How to Spot Top Talent in an Interview

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When you’re interviewing candidates, the goal is to bring the most talented people on board. However, how can you tell who is likely to excel in your industry and make the most valuable contributions to your company? While it can be a challenge to weed through candidates in order to find top talent, here are… Read more »

What to Consider When Thinking of Hiring an Overqualified Candidate

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When a candidate applies for a job who is obviously overqualified, that’s not necessarily a good thing. While having their expertise in your office might be nice, the last thing you want to do is invest time and energy in training someone, only to have them turn around and leave quickly. This doesn’t mean you… Read more »

How to Determine if You Should Hire an Unemployed Candidate

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When you’re hiring someone for your organization, you will likely come across candidates currently working but pursuing other opportunities. Chances are good you’ll also encounter candidates who are unemployed. While some employers are reluctant to hire candidates who aren’t working – especially if they have been out of the workforce for a while – there… Read more »

Questions You Should Never Ask a Candidate in an Interview

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When you are interviewing a candidate for a job at your company, obviously you want to find out as much as possible about the candidate. However, doing so can be tricky because there are certain questions you don’t want to ask lest you create a negative impression with the candidate – or worse, put your… Read more »

How a Slow Hiring Process Can Damage Your Company

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It’s imperative your hiring process helps you find top talent and bring skilled candidates on board. Unfortunately, problems in this process could do long-term damage to your company that makes it impossible for you to continue to grow and thrive. Some of the key ways that a bad hiring process can hurt your business include:… Read more »

How to Get Employees to Take Ownership of Their Work

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As a manager, one of the most important things you can do to enhance productivity and improve morale is get employees to take ownership of their work. Employees who feel they have skin in the game are far more likely to excel at the tasks you assign and do more than just the minimum in… Read more »

Tips for Properly Training New Employees

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If your company wants new staff members to succeed, it’s imperative you have an effective onboarding process. This is easier said than done, as many employers aren’t sure where to start when it comes to training new hires. The good news is, your organization just needs to take a few simple steps to set new… Read more »

Important Questions That Will Help You Evaluate Your Company Culture

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Having a positive company culture is very important. If your company has a positive culture, turnover will be lower and you can better attract top talent.  Of course, it can be difficult to determine from the inside what your company culture actually is or how employees and candidates perceive it. The good news is, there… Read more »

How to Get Employees to Take Ownership of Their Work

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When you are in charge of managing staff members, your job will be much easier if your employees actually take ownership of their own responsibilities. When employees take ownership of their work tasks, they take it upon themselves to meet deadlines, avoid mistakes, check for errors, and turn in excellent work. While you still need… Read more »

How to Effectively Review a Resume

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When you are hiring new team members, you’ll probably receive a lot of resumes. You need to be able to narrow down the resumes and find the right candidate who will excel in the position you have available. It can be hard to determine exactly what to look for and how to most effectively review… Read more »