Money Isn’t Everything…Consider These Non-Cash Incentives

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Every company needs the best people on board to thrive. However, some positions are harder to fill than others, and new hires may not be able to handle the pressure so they quit. This is a costly aspect of being in business. Recruitment costs can soar in the never-ending battle for employees who will stay in… Read more »

How to “Reel-In” Your Top Candidate

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After months of searching for the perfect candidate, you couldn’t believe your eyes when the ideal person finally came through the door. The only problem is, you’re not the only company vying to get them on your team. Now that the pressure is on, you need to bring your best game to get this incredibly… Read more »

The Cost of a Bad Hire Versus the Cost of No Hire

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You’ve got a HR situation: You have a job opening to fill soon and no suitable candidate in sight. In fact, you only have a couple of prospects that sort-of meet the requirements of this job. It can be tempting to hire someone because he or she seems okay, but every instinct is sending up… Read more »

How to Tell a Candidate They Didn’t Get the Job

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Getting Out of a Job Search Rut

Your company reputation depends on effective communication with clients, suppliers, and job applicants. A positive outcome from any interaction is ideal; however, all job interviewees are not going to be selected or receive good news. How, then, can an employer reject a candidate without sullying its reputation in the eyes of the candidate. Liz Ryan,… Read more »

How to Put Together a Dream Team of Employees

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Creating a dream team is a tall order. It demands that all members be high performers in their specific areas of strength. How can you put together employees whose synergies will outperform those of competitors? Katherine Duncan of Entrepreneur interviewed Naeem Safar, a professor of entrepreneurship and CEO of the start-up Bitzer. Safar emphasized the… Read more »

Is it the Right Time to Grow Your Workforce?

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Now that the economy is improving, you may be considering hiring additional staff members. According to Careerbuilder’s 2015 US Job Forecast, over one-third of companies will hire permanent full-time employees in 2015. This represents the best outlook from the survey since the year 2006. Additionally, many employers are also considering raising wages and salaries. Hiring… Read more »

How to Begin Hiring (to Replace an Employee) Discreetly

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Companies may be tempted to discretely find a replacement for an existing employee. Concerns that the position will remain empty and work will not get done are valid. However, the way that a company recruits is a reflection of organizational culture, its integrity, and the quality of its staff. Only best practices should be followed… Read more »

Do You Know Why Your Top Employees are Leaving?

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Are you noticing higher turnover levels in your organization? Do you conduct exit interviews to find out why your top employees may be leaving? A global study by the Hay Group and the Centre for Economics and Business Research predicts rising turnover in US firms through 2018 because of economic improvements. Globally, almost 50 million… Read more »

Setting Your Annual Goals for 2015

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Setting goals for the year is the easy part; achieving them is where the challenge lies. Blake Christian, tax partner in the Long Beach, California, office of CPA firm HCVT LLP, and writer for suggests, in addition to goal setting, outline rewards and consequences that are the American Institute of CPAs result of goal achievement… Read more »

Common Pet Peeves Recruiters Have Over Resumes

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There is no strict resume style; however, according to Yahoo News, recruiters have pet peeves when it comes to reviewing applications. For example, Resume Doctor emphasizes that many applicants do not read the job description and do not possess the relevant requirements. Additionally, applicants often fail to place important information where it is easy to… Read more »