6 Ways to Handle Employee Resignation With Tact and Ease

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It’s always a bummer for your company when one of your star employees makes the decision to pursue another opportunity. She’s a top performer in the sales department who always seems to be ahead of her game, zestfully trains the new hires, and regularly boosts office morale. Now what? After you move through the five … Read More

4 Common Mistakes Interviewers Make

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You mean interviewers make mistakes? Whaaaaat? It’s true. Interviewing is truly a skill that takes practice. Adhering to a plan of how the process will generally go with well thought out questions can significantly improve your approach. Here is a list of 4 of the most common mistakes interviewers make when interviewing candidates: Talking too … Read More

On Squirrels Crossing the Street and Assessment Testing

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When it comes to hiring a new candidate, you have a lot of options. Assessment testing, for example, is one of those options. Testing candidates is a great way to assess your talent pool to further gather information about your candidates and make the most informed decision possible. Choosing the Right Assessments for Your Company … Read More

How a Strong Company Culture Shapes the Success of Your Business

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Throughout history, the most successful businesses have in common a solid sense of “who we are,” and, “how we do things around here.” We call this uniformity of purpose and commitment to certain core values a company culture.  Investopedia.com, defines corporate culture as, the beliefs and behaviors that determine how a company’s employees and management interact … Read More

How to Tell if You’ve Got a Team Player on Your…Well, Team.

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Assessing abilities like teamwork in potential employees can be tricky. Without the chance to truly witness candidates interacting with others in the workplace, you must rely on interview questions, references, and assessment tests. The first two should focus on candidates’ past performance in previous jobs. Getting the applicant and, if possible, their past supervisors to … Read More

Do Employers Care More About Education or Experience?

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The  Education vs. Experience debate has been a hot topic facing college graduates as they complete their degrees and flood into the workforce looking for, oftentimes, the first “real job” of their adult lives. What Employers Want Nine out of ten times, employers want to see real-world, hands-on work experience. Whether a student is just graduating … Read More

4 Effective Techniques to Screen Candidates

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Utilize an Effective Pre-Employment Screening System A resume is a candidate’s one chance to shine; an initial first impression to grab your attention as the hiring manager. But what about candidates who use this opportunity to highlight fabricated achievements and work timelines to make themselves appear more competitive in hopes to be selected for the … Read More

10 Minute Phone Screen and Done

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Eliminate Nightmare Candidates Quickly with a 10-Minute Phone Screen 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 … Read More

Eenie, Meenie, Miny, Mo?

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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 your pre-employment assessments, and are ready to move on to reference checks when your top-performer salesperson announces that his friend, an established Project Management professional has just relocated from … Read More