The Dos and Do Nots of Asking About Salary History

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States are increasingly passing laws that bar companies from asking about a candidate’s salary history. The goal is to eliminate the gender pay gap and compensation bias based on gender, something that can be perpetuated when a business knows how much a job seeker makes. Even if a company believes in equality, most salary offers… Read more »

Recruiting Passive Job Seekers in 2019…Here’s What You Need to Know

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Do you know where your ideal job candidate is right now? There’s a decent chance they are at work. Typically, the best and brightest in their fields don’t have much trouble remaining gainfully employed, and might not be seeking out opportunities if they are generally satisfied. However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try to pursue… Read more »

Is Your Company Policy Out of Date?

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At the core of every company is its policy manual. This document serves as an operational blueprint, outlining how aspects of the business should be managed as well as other details, including acceptable employee behavior, performance expectations and safety standards. Since your policies guide how the company runs, allowing them to become out of date… Read more »

3 Common Staffing Agency Myths … Debunked!

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Staffing agencies have become a popular method for securing top talent quickly and efficiently. However, there are still a lot of myths that surround recruitment firms, even as more companies use them to manage their hiring needs. Whether you have partnered with a staffing agency in the past or are considering it for the first… Read more »

What Exactly Are Your Hiring Needs? Here’s How to Discover Them

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An effective hiring strategy is based on the answers to two key components. First, you need to understand exactly what you require. Second, you need to know where to find the right person for the job. Figuring out precisely what you need can feel daunting, especially if you need to fill positions outside your area… Read more »

How to Gauge a Candidate’s Interpersonal Skills

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When it comes down to it, it’s almost always more challenging to assess a candidate’s soft skills than their hard skills. Usually, you won’t find clear information about a job seeker’s interpersonal skills outlined on their resume, so you’ll need to dig deeper during the interview to get the information you need. Luckily, there are… Read more »

6 Steps to Building Trust in Your Workplace

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Without trust, many companies will struggle. Employees need to know they can count on their managers and the leadership team at all times. Otherwise, the damage to morale can be extreme. While building trust seems like an easy thing to do, it does require a substantial amount of effort. If you are looking to build… Read more »

You Should Never Ask These 5 Interview Questions

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It’s no surprise that hiring managers want to discover as much as possible about candidates during the interview process, leading them to ask probing questions to find out vital information about their skill, experience, and even behavior. But, certain questions should be strictly off limits, as there are legal ramifications for asking about certain topics…. Read more »

What Do Candidates Look for in Job Descriptions?

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If you are having trouble finding great candidates for your vacancies, you may need to take a closer look at your job descriptions. Your job postings often serve as the first impression to potential applicants, and a poorly written listing isn’t going to entice them to apply. Luckily, updating your job descriptions to attract top… Read more »

New Year, New Hire: When Is It Time to Add More Members to Your Staff?

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Whether you’ve just started a business or are a hiring manager at a large company, figuring out exactly when to hire new team members can be a challenge. Typically, keeping your staffing costs low is smart business; however, you also want to have all the talented professionals you need to keep operations functioning at an… Read more »