Three Traits to Look For When Hiring Contingent Employees

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Temporary employees—also known as contingent employees—are a valuable source of staffing. You may rely on them for short-term projects or to cover workforce holes due to seasonal peaks or employee absences. Despite their temporary tenure, it’s still important to choose contingent workers who are well qualified and mesh with your corporate culture. And you’ll also… Read more »

Is Your Job Search Strategy Failing?

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Are you looking for a new job and feel that you’ve done everything possible—but still no luck? It can be frustrating after you’ve interviewed, networked and searched, but still find yourself jobless. As much as you may feel like it, never give up! Your next job is out there. And you can strengthen your job… Read more »

How to Explain Why You Left Your Last Job

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Interviewers want to understand the real you and your career motivations. They want to know if you’re an employee who is hardworking and reliable—not someone who will leave after a short time. Employees are expensive to replace, so your potential employer wants to make the very best hiring decision. For these reasons, you will almost… 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 »

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 »

Is it Okay to Quit Without Giving Notice?

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In short, no. You want to establish yourself as a responsible, professional employee, so leaving your job with little-or-no notice can be a strike against your good reputation. Surely you don’t want to damage a professional reputation you’ve worked hard to establish — taking a little extra time to notify your boss before you move… Read more »

Strategies to Ensure Retention of Top Performers

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Highly skilled, creative and motivated workers — the top talent in your industry — can set your business ahead of your competitors. This coveted group has a checklist of qualities they look for in an employer. And if you aren’t offering what they want, it’s likely someone else will. So to get your rising stars… Read more »

Don’t Lose Candidates to Other Offers

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Good talent is hard to find! Not to mention the time and money you spend on the hiring process—from advertising positions and contacting potential candidates, then interviewing, screening and extending offers. As a result, hiring just the right talent can take months. So once you’ve located potential candidates, you want to see them through the… Read more »

What Makes You the Best Actuarial Candidate?

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Actuaries analyze statistics to calculate insurance risks and premiums—and they’re in high demand! In fact, the demand for actuary professionals exceeds the supply. So if you’ve decided to enter this field, you may have an easier time finding a job than candidates in other, more densely populated fields. Still, what type of actuarial job would… Read more »

Be a Better Manager With This Strategy

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Good managers are also good coaches. They’re able to identify ways to help staff improve, then offer ways to help them learn and grow. A key in this process is the use of constructive criticism—understanding what it is and how to use it effectively. What is it? Constructive criticism is open, honest feedback an employee… Read more »