Should You Hire Someone Who Was Fired? 3 Reasons They Might be The Best Choice

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When interviewing candidates for a position on your team, you discovered one you really like was recently fired. This of course raised a red flag, as you don’t want to hire a bad employee — but don’t jump to conclusions.  If the person voluntarily divulged this information, spoke kindly of their former employer, and explained what they learned from… Read more »

Hiring Preferences — How to Identify & Eliminate Hidden Bias

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As a manager, having a diverse workplace is important to you but you know you have work to do. You want to assemble a team filled with talent of different genders, sexual orientations, and from a variety of ethnic and racial backgrounds. Creating a diverse team is the right thing to do and working for a company… Read more »

What You Should Expect From Your Employee’s First Week on the Job

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You just hired a new employee, and you’re very excited for their arrival. Whether they’re taking on a role vacated by someone else or filling an entirely new position, you can’t wait to see what they’ll bring to the team. No matter how seasoned a new hire is, their first week on the job will… Read more »

Resume Workshop: How Far Back Do You Need Go on Your Next Resume?

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You’ve decided it’s time to start the next chapter in your career — but first, your resume needs some work. Right now, it contains every job you’ve held in your professional life, which is likely a bit much. Hiring managers won’t read a five-page resume, so you need to pare it down to one or… Read more »

How You Can Tell if a Candidate is Lying on Their CV or Resume

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Coming across a candidate with a seemingly perfect resume is exciting. You might be tempted to hire them on the spot, but don’t get ahead of yourself. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for people to lie on their resumes, so proceed with caution. It’s important to perform proper due diligence to make sure the candidate truly… Read more »

Could Your Job Listings Be Keeping You From Attracting Top Talent?

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A job description is the first impression your open position makes on candidates. If it doesn’t properly sell it, top talent won’t apply. Many companies make the mistake of posting the same old job description every time a position becomes available. This classic mistake is a huge deterrent for quality candidates because jobs change with… Read more »

How You Can Stay in Touch with Past Applicants

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Finding the right person for the job can be tough because sometimes, there’s more than one great contender. Having to choose between multiple promising candidates certainly isn’t the worst managerial problem you’ll face, but that doesn’t make it any easier. What you might not realize is candidates not selected for one particular opportunity might be… Read more »

Ask Better Questions: The Manager’s Guide to a Great Interview

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A job interview is your chance to get to know a candidate, so you need to do it right. The questions you ask will provide telling insights that can help you determine their fit for both the job and your company culture. Unfortunately, many managers waste this valuable time on questions that don’t elicit telling… Read more »

How to Best Determine If Your Candidate’s Experience is Enough for the Job

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You know your company is a great place to work, and so does the rest of your community. This is fantastic, but it can make the hiring process a bit challenging. Every time you post an open position, you’re inundated with resumes, which makes it difficult to identify your ideal candidate. Thankfully, you don’t need… Read more »