Don’t Settle for Less: 3 Tips for Negotiating a Salary and Benefits

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When you get a job offer, your eyes will automatically zero in on the compensation and benefits package attached to it. And even if it makes you do a happy dance, know that you can probably get more. This doesn’t mean you’re greedy, delusional or narcissistic in any way … in fact, employers expect negotiation… Read more »

The Dog Days of Summer: 5 Ways to Keep Your Employees Motivated

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Keeping employee motivation high during the summer months can be challenging, especially if your location is one where winters are long and that long-awaited time between June and September is sacred. But even in year-round warm weather climes, one’s mood just naturally shifts starting right around Memorial Day …employees begin to mentally check out and… Read more »

How to Minimize Digital Distractions at Work

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You may do it for the most  innocent, valid and or even noble reason. Maybe you’re feeling a bit anxious about missing a message from your Mom about her doctor’s appointment or you just want to quickly check Instagram to see what a friend is up to. Regardless, once you interrupt your work for “just… Read more »

Candidate Red Flags: How to Identify Them and What You Should Do

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Does the perfect resume mean someone is the perfect hire?  Maybe. Or maybe not.  If a candidate is even worth considering for a job, it means they’ve done their homework and preparation, which also means they’ve practiced telling you just what you want to hear when you question them. So, how can you single out… Read more »

How to Create Highly Effective Job Descriptions to Find Top Talent

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It’s time to write or update a job description for your company or client. Ho hum, you may think. Just another task to check off today’s to-do list …  Hold it right there.   JDs need to be much more than just a standard list of job-related tasks, duties, responsibilities, and educational and work experience. You… Read more »

The Hiring Trifecta: The Answer to Building a Top Team

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Being a recruiter has never been more challenging – or rewarding. Finding the ideal candidate in today’s talent climate is no small task. But once you master the significant factors driving job seekers’ choices, you’re well on your way. Labor shortages continue, with millions of jobs open. The Great Resignation, which began midway through last… Read more »

Candidate Experience: How Your Business Can Get it Right

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First impressions count—big time. There’s no doubt that an initially negative experience with a person or organization can leave a lasting mark – and not the good kind. When it comes to recruiting and hiring, the candidate experience is the equivalent of your company’s first impression of top talent. It’s the series of interactions a… Read more »

5 Ways to Reduce Bias While Recruiting

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Research studies have repeatedly shown that bias exists in virtually every business and industry. Much of it is unconscious – the type of bias hidden behind a blind spot in someone’s brain. Also known as hidden or implicit bias, it guides people’s behavior without them even being aware of their role.  Conscious or otherwise, bias… Read more »

End-to-End Recruiting and How Getting it Right Can Benefit Your Business

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Hiring a new employee involves more than posting a job description and interviewing anyone who applies. Hiring a new employee has a series of decision points that make up the entire process. Thus the term “end-to-end recruiting.” It represents a comprehensive approach to talent acquisition that covers every stage of the hiring process, from an… Read more »

The 6 Daily Habits of an Effective Recruiter

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As a recruiter, your job is to get the best talent through your company or client’s door. It’s about constantly working with people, assessing their skills, strengths, and character, and determining whether they’d be the right fit for an open position. You’re a marketer and a matchmaker – and at various times, a problem solver,… Read more »