Follow These Steps to Simplify Your Hiring Process

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The average time it takes to fill an open position is about 42 days – up from just 25 days a few years ago. Due to the ease with which anyone can now apply for a job, the volume of potential candidates for most roles has increased substantially – and with this increase has come… Read more »

The Importance of Investing in Employee Satisfaction

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It should come as no surprise that happy employees are more productive. Research continues to support this fact, including a study of more than 700 workers conducted by the University of Warwick. It showed that happy employees were 12 percent more productive than their counterparts, while unhappy employees were 10 percent less productive. In other… Read more »

When is the Right Time to Promote an Employee?

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As a manager, it’s part of your job to identify and groom the next generation of leaders within your company. You may have a good idea of what an employee’s next step should be, but how do you determine exactly when to promote them? If you act too soon, an individual may be overwhelmed by… Read more »

6 Tips for Hiring the Right Receptionist

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Skilled receptionists are in high demand, and the best candidates don’t stay in the job market for long.  And because they are often the first point of contact with your customers, you don’t want to settle when it comes to filling this position. Follow these tips to ensure you find the right combination of experience… Read more »

How Employees Benefit From Continuous Training

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Effective training should start on day one of an employee’s tenure at your company and become successive as a person grows within the organization. The short-term expense is well worth the long-term gains, as you develop satisfied, qualified, productive workers. Recent research showed that 40 percent of employees who received poor training left their jobs… Read more »

What Hiring Managers Should Look for in Resumes

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Creating a Top Tier Resume in Fresno

A job candidate’s resume is their first introduction to you, the hiring manager responsible for matching the best talent with the right roles. Hiring mistakes are devastatingly costly to everyone involved – starting with you, your HR team and your organization. They hurt candidates, too, so you want to avoid them at all cost. It’s… Read more »

Using Behavioral Interviews to Find the Right Candidate

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A behavioral approach to interviewing can take the guesswork out of hiring with a structured process that helps you better assess candidates’ knowledge, skills, work styles and other relevant competencies – as you narrow the field toward your final decision. Behavioral questions delve into an individual’s actions and results in past work situations that are… Read more »

How to Handle a Candidate Whose Background – But Not Personality – Fits the Criteria

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How to Find Top Job References

Skills versus personality … which one is more important in a job candidate? A successful long-term employee has a personality that matches both their role within your company and your workplace culture. And while skills, knowledge and ability can be developed with experience, an employee’s personality is unlikely to change. In one study of more… Read more »

Questions to Ask in an Interview of Candidates Who Change Jobs Frequently

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Finding a Career Mentor

Not all job hoppers are alike. When you first glance at the resume of a candidate who has changed jobs frequently in recent years, it may send up an automatic red flag that makes you want to toss it immediately into the “reject” pile. Not so fast. Be careful not to miss out on a… Read more »

Are You Allowing Your Employees to Take Enough Time Off?

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Keeping your employees happy, focused and productive is vital to the success of your business. And today, people view benefits – including paid vacation – as being just as important as salary when it comes to where they work. It’s time that every employer got smart about the critical need to offer work/life balance to… Read more »