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Performance Management: 5 Solutions to Challenges We All Face

If you can, think back to life before the internet came to the masses. Before chat rooms,  Internet Explorer, Facebook, iPhones, and Google. Here in this distant memory, if somebody were to bring up the term “world wide web,” how would it be received? They’d probably get confused looks unless they were speaking to somebody with […]

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3 Ideas for Winning Talent in a Candidate-Driven Marketplace

With unemployment down and turnover up, it’s pretty clear that the current recruiting market is candidate-driven. Because attracting top talent never stops being a priority for businesses looking to thrive, it’s important for HR professionals and recruiters to optimize their offerings. Here are a few ways HR and recruiters can leverage and improve their organization’s […]

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Unlimited Vacation: The Benefits & Drawbacks of Progressive PTO

At first blush, the concept of unlimited vacation (also known as flexible time off, discretionary PTO, etc.) sounds like a dream, not only for employees but employers as well. Employees would be free to take as much time as they need without worrying about accruing hours, while employers gain a recruiting tool that improves employee […]

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3 Steps Toward a Great Company Culture

Wouldn’t it be nice if establishing a company culture were as easy as creating a Facebook page? Fill out some basic information boxes, throw up some pictures, and—boom!—every employee is ready to work and succeed. Unfortunately, company culture isn’t something you can create or edit with a few clicks of a mouse. Company culture is […]

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3 Incredibly Simple Tips To Help You Attract More Applicants

The majority of today’s job seekers find all of their information on prospective employment opportunities online. They can find open positions that match their skill sets, research the companies hiring for them, and decide whether or not they’re interested—all with a few easy searches. This means that if you want to attract a large pool […]

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Three Things Our Customer Support Team Does That Improve Our Culture

Bad customer service interactions. The internet is full of them. In fact, according to my unscientific survey, there are more bad customer service stories on the internet than anything else except cat gifs and posts about Taylor Swift’s dating life. But, for some reason, there aren’t nearly as many stories online about great customer service […]

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Our Favorite Team Building Activities

Working with people you like is fun, but close work relationships also increase employee satisfaction by 50 percent. Beyond that, great coworker relationships are vital to positive, thriving cultures. One way we build those relationships is through team building activities. Our friends at SnackNation put together a list of 37 Insanely Fun Team Building Activities […]

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Shift Your Onboarding Into High Gear

For new employees, going through the onboarding process is a lot like learning how to drive a stick shift. I might be showing my age a little, but more than half my life ago, my mom taught me how. We took my one-and-a-half cylinder Toyota pickup out to some deserted back roads and worked on […]

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5 Ways to Make Content Recruit for You

Too often, we think of content marketing purely in sales terms, i.e., what it can do to attract customers. In truth, content marketing helps build your brand, and a strong brand attracts talent as well as customers. Here are five ways HR and recruiting departments can collaborate with marketing to create content that attracts and […]

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Interview Best Practices: How We Train Hiring Managers

Many companies, ours included, lean heavily on hiring managers to do late-round interviewing. And since hiring involves complicated legal protocol, using sound interviewing methods, and providing a consistently excellent experience, our recruiting team takes the time to train every hiring manager. Here’s how: Cover Legal Requirements Most hiring managers have enough common sense not to include, […]

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