Posts Categorized: Hiring Advice

Is Your Phone Interview Giving You a Chance?

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Because they’re generally brief, phone interviews save companies time and serve as a realistic screening alternative for out-of-town candidates.  Today, many companies have an initial phone screening before deciding which applicants to bring in for an in-person meeting. The first time talking with a hiring manager can lead to increased nerves and anxiety.  This may Read more »

Hiring a Passionate Employee

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As a manager, you need employees that are committed to your organization’s mission and willing to work hard.  Everyone can work, but hiring an employee that enjoys coming to work, exhibits go the extra mile energy, and strong dedication is essential for overall productivity.  It’s important that you look for passionate employees during the interview Read more »

When Is the Right Time to Hire Temp Help?

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When you run a business, payroll is a large part of your monthly budget and can be very costly if you are over or under staffed.  In order to keep unnecessary costs to a minimum, it is important to have an understanding of how to properly manage your staffing.   Doing so will ensure that you’re Read more »

Using Temporary Help to its Full Potential

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Depending on which statistics you look at, anywhere from 15 million to 42 million workers in America are non-permanent employees.  Known under the titles of temps, contractors, freelancers, contingent workers, etc., businesses today are utilizing temporary staff to get work done.  Whether you need a CEO or an electrical engineer, there’s a temp for that. Read more »

Choosing the Right Candidate

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Finding the right candidate for job is never an easy task.  If you hire the wrong person it can be expensive, damaging to your work environment, and very time consuming.  Hiring the correct person on the other hand will enhance your work culture and pay you back in high employee morale. You’ve pulled together a Read more »

Recruiting Misconceptions

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We all have our opinions and beliefs about how things work, based on our experience and education. But often, these beliefs are not quite accurate. They are based on limited evidence, intuition, or colored by emotional bias. The same is true in business, where managers sometimes have mistaken beliefs about their company. It happens to Read more »

Bad Job Ads — A Real Turnoff

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Companies post job advertisements with the aim of attracting qualified candidates, but all too often, they have just the opposite effect – turning them off. One job ad, for example, listed 22 detailed essential job qualifications. What talented, sought after job candidate is going to bother wading through that thicket? What is even more problematic Read more »

The Hunt for the Perfect Job Candidate

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When companies have a job opening, they naturally would like to hire the perfect candidate for the job, a person with just the right education, experience, and skill, and willing to work for what the company will pay him or her. And for this reason, jobs often remain vacant for a long time as companies Read more »

What Makes a Good Interview Question?

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When it comes to job interviews, people have various ideas regarding what constitutes good interview questions and poor interview questions. The aim of the interview is to get an authentic assessment of a candidate’s skills, experience, character, and work ethic. The best questions, many agree, are those that make the candidate think, ones that do 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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