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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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Does It Make Sense to Outsource Reference and Background Checks?

By Andrew Greenberg | Feb 6, 2021 |
Reference Background Check Illustration

One key element of hiring that is occasionally overlooked in discussions is the need for background and reference checks. A candidate can look very capable on paper and can pass an interview with flying colors, but if they’ve stretched the truth on their resume or if they left out any critical pieces of information, you…

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What Should a Good Employee Onboarding Process Include?

By Andrew Greenberg | Jan 29, 2021 |
Employee Onboarding

It’s not enough just to hire a talented candidate for an open role within your company. You need to onboard them in a progressive, tailored way to bring them up to speed and make them part of the team as soon as possible, but without undue stress that can increase turnover. What should an onboarding…

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25 Leadership Qualities to Look for When Hiring an Executive

By Andrew Greenberg | Jan 22, 2021 |
Leadership Qualities

The stakes are high when hiring for many high-level executive positions. These are people who lead your company and guide its development and growth. They are also usually some of the most highly-paid individuals in your organization, and a failure to hire appropriately means a higher cost for turnover. Thus, when hiring for upper management…

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Guide: Measuring the Return on Investment of Talent Management

By Andrew Greenberg | Jan 15, 2021 |
ROI of Talent Management

One of the biggest hurdles of talent management – more so than many other departments – is justification. Sales teams have easy sales reports and conversion data to share. Marketing can easily report their spend versus revenue. Talent management? Well, measuring and showcasing their return on investment is a bit more complicated. Measuring your return…

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Top Tools and Resources to Create Pre-Employment Assessments

By Andrew Greenberg | Jan 8, 2021 |
Pre-Employment Tests

A critical part of the hiring process is testing your candidates to make sure they will fit in with the company. This means testing several different aspects of a candidate; their ethics, their personality, their skills, and so on. Hiring the wrong people can seriously hurt your company morale, culture, happiness, and productivity. There’s a…

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List of Tips and Strategies to Reduce Employee Turnover Rate

By Andrew Greenberg | Dec 30, 2020 |
Minimizing Employee Turnover

Employees come and go. It’s simply a fact of running a business that, sooner or later, even your most dedicated employee may move on, whether it’s to a new career or retirement. Sometimes it’s on good terms, and sometimes it’s not. Sometimes there’s plenty of notice, sometimes there’s not. There’s only one constant: you will…

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How to Spot Rare Talent and Candidates with Specialized Skills

By Andrew Greenberg | Dec 23, 2020 |
Candidate Search

Anyone can throw a job posting onto a bunch of careers pages and recruit employees. There are more than enough people out there looking for jobs that it’s easy to fill seats with warm bodies. When you want to recruit actual talent, however, and pick up candidates with specialized skills and experience, you need to…

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The Ultimate Guide to Making Your Job Posting Stand Out

By Andrew Greenberg | Dec 19, 2020 |
Were Hiring

A common piece of advice for job seekers is to make your resume stand out. So why shouldn’t the same be true of hiring managers? When you’re offering a new position, whether it’s to your careers portal, a job aggregator, through a recruiter, or anything in between, you want to stand out from the rest…

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10 Tips for Successfully Hiring Out of State Candidates

By Andrew Greenberg | Dec 10, 2020 |
Hiring Out of State

Modern telecommunications allow companies to hire employees from pretty much anywhere in the world. Hiring foreign workers can be difficult due to language barriers, visa requirements, and other issues, but hiring out-of-state candidates within the United States is much easier. It still presents some unique challenges, however, and navigating those challenges is critical to making…

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