How to Immediately Set up New Hires for Success

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Hiring new employees requires a great deal of time and resources, so you want them to be part of your team for years to come. However, 46 percent of new hires fail within 18 months, according to Leadership IQ. If you’re having trouble keeping new employees intact, take a look at your onboarding program. Chances… Read more »

How to Spot Top Talent in an Interview

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Filling open positions on your team is hard work. During the interview process, you’ll likely encounter several talented candidates capable of doing the job. From there, you have to decide which one is the best fit for your team — and that can be a challenge. Here are a few tips to help you find… Read more »

How to Keep Your Employees up to Date and Informed

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Employees dedicate their professional lives to your company, so they deserve to know what’s going on within their team, department and the organization as a whole. Not only is keeping people informed the right thing to do, it also helps them do their jobs better and can even reduce turnover. Communication can — and should… Read more »

What to Consider When Thinking of Hiring an Overqualified Candidate

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When reviewing resumes for an opening on your team, one candidate really stood out from the crowd. This person is clearly more than qualified for the job, which made you simultaneously excited and confused. It might seem a little unusual, but people commonly apply for roles beneath their skill level. They do this for a… Read more »

Mistakes to Avoid When Interviewing Job Candidates

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Finding the right candidates to interview is hard work, but that’s only half the battle. Things really start to heat up when you bring them in for the actual interview. In many cases, this is your one chance to find the best person for the job, so if you don’t play your cards right, you… Read more »

How Managers Can Build a Positive Relationship With Their Employees

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Leading a team of people is hard work, but you want to do it right. Instead of being a boss that employees fear and avoid, you strive to be someone they enjoy working for. Building a positive relationship with your team is essential for so many reasons. People work harder when they have a boss… Read more »

Ask These Questions When Checking References

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Before offering a job to a candidate, it’s important to cover all the bases. Checking references is an essential part of the hiring process, because it will either verify your decision to hire the person or keep you from making a very costly mistake. Verifying the their employment, job title, responsibilities and salary is important,… Read more »

Why You Should Consider Hiring an Overqualified Candidate

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When reviewing resumes for an open position at your company, there’s a good chance you’ll find submissions from candidates who are clearly overqualified for the job. It’s natural to question this, as most people want to move up the ladder, instead of climbing back down. However, this type of job seeker can be the best… Read more »

Good Job Candidates You Won’t Consider and Why

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Hiring decisions have a huge and lasting impact on your team, so they need to be taken seriously. Careful checks and balances must be put in place to do everything in your power to avoid a bad hire. With that said, some common red flags shouldn’t be taken at face value. Perfectly talented, lovely candidates… Read more »

How to Handle a Constantly Late Employee

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Chances are, everyone at your company has been late to work at least a few times — even you. Things like unexpected traffic jams, forgetting to set an alarm and waking up to a sick kid are part of life. As an understanding employer, you know even the most punctual people have off days now… Read more »