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References checks are one of the most important parts of the hiring process. Through them, you can find out the strengths candidates have exhibited in the past. You can also be alerted to any problem areas in the past that might negatively impact their job performance in the future.   It can be tempting to… Read more »

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In every job search, it’s inevitable that some candidates are not going to be hired.   You know what you tell the candidate you’re hiring. But what do you tell the candidates you’re not hiring?   Many organizations simply don’t tell them anything. Seventy percent of companies don’t provide feedback to candidates who aren’t chosen…. Read more »

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Looking for a job can take a while. You send out resumes, get called for interviews, interview and still no luck. It may be important to ask yourself one question:   Why aren’t you landing the job you want?   While you may not know exactly why they didn’t pick you, there are some general… Read more »

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Are you using the social media platforms effectively to attract different candidates?   The two most widely used social media platforms for hiring are LinkedIn and Facebook. LinkedIn is increasingly the go-to site for job postings and recruiting. If you don’t look for people on LinkedIn, it’s likely you’re not looking effectively, because it’s by… Read more »

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In 2018, you want to build a stronger team. You have plans, incentives and goals.   But perhaps many of these plans, incentives and goals require more power and people to take stress off your permanent employees.   You can build a stronger team this year by using a staffing service. Here’s how.   1…. Read more »

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Are you implementing a wellness initiative in 2018? It’s a great idea. Wellness programs have many benefits for your employees, their work performance and your company’s bottom line.   Your employees will be healthier. They will be more productive and engaged. The company will likely gain more productivity through reduced absenteeism and reduced healthcare costs…. Read more »

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Let’s face it. While hiring can bring good things (more employees, more revenue), it also carries with it significant stress.   Hiring stress can exist for many reasons.   If you have junior managers, for instance, the entire hiring process — from writing job descriptions to interviewing to making a final decision — may be… Read more »

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It’s not ideal, but it happens. An employee is not performing well, and it must be mentioned. Maybe they’re showing poor work ethic or low productivity. It could be their skills don’t seem up to par, or perhaps they’ve been calling in sick a lot. Maybe the employee rubs everyone on the team the wrong… Read more »

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The current unemployment rate, at just over 4 percent, is the lowest it’s been in 17 years. That’s great news for people looking for jobs. But it can mean companies can have trouble finding top talent. A vibrant employment picture means top talent may be able to pick and choose positions.   Is Your Hiring… Read more »

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Now that 2018 is here, it’s time to think about what you’ll do once you graduate. And that’s especially true if you’re graduating early.   Many college grads find temporary assignments a good fit. Why? Because they give you real opportunities to test your job options and get on-the-job experience before accepting a permanent position…. Read more »