Writing Effective Job Descriptions

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The last time Initech did their hiring, they wanted to find someone for a higher management position. However, the posting didn’t specify exactly what sort of experience they wanted, nor did it list all the job duties well, so they ended up sifting through hundreds of applications sent in by underqualified candidates who would have… Read more »

How Can You Make Better Hires?

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If you want to improve your hires, you can take a few steps to swing things in your favor. Consider the fact if you set yourself up for the best possible candidates, that’s exactly what you’ll get. Improve your job descriptions. Have you ever had someone attempt to describe a famous person, but their description… Read more »

What Role Does Trust Play for Your Workforce?

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Two months ago, at an all-employee meeting at Company XYZ, rumors had been swirling about cuts for employees. The CEO assured everyone they wouldn’t have anything to worry about; the rumors were untrue, and the company was stable. Yet last week they called 80 people in, one by one, on Friday, to tell them they… Read more »

Lead Employees to Change

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While many of us have difficulty with change, as a leader in a company, you must help your employees deal with change by your example. Consciously or not, they will follow what you do, and your acceptance of such matters will determine whether they accept that change willingly or grudgingly. Keep the channels of communication… Read more »

What Recruiting Challenges Will You Face in 2018?

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As we move into 2018, let’s look back at hiring challenges of 2017 and look forward at what industry experts say we’ll face over the next twelve months. Forewarned is forearmed, and the more we as a staffing agency can to prepare, the better we can serve both our clients and our candidates. Challenges of… Read more »

Company Values are More Than Just Words

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Have you ever worked with a company that claimed on its site it had certain beliefs, but then discovered its employees didn’t exactly support them in their roles? Did you feel confident working with them moving forward? For the employees and staff of a company to work together seamlessly, values must be more than what’s… Read more »

Should You Hire Boomerang Employees?

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Meg worked at Company A for about a year — she enjoyed it, but her position didn’t quite fit her expertise and experience. When a job opened at another company that was a better fit, she gave her notice and moved on. But the new job, while technically a better fit, had superiors and employees… Read more »

Selling Isn’t Just Up to the Candidate

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When putting together an interview, remember it’s not just the candidate “selling” themselves to you; you have a need to fulfill as well, and if you have someone you think will fit the job perfectly, you have a responsibility to “sell” the company as well. Mention the perks. This goes beyond salary — and many… Read more »

Are You Struggling to Recruit in the Current Economy?

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A growing economy means great news…for employees. For the employers, this can cause frustration because it means the pool of qualified candidates has shrunk, leaving HR managers searching for employees whom they just can’t find. Fortunately, you do have several options open to you. Reconsider your criteria. Many employers require employees with specific years of… Read more »

Preparing for Employee Reviews: Focus on Development

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Most of us have had the dreaded performance review at least once, including the form to fill out on goals both achieved and desired, room for improvement and The Discussion of it all. This usually happens once a year and often makes for a prolonged, sometimes awkward conversation that each side silently feels grateful they… Read more »