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Is Your Company Culture Attracting Top Talent?

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Fact: Everyone needs to work to survive, but they don’t need to work at your business. An open job market allows the best workers to carefully consider their options. A 40-hour workweek takes up nearly half of a person’s waking hours – it’s only natural they should want more from their job than just a… Read more »

The 4 Most Important Phone Interview Questions

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Today, managers look beyond their town, their state, perhaps even beyond their country to find the best talent. Because of this, it becomes more likely you will initially be interviewing candidates, not in person, but over the phone. This change shouldn’t be seen as daunting; rather, it maximizes your access to great candidates. Are you… Read more »

4 Reasons Why Team Building Works

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When they hear the phrase “team building,” most people’s immediate reaction is a weary eye-roll. So many sitcoms have merged the concept with clueless, over-eager bosses that it’s often hard to take the idea seriously. The joke writers, however, have left out one important fact: team building works! The ability for every part of your business… Read more »

Using Better Job Descriptions to Attract the Best Candidates

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Fishing for better job candidates is the same as any other type: success depends on using the right bait. How much thought and effort do you put into your job postings? If you’re unsure about how to craft compelling job descriptions, you’re not alone. Fortunately, this means it will be easy for you to stand… Read more »

Job Hoppers – How to Spot Them

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Searching for, hiring and training a new employee is one of the most critical – and costly – problems managers have to address. The cost of making a bad hire is significant. The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that making a bad hire will cost a business, on average, 30 percent of that employee’s salary…. Read more »

Help Your New Employees Succeed FAST!

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Taking on new employees can be a hectic process. After spending so much time researching the position, writing ads, and interviewing candidates, you might be ready for a break. Hold on! There’s still work to do. If you want new employees to fit in and succeed, they’re going to need your attention. Here’s what it… Read more »

Heat Stroke and Heat Illnesses – OSHA’s Tips for Summer Safety

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June 20th is the longest day in 2017. You know what that means: no matter where you live and work, we’re in the dead center of the hottest time of year. Every year, thousands of workers suffer heat stroke and heat-related injuries; some even die. If you want to keep your employees safe and productive,… Read more »

Reliability – Do Your Job Candidates Have It?

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Job skills aren’t everything. You can hire the most talented worker in your industry, but you will waste their skills if they aren’t reliable. Reliability and dependability are what truly make an employee shine. Knowing you can trust an employee to be on time, take their projects seriously and accept responsibility for their results is incredibly… Read more »

Developing an Anti-Retaliation Program

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One of the earliest rules that children learn is not to “tattle” on their friends. Sadly, a similar attitude exists in many business circles. It is not uncommon for adult professionals to believe it’s best to not report their co-workers’ and supervisors’ mistakes. But a successful business can’t run on playground rules. So-called “whistleblowers” are… Read more »