Why Rejection Letters Do More Good than Harm

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Also known as “thanks, but no thanks” letters, rejection letters to job candidates who are not selected for hire often are overlooked. Employers may neglect proper follow up because they are wary of legal action, because they are keeping their possible future hiring options open, or simply due to the sheer volume of applicants for… Read more »

Should You Increase Pay to Get Good Employees to Stay?

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Research shows that almost half of all employees are open to leaving their jobs under the right circumstances. For instance, millennials will hold 15-to-20 different jobs over the course of their career. And for all demographics, moving up usually means moving on – unless you can successfully grow top talent within your organization. Now that… Read more »

The Secret Trait that All Successful Managers Share

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“Most of the successful people I’ve known are the ones who do more listening than talking.” So stated renowned financier, statesmen and political consultant Bernard Baruch as he commented on one of the most valuable characteristics of successful business leaders. As a manager, it’s your job to get results – daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and… Read more »

Should You Post Open Positions to LinkedIn?

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The nuances, pros and cons of various social media platforms continue to evolve as technology advances. LinkedIn remains an incredibly powerful recruitment tool and should be used by any employer who is serious about acquiring and retaining a world-class team. However, there are some concerns that LinkedIn going forward may not be as useful as… Read more »

Develop Tomorrow’s Job Skills, Today

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Once upon a time, improving your prospects for promotion by increasing your skill set was relatively simple. You could take an accounting class…learn to use a desktop publishing program…or study up on new sales techniques. There was always a course you could take, or a workshop, or a how-to book. But in today’s fast-changing workplace,… Read more »

Can You Be Picky in the Holiday Season?

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If you’re wondering whether you can successfully hire during December’s busy holiday season, the answer goes something like this: “Yes, Virginia, the best candidates are available.” In fact, this month offers prime recruitment opportunities. Along with January and June, it’s when many employed prospects have free time to consider a new job due to their… Read more »

Don’t Use Pay as Your Babysitter

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Have you ever used a babysitter? In other words, have you ever had someone else assume your responsibilities while you take a break and focus on something else? The babysitter stands in for you, becomes you during the period of your absence. Someone else does your job. Typically we think of babysitting when there’s actually… Read more »

Effectively Managing Conflict in Your Workplace

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War Zone or Idea Zone? The High Price of Conflict We’ve all seen it happen. Suddenly the team that functioned so harmoniously is operating more like a dysfunctional family. The office’s usual cheerful buzz has been replaced by a dark silence. People seem to do nothing but complain. Some won’t even speak to one another…. Read more »

Don’t Be a Stepping Stone Employer!

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Don’t Be a Stepping Stone Employer! For some candidates, finding a new job can seem like an insurmountable task. The job market is still incredibly tough, and experienced professionals are finding unconventional ways to pay their bills…some are taking jobs with employers as a stop gap, leading to the dreaded “stepping stone” employment.  Don’t let… Read more »

April Fools: How NOT to get fooled in the hiring process

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As competition in the job market has increased, so has candidates’ temptation to stretch the truth on their resumes. Many job seekers have been scanning and scraping for work much longer than they’re used to. Out of desperation, they’ll do almost anything to get an edge on other candidates–including outright lying. As defined by Inquest… Read more »

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