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Reference checking often proves one of those tasks in the hiring process that soaks up far more time and energy than expected. You play phone tag with candidates’ old supervisors. The references get very tight-lipped because of decrees from their HR department. The information you get isn’t actionable. If this sounds like your experience, keep… Read more »

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As of December 2019, there were about 7.3 million jobs unfilled in the US alone. Around 700,000 of those jobs are in the tech sector. With so many unfilled positions, it’s no wonder that so many companies turn to recruiters to help fill the shortfall. Of course, if you’ve never worked with recruiters before, you… Read more »

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Every company wants to be the company that’s always flooded with resumes, yet most aren’t. If this sounds like your company, you’re probably wondering what to do. Keep reading to learn five ways you can transform your company. Flexible Schedules An exceedingly small number of families conform to the traditional model of an income-earning husband… Read more »

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Tens of millions of people quit their jobs every single year. While this might appear as a simple situation for the employer, it isn’t. You can’t just lock them out of your network and disable their ID card after their last day. It would be best if you had an offboarding process to make sure… Read more »

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Lying on resumes and CVs has become so commonplace that around 85% of companies report catching applicants lying on their resume. While some lies might only rise to the level of obscuring the exact dates worked at a company, others wholly misrepresent a person’s skills or credentials. So, how do you spot a lie when… Read more »

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The hiring process is almost as daunting for employers as it is for candidates. You must spend time weeding out the bad fits, running screenings and doing background checks. And that doesn’t include checking references. Unfortunately, this process can lead you to discard candidates that might be great.   Let’s look at three categories of candidates you should give some extra… Read more »

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Any manager or supervisor will tell you that no single motivational method works on everyone. For example, fear might work on some employees, but it’s a losing bet overall. It ultimately demoralizes everyone. So, what motivational methods can you use to appeal to the largest number of employees? Communicate People respond to specific goals, yet… Read more »

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Candidates can look spectacular on paper, only to leave you with a deep sense of unease following the interview. The question becomes, what should be a red flag for hiring managers or business owners? Keep reading and we’ll cover seven red flags you should watch out for during interviews. Shows Up Late While a late… Read more »

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Many businesses believe they know best when it comes to hiring decisions. In terms of the final hiring decision, that’s true. Yet, horror stories abound of companies making bad hires that created months of lost productivity, if not the loss of other valuable employees. If in-house recruiting efforts have failed you, what other option is… Read more »

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The Smartest Managers Hire People Who Are Smarter Than Them   Nobody’s an expert at EVERYTHING — business is simply too complex and fast changing! Whether you engage them for an assignment or hire them full time, here’s how to effectively manage people with more experience or knowledge than youT– and make yourself, your team… Read more »