The Difference Between Managers and Leaders

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Can managers lead? Can leaders manage? What’s the difference between the two? Which one are you, and which one do you want to be? One may think they’re interchangeable, but each has different qualities. And a good manager has the qualities of a good leader. Handling mistakes. Managers tend to criticize errors, while leaders point… 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 »

Should You Promote Employee Wellness?

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Flu season has come, and your overworked employees have begun dropping like flies. What’s more, you’ve noticed most stay fairly chained to their desks, and while they like watching The Amazing Race, none of them would ever consider doing it themselves. The company has unwittingly created an atmosphere of all work and no play/exercise, making… Read more »

Are You Making These Three Common Hiring Mistakes?

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Let’s say there’s a vacant position you need to fill in a hurry. So, you hastily put together a job description that roughly covers the job duties, figuring you’ll find the right candidate once you sift through all the resumes. But now you’re stuck with multiple candidates who don’t quite fit the bill, and you… 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 »