Don’t Be Afraid of Overqualified Candidates

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In most cases, whenever a company posts a job opening, at least a few of the applications will come from individuals who are clearly overqualified. Often, human resources professionals and hiring managers are automatically hesitant to pursue these applicants, fearing they will want too much money, don’t fully understand what the job entails, that they… Read more »

This Might Shock You…But Your Role is Transforming

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Human resources is traditionally viewed as an administrative function, creating systems and policies that guide employee behavior while managing extraordinary amounts of paperwork. While standardization of many HR processes is still very much a requirement in business, professionals working in these roles are being asked to become more integral when promoting the company’s bottom line… Read more »

How to See if a Candidate is a Team Player in the Interview

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T.E.A.M. = Together Everybody Achieves More But sometimes, finding team players can be an unexpected challenge. In many ways, teamwork skills are the most critical abilities an ideal candidate should possess. But, they are also some of the most challenging to recognize during an interview. What Makes a Candidate a Great Team Player? A great… Read more »

Hiring Candidates that Fit Your Company Culture

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While you need to hire candidates that are skilled and knowledgeable in their area of expertise, it’s also important to pay attention to their interpersonal skills. Candidates that are hardworking and experienced may not necessarily work well with other team members and may have a hard time fitting in with your company culture. You should… Read more »

Your Company’s Social Media Presence is Not Optional

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Have you been struggling for months trying to figure out why your company’s social media isn’t getting the right results? Maybe you have been trying to get more candidates to learn about career opportunities to improve recruitment efforts. Or maybe you just want to make sure the corporate culture is accurately being shared on your… Read more »

Tips to Highlight Your Company Culture in Job Descriptions

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Company Culture

In the quest to attract quality candidates, hiring professionals must put their organization in as much positive light as possible. Oftentimes, this includes sharing the company brand and culture in a more detailed way through various efforts. A company culture can help potential candidates understand more about the business, what values are present, and if… Read more »

Hiring Starts with Understanding Who You’re Looking For

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Hiring the best possible people for your business is obviously the most critical aspect of team building. But, what if you don’t know exactly what the ideal employee consists of? It’s a little like recruiting in the dark. That’s why it’s important to have a system for identifying the right skills, traits, personality, and experience… Read more »

Sort Out Bad Job Candidates with These Questions

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It’s common for hiring managers to be faced with a litany of unqualified candidates who apply for positions without first reading the requirements. The issue is that hiring managers must carefully weed out candidates without discriminating against them. When this is the case, a bit of screening using interview questions can be the solution. Here… Read more »

A Look at Our Highest Viewed HR Content in 2015

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Holiday celebrations aside, the start of a new year is the perfect time to take a look back at all the good things that have happened. One of the PrideStaff team’s favorite things to do is review the top HR blog posts from the year, and share them with our readers. Here’s a rundown of… Read more »

The Importance of Thanking Your Employees for Their Hard Work

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When is the last time you took the opportunity to thank an employee for a job well done? As an HR Manager or Supervisor, being proactive about employee recognition should be the foundation of positive working relationships within your organization. Why is it important to regularly thank your employees? It fosters good will in your… Read more »