Posts Categorized: Hiring Advice

Why the “Overqualified” Candidate May be Your Best Candidate

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If you are an employer and, in the course of your recruiting, you come across applicants who seem to have more education and experience than are required for the job, don’t reject them out of hand.  As a matter of fact, give them serious consideration. As much as this seems to intuitively go against the Read more »

Perk Power

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On-the-job perks can be very powerful when it comes to recruiting and even retaining employees. Let us count the ways: 1) When employees feel they are being “taken care of by their employers” (more on this in a moment)  the more likely they are to recommend your company to their friends, neighbors and former colleagues. Read more »

Using Social Media to Screen Employees: Are There Legal Risks?

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With the dramatic increase in the number of unemployed workers during the past few years, it has become more important than ever for companies to make solid, well thought out hiring decisions. The rise of social networking on the Internet has made it easier than ever for companies to investigate the backgrounds and personal lives Read more »

Dealing With Employee Turnover

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Retaining good employees consists of more than providing a good benefits package and high salary. It also consists of creative incentives and a positive working environment that allows the employee to feel both appreciated and a valued member of the organization. The more focus a company puts on its employees, the more success the company Read more »

Secrets to Effective Interviewing

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No matter if you’ve interviewed hundreds of candidates over the years or if you’re new to the “art of the interview,” here are some tips to help you as you work to find your next great hire. Listen. Really listen. Talk less. A good rule of thumb is to listen 80 percent of the time. Read more »

Determining When the Right Time to Hire Really Is

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When the economy is good, and all companies are in a hiring mode, it’s tough for the smaller business to compete with larger companies, which draw well-qualified candidates based on the better opportunities they see at those companies in terms of job duties, pay, benefits and perks. A down economy, when larger firms are laying Read more »

Five Common Hiring Mistakes You Must Avoid

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When hiring employees, it’s easy to make mistakes and hire the wrong person. Here are what we believe are five of the most common hiring mistake and how to avoid them. 1) Settling for None but the PERFECT Person First of all, the perfect employee doesn’t exist. No matter how many great people are unemployed Read more »

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