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Phone vs In-Person Interviews: The Pros and Cons of Both

By Andrew Greenberg | Apr 15, 2021 |
Phone vs In-Person Interview

Conducting interviews is a core part of the human resources team, but there are several ways to go about it. Two of the most common options are phone interviews and in-person interviews. Both options are viable for interviewing a candidate, but they have their pros and cons. Picking the right interview for the right situation…

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SHRM-CP vs PHR vs SPHR: Comparing Human Resources Certifications

By Andrew Greenberg | Apr 8, 2021 |
HR Certifications

Most industries are made up of professionals, and those professionals often form organizations to help advance their fields. Those organizations often develop tests or examinations they can use, to judge the skills, knowledge, and abilities of people in their industry.  With a properly rigorous examination, a certification can become a valuable asset, and people who…

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20 of The Most Creative Candidate Recruitment Campaigns

By Andrew Greenberg | Apr 2, 2021 |
Hiring Billboard

Any time you have a job opening that you need to be filled, you need to find the most qualified people to fill it. Sometimes this will be internal promotions, but most of the time, you’ll be looking at a much larger audience to find the perfect fit. Attracting that audience is difficult, given the…

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8 Leadership Tips for Building a High-Performance Team

By Andrew Greenberg | Mar 25, 2021 |
Building a High Performance Team

Throughout the world of business, there are average teams, and then there are high-performance teams. High-performance teams are a wonder to behold. They work well together, they’re unerringly efficient, on target, and highly effective. They’re the dream of every manager and every executive, and they’re capable of immensely benefitting the business that they work for.…

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What Are the Duties and Responsibilities of HR Professionals?

By Andrew Greenberg | Mar 19, 2021 |
HR Duties and Responsibilities

Human Resources departments are often misunderstood and unfairly categorized, especially in TV shows and other stereotypical portrayals, as team members that should be feared and are primarily responsible for cutting costs and firing employees. The reality is, Human Resources departments have many valuable responsibilities, and they’re often caught in the middle of power struggles in…

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How to Develop and Improve Collaboration in The Workplace

By Andrew Greenberg | Mar 12, 2021 |
Collaboration in Workplace

The rock star developer. The lone wolf. The recluse. There’s a certain archetype of an employee who doesn’t play well with others, but who, nevertheless, are responsible for the big ideas that catapult a company from mediocrity to superstardom. Hollywood may have reinforced this idea throughout the decades, but the truth is, these kinds of…

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12 Tools to Help with the Challenge of Employee Onboarding

By Andrew Greenberg | Mar 6, 2021 |
Onboarding Process

Onboarding a new employee is a challenge, and it cannot easily be surmounted just by subscribing to a new service or hiring the right consultant. You need to put serious thought into your onboarding process. More than that, you need to monitor it and adjust it as necessary to ensure that onboarding matches the process,…

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How to Craft an Ideal Candidate Profile (With Examples)

By Andrew Greenberg | Feb 26, 2021 |
Candidate Profiles

Companies always need to optimize their business processes, and few are as important as the hiring process. Part of hiring is knowing who, exactly, you’re looking for to fill a role. No, we don’t mean picking a specific person to try to headhunt or poach from a competitor, though that can certainly happen at the…

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Recruiting Trends and Predictions to Keep an Eye on in 2021

By Andrew Greenberg | Feb 20, 2021 |
Recruiting Trends

The year 2020 was a groundbreaking year in a lot of ways. A world forever changed by a global pandemic is just one background factor. Millions of people lost jobs and have either chosen to pursue entirely different careers, live on savings for as long as they can, or shift their focus to freelancing, starting…

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List of 70+ Employee Recognition and Appreciation Ideas

By Andrew Greenberg | Feb 13, 2021 |
Employee Appreciation

Employee recognition is incredibly important, more so than many business owners ever realize. The need to be recognized, to feel as though you’re more than just a cog in an uncaring machine, is a critical component to job satisfaction and productivity. It’s also key for employee retention. According to FastCompany, employees are 12% more productive…

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