Why Motivated Employees > Everything Else

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You’ve heard us talk about how candidates with high degrees of motivation make for the best employees. Motivated employees are dynamic, creative, ingenious, and have that added bit of “can do” attitude that separates them from the others who kind of just do as they’re told. Identifying motivation in your candidates isn’t always easily done … Read More

2 Considerations for Promoting Employees

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 Promoting employees is sometimes seen as a chance to reward your best workers – and that’s often true. If you have an employee who’s perfect for the position, you’re in luck. But the decision isn’t always straightforward or easy. Promoting employees is more difficult if you have to decide between a few different workers. Here … Read More

How to Choose Between 2 Great Candidates

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Hire both! Just kidding. Unless that’s feasible, then stop reading here. If you were hoping to glean insight into how to narrow down a two-person candidate pool, read on. You have great candidate lined up for your open Project Manager role that you’re really excited about. In fact, you’ve even interviewed her, had her complete … Read More

6 Ways To Retain Millennial Talent

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What Are Millennials Looking For in a Career? Ahhhh, millennials. The technology and social media-obsessed, “all about me” generation that somehow managed to finagle LOL and OMG into the dictionary. They’re literally taking over. In fact, Pew Research notes that more than one in three American workers are between the ages of 18-34 and surpassed … Read More

How to Conduct a 10-Minute Remote Interview

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Remote interviews and phone screens provide a unique opportunity to assessing candidates that in-person interviews do not. During a phone screen, you are relying on only the voice on the other end of the line and not as many other cues that in-person interviews provide. This enables you to distinguish subtle signs that you might … Read More

Personality In Your Hiring Process

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Personality is one of those fun topics to discuss, but it does have some real implications for the workplace and it’s wise to consider how personality factors in when hiring a new employee. For example, how will this person fit into your company’s culture and get along with others? Why Do We Care About Personality … Read More

Avoid Playing the Blame Game With Your Next Hire

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You know the conversation well. Employee rushes in late for the 8:00 am conference call. “Sorry I’m running late…” as he nearly drops his coffee across the conference room table, “traffic was a nightmare!” Isn’t traffic a nightmare, though? Sure it is. But do all employees rush in late because of it? Blame and Defensiveness … Read More

How to Choose Candidates Who Have The Ideal Traits You Want

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Many business leaders take a gut instinct approach to selecting talent. This means they know in their gut what they want their candidates to look like but don’t take the time to fully develop a profile of the ideal person into a measurable description. Even if the ideal candidate is described in a job posting … Read More