Hiring

What You Need to Know to Become an Employer of Choice

Are you finding it difficult to find or keep great employees?  If so, you’re not alone. The labor market is tight.  Top performers have lots of options when it comes to where they work.  This leaves employers investing more money in recruiting and spending more time reading through stacks of resumes from not-so-qualified people. The…

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How Job Descriptions Can Promote Engagement

Managers often struggle with how to effectively empower team members.  How do we balance our responsibility of oversight with the autonomy that leads to engagement? The first step in answering that question may lie in the humble job description. The business world has a love-hate relationship with job descriptions, as demonstrated by the praise and…

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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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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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