Interview Best Practices: How We Train Hiring Managers

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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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5 Companies That Recognize The Value Of Volunteer Work

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Values. It’s a word that gets thrown around a lot in corporate communications, so much so that it’s easy to associate it with mission statements, policies, and other business considerations. But for your employees, the word values encompasses everything that matters to them, from engagement with their job to time with their family to finding […]

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Telecommuting and Company Culture: The Real Impact

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(Editor’s note: In keeping with our recent telecommuting theme, Jessica Halcom from TechnologyAdvice shares her thoughts on telecommuting’s impact on company culture.) Today’s employees work from a smorgasbord of cloud-based systems and take business calls on a native smartphone app, making it easy to work from any location. Throw a few team collaboration tools like […]

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5 Ways the Best Leaders Attract and Keep Top Talent

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A car with a flat or missing tire won’t get very far. Like any machine with missing or ineffective parts, it simply won’t operate properly. And the same is true of organizations. Organizations are only as successful as their employees are, so attracting and retaining top talent is vital to success. These five things will help […]

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Boomerang Employees: 5 Ways To Win Back Former Employees

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Breakups are hard. Real hard. And they’re especially hard when you don’t want to breakup. And yet, sometimes in business good employees leave for other opportunities. This hurts both financially and in less quantitative ways (morale, culture, etc.). Chances are you’ve gone through some difficult work breakups. You might even be thinking of a specific […]

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Building Engagement Among Your Remote Workforce

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(Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of posts on the topic of remote workers. Check out the other two blogs here and here.) It’s 8:30 AM, and you’re nestled in your favorite sweats, looking out your window at your picturesque backyard flower beds, sipping your favorite brand of tea. Ahhh, sounds amazing. […]

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3 Important Lessons We’ve Learned About Candidate Personas

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What’s your type? Not exactly an HR-appropriate question, is it? And yet … More and more organizations are developing candidate personas—fictional representations of an ideal job candidate. Just like in marketing, where they take the time to define target audience (through the use of buyer personas), recruiting teams use candidate personas to determine who is […]

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How Small Businesses Can Create Competitive Employee Benefits

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Recruiting battles often leave small organizations feeling like they showed up bare-knuckled to a tank fight. And since hiring top talent can make or break a small organization’s ability to succeed, winning the recruiting battle is vital. One of the largest factors candidates consider when accepting a job offer is total compensation, of which benefits […]

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