Do You Have an Internal Referral Program? Is It Working?

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In terms of your recruitment strategy, are you using employee referrals on a regular basis? There are some very compelling statistics around the use of internal employee referral programs, such as the reduction of hiring costs and increase in retention rates they can afford. But if your organization doesn’t have a system for managing internal… Read more »

Want to Get Hired — Or Move Ahead? Follow These 5 Tips

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In terms of your career, are you most interested in getting a job or moving up the corporate ladder? If you are just looking for a paycheck, that’s OK… for now. But in the near future you may be looking for ways to advance and grow in your career so you can earn a lot… 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 »

Is There a Better Way to Interview Entry-Level Candidates?

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Interviewing people for entry-level positions can pose a challenge for any hiring manager. There are several reasons for this. First, candidates who present for entry-level positions often have limited-to-no previous career experience. This can make it difficult to obtain references and to have talking points during the interview. Secondly, entry-level candidates may not know what… Read more »

How to Handle Being the “Rookie” at a New Position

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Are you the new guy on the bottom of the totem pole at work? Then you are probably known as the rookie at work. This awkward time is something that will pass. But in the meantime, you want to watch out for some of the mistakes that rookies make in a new job. Here’s how… Read more »

5 Traits All Employees Need to Excel in the New Year

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The world of work is changing and it is up to professionals to adapt their behavior and work habits to keep with current and future trend. Consider that, just a couple of years ago no one would ever think of bringing their mobile phones to their office in order to stay connected to their peers…. Read more »

Getting Your Staff Back on Track After the Holidays – Management Tips!

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Have you ever heard of ‘holiday hangover’? Perhaps, you have experienced it yourself. We aren’t talking about the typical hangover induced by alcoholic drinks but a remnant of the holiday. Whether it is the Christmas & New Year holiday or a vacation, employees often suffer from a holiday hangover. They may not even be aware… Read more »

What Will Your HR Department Be Facing in Q1 of 2016?

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Now that 2015 is a thing of the past, many human resources professionals are looking forward to a positive and productive 2016. But, this year promises to be a doozy as HR folks continue to take on bigger roles within their organizations. No longer is HR viewed as just personnel. We have put on our… Read more »