Can You Spot the Signs of a Bad Hire?

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Successful recruitment begins the moment you decide to hire a new employee – and continues through your hiring strategy and process. Sometimes, despite all your best efforts, a bad hire happens. If you fear that’s the case, there are signs you can watch for to help verify your concern. Red Flags Let’s hope it didn’t… 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 »

Building a Successful Culture: It’s Not Just for Millennials!

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The global workforce has been inundated with millennials; the generation of workers born between 1980 and 2000. But as you build your successful corporate culture, for the first time in history, you need to stretch your planning to incorporate up to four generations of employees. Consider: Veterans who were born between 1922 and 1945. As… Read more »

Stop Making Bad Hires! But How?

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Hire well and you’ll have a high-performing and happy team. Hire just one wrong person – sometimes called a “misfire hire” – and you’ll spend a lot of time, money and energy doing damage control. Have the right process, with the right checks and balances in place. Select wisely to achieve business growth while providing… Read more »

Create a Positive Company Culture

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It’s a candidate’s market. Demand for top-performing talent has never been higher. When hiring for long-term loyalty and success, cultural fit is equally, if not more, important than technical skills. This is especially true among millennial employees, who tend to prioritize meaningful work over pay and won’t hesitate to leave if their employer’s values clash… Read more »

Why Change Isn’t Always a Good Thing

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Some people thrive on change. Others do all they can to resist it. But like it or not, change within an organization is inevitable – and in your HR leadership role, you will be integrally involved in managing it. Organizational change may have an unsettling impact on employees, whether it involves them directly or indirectly…. Read more »

The Importance of a Great Onboarding Program

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Onboarding is the process by which new employees acclimate to the social and performance aspect of their jobs. Research shows that new hires get about 90 days to prove themselves, so effective onboarding is critical. The faster newcomers feel welcome and prepared, the sooner they are able to contribute to the successful execution of your… Read more »

Time to Get Personal: How Opening Up to Employees Establishes Trust

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People work harder when they know their boss is trustworthy. Trust is essential to building employee engagement and motivation. And as noted by Jim Dougherty, senior lecturer at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, “managers will never learn the truth about a company unless they have their employees’ trust.” So, how can you build trust as… Read more »

Need a Manager? Why Not to Promote from Within

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It’s a dilemma faced by every talent manager at some point: On one hand, you want to keep up with emerging skillsets and hire those who will help your business outperform the competition. On the other hand, you want to make sure your current employees know that growth opportunities are available. How can you do… Read more »