How to Detect a Toxic Employee

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As a hiring manager, it’s your job to hire the very best candidates for your company. The person sitting across from you may seem perfect, even down to their credentials and interpersonal skills. But what if the candidate you are interviewing is a disaster waiting to happen? You could be dealing with a toxic employee… Read more »

5 Tips for Hiring Better Light Industrial Candidates

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The summer months can be an ideal time to start hiring light industrial workers for your company. This is often the peak season for managing new projects and conducting inventory counts. Light industrial workers come from all walks of life and many are looking for entry-level positions leading to long-term employment. When you’re looking to… Read more »

How to Address, or Move Past, a Candidate’s Career Gap

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As human resource practitioners and managers, it’s become much more common to receive candidates who have gaps of unemployment on their resumes. This is as a result of the poor economy that most of the nation experienced for several years, and some areas that are still catching up. However, one must not ignore these gaps…. Read more »

Major Hiring Mistakes You’re Probably Making

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Companies require good people in order to thrive in a changing market. In order to hire the best people, a company must have sound recruitment practices that include plenty of interviewing, screening, reference checking, and assessing skill sets as they apply to each job type. Unfortunately, there are companies out there that have poor methods… Read more »

Use These Tactics to Set Yourself Apart from Other Candidates

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As a job seeker, have you ever felt like another cog in the wheel? Like there are hundreds of other job seekers just like you, making it difficult to stand out and get noticed? This is a common concern, especially with so much competition for top jobs. The good news is that you can find… Read more »

Are You the Best Candidate For the Job? Prove It!

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As a job seeker, you cannot simply walk into a job interview and assume that you have all the skills that the hiring manager is looking for. While you may believe you are a good fit for the job – based on the job description given and your experience – many companies today require candidates to prove… Read more »

How to Spot the Signs of a Bad Hire

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It would be marvellous if all recruiters had a crystal ball to tell if a candidate might be a potential disaster waiting to happen, or if they were the perfect hire. Spotting a bad hire is not easy. It does take some experience in the area of recruitment to see the signs before making a… Read more »

Two Great Candidates? How Do You Decide Which One to Hire!?

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Nearly every hiring manager has faced the conundrum of trying to decide between two great candidates for one job. It can be heartbreaking. Yet, time is precious, so one of the candidates needs to move forward while the other is rejected. How can a recruiter make the right decision? If you are faced with this… Read more »

Are Your Reference Checks Doing Any Good?

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A great-looking candidate walks in carrying a well-written resume and smooth talks his way into the company. Then in just weeks the new hire’s true personality starts to emerge. The employee becomes a nightmare, sabotaging the team and taking production levels down with him. Unfortunately, for many companies, this scene replays over and over again…. Read more »

What Kind of Background Checks do Staffing Firms Provide?

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If you are considering using temporary staffing to augment your current workforce, there are many benefits to enjoy from this arrangement. In fact, temporary staffing can help save you from the headaches and costs associated with recruiting in general. Hiring temporary employees is a way for any business to stay on top of human resources,… Read more »