Tips For Interviewing Entry-Level Candidates

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Entry level jobs can be particularly tricky to hire for. Hiring personnel have to figure out if an applicant can be successful based on limited work experience and an interview performance. Due to this degree of difficulty, asking the right questions of entry-level applicants during the interview is essential to a successful hire. Consider the… Read more »

When Is It Time to Start Hiring?

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Having too much work is a good problem to have, as they say, and if you’re a business owner with this problem, your thoughts will likely turn to hiring more staff. However, it is important in these situations not to jump the gun. You don’t want to hire several new employees when the problem can… Read more »

How to Improve Your Interviewing Skills

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Interviewing is challenging work, but being able to hire wonderful people and strengthening your company can be very rewarding. An interview should be a two-way discussion, and good interviewers make a deliberate attempt to get the most out of each one. They know that making applicants comfortable and combating personal bias will result in a… Read more »

Learn About Great Ways to Reward Your Employees

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Research has revealed that ‘feeling valued’ is a top driver of employee engagement. In a perfect world, a company would make every staff member feel valued through massive raises and lavish parties. While that’s not a realistic option for most businesses, showing appreciation fortunately doesn’t have to cost a great deal of money. Consider the… Read more »

How to Foster Teamwork to Get Better Results

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Strong teamwork is necessary to finish any big project, but many supervisors find it difficult to make their team a cohesive unit. Juggling the needs of individual workers along with the larger group dynamic can bring confusion to team efforts, causing the work to suffer. When leading team projects, you must be able to clearly… Read more »

The Advantages of Using a Staffing Agency vs. Internal Hiring

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One of the biggest shifts in the labor market since the Great Recession has been employers’ increased use of staffing agencies to source talent. Staffing agencies are a source of candidates for companies looking to hire, and agencies represent potential job offers for people seeking a new job. Based on criteria set by the client,… Read more »

How Managers Can Build a Positive Relationship With Their Employees

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If a manager hasn’t earned the trust of their staff, everyone suffers and productivity is negatively impacted. Sure, a manager can motivate employees through fear of being fired; however, employees will do just enough to stay out of trouble and likely be on the lookout for another job. Intelligent leaders realize that engaged employees work… Read more »

The Benefits of Having One-on-One Meetings With Employees

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Once upon a time, in-person meetings were the only way for people to communicate with one another, but now, easier methods of communication are available, from simple phone calls to Skype. While technology may be more convenient than in-person meetings, it does involve an artificial barrier that can mean lower productivity. There are many benefits… Read more »

How to Successfully Implement Change in the Workplace

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We all like to tell ourselves we’re open to change, but the reality is that change is often met with heavy resistance. Some people resist because they fear how change will affect them. Other resist change because making real change takes a great deal of work. In the workplace, these and other forms of resistance… Read more »

Tips for Identifying a Negative Employee During an Interview

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Bad hires can have a serious negative impact on an organization. In addition to resources being wasted on someone who turns out to be a bad employee, there’s also the impact to productivity, morale and company culture. The problem is, negative employees can be difficult to spot in the interview process. They may still have… Read more »