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Finding Top Quality Candidates

This #1 Skill Makes the Best Employees

One of the most sought after skills we hear about all the time from clients is critical thinking. Employers are more attracted to candidates who demonstrate a high degree of problem solving, creativity in their thinking, troubleshooting, analytical intelligence, and overall logic because these skills indicate a higher likelihood of success in any role. Pearson

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Candidate Selection Process Strategy

Your Candidate Selection Strategy: 3 Considerations

Choosing between two or more great candidates isn’t a terrible problem for a business owner to have. 1. Previous Performance One way we evaluate candidates is by looking at their past performance to determine if they’ve successfully navigated the challenges of their previous position with ease. Did they learn from their challenges and were they

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Closing the Deal with Candidates

Is Your Candidate is a Team Player?

Assessing teamwork ability in potential employees can be tricky. Without the chance to truly witness your 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

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Finding Top Quality Candidates

How to Cope When You’ve Made a Bad Hire

Avoiding a “bad hire” is a standard goal for every organization. Bad hires are stressful, costly, and time-consuming. They cause emotional and practical difficulties for everyone involved and have a negative effect on productivity and growth. But how do you know if you really have a bad hire on your hands? A seemingly bad hire might improve

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Finding Top Quality Candidates

Improve Your Hiring Process with This ONE Tip

If you just do ONE thing differently in your next interview, you can improve your odds of selecting a top producer the first time around greatly. Have you ever asked your candidate a question and received a lengthy, interesting and well-crafted response?  Most of us have an immediate emotional reaction in that situation. It usually

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Candidate Selection Process Strategy

3 Types of Interview Questions NOT to Ask

There are many guidelines and resources to help you choose the best interview questions. By exploring this advice, interviewers can benefit of others’ experiences and research. What often isn’t addressed is the fact that there are some questions that you should not ask – at least in a certain way. Some interview questions waste time or

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Candidate Selection Process Strategy

How to Spot Talented Managers

The process of hiring managers can be more difficult than hiring other employees. Both the process and the selection have an extra weight to them, thanks to the nature of the position. You will be working more closely with these individuals and it is essential they are capable of teaching and directing others. Discovering which

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Candidate Selection Process Strategy

5 Things You Need to Know About Hiring Millennials

Millennials, or those age 21-36, are now the largest segment of the U.S. workforce. As Baby Boomers retire, this generation is only going to grow in its power and influence. The lifestyle of these digital natives is very different than the generations that came before them, which can lead to conflicts and misunderstandings in the

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Finding Top Quality Candidates

Interviewing for Attitude Issues: 6 Steps

Attitude is one of those things that oftentimes get by interviewers in the interview phase. Candidates are on their best behavior in an interview and so it’s not always easy to spot red flags or areas of concern. Mark Murphy wrote a terrific book on interviewing for attitude, which I highly recommend. His company, Leadership IQ conducted

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