Why Your Employees Should Disagree With You

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Workplace hierarchy tends to encourage a dynamic in which employees feel pressured by the (sometimes vocalized, but often unspoken) expectation that they abide by what leadership says, with no questioning and certainly no pushback. However, employee perspective is crucial for leaders to be as effective as possible. Learn more about why your employees should disagree… Read more »

How to Build the Company That You Would Want to Work For

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The foundation of organizational success generally comes down to one major factor: company culture. It impacts the quality of candidates you attract, retention rates, productivity, and engagement. A positive workplace culture organically leads employees to feel committed and loyal to your organization because they enjoy being there and want to go above and beyond to… Read more »

3 Reasons to Re-train Rather than Fire Underperforming Employees

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Whether you’re facing a skills gap or simply a performance issue, it may seem like there’s only one solution: fire the current employees who aren’t currently meeting your organization’s needs, and replace them with new hires. Unfortunately, replacing employees is not a simple endeavor and can have unintended ramifications – learn more with these three… 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 »

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 »

Follow This Memorable Way to Introduce Yourself at a Job Fair

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Job fairs can be a great way to network with employers and learn about job opportunities, but it can be challenging to know how to get noticed and be memorable. It can be overwhelming to deal with many employers all in one spot, but if you have a plan and prepare, you’ll be able to… Read more »