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How to Hire When Unemployment is Low

A low unemployment rate is welcome news for everyone. Well, almost everyone. If you happen to be an employer looking for qualified workers during low unemployment, you might experience a shortage of applicants. And with the national unemployment rate down to 4.1 percent in October—and some regions seeing even lower rates—there will be stiff competition… Read more »

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Looking for your first job? You’re probably finding out it’s not easy being the new kid on the block. You can’t entice recruiters with your experience because you haven’t gained any yet. You can’t get referrals from past employers or co-workers for the same reason. So how do you connect and establish relationships with recruiters… Read more »

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It doesn’t matter the size of your business or the nature of your industry, at some point there will be conflict in your office or department. If it’s an occasional flare-up, you probably shouldn’t overreact to it. If it’s a chronic problem, however, you need to eliminate it quickly. Continuous conflict usually has a detrimental… Read more »

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What’s keeping you from getting a new job? Or maybe it’s more accurate to ask, who is keeping you from that job? Let’s face it, just thinking about the whole process of changing jobs can fill you with fear. Fear leads to inaction, and you end up stuck right where you are. And that’s not… Read more »

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Let’s face it, with hundreds of candidates applying for one job opening, meeting all the qualifications probably won’t be enough. You’ll need to stand out from the rest of the competition and catch the recruiter’s attention. While this makes a lot of sense, you still need to know what, besides qualifications, recruiters are looking for… Read more »

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Generation Z has just entered the workforce or, at any rate, will be doing so in the next few years. Born in the mid-1990s to the mid-2000s, this generation has been comfortable with technology from a young age. They interact on social media and are at home on the Internet. Some have suggested that Generation… Read more »

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How well do you really know what millennials are looking for at a job? Most “old school” hiring managers think of them as apathetic members of the team who want to eat sushi during meetings and take breaks to play ping pong. In fact, the internet is swirling with tips and tricks for managing, collaborating,… Read more »

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It might not happen often, but sometimes you’re fortunate enough to have two job offers from which to choose. It may sound like a nice problem to have, but it is a problem nonetheless — and usually not a simple one. So, how do you choose? First off, take a deep breath and promise yourself… Read more »

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You care about your employees and show it in many ways: a safe working environment, competitive pay, good benefits, and a few perks along the way. But did you know that one of the most important ways you can show you care is to encourage them to have a life outside of work? That might… Read more »

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Suppose you’ve been at your job for ten months or so. That’s long enough to have been settled in and learned the basics (and beyond) of your new position. It’s enough time to feel comfortable and competent and to have abandoned that feeling of being the newbie who stands out like the proverbial sore thumb…. Read more »