Top 5 Financial Industry Associations in Atlanta That Can Help Grow Your Network

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Industry and trade organizations can be valuable tools for professionals interested in growing their networks or furthering their careers in the industry. By participating in organizational activities, you can meet others working in the field and gain valuable knowledge about the industry’s operations in the city. Further, you may even gain access to new job… Read more »

How to Keep Employees Focused on Work During the Holiday Season

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Now that the holiday season is in full swing, it’s easy to become distracted. Many employees are juggling increased demands in their personal lives with their work obligations, and the momentum of seasonal revelry can certainly be carried into the office, potentially harming productivity. While you certainly want your workers to have a joyous holiday… Read more »

What “Job Perks” Does Your Company Offer and How Can They Get You Better Candidates?

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With unemployment remaining low, many businesses are offering additional job perks as a way of attracting and retaining top talent. But not every perk is created equal in the eyes of professionals, and selecting the wrong ones could lead to less-than-desirable results. While tech companies made options like foosball tables trendy, they aren’t necessarily effective… Read more »

Keys to Success When Applying for a Job Out of State

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Job hunting when you live in another state is a challenge. Often, hiring managers have local candidates interested in the position as well, and they are typically favored due to their ability to interview and potentially start more quickly. But, if you’re willing to relocate, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t apply. Instead, you need to… 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 »

Take Out the Trash: Tips on Cleaning Up Your Social Media Pages for Employers

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Many job seekers are surprised to hear that around half of employers screen candidates using social media, and one in three admits to rejecting an applicant based on what they found. Social media screening is likely here to stay, so cleaning up your profiles before you start looking for a new job is practically mandatory…. 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 »

Reducing Cost-Per-Hire

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Lower unemployment rates and higher candidate demand are making it more difficult to find truly skilled candidates.  This decrease in supply and increase in demand is also driving recruitment costs much higher. While costs continue to rise, there are several things that employers can do to help try to contain total cost-per-hire.  Here are some… Read more »

How to Tell an Interviewer You’ve Been Fired in the Past

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Interviews can be stressful enough, but it you were recently fired, your wounded pride may cause you to avoiding interviews entirely. Passing off a firing as an unfair result of a less than ideal situation may seem difficult, and landing a job even more so. However, the recent economy has left hiring managers and recruiters… Read more »

Want Better Candidates? Start Constructing Better Job Descriptions!

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A poorly written job description is a fast way to ensure high turnover. The job description should accurately reflect the position and the requirements to ensure a good fit. An inaccurate job description is likely to ensure that the wrong person, possessing inadequate skills, will perform a substandard job … and leave. Jay Goltz, author… Read more »