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2020. What a year. Who knew, last year at this time – or even eight months ago – what it would look like? Nevertheless, here comes the holiday season and then the start of another 365 days. Regardless of where 2020 has taken your business, remember: your employees are your most valuable asset. So this… Read more »

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In 2020, the tide has turned in the job market as it has in virtually all aspects of life. Just as you never imagined having to wear a mask every time you left home, you probably started the year off thinking, “Hah! Candidates rule when it comes to the recruitment scene!” But all that changed… Read more »

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You can rely on luck, intuition, and your gut when recruiting new talent. They’re not bad things. Or … you can get it right.  If you operate on assumption – experience and warm, fuzzy feelings notwithstanding – your results may not be reliable when the value of a good hire is at stake. And that’s… Read more »

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Also known as team-based recruiting, collaborative hiring began at such corporate superpowers as Apple, Facebook, and Google – and has rapidly risen in popularity over recent years. Why? Because the resulting benefits to businesses of all sizes and industries include increased employee engagement, more diversity in assessing job candidates, and ultimately, higher productivity and retention…. Read more »

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“The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score.” If you’re not familiar with the late American historian and novelist Bill Copeland, reading words like these will help you understand why he was an award-winner and a trailblazer in his time…. Read more »

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COVID-19 has rocked everyone’s world in the past seven months. Most people are still reeling from the domino effect of hearing about a pandemic one day and having their lives – and maybe also their livelihoods – shut down the next. In the midst of it all, the coronavirus crisis has profoundly impacted candidate frame… Read more »

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Finding great employees can be a considerable challenge, regardless of your company’s size or the nature of your business. It’s never easy to win the talent war against your competitors. You have more than enough to do, keeping your business strong and successful. Plus, HR may not be your bailiwick. What’s the solution? What a… Read more »

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Are you among the millions worldwide who suddenly found themselves working from home due to the Covid-19 pandemic? Or, maybe finishing up the day’s assignments remotely was already a way of life for you when the crisis hit. Either way, burnout can be just as real and just as difficult to handle. If your initial… Read more »

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You don’t need an expert to tell you that your feelings on your first day at a new job can run the gamut from mild, adrenaline-induced excitement to all-out terror. Rest assured that wherever you fall on that scale, it’s perfectly normal. After all, this is a major life change, a serious commitment, and the… Read more »