Job Interview Do’s for the Interviewer

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A wealth of online information is available to help interviewees put their foot forward in a job interview, but the interviewer or hiring manager must be equally “interview-ready.” This preparation exceeds professional dress, manners, and language. It surpasses timeliness and proper training. If your responsibilities include aligning candidates with open positions at your company, here… Read more »

5 Mistakes Hiring Managers Make During Interviews

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“When hiring, you’ve got to Focus, Be Present, and Tune-In during every part of the candidate interview process if you want to determine if the person sitting in front of you is a great fit for the job and a superior performer.” – Suzie Price, Priceless Professional Development Not everyone gets to choose who their colleagues will be. So,… Read more »

Finding Hidden Talent: How to Tap into Overlooked Candidate Pools

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You need to hire, and you’re not looking for just anyone. In the past, you’ve drawn talent from the same candidate pools, but you want to try something different. This time, you’re interested in finding candidates who might have previously slipped your radar. You know there are plenty of overlooked candidate pools out there, and… Read more »

The Importance of Building a Strong Relationship with Your Staffing Agency

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The Importance of Building a Strong Relationship with Your Staffing Agency

You’re beyond excited to see your new staffing partner work their magic. After carefully vetting them, you know your company is in great hands — but your work isn’t done. Even the best recruiters aren’t mind-readers. Therefore, it’s important to build a strong relationship with your staffing agency so that they can provide the best… Read more »

The Top 6 Reasons to Use Temp and Temp-to-Hire Workers in Clerical and Light Industrial

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“Temp-to-hire positions allow employers the flexibility to experiment with new roles and candidates to determine whether it’s a good long-term fit with the company. This trial run is especially beneficial when a company is still trying to decide whether hiring a full-time employee is necessary to meet their needs.” –Indeed.com   With the summer season underway, many… Read more »

Beating the “Everyone-wants-a-vacation” Scene with Temp Employees

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“Summer vacations can impact a company’s operations and productivity but anticipating and planning for staff absences—including bringing in temporary support—can help minimize disruptions.” –Michael Steinitz, senior executive director, Accountemps When summer rolls around, and kids are out of school, everyone shakes off the last vestiges of winter. Besides pulling out their summer wardrobe, scouting baseball… Read more »

Are You Screening for Emotional Intelligence? 4 Reasons EQ is as Important as IQ

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Hiring a new employee is a very big deal, so you want to get it right. Chances are, you don’t actually give employees an IQ test, but you almost definitely assess their intelligence in several other ways — i.e., cover letter and resume, interview questions, reference checks. While choosing clever employees is important, your selected… Read more »

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 »