Should You Consider Hiring for Temporary Positions This Holiday Season

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  Many companies experience seasonal fluctuations in demand, especially around the holiday season. Others need to maintain standard production rates, even when employees are hoping to use vacation leave to spend time with family and friends. And, in some cases, organizations deal with all of the above. But there is a way to ensure you… Read more »

Why Interview Panels are More Efficient

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Many companies shy away from panel interviews for numerous reasons. For example, some consider them too intimidating for candidates and are worried the extra pressure may turn them off of the company. Others have issues coordinating the schedules of several interviewers, making it seem as though multiple one-on-one interviews are the better option. In fact,… Read more »

How You Can Make Sure Your Employees Are Staying on Top of Industry Trends

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Being ahead of your competitors can play a big role in the success of your company, and staying apprised of industry trends is a surefire way to stay on the cutting edge. However, keeping up with all the information isn’t easy, and it certainly isn’t a one-person job. That’s why having your employees get involved… Read more »

How to Know if Your Feedback is Too Harsh

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Providing feedback is an important part of being a manager; it gives employees the information they need to excel in their positions and make corrections as required. But, if your feedback is too harsh, it can be surprisingly ineffective. While being direct is great, the wrong tone or wording can be more discouraging to workers… Read more »

Take the Time to Get to Know Your New Hire

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When a new hire walks in for their first day, you may think the hardest part of your job is done. However, don’t stop putting out extra effort just yet. Taking the time to get to know your newest employee can help build trust and create a more comfortable work environment that gives them an… Read more »

Keep Your Candidates Guessing With Unexpected Interview Questions

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Most interviews are comprised of a series of relatively standard questions. Sure, you want to know about the candidate’s greatest accomplishments and why they are looking for a new job, but these inquiries only reveal so much. The majority of job seekers are familiar with common interview questions, so they have a chance to rehearse… Read more »

7 Strategies for Keeping Your Employees Focused During the Summer

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Summer is officially upon us, and that means many workers are staring longingly out the window instead of being entirely dedicated to the task at hand, and the use of sick days may be oddly on the rise. Workplaces that aren’t completely temperature controlled may also become physically uncomfortable, leading the heat to serve as… Read more »

How to Handle Employee Distractions and Personal Life Distractions at Work

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At times, everyone gets distracted at work. Personal life issues can drift into work time, or a lack of motivation could cause them to use their time poorly or even ignore their obligations entirely. Dealing with employees who are constantly distracted can be a struggle, especially when the exact reason for the lack of attentiveness… Read more »

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 »

How to Make Your Employees Happier with a Great Wellness Plan

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Healthy employees are happier and more productive, and that’s good news for your bottom line. In fact, a recent study in the American Journal of Public Health found medical costs fall by about $3.27 for every dollar spent on wellness programs and that absenteeism costs fall by about $2.73 for every dollar spent. We spend… Read more »