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  • How Soon Is Too Soon To Let Someone Go?
    You were so happy when you filled the position with what seemed like the ideal candidate. But after a couple of weeks it has become apparent your new hire is not living up to expectations. What should you do?
  • 5 Things Your Employees Aren’t Telling You
    Managing other people is hard, no matter the industry or field. And it doesn't matter how great your relationship is with your employees, the minute you have supervisory authority over someone else, a line is drawn in the sand—and you definitely won’t be getting the full story. Here are five thin...
  • 10 Must-Ask Exit Interview Questions
    Many employers view the exit interview as a mere formality, assuming they bother to perform one at all, but it’s is more important to the health of your business than you may think. The exit interview is an essential tool for understanding why employees leave and how they feel about the company. ...
  • Doing A Reference Check? Here Are Seven Questions You Should Ask
    References can help you develop a more accurate picture of a candidate’s abilities, personality, and work ethic. Thing is, even the most honest job seeker may unconsciously stretch the truth to make themselves more desirable. To get you started, here are seven questions you should ask during any ...
  • 5 Important Prescreening Questions
    Candidate screening gives you the opportunity to see how applicants present themselves on the phone, as well as set expectations for the position. Here are five important questions to ask every candidate you prescreen
  • 5 Hacks For Weeding Out Unqualified Candidates
    Depending on the job market and your industry, it's not unreasonable for a single open position to attract upward of 100 candidates, especially if you advertise the position on one of the big job-search websites, where "applying" is as easy as clicking a button. But how can a hiring manager cope ...
  • Tips For New Managers On Setting Up Boundaries
    You scored a promotion, and you’re ready to make a difference in your new position. Remember, your role has changed. Last week, you went out for happy hour with your friends/coworkers to complain about…the boss. Now you’re the boss. You’ll need to set some boundaries to ensure your future success.
  • Fall Checklist To Prepare For The Busy 2019 Hiring Season
    Everyone knows the Fall is the perfect time for sweaters, pumpkins and football. But did you also know this is the perfect time of year to start planning for the busy year ahead? It may seem premature given we’re not even into Q4, but planning and preparing early can give you a significant advant...
  • The Value Of Giving Praise And How It Resonates
    Managers are always looking for cost-effective ways to improved productivity, performance, and office morale, yet genuine praise—one of the easiest, cheapest, and best ways to do both—is woefully underutilized. Praise is an incredibly valuable tool, and if used wisely, its value will resonate to ...
  • How To Manage And Respond To Online Reviews
    The days when only plumbers and restauranteurs had to worry about online reviews are long gone. From Glassdoor to Indeed to Vault, online review sites allow employees to rate employers anonymously. But do job seekers use online reviews to determine if they will apply? Or are they simply a way for...
  • Is It Appropriate To Recruit Former Employees?
    Not long ago, it was rare for hiring managers to see former employees applying for new positions at the company. But today, it’s a common occurrence—so common, in fact, the trend has even been given a catchy name, “boomerang employees.” This has lead many hiring managers to wonder: Is it appropri...
  • The Best Way To Turn Down A Job Candidate
    Let's face it: turning down a candidate isn't the most pleasant task in the world. And increasingly, businesses avoid it. Job seekers used to joke about papering the walls with rejection letters but these days, the rejection letter, call, or email is facing extinction. It’s vital, though, to comm...
  • How To Motivate And Manage Entry Level Employees
    Managing other people isn't easy—and managing those new to your industry or to the workforce carries a unique set of challenges. Special care and effort is required to supervise and motivate entry-level employees, setting them up for success. The goal is to ensure these beginners stick with your ...
  • How To Deal With A Talent Shortage
    Filling open positions during a talent shortage is a trying experience, one made more difficult by the fact that it’s difficult to predict when a shortage will hit. Here’s how to deal with a talent shortage—hopefully before you find yourself suffering one.
  • How to Combat Pushback On Salary
    For most people there’s no aspect of a job more important than salary. It’s a big reason why potential candidates don’t accept offers, and it often determines whether a person is willing to leave a current position—which is why it’s never a good idea to lowball an offer. So what do you do about e...
  • How to Upskill Your Employees — For Little to Nothing
    Who says learning has to cost you an arm and a leg — with a little creativity, you can foster a culture of continuous learning in your organization for little to no cost. The goal is for employees to become inspired to seek out knowledge and best practices to fill in knowledge gaps or supplement ...
  • Ways You Can Use Facebook In The Recruitment Process
    Facebook isn’t just a platform for political memes and kitten videos. It can also be a valuable tool in the recruitment process. Whether you’re using social media to attract new candidates or get a clearer picture of your current applicants, Facebook has a great deal to offer job recruiters. Her...
  • What We’ve Learned So Far About Recruitment Trends in 2018
    It's no surprise technology has drastically changed the way companies recruit new employees. This isn’t a trend anymore—it’s just the new normal. But many industries are still grappling with the ramifications of these changes…even as the corporate plane continues to shift. Read on for some of the...
  • How to Keep Your Top Performers from Quitting
    Losing one top performer is tough, but if good people are consistently leaving your team, you already know you have a problem. To increase retention of your best performers, you'll want to take the time to focus on identifying any potential warning signs and/or shortcomings on your end. Once you'...
  • 5 Unusual Traits Employees Want Their Managers to Have
    You want to be a good manager who brings out the best in your team, and you spend a lot of time considering each person’s skills, goals, and ambitions, but have you thought about what traits your employees want you to have—and whether or not you’ve developed those qualities? Everyone knows that t...