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 »

Your Hiring Process is Scaring Candidates Off!

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It’s very common for companies that are looking to hire for open jobs to not receive the best candidates. There could be various reasons for this, but a major cause is the overall hiring process. Candidates do not want to spend hours on end applying for a job at one company. They also don’t want… 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 »

How to Find the Perfect Fit for Your Quirky Company Culture

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If you’ve been having trouble finding candidates who stick around, perhaps the company has what’s known as a “quirky” company culture? This is not uncommon as more organizations try to stand out and be unique. Being quirky is not so much the problem as finding employees who can thrive in this type of environment. Some… Read more »

What Costs More: Overtime or Additional Help?

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Since the goal of any business is to increase profit while decreasing costs, controlling the costs of staffing is vital. However, sometimes project demands and deadlines make it necessary for a company to pay overtime to hourly employees – driving up costs. If your HR team is growing concerned over the increased use of overtime,… Read more »

How to Streamline Your New Temporary Workers

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Whether you’ve just started working with temporary workers or you have been using this option for your business for a while, the best way to get the most ROI is to streamline your temp workforce. In this way, your new temps can be brought up-to-speed fast, so they can be productive sooner. But, how do… Read more »

Don’t Let Your Management Team Burn Out This Summer

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Managers are a vital part of any organization, because they are directly responsible for team performance and productivity. Managers are also called to solve problems, smooth over conflicts, and take care of difficult clients. Over time, all of this can become exhausting for some managers who deal with very tough situations on a day-to-day basis…. Read more »

5 Qualities to Look for in New Employees

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Human resource managers, hiring managers and company administrators have a major responsibility when hiring new employees. Companies are working hard to reduce the employee turnover rate because of the high cost of bad hires. The next time you need to fill an open job at your company, look for the five qualities outlined here before… 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 »

Is Your Workforce Committed? (Can You Tell?)

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When you walk around your workplace, you probably see a lot of happy hardworking people, right? Wrong. A recent story published by CBS network revealed a state worker who had published over 5,000 comments to a newspaper over the span of a year. This averaged out to 25 posts written per day by this particular… Read more »