How Unique Interview Questions Could Help You To Know the Candidate Better

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Hiring the right employee, the first time around, is one of the most important things you do as a manager and a leader. Costly hiring mistakes can be devastating to your bottom line, morale and overall business success. As you interview candidates, you have two goals. The first is to assess their skills and ability… Read more »

Can an Employee Ask Too Many Questions?

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Asking questions is a normal part of everyone’s workday. In fact, you want employees who are naturally interested, inquisitive and curious. But, dealing with constant barrages of questions can make it difficult to get your own job done. A key part of your job as a manager is providing clear, direct feedback. But you wouldn’t… Read more »

5 Tips For Retaining Your Top Talent

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You invest a lot in your top talent. And in today’s workplace, company loyalty has changed dramatically. Millennial employees have a reputation for moving quickly from job to job, and the days of staying with a company long enough to earn that gold watch for 25 or more years of service are fast becoming ancient… Read more »

How to Interview Candidates for Soft Skills

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The right hire is not based solely on a candidate’s education, experience and technical prowess. Soft skills are equally, if not more important in determining whether a person will be a good fit at your company. Soft skills are those transferable traits beneficial to many different types of jobs. These personal qualities and attributes enable… Read more »

How to Handle Bickering Employees

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It’s unrealistic to think all your employees will get along famously, all the time. But you may be surprised to hear that typical managers spend up to 40 percent of their time on conflict resolution – and 60 to 80 percent of workplace trouble is due to strained employee relationships. How can you avoid having… Read more »

Should You Allow Employees to Telecommute?

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Workplace norms have changed dramatically in recent years. From 2005 to 2012, telecommuting grew by 80 percent, due in large part to technological advancements and the influx of millennials into the workforce. Allowing employees to work from home or another remote location has its pros and cons. Will it work for your company? The Plusses… Read more »

What to Look for When Checking References

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The cost of a poor hire can be as high as three to four times their salary. When you add in intangible costs such as stress and lower morale on the part of co-workers, you can easy see why it’s worthwhile not to skip reference checks as a key part of your hiring process. All… Read more »

What You Should Be Learning from References

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If you are seriously considering a candidate for your open position, do not overlook the importance of checking with their past employers and talking to their references. This should be a prerequisite to making a job offer. The harsh truth is: A significant percentage of applicants lie on their resumes. In one recent survey, 56… Read more »

How to Motivate Lazy Employees

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What do you do if the employee who showed so much promise during their interview turns into something else entirely? On the job, they are lazy and unmotivated. They may even drag others down with them – and they will most likely have a negative effect on morale, productivity or profitability. Yikes! Granted, there will… Read more »

Looking to Hire December’s Graduating Class? How to Pick the Top in Class

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When you are looking to hire new college grads, you want to be sure that your company gets the cream of the crop. While spring and summer are prime times for newly minted graduates to hit the workforce, there are also a substantial number of students who earn their degrees in December. How can you… Read more »