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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
Startup Tips

Hiring Your First Employee? 5 Things You Need to Know

You will be this person's boss. Don't panic

You’ve been a solo entrepreneur for a number of years and things have finally taken off to a point where you’re in need of hiring some full-time help in the form of an employee. While exciting, this "next step" can also be ...

by Larry Alton  | January 21, 2017 12:00:00
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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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The use of brain-teaser interview questions

Yes, of course, there’s math

 There was a lot of buzz a few months back, when news organizations began reporting on the odd (sometimes very odd) brain-teaser questions Google asks its interviewees. Odd: “Describe AdWords to a 7-year-old.” Very odd: “How many haircuts do you think happen ...

by Meghan M. Biro  | September 11, 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

Suited for the job

Employee-hiring techniques you can use to find the employee that\\\'s a perfect fit for your business.

Whether you assign them at the production end or at the point-of-sale, employees make or break a business. This is why human resource managers, especially of large companies, very meticulously examine the particular skills, personality and attitude of would-be employees before hiring ...

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