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3 Tips for Improving Your Recruiting Process

Using recruiting resources wisely is a big challenge for employers and recruiters. It means keeping one eye on the company and one eye on the newest recruiting trends to create and maintain a competitive advantage. Try focusing your recruiting process on the most important and impactful factors in your hiring success: top performers, recruiting reputation,…

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Employee Engagement Ideas – Learn from these 3 Companies

Employee engagement has become a competitive advantage and a requirement for becoming an employer of choice. It’s what any employer needs to create in their company to attract top candidates. Employee engagement ideas abound and can be found at top employers. Take a look at how these three companies are using employee engagement ideas. Learn from Zappos Zappos…

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Are you Asking Candidates Illegal Interview Questions?

Are you Asking Candidates Illegal Interview Questions? If you want to get caught in the hot seat and have a laser spotlight on your company (not in a good way), ask questions during recruiting like the NFL asked of University of Colorado football player Nick Kasa: “Do you like girls?” Otherwise, you need to conduct…

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What does it take to build a high performance workforce?

Been in the workforce a while? You’ve probably had a job or two that wasn’t ideal, or maybe even one that you grew to despise. You had to endure ridiculous rules, multiple opposing and contradictory bosses, do without programs for motivation, and suffer without opportunities to grow or advance. When you didn’t have anything to…

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How Google Builds Great Managers

The goal for Google from at the start, as a dissertation topic at Stanford, was to improve Internet search. That goal has grown and morphed into many interesting iterations today, including Google rules for managers developed from Project Oxygen in 2009. Google’s HR team had a mission to build better bosses. The approach was to…

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Does Employee Engagement Require a Chief Happiness Officer?

Who is responsible for corporate culture and employee engagement in your organization, and why is it important? As the economy improves, the dynamics in the job market have shifted. Employers no longer have the upper hand with applicants and have to compete for top talent. That makes culture, employee engagement, and the candidate experience top…

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The Ideal Candidate for 2015 and Beyond

Technology is the game changer in career and industry in 2015 and beyond. It means workers now need very different skills than 10 years ago. Global Talent 2021, by Oxford Economics with support from Towers Watson and several major global employers, reports that these include digital skills, agile thinking, interpersonal skills, and global operating ability.…

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Learn how a “Growth Culture” can Reduce Employee Turnover

No one wants to stay in a dead-end job. When employees see outside talent getting hired for higher-level positions instead of employees being offered opportunities to advance, don’t get changes in pay, title, or responsibility, and don’t get any face-time with the boss, they will leave. Maybe not this week, or even this year, but…

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Quick Tips to Improve Candidate Experience

The advance of the Internet and technology in recruiting has all but overwhelmed hiring managers, recruiters, and HR staff. A lot of the niceties of the traditional process have disappeared or been replaced with digital processes such as email notification rather than a letter saying the employer found another candidate whose qualifications are a better…

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Recruiting Industry Conferences in 2015

When your organization needs to learn the latest trends in recruiting, what the experts are saying, and how to expertly execute talent acquisition strategy, you need to get away for some speed learning. Read on to learn what this year’s recruiting industry conferences have planned for employers, hiring managers, HR professionals, and talent acquisition leaders.…

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Who are the Millennials?

Millennials are the largest generation in the workforce in 2015 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and they are predicted to make up 44 percent of the workforce by 2030. An IBM study of millennials worldwide, “Myths, Exaggerations and Uncomfortable Truths,” revealed that millennials aren’t as different from Gen Xers and Baby Boomers as…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Culture Fit

Companies with high turnover know how important it is to get the right candidates into the right positions. But it’s also important to know that those candidates will be happier, more productive, and more engaged if they also fit with the company culture.

A conservative mid-career accounting professional with a work history in the banking industry may not feel comfortable running the accounting department in a creative startup with a focus on innovation and change. A corporate group that values and expects teamwork and collaboration isn’t the best work environment for someone who likes and has a work history of working independently.

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