What Really Matters in the Vetting Process?

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Are you properly vetting your prospective employees? And, why does it matter? Hiring without thoroughly vetting a candidate may save time on the front end, but when all is said and done, it can result in a costly, potentially disastrous error in judgment. The U.S. Department of Labor has estimated that the average cost of… Read more »

Why Work Ethic is a Skillset You Should Add as a Job Requirement

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Work ethic is something you should seek in all your employees – present and future. It’s an invaluable trait that means a team member sets high standards for their own work, rather than simply following the minimum required. A solid work ethic shines through when a team member demonstrates a commitment to and pride in… Read more »

How You Manage Teamwork Issues is Linked to Your New Hires

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In the words of author and motivational speaker Simon Sinek, “A culture is strong when people work with each other, for each other, and weak when people work against each other, for themselves.” In a sentence, this sums up the critical importance of hiring for and building a culture of teamwork at your company. Teamwork… Read more »

How to Develop an Ideal Job Candidate Profile Instead of Just Another Job Description

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An effective candidate profile functions as a blueprint to follow in your search for the perfect new hire. In addition to what’s typically listed in a job description, it considers an applicant’s behavioral and personality traits, as well as critical soft skills. It allows you to define a full, accurate picture, and helps you to… Read more »

When is the Last Time You Reevaluated Your Employee Evaluation Process?

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The days of the traditional annual employee review are fading fast, at least as a stand-alone means of assessing performance. Ongoing feedback in real time is much more valuable, useful and popular. In one recent study, more than 90 percent of employees stated that they would prefer the manager to address concerns and learning opportunities… Read more »

2019 Hiring Guide: Your New Company Image

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You don’t want to fall behind in the competition for top talent in 2019. There are some new recruitment trends you should keep in mind as you build your company image in this New Year. It remains a candidate-driven market. Job candidates will continue to have the upper hand in 2019. In fact, the current… Read more »

2019 Hiring Guide: How to Quarterback Training for Your Employees

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With the hectic pace and pressure of everyday business, employee training can be easily overlooked or moved to the back burner. This is not a healthy habit to fall into. Every team member, whether hourly or salaried, can benefit from an ongoing professional development regime. And, it’s up to you to support it and make… Read more »

How Not to Stereotype When Working with Younger Generations

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Stereotypes of any kind are dangerous, wrong, and harmful in the workplace. Perpetuating them is damaging to diversity and hinders teamwork, engagement, productivity and morale. Some of today’s most pervasive stereotyping pertains to members of younger generations, especially Millennials. They tend to be labeled as needy, coddled, technical snobs, or unprepared for “the real world.”… Read more »

2019 Hiring Guide: Referrals That Stick

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A robust employee referral program is the single most effective tool in your recruitment arsenal. Research has repeatedly shown that employee referrals are less expensive, faster, and more productive than other talent acquisition methods. Consider these statistics: Eighty two percent of employers in a recent study rated employee referrals number one as generators of their… Read more »

2019 Hiring Guide: Tacking the Skills Gap

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As technology and business practices continue to change at an astounding pace, it’s not surprising that skills gaps within organizations are a common challenge. A recent study showed that 90 percent of CEOs believed their companies were facing disruptive changes caused by digital technologies – and 70 percent said their employees lacked the skills needed… Read more »