Do You Keep Losing Candidates to Other Offers?

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You’ve found just the right candidate for your open position. You’ve interviewed, had good rapport with them, and it seems like a good fit. Yet when you go to offer them the job, you find out they’ve already accepted elsewhere. Or you make the offer and lose them before the start date. Where did you… Read more »

How to Make Meetings More Productive

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You’ve called a meeting and have multiple items on the agenda, but halfway through you’ve only discussed one of them. The meeting has now gone off course based on a miscommunication that needs clearing up. You don’t want it to go past the allotted time, but you need to get everything dealt with. How can… Read more »

Identifying Performance Problems in the Workplace

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You’ve hired someone who had a great interview, seemed to fit as the right person for the job … but two months in, they’re missing deadlines and the quality of their work just isn’t good enough. How could you have figured this out before you spent time, energy and money attempting to train them? And… Read more »

Hiring for Loyalty

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You went through the hiring process, you found the top candidate, took the time to hire and onboard the person. They seemed like a great fit…and then left for another position within a year. While you want the best person for the job, you also want someone you can count on to stick around rather… Read more »

Four Benefits of Outsourcing Your Talent Acquisition

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Think about the last time you had to hire someone. It probably involved putting together a job description, having HR and other high-level people take the time to go through applications, narrow the hundreds down to the few, set up interviews, have interviews, make notes and discuss the interviews. All of this, while seemingly necessary,… Read more »

Interview Warning Signs to Watch For

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You’ve winnowed down your candidate pool to your top five and have begun the interviews. The first two went well, but as you start the third one, you begin to have some serious doubts. From the candidate being both late and unapologetic, his responses to questions and a few other cues have put up the… Read more »

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 »