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It’s been a long, and at times, tiring recruiting process. You’ve put the necessary blood, sweat, and tears into finding the right candidates, interviewing them, selling the company, and negotiating the deal. Everything seems to be going smoothly as planned, until the candidate turns down the job offer. What happened? It can be discouraging, but… Read more »

Perhaps the most unfortunate part of on-the-job boredom, burn out, and fatigue is that your star employees are the ones most likely to experience it. Sometimes these symptoms are easy to recognize. Missed deadlines, changes in demeanor, and tardiness are all examples of possible signals. Although these behaviors could be attributed to family problems or… Read more »

Perhaps the greatest skill a successful leader can possess is listening. It sounds simple but it is a true talent that is often overlooked. Listening skills come into play in almost every crucial aspect of running an organization; in fact, many experts believe it is impossible to excel in business today without this skill. Being… Read more »

When the holiday hype has calmed down, loved ones have traveled home, and life has returned to normal, it’s time to take a look at the new year – and possibly, your plans for a new job. If finding a new job has made its way onto your list of New Year’s resolutions, this is… Read more »

Your hiring process for that new position is coming to a close, and your candidate pool has been narrowed down to two excellent potential new hires. Each of these candidates brings something unique to the table; however, they each stand out to you for very different reasons: one candidate is a picture-perfect skills match, but… Read more »

Employee wellness impacts more than just medical costs; a healthy workforce is a productive workforce.  The vast majority of healthcare spending is actually caused by preventable and modifiable health risks.  Unhealthy lifestyle choices often lead to chronic diseases, costing businesses more than one trillion dollars in lost productivity alone. Promoting healthier behaviors pays off for… Read more »

Are you spending more time working with your employees on correcting current issues than moving forward with them? Believe it or not, these occurrences are more common than you’d think. Many times, these scenarios can be caused by understaffing, but more often than not, they’re caused by a skills mismatch. It sounds daunting, but it’s… Read more »

There’s no other way to put it: phone interviews are daunting. Not only is this your first real “personal” opportunity to give the employer a great impression of you, your chances of moving on to an in-person interview hinge on it. Fortunately, you have some benefits on your side for phone interviews, and preparing for… Read more »

The old saying goes that great leaders lead by example. Although the times have changed, these words of wisdom still ring true. The difference is, the new leading by example is to lead by being an excellent follower. It sounds confusing, but it is actually a highly effective leadership skill. Many times, in just a… Read more »

In this age of information transparency, lying on resumes is a relatively uncommon issue, but unfortunately, it does happen. With unemployment rates at an all-time high, some candidates will stoop to all-time lows to find a job. Never fear, though; even if your company does not have its own dedicated human resources department, you can… Read more »