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Are You Hiring the Best Candidate for the Job or the One You Like the Most?

Sometimes the candidate you're drawn to won't be the best one for the job

There's no perfect test (yet) to discern who will be the best possible hire. Even after preparing thorough job descriptions and formal assessments covering everything from personality to hand-eye-coordination, it's a challenge to sort through the way people present themselves in interviews and ...

by Liz Kislik  | July 02, 2018 06:00:00
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5 Best Strategies for Hiring Entry-Level Employees

Underestimating the importance of how these employees are hired can mean trouble down the road

Arguably, entry-level employees are incredibly underrated in most organizations. They do the tasks that many veteran employees now see as beneath them. They’re often the last to receive praise for a job well done. And, worst of all, their most important contribution -- ...

by Andre Lavoie  | December 17, 2016 12:00:00
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The Case for Hiring Employees With Zero Experience

The key to making a successful hire is to know how that individual will approach each new task

It’s fair to say in business that people want to be associated with prestige, position and power -- whether it’s having those things themselves or being around others who do. As a result, we frequently idolize status among professionals, associating success with ...

by David Royce  | December 12, 2016 12:00:00
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4 ways to make your new employee a raving fan

Spend time planning your new employee's first day

In relationships, first impressions matter. People need just a few seconds to form an opinion about others and these opinions are most often accurate, Sean Horan wrote in Psychology Today. Malcom Gladwell, in Blink, similarly explored this phenomenon, where we humans make quick and accurate impressions ...

by Doug and Polly White  | November 29, 2016 12:00:00
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Top 3 reasons why HR is critical to your company's success

HR directors aren't usually considered a CEO's right hand, but they should be

Who is a chief executive officer’s right hand? The vice president of sales? The chief financial officer? What about the head of human resources?HR usually isn’t lumped into this "right-hand" category and that's a shame because HR leaders are critical to the ...

by Matt Straz  | November 27, 2016 12:00:00
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The 3 things all leaders must consider when hiring

Prioritize hiring for positions that will ensure an exceptional experience for the customer

Question: When a company is growing, how do you prioritize hiring needs?Answer: Staffing and hiring can be the most challenging duties for business leaders, regardless of the size of the company. Many struggle with figuring out how to prioritize their time, and it’s ...

by Trynka Shineman  | November 16, 2016 12:00:00
Startup Tips

The future of work is 'remote': How you can build a killer remote team

Think ”" communication, trust and company culture as three keys to building your team

Each year, more and more companies are choosing to leave the office behind and create a remote team. Trello and Github are just two examples of businesses, creating virtual offices that allow workers from all over the world to join.For an early-stage startup, a remote team ...

by Iman Jalali  | October 04, 2016 04:00:00
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Startup hiring tips: 4 ways to make sure you’re getting the right people

Look beyond their resume and take them for a test drive if you can

For new companies, building a team of all-stars is just as important as building a group of loyal customers. As a startup grows, entrepreneurs need to find new team members who share the same vision and passion. While hiring structures are in ...

by Mahesh Rajagopalan  | September 23, 2016 04:00:00
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Good vibes: How company culture defines success

The road to excellence for Golden ABC and 1771 Group of Restaurants

 Bernie Liu doesn’t see himself as a “people manager” for nothing. Thanks to a focus not just on the bottom line but also on the company’s employees, he was able to grow Golden ABC Inc. into a major fashion brands company, with ...

by Christopher Hann and Maricris Carlos  | September 12, 2016 12:00:00
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How to know if your job interviewee is telling the truth

You can use these secret military tricks

Former Green Beret Sergeant Major (Retired) Karl Erickson has faced all kinds of liars: combative locals who don’t want to tell you where the bad guys are hiding, friendly forces who exaggerate their capabilities to help, guys on your squad who don’t want to ...

by Dan Bova  | September 06, 2016 03:00:00
Startup Tips

5 ways to catch job candidates in a lie before you hire them

1 in 4 candidates have exaggerated the truth to get hired, survey shows.

In today’s competitive workforce, candidates will go to great lengths to get a second look from a hiring manager. They may even lie.In fact, one in four candidates have exaggerated the truth to get hired, according to a new International survey of 800 employed adults ...

by Heather Huhman  | February 11, 2016 04:00:00
Startup Tips

3 secrets to finding the best freelancer for your company

There are many good and bad performing freelancers out there. Learn how to find the best one with these tips.

You're inspired, you have an idea for a business and you think you are ready to start on the journey as an entrepreneur. Using freelancers is a great way to get things going and there are platforms out there that can help ...

by Nathan Resnick  | May 02, 2015 06:15:00
Startup Tips

How to land a job at a startup

Clearly stating your achievements in your résumé can get you a bigger chance of getting hired.

There's no doubting the reputation startups have acquired over the past decade or so: the rock star-like young professionals; the hip offices; the (eventual) perks.Startups are prime workplace real estate these days for every prospective new-hire, and they continue to set the ...

by Adiat Disu  | May 02, 2015 06:05:00