Posts Categorized: Hiring Advice

3 Ways to Motivate Your Employees to Reach Your Annual goals

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With September coming to a close last week, companies are well into the 4th quarter of 2014.  For many, the last quarter is the busiest time of the year.  Don’t let the next 3 months slip away as you frantically hustle to complete goals and reach targets.  Keep employees motivated and focused on annual goals Read more »

Developing a Plan to Grow Your Employee’s Responsibilities

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When a new employee starts, do you have a plan for them in a year? How about 5 years?   An important quality of a good manager is the ability and desire to develop employees. Taking a role in their career development shows that you care about your team and have concern for the future of Read more »

Interview Crash Course | Finding Passionate Employees

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Passion may be an overused word in the world of businesses and hiring processes.  However, being fully committed to and caring about what you do is an extremely attractive quality in an employee.  Passionate employees always produce the highest results.  Everyone can work, but hiring an employee that enjoys coming to work, exhibits go the Read more »

Ace Your Next Interview With These 4 Tips

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Finally! After submitting countless resumes and cover letters, you  got a call from what could quite possibly be your dream job, and they want to interview you.  The competition is strong, but the interview is another chance to outshine the other applicants.  It’s time to pull your best interview outfit out of the closet and show Read more »

Can You Afford to Wait for Another Candidate To Apply for a Position?

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Hiring a new employee for your organization is an important decision making process that should not be rushed.  Making the wrong hire can be very costly to the success of business, so you want to take time to make sure the candidate you select is the right one.  Making a quick hiring decision may also Read more »

What Makes A Good Interview Question?

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You have sifted through resumes, conducted phone screens, and found a few top candidates that you think will be the right fit for the job. You know making a bad hiring decision can be costly to your organization, so how do you know which one to pick? Asking the right interview questions will help you Read more »

Tips for a Good Phone Interview

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Phone interviews are a critical part of a good hiring process.  They allow you to determine if a candidate’s qualification’s experience, workplace preferences, and salary needs are congruent with the position you’re offering in a cost-effective manner. The candidate’s responses will help you decide whether or not to continue with a face-to-face interview.  Here are Read more »

Start Treating Your Employees Better!

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Aside from it being a moral responsibility, treating your employees well has a great impact on the success of your organization. Unhappy workers won’t be productive or feel inclined to achieve their full potential.  If you want to truly engage your employees, you must treat them the same way you treat your customers. Doing so Read more »

Wrap up 2013 & Look to the Future!

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Congratulations! You made it through another year!  As you take a look back on 2013, review your annual goals.  Did you achieve all your business objectives?  If not, use these key steps to refocus your efforts and ensure that 2014 is a success. Celebrate Past Successes. Look back at 2013, and acknowledge your accomplishments. Congratulate Read more »

Common Mistakes when Hiring in a Hurry

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When you’re in a time crunch to staff up for new business or fill a position vacancy, it can be tempting to hire the first person that applies.  However, few decisions are more crucial to the success of your business than choosing the right employees to bring on board.  Making a bad hire can end 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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