Hiring Temporary Employees That Fit Your Company Culture

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Today’s market is very competitive. To stand out, most companies put a laser focus on their company culture. And once you build yours, you’ll want to find employees who can thrive within it. The time you take to find the right employees will add to your company’s success, your employees’ comfort level with your organization,… Read more »

The Benefits of Hiring Temporary Staff Versus Paying Overtime

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Every business experiences fluctuations. You may be entering your peak season, or need additional work hours due to a special project or leave of absence. But whatever the reason, you have a need to keep business moving as usual. One option is hiring temporary employees. In fact, you may find that hiring temp staff offers… Read more »

What to Listen for in a Candidate’s Elevator Pitch

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Many candidates dread the question, “So… tell me about yourself.” Even though interviews are the forum for you to learn more about a candidate, this question puts them right on the spot. And that can be startling. But you should always include this question, because it’s a great way for you, as the interviewer, to… Read more »

Selling Your Company to a Candidate

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Interviews are a type of sales meeting. That’s because the companies with the most talented workers achieve the greatest results, and all employers are in competition with each other to find and hire these top-notch employees. After all, companies with the most talented workers crank out the most marketable products, have the most satisfied customers… Read more »

How Can Exit Interviews Help You Improve Future Retention Rates?

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If you could take one easy step to improve your business and your budget, wouldn’t you do it? One of the best ways to hold onto your employees—and prevent the costs associated with replacing them—is to figure out why they’re leaving. And you can do this by conducting exit interviews. The exit interview can be… Read more »

Preparing for Seasonal Hiring

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If you work in retail, it happens from October through January. In health insurance, it usually happens as open enrollment season inches closer—usually from August through December. But whatever your industry, you may experience a season of the year when the workload is significantly heavier, if only for a limited time. During this period, you’ll… Read more »

Should You Consider Overqualified Talent?

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In short, yes. An overqualified candidate may very well aspire to new levels in your company—beyond the position for which he or she has applied. But in reality, the quality of the talent you have on board is an investment in the success and future of your company. So when you’re considering someone who is… Read more »

What Are Today’s Top Candidates Looking For?

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With the Internet and social media, candidates have access to a wide library of information about potential employers. And when it comes to top talent, they’re interviewing you just as much as you’re interviewing them. To catch the eye of high-caliber workers as they shop job ads and scour Google for potential job leads, you’ll… Read more »

Does Your Company Culture Attract Top Talent?

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What are high-caliber workers looking for in a job? Besides salary, many are also in search of a company that provides for good work-life balance as part of the company culture. Let’s face it: many of us are trying to accomplish a lot in our lives. Between a busy work schedule, family, friends, appointments, hobbies,… Read more »

The Shelf Life of a Candidate

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Top talent is getting harder to come by. In fact, a recent survey from Glassdoor and Harris Poll indicated that almost 50 percent of surveyed hiring managers reported that not enough qualified candidates apply for open jobs. This lack of high-caliber applicants is bothersome, since these are the employees who can help set your business… Read more »