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Predicting how successful a candidate will be long-term hinges more on the factors that resumes simply don’t show – research shows that 89 percent of failed hires are because of attitude and not skills. While the required job duties and proficiencies for a particular position will be basically the same across most companies, what sets… Read more »

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As a manager, choosing which employees to promote can have a major impact not only on your department’s performance, but also on how your colleagues and subordinates view your judgment and leadership ability. Promoting employees solely based on the duration of their employment at the company or their technical skills or accomplishments may not be… Read more »

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One of the fundamental, yet most uncomfortable aspects of being a manager is guiding employees and correcting unacceptable behavior. These difficult conversations are necessary in order to both educate and give employees a fair chance to improve, but they can backfire and make things worse if not approached correctly. Follow these best practices for having… Read more »

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A savvy candidate who has answers prepared for all the standard interview questions may not necessarily be the best one for the job. Unfortunately, job interviews as a whole can be unreliable sources of determining the true top performers because candidates are likely to be telling the interviewer what they think they want to hear…. Read more »

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The average workplace is comprised of a variety of personalities, and not all of them are necessarily positive. While you need to be able to work effectively with all of your colleagues, there are ones who you should try to limit your personal interactions with so they don’t affect your attitude and performance. Make your… Read more »

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Temporary employees can play a valuable role for companies – the flexibility of the arrangement allows you to pay for additional labor for peaks in demand or special projects or provide urgent coverage when your regular staff is out of the office. However, the short-term nature of temporary employment can bring complications concerning security, quality… Read more »

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Candidates are more accessible than ever due to social media, blogs, and other online channels. Top talent is likely getting contacted by recruiters on a regular basis, so if you reach out with automated, generic inquiries, you’re not likely to have much success (just like how employers feel about obvious form cover letters from candidates)…. Read more »

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Job seekers often focus their efforts on applying for more traditional permanent positions, but temporary employment shouldn’t be disregarded. Taking on temporary assignments can actually play a strategic role in achieving your overall professional goals. Learn more about how a temporary job can be your best career move. Fills Gaps in Job History The longer… Read more »

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Job interviews are not always the best way to determine if a candidate is right for the job. Hiring managers are often left not having the full picture of the candidate they need in order to make the most informed hiring decision. Prevent hires that don’t last with these four steps to conducting a more… Read more »

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The millennial generation, or those born ranging from the 1980s to the early 2000s, has a markedly different approach to their careers than previous generations – millennials typically leave jobs within two years on average, compared to five-to-seven-year averages for the previous generations. A major factor that has likely shaped millennials’ views on employer loyalty… Read more »

 

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