Identify Performance Problems in the Workplace

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Workplace performance issues rarely fix themselves. Ideally, you need to identify them before they magnify into major problems. At the very least, you need to reel them in, bringing employees and teams back to maximum productivity. Causes of Underperformance When considering how to rectify poor performance, begin by identifying its underlying causes. This will help… Read more »

How to Determine Whether a Candidate Is Reliable

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Reliability is a tough quality to judge in a job candidate – as it is in anyone you’re meeting for the first time. Yet, it’s a critical trait in a new hire, not just because you want someone who will show up for work every day. You also want team members who meet deadlines, chip… Read more »

Job Search Tactics You Should Be Avoiding

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Even the savviest candidates can fall prey to mistakes that can cost them a job. Job hunting is not easy, and there’s no single perfect formula for success. But there are some errors you can avoid, to help you stay on the right track. These tactical missteps include the following.  Too Much Time Spent Applying… Read more »

Tips For Uncovering Your True Hiring Needs

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The best hiring strategy comes down to two key factors: knowing exactly what you need in a new employee – and knowing where to find it. If you effectively address these two areas, then you can stay on track for talent acquisition success. Follow This Checklist To be sure you clearly understand your hiring needs,… Read more »

Important Things You Can Learn From Exit Interviews

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It’s tough when a good employee leaves your company. Rarely can you change their mind, once they’ve made up their minds – but you can use an exit interview as a rich source of information to help your organization improve. Rarely, if ever, will you receive such candid, frank feedback from a current member of… Read more »

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 »

Red Flags to Look for at a Job Interview

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Deciding whether to accept a job offer, or proceed to the next level of a company’s hiring process, is up to you. During an interview, remember: You are evaluating an employer just as much as they are evaluating you. Keep Your Eyes Open Pay close attention during your interview, not just to the verbal messages… Read more »