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 »

Is a Candidate a Self-Starter?

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With a new hire, you’ll have to do some training to get the person up to speed, but some employees need more guidance than others. As you go through your candidates, ask a few questions to see how much hands-on management they’ll need. Do they seem fairly self-sufficient, or will they need more overseeing? “Tell… Read more »

Make Resignation Announcements Easier for Your Team

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Let’s put forth a scenario: Lauren A. has announced her resignation to her boss — she’s put in three weeks’ notice. The boss doesn’t want to upset the team with this news, but feels unsure of how to let them know, especially with a rather significant project coming up that Lauren would’ve helped with. So… Read more »

How to Choose Among Multiple Candidates

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What a wonderfully complicated problem to have: You’ve gone through your rounds of interviews and you actually have several incredibly qualified candidates to choose from, each with good experience but bringing something slightly different to the table. As you sit looking at each of their resumes, you think to yourself, How on earth do I… Read more »