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 »

4 Ways to Get Your Team to Think More Creatively

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Innovation is the key to long term success for any business. If you coast along, doing what you’ve always done, you won’t be able to keep up with the competition as they roll out new ideas. To get your employees away from only focusing on their day-to-day responsibilities, encourage them to include innovation as part… Read more »

5 Ways to Prepare Yourself for Salary Negotiations

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Once you’ve survived the interview process and actually received a job offer, it may seem like the preparation is over; however, there’s one final key step for which many job seekers don’t properly prepare: salary negotiations. Being overly aggressive and unrealistic with salary negotiations will typically backfire, but taking whatever is offered without question can… 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 »

Subtle Ways to Make Employees More Loyal

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Cultivating a sense of loyalty from your employees can increase productivity, engagement, and retention, which all benefit your company’s bottom line. However, many employees, even top performers, simply do not feel a deep commitment to their employers. Common reasons employees feel disconnected from their employers include: feeling like the company sees them as disposable, not… Read more »

The Benefits of Pre-Employment Assessment

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Making the best hires requires limiting the need for subjective judgment calls and relying on objective evaluation methods. Often candidates who give great interviews and seem more than qualified end up falling short and catching hiring managers by surprise. Working with a staffing agency to perform pre-employment assessments can ensure candidates truly have the skills… Read more »

What Happens if You Get a Warning at Work?

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Getting a warning at work from your superior is something to be taken seriously. But just because it is a big deal, doesn’t mean you have to give in to anxiety and fear. The way you handle the situation can help you turn it around and move forward, leaving you empowered rather than feeling hopeless…. Read more »

Three Ways to Keep Your Best Applicants Interested

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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 »

How Hiring Managers and Recruiters Can Work Better Together to Find the Best Talent

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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 »