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Creating an efficiently running organization takes a deft hand from management. This rings true especially if your organization employs top tier, innovative employees. Old school, heavy-handed management styles don’t necessarily work in the 21st Century; when they do work, it tends to happen when managing hourly employees — not the high end salaried workers that… Read more »

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There’s arguably nothing more damaging to any organization than making the wrong hiring decision. Training costs and salary get wasted; operational efficiency is adversely impacted, and ultimately the bottom line suffers. When it comes to staffing, your firm has to get it right — the first time. Rushing through your hiring process — or worse… Read more »

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Even a few years after the Great Recession, the job market remains quite competitive. Qualified candidates seemingly abound for nearly every open position. Because of these cold, hard facts, it remains vital to stand out among the competition during a job hunt. Sometimes your professional experience, abilities, educational background, and interview skills simply aren’t enough… Read more »

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A job interview isn’t a one-way street. Sure, most of the time you’ll be answering questions from one or more of the people interviewing you, but expect to get the chance to return the favor. This is a great opportunity for you to show off your insight and that you did your homework before the… Read more »

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While a candidate’s skill set is an important part of your final hiring decision, it is only part of the equation. How someone fits into your company’s culture may play a bigger role in their subsequent success as an employee. It is vital that you earmark some interview questions to gauge their personality traits. It… Read more »

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Your résumé is arguably the most important item in your job hunting toolbox. A well-written résumé goes a long way in describing you as a candidate worthy of further exploration by a hiring manager. Given that, it is vital you stay away from certain red flags and clichés that only raise the chances of putting… Read more »

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Sometimes using stock interview questions prying into a candidate’s work history or educational background doesn’t offer the insight needed to truly find out about their personality. Even standard “soft” questions about their favorite hobbies or interests don’t always do the trick. Let’s take a look at five uncommon interview questions with the potential to help… Read more »

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When companies begin the process of searching for and ultimately hiring a new employee, candidates that display the initiative to research the firm with which they are interviewing have a leg up on the competition. As a candidate, it is important to understand the company’s public profile, current project load (if it’s public knowledge), and… Read more »

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Having a well-defined hiring process — and executing it — is vital for any business to successfully meet its staffing needs. Not performing the right kind of upfront analysis on your current and future hiring levels can lead to disorganization when it comes time to actually advertise an open position. You can be sure any… Read more »

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There remains little doubt that the mobile technology revolution continues unabated. Many users access the Internet predominately using their smartphone or tablet, and expect wearable technology to add smartwatches as well as devices like the Google Glass to the trend. As companies formulate their employee recruitment strategy, HR teams need to consider the fact that… Read more »