How to Avoid New Employee Turnover in Year One

When unemployment is low, like it is right now, it’s not only hard to find good people, but it’s also hard to keep them.  With so many employers looking to hire, competition for talent is fierce. You’re at risk of losing people in their first year of work through no fault of your own. New…

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Quality Onboarding for High Productivity and Retention

The feeling of finding a solid candidate to fill an open slot on a team is typically a mix of excitement, gratitude, and relief.  The excitement and gratitude are self-explanatory, but the relief is felt because the hiring process, when done well, takes time and attention away from other responsibilities. I’ve made the common mistake…

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7 Ways You Should Hire Like You Select a Mate

Have you ever hired someone and later regretted it? Maybe you didn’t have much time to fill the job, so when one of your team members recommended her friend, who seemed awesome, you talked to her once and then offered her a job.  Within a few months, you could see that she didn’t have the…

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How to Quickly Screen Resumes and Find the Best

Raise your hand if you’ve ever stared at a stack of resumes, dreading having to read through them to determine if they’re worth pursuing. With today’s electronic applicant tracking systems (ATS), it’s much quicker and easier to whittle down the pile to those that are likely the best fit.  But you still have to know…

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