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How Keeping a Human Element in Your Hiring Process Sets You Up for Success

Smart companies engage top job candidates by making a personal connection and finding ways to move more quickly on key decisions

Companies spend more time than ever before finding talent and making good hires. Glassdoor's 2015 Why Is Hiring Taking Longer?report revealed that between 2010 and 2014, the average time it takes to hire an employee in the United States increased from 12.6 days to 22.9 ...

by Kes Thygesen  | December 22, 2016 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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3 ways to create a great workplace

These steps will help employers build a company where everyone wants to work

If you want to build a truly great company that will year in and year out outperform the competition, it's critical that you minimize employee turnover. And the more success you have, the more appealing it will be for other companies to ...

by Marty Fukuda  | November 18, 2016 04:00:00
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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
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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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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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Personality tests: Helpful tool or lazy shortcut?

Relying too much on these tests may not give a company the best hires

 For decades, personality tests have been used by big corporations to evaluate candidates during their hiring process. But, more and more, I am seeing early-stage companies using these tests to help them in their hiring process. I am not sure who is pointing them ...

by George Deeb  | September 08, 2016 11:00:00
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5 tips for ensuring a lifetime of success from first jobs

Internships and early jobs offer game-changing career opportunities

Summer internships and early jobs are launching pads for great careers. Though it doesn't always seem like it at the time, these experiences have value beyond stuffing a resume: an individual might never again be so moldable, so willing to learn about his or her passions and ...

by Mark Casady  | September 06, 2016 03:00:00
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10 tricky job interview questions

Deal with the tricky by being true

According to a small business report, 50 percent of companies in 2016 say that hiring is the toughest challenge they face. With 50 percent of businesses hiring, this means your dream job awaits. Now, it's time to prepare for the interview questions that trip up ...

by John Rampton  | September 05, 2016 07:00:00
Startup Tips

Is the applicant fit for the company? Ask these 11 interview questions

Maintaining the company's culture is key to keeping a business solid.

Culture fit is one of the most important components of your business. Having great employees is a big part of my company’s culture, and maintaining that culture is key to keeping my business solid. That means that during the interview process you ...

by John Rampton  | July 07, 2016 07:00:00