How to Find the Big Talent in Your Small Town

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When your company is located in a smaller town, you might feel that your candidate pools are equally tiny. After all, fewer people live in the area, and that can automatically be a bit of a hindrance. Plus, you might be competing with a nearby big city, and you might not have the budget to… Read more »

Start Prioritizing Employee Mental Health Around the Holidays

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  Most professionals spend more time at work than they do anywhere else. Full-time employees are typically at the workplace at least 40 hours a week, though many of them cross that threshold regularly. Plus, that doesn’t account for the time it takes to get ready each day, get to and from work, or handle… Read more »

Are You Screening Candidates for These Important Skills?

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When hiring managers assess candidates, it isn’t uncommon for them to focus on technical capability, past experience, education, and similar credentials. However, if you aren’t screening applicants for various soft skills, you might end up with a new hire that isn’t an ideal fit. Mindset, personality, and how a candidate thinks can be critical to… Read more »

5 Tips for Finding Passive Candidates Before the Holidays

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The holiday season is approaching quickly and, while this time of year can certainly be joyful, it is also incredibly hectic. As a result, many passive candidates are even less inclined to consider new opportunities, especially since they aren’t necessarily dissatisfied with where they are today. However, by starting your search for skilled passive candidates… Read more »

Are You Offering the Training Your Employees Need?

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When it comes to closing skills gaps and making the most of emerging technologies, ensuring your employees have access to robust training options is a must. Work-based learning empowers workers to keep pace with fast-changing environments and embrace new tech that can make them more productive and efficient. Plus, it benefits employers as well, as… Read more »

Keeping the Human in HR

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    This is a guest post by Ira Wolfe, President of Success Performance Solutions. If you would like to learn more about how to balance using technology in the HR department with retaining the personal touch of Human Resources, join us on Thursday, October 24, at Noon CST for a Live Webinar with Ira… Read more »

How to Make the First Day Count When Onboarding

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A new hire’s first day is an opportunity, and not just for the incoming employee. It’s a chance to start the relationship off on the right foot, and not all companies take advantage of this unique time. By handling the onboarding process correctly, you can improve retention and build loyalty. Making the new hire’s first… Read more »

Can’t Find the PERFECT Employee?

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Today, employers are dealing with an incredibly tight labor market. Since skill gaps can also be pervasive both in a current team and the remainder of the workforce, the situation can seem even more daunting. When you need a specific skill to ensure your team thrives, not being able to find that perfect employee can… Read more »

Summer Interns Going Back to School? Here’s How to Keep Your Workplace Humming

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When the school year begins, many summer interns head back to the classroom, leaving their internships behind. While this is an expected part of the pattern, it can leave companies struggling, particularly if they are suddenly very shorthanded. While many companies then assume their only choice is to start a recruitment process to fill these… Read more »

Is Your Workplace Guilty of Age Discrimination?

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Being treated differently as a candidate or employee because of your age can be problematic, creating obstacles that can harm your ability to advance your career. While discriminating against individuals who are 40 years old and older is illegal under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), that doesn’t mean it never occurs.  This form… Read more »