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 »

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 »

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 »

Can Employees Automate Their Own Jobs?

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While automation may not eliminate as many jobs as people fear, it will have an impact on nearly every kind of role in the near future. With automation, repetitive and monotonous tasks can be handled by technology, allowing the system to use a set process to accomplish activities that use the same, precise approach. Then,… Read more »

What to Do When Your Top Candidate Rejects Your Offer

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Finding the ideal candidate feels like a major win. While every hiring manager hopes their perfect candidate will become their next new hire, that isn’t always the case. If your top choice rejects your job offer, that positive feeling can take a quick turn, leaving you disheartened, frustrated and even confused. Luckily, even if your… Read more »

3 Big Differences a Strong Work Team Can Make

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Most professionals spend more time with their coworkers and colleagues than they do their family and friends. Feeling like those you work with support you and have your back is incredibly important, ensuring everyone can help each other reach their goals. The ability to have some fun with your co-workers is also critical. Otherwise, the… Read more »