What You Can Do to Avoid a Bad Hire

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When you hire an employee who quickly ends up not working out, it’s more than just an inconvenience and extra work. From advertising the position to training a replacement to lost productivity, the cost of bad hires can be substantial. Fortunately, there are ways to improve the hiring process to make more successful decisions. Avoid… Read more »

Do You Have A Referral Program? Here’s Why You Should

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Finding quality prospective candidates for your available positions can be challenging, but you may actually have a wealth of leads you aren’t currently utilizing: your current employees. If you don’t have an employee referral program, you could be missing out on successful hires. Learn more about why you should have an employee referral program: Candidates… Read more »

So, What Exactly is a Staffing Agency?

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When you’re job searching, trying out a variety of strategies is your key to success. Rather than trying to go it alone in your job search, there is the option of working with a staffing agency. A staffing agency can help you find a job that is right for you. So, what exactly is a… Read more »

Why Playing Favorites With Your Employees is Bad for Business

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It’s natural that you will have personal preferences for certain employees over others, such as your top performers or those you have a rapport with or things in common. However, it is crucial to have a consistent management style with your employees and ensure you are treating all your employees the same. Learn more about… Read more »

What Should You Do When You See Gaps in a Candidate’s Resume?

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Resume gaps tend to be viewed as a red flag, but if you automatically reject candidates because they don’t have a seamless work history, you could be missing out on landing committed top performers. Especially when you’re facing a skills gap or competitive job market for candidates, giving candidates with breaks in employment a chance… Read more »

Send This Email After You Were Rejected from a Job

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When you made it to the final round in the hiring process only to find a rejection email in your inbox, your first instinct may be to delete it immediately out of frustration. However, if you reply in the right manner, it can actually benefit you. So how do you go about responding to a… Read more »

Getting Ghosted by Candidates? Here’s What to Do

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Getting “ghosted” is a term that refers to when a person in a relationship or friendship suddenly ceases all contact with no explanation. It isn’t just significant others and friends who are getting ghosted – it has made its way into the hiring process, with many seemingly interested candidates up and disappearing once hiring managers… Read more »

When is it the Right Time to Ask for a Raise?

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Asking for a raise isn’t something to be performed on a whim – without careful preparation, your request may be immediately dismissed without much thought from your boss. Advocate for yourself in the best way possible by getting the timing right. Consider the following factors when deciding if it’s the right time to ask for… 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 »

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 »