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 »

Should You Hire Someone Who Will Quit in Six Months?

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You went through the interview process and hired someone whom you thought would fit well with the company. The team has begun to really find its groove, the new employee seems to have settled in well…and six months in, they suddenly give their notice and you’re left to start the process all over again, throwing… Read more »

Are You Struggling to Find Talent?

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While the economy has bounced back somewhat within the last ten years, finding top talent remains difficult for many companies. In fact, in 2015, 70 percent of small businesses surveyed said they had trouble finding qualified talent, with 15 percent saying it was the greatest threat to growing their business. Why is this still happening… Read more »

The Expectations of Generation Z

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You have a bright young candidate come in for an interview. You chat for a few minutes, make a Curb Your Enthusiasm reference, and … crickets. Because this person was too young to have watched it — they may recognize Larry David as the guy who does the good Bernie Sanders impression. This candidate is… Read more »