Posts Categorized: Employers

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Every day, there’s another complaint. Every communication is negative. Every decision provides an excuse to criticize. And it’s becoming a distraction. The grumbling and dissent take up valuable time, cutting into productivity. Meanwhile, the negative attitude brings down the general vibe of the office. A Debbie Downer employee can turn into the unfortunate focal point… Read more »

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Money operates as an obvious selling point when bringing in new employees. This makes sense. Candidates are looking for a good financial situation. Meanwhile, compensation provides an easily comparable statistic candidates can use to consider competing opportunities. But culture can supply an equally enticing draw. While not as easily communicated as a salary level, a… Read more »

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You’ve gone through the painful slog of a candidate search and the candidates you’ve found represent the human equivalents of a shrug emoji. Basically, you and everyone in HR have traded emails giving various elaborated versions of a single sentiment: meh. What now? Pick the best out of the pile of “meh” and move on… Read more »

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There’s only so much you can do on your own. All the planning and strategizing eventually reaches the point where your team must take over and get the job done. But how can you make them care about a project as much as you do? How can you make achieving productivity goals as important to… Read more »

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You know you aren’t supposed to micromanage, but you can’t help yourself. You see little things you can improve, and you feel compelled to step in. However, you’re only hurting yourself. It may seem like you’re pushing everyone else closer to perfection, but you’re really pushing them further away. You’re undermining team spirit and wasting… Read more »

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One of the hardest tasks for a business manager is balancing the needs of today versus the needs of tomorrow. This is especially true when it comes to hiring. Day-to-day operations have to keep rolling, but building a strong long-term team often means taking a chance on raw talent and letting people develop over time…. Read more »

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See if this sounds familiar: You spend untold time and effort going through the interview process for an open position, narrow down the candidates to the best prospects, but each of them turns you down. Now you must decide whether you should go down to the next tier of potential workers or start all over… Read more »

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Every experienced business owner knows the pitfalls of hiring the wrong candidate. It’s the primary reason they turn to labor staffing solutions for assistance in the hiring process. A bad hire requires them to find a replacement quickly, all the while draining time, energy and resources from the business. If you bring someone on board… Read more »

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When you’re interviewing candidates, you are likely focused on the technical skills required to get the job done. However, no one on your workforce operates in a bubble. Everyone is a member of a team, and it is critical that employees possess strong interpersonal skills, so they can work effectively with others. People Skills Promote… Read more »

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Evaluating a candidate’s skill and fitness for a position is one of the most important jobs a hiring manager has. A single bad hire can cost the company thousands of dollars, even tens of thousands of dollars, depending on the skill level and pay grade of the position. The more you know about a potential… Read more »