that long ago that hiring managers were dealing with the “problem” of having an excessive amount of qualified (or even overqualified) candidates apply for their job postings, the job market has changed. The national unemployment rate has reached a 17-year low, and Akron’s unemployment rate is holding steady at approximately 4.3%, according… Read more »

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Achieving the professional picture you have in mind requires intention. The most successful people don’t “go with the flow” – they develop strategic plans to get them to where they want to be. If you don’t prioritize your goals, the risk of complacency or getting caught up in the short term day-to-day can halt your… Read more »

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A new year means new chances and new opportunities – and if you want to get yourself ready for the job market, this is the perfect time to update your resume. So, how should you get your resume ready for 2019? Read below: Looks Do Mean Something Most resumes get anywhere from five to thirty… Read more »

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If you want to start the new year off in the best possible way, go straight to the source: your employees. After all, they are on the front lines and can sometimes see problems and solutions you might not. So how can you get feedback that will help you get you going in 2019, read… Read more »

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Change always brings with it a host of emotions, ranging from excitement to fear and everything in between. Guiding your employees through new changes will help them better acclimate and make for a smoother transition overall. Make it clear. Good management in the face of a major change will make all of the difference. You… Read more »

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A phone interview seems like far less stress than an in-person one – you don’t have to look your best, you can fidget and not appear nervous, and you can do it all from the comfort of your own home. Yet there are a few caveats to consider when interviewing on the phone to make… Read more »

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If you want to make employees feel appreciated, you don’t necessarily need to go for grand gestures, but you probably want to go beyond a simply stated, “Great job!”. It’s the little gestures that go the longest way. So here are five suggestions to make your employees see your gratitude. Small wins Too often we… Read more »

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We’d all ultimately like to have a boss we at least have a decent relationship with, but the cold hard facts sometimes intrude: Sometimes you’re going to have a boss you simply don’t like, and vice versa. Yet this person gives you reviews, so how do you manage to put personal feelings aside and get… Read more »