Three Habits of Highly Effective Hiring Professionals

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Being an effective, efficient member of a hiring team is essential. Unfilled positions can cost your company money in the form of lost productivity or recruiting dollars and manpower. Finding the best candidates fast is becoming more important to businesses to help them remain competitive. Here’s how to improve as a hiring professional and become… Read more »

Out-of-the-Box Places to Find Candidates

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Sourcing the best talent is a priority for every business. Your organization’s success depends on the quality of its people. There are a lot of tried-and-true methods when it comes to recruiting and hiring, but sometimes businesses need to get a little creative to bring the right people on board. For some out-of-box ideas to… Read more »

Is Your Employee Onboarding Effective?

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Onboarding is a crucial part of the hiring process. It helps ensure that newly hired employees are “on board” with the basics of their new role and new company. Effective onboarding has shown to help increase employee contributions and success in their new job, as well as help them feel more engaged in their role… Read more »

How to Improve Your Employee Engagement

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Employee engagement is a key driver of productivity and reduced staff turnover at any business. More than job satisfaction – though that sometimes plays a role in engagement – employee engagement is about how invested your employees are in their role at the company, how much they feel connected to the mission and goals of… Read more »

Five Soft Skills to Look for in Tech Candidates

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When you’re looking to hire the best talent, you’re probably looking for things like experience, education, certifications and even professional organizations. You might call references and double-check project portfolios. But in addition to making sure they have all the technical and experiential qualifications in place, the best candidates are usually more well rounded and have… Read more »

Is Your Interview Process Scaring Away Candidates?

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By now, Google’s infamous job interview brain teasers have become the stuff of legend. To wit: “A coin was flipped 1,000 times and there were 560 heads. Do you think the coin is biased?” While a thorough and rigorous recruiting and vetting process is necessary to ensure your company is attracting and retaining the best… Read more »

Pros and Cons of Remote Employees

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Remote employees (also known as a distributed workforce) can add considerable value to an organization. From greater productivity and cost savings to the ability to recruit from a broader and more diverse talent pool, flexibility is the name of the game in the modern workforce. But with location freedom comes a greater degree responsibility.  Putting… Read more »

Build Trust

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Trust is essential when building a healthy and productive work environment. Whether you’re leading an entire department or work hand-in-hand with a just a few coworkers, it’s important to build trusting relationships. Here are several tips to help build trust with both your coworkers and your superiors: Be honest and share information completely. Be straightforward and… Read more »

Tech to Exec

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Making a Successful Transition What happens when a star technical staffer is suddenly promoted to management? Typically, expectations run high. A sense of excitement develops in the department. Senior management eagerly anticipates the results their new star will produce. And then reality hits…Most newly minted managers find the transition from technician to manager to be… Read more »