6 Ways to Identify the Perfect Candidate From Your Talent Pool

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Hiring personnel are in a constant battle to locate the best person for a job, and too often discover they have made a bad hire. Alas, there’s no perfect formula for hiring a new employee. There are, however, common approaches to picking the ideal candidate out of a group of applicants. Some techniques involve targeted… Read more »

Watch Out for These Warning Signs of Career Burnout

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Working hard and always going the extra mile can get you noticed, but there’s a danger in working as hard all the time: Career burnout. There’s a point at which even the most ambitious professional starts to lose energy. Ignoring this tipping point isn’t just bad for your career, it can also be bad for… Read more »

Why It’s Time to Prepare for the Retirement of Baby Boomers

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It’s hard to believe, but this generation known as Baby Boomers is retiring at a rapid rate. And in another seven years or so, one-quarter of the population in the United States will be 60 years of age or older! As these Boomers retire, they will be leaving with years of experience and knowledge. That’s… Read more »

Lessons from Seasoned Managers to New Managers

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Newly promoted managers not only encounter a new set of responsibilities but also an assortment of fears and doubts that can make the promotion feel exhilarating and overwhelming at the same time. Every new manager faces them and must learn from them. Here are some of those lessons shared by seasoned managers hoping to ease… Read more »

How to Stop Babysitting Your Staff and Start Leading Them

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It’s easy to get into babysitting mode when you’re a manager. You want things to run smoothly, so you try to keep your team happy for the 8-hour workday. You want their cooperation, so you reward them when they show team spirit. All of this is understandable, but if that becomes your management style, you… Read more »

What Your Subordinates Need From You to Succeed

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In the past, managers scheduled once-a-year reviews at which time they let their employees know what they were doing well and what needed improvement. After the meeting, the workers were sent back into the work area with the hope that they would become better at their jobs and come back next year to a sparkling… Read more »

Why Employee Experience Matters

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Why Employee Experience Matters

Most companies are eager to make investments in things that improve their bottom line. They understand that advertising and marketing bring in customers and increase sales. They realize that purchasing equipment with the latest technology raises productivity and profits. These efforts are easily quantified, so it doesn’t require a hard sell to convince them to… Read more »

How to Recruit When Employment Rates are High

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A high employment rate is welcome news for everyone. Well, just about everyone. If you’re an employer looking for good workers when unemployment is low, you’re likely to experience a shortage of applicants. And with the national unemployment rate at 4.1% for the last several months, there will be plenty of competition for the dwindling… Read more »

Uh Oh! You May Have Made a Bad Hire…What Now?

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You need the right employees to keep your business heading in the right direction. It’s a simple formula: Hire good people and get good results. There’s just one thing … despite all time, effort, and money you spend to get the very best people, you’re still going to end up with some bad hires. Some… Read more »

Has “Ageism” Crept Into Your Hiring Pattern?

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Can a person be too old to work in IT? Obviously, some people doing the hiring in the tech industry would seem to think so. A quick perusal of IT job postings will reveal blatant partialities for “new” or “recent” graduates or, in some cases, a preference for a certain year of graduation. Age discrimination… Read more »