Posts Categorized: Hiring Advice

When is it the Right Time to Start Looking for Your Next Hire?

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If your company is fully staffed right now, looking for your next hire is probably the furthest thing from your mind — but this should not be the case. As a manager, it is imperative that you are as prepared as possible for a variety of scenarios, from general growth to an emergency that creates Read more »

5 Signs Your HR Staff Needs Help

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Your Human Resources staff is the heart and soul of your entire organization. They are responsible for everything from hiring the best person for each open position, to keeping employees happy and engaged. HR has a number of large responsibilities, so it is understandable when personnel in this department get a bit stressed from time to time. However, Read more »

3 More Illegal Questions to Avoid During an Interview

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When interviewing candidates for a position at your company, you want to learn as much about them as possible. However, many topics are not only offensive — they’re illegal. Even the slightest touch on subjects such as age, disabilities, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender, marital status, race, military discharge status can cross the line into illegal Read more »

3 Strategies for Replacing an Employee Discreetly

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Making the decision to replace a member of your team can be a difficult one, especially if the employee holds a highly visible role. After talking it over with your core decision-makers and coming to the conclusion that it must be done, it is often best to keep the transition as quiet as possible until Read more »

3 Questions to Never Ask a Candidate During an Interview

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A job interview is your chance to get to know a candidate, to see if they are the right fit for the job. While you can certainly ask a number of questions to learn more about them, some inquiries are strictly off limits. It is extremely important to know which topics to avoid, so you don’t Read more »

3 Character Traits to Look for When Hiring

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When hiring a new person to your team, pay attention to the character of those you interview. Candidates are more than their resume. Sure, you want someone with the necessary skills and experience to excel at the position, but they also need to have the right personality. The people who power your company have the Read more »

Retaining Top Employees | How to Keep Your All-Star Team Together

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Every company has a few employees who are exceptionally good at their jobs. These people come into the office each day ready to work hard to help the company succeed. They produce amazing results for the organization and their energy is electric, subsequently inspiring the entire team to want to do their best as well. These all-star Read more »

4 Things That Can Hold You Back from Hiring a Top Candidate

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It is exciting to find someone who embodies everything you are looking for in the ideal candidate. However, sometimes the person who seems like the top contender really isn’t the best choice for the job. It’s important to make sure you’re not viewing the candidate through rose-colored glasses and subsequently missing clear warning signs. 4 Reasons Not Read more »

3 Tips to Hiring Employees with Passion

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Many candidates can get the job done, but it can be a challenge finding employees that love coming into work, are extremely dedicated, and exhibit a “go the extra mile” type of energy.  Committed employees that believe in your organization’s mission and are willing to work hard, are essential for overall productivity.   As a manager, it Read more »

3 Ways to Conduct a Top-Tier Group Interview

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When you need to hire multiple employees quickly due to seasonal rush, high turnover, or rapid expansion, group interviews can be a cost effective way to speed up the hiring process.  While the actual interview will require you to block off more time on your calendar than an individual interview, it avoids having to find Read more »

A career in construction administration and management can be (and for me has been) one of constant transition. It’s rather common that employment with a given company starts and finishes with each successive project; you’re a new hire as it’s just getting “out of the ground,” then finished and looking for a new project (and Read More…

Greg Wangler, Pentagon Construction Management Division

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