How Do You Handle Frustrating Co-Workers?

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We’ve all dealt with That One Co-Worker, the one who constantly tries to talk to you when you’re working, insists on making you listen to his off-color stories, steals lunch, insists on having loud and personal conversations (and then gets annoyed when you ask if she can speak more quietly). Or you get the cliques… Read more »

Expert Tips for Recruiting Hard-to-Find Talent

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  You want to hire the best for your company, but ironically, in this current growing economy, it’s more difficult than ever to find top talent…because they already have jobs or might not be actively looking. So how do you find those great employees that could move your business to the next level? Cut through… Read more »

Are Your Competitors Winning the Top Talent?

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You have a position open and know a few prime candidates whom you’d like to fill it. However, when you do a bit of sleuthing and reaching out, you discover they’ve already gotten snapped up…by a competitor. You know you have a solid company and people seem to like working here, so why did those… Read more »

Why is Hiring Harder?

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It’s 2017 and unemployment rates have dropped significantly within the past ten years. While on the one hand, that’s great for those looking for work, it makes it that much harder to find really talented candidates when you’re on the hiring end. It’s a job seeker’s market out there, to some extent, so how do… Read more »

Are You Investing in Your Employees’ Future?

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Most houseplants don’t grow by themselves. They need water, light and a little TLC to grow properly. You need to check in on them; make sure they have what they need; prune as needed. Left alone, they rarely thrive. As an employer, you should consider each employee an investment in your company, and if you… Read more »

Did Your Last New Hire Fail?

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Last July, we had some advice on why your new hires didn’t work out. Now we’ll delve into a little more detail about why those new hires didn’t work and some suggestions for setting them up for success so you don’t have to go through the hiring scenario all over again, spending extraneous time, energy… Read more »

Why Is Your Top Talent Leaving?

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You’ve secured terrific employees for your team, some of the best in the industry who seem poised to not only do well, but bring the company up because of their talent. Things are looking up…and then, within the next eight months, two of them leave. You conduct the exit interviews, but don’t really get much… Read more »

What Does a Neutral Reference Check Say?

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Let’s say you have a pretty strong candidate for a position and upon checking references, you talk to someone who says they can only confirm the dates the person worked and job title. What can you do with that? Does it have a sort of unspoken meaning in the HR world for good or for… Read more »

Are You Scaring Candidates Away?

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What if you ordered an item you not only really wanted, but that could actually improve your life on a daily basis…and you had to wait forever to get it? You placed the order, got a response saying they’d get back to you, and then dealt with complete radio silence for weeks. When you checked… Read more »

Is Your Workforce Stressed?

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Have you ever had a miscommunication with a friend or family member, and when you finally talked it out, you realized if you’d talked sooner, you would have avoided a lot of pain, frustration and overall stress? It’s certainly happened to most of us, and as someone in charge of employees, you need to remember… Read more »