International Business and Language

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With advances in technology, now more than ever we have a truly global economy, with many more companies doing business internationally. Technology has helped to break down a lot of barriers regarding communication and transportation. But there is still one big thing that companies doing business internationally need to address, and that is language. In… Read more »

4-Plus Tips for Interviewing for Cultural Fit

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If you were to look in your hiring and firing logs (as well as your log for those employees who left on their own accord), you’d probably find that a good majority of workers left your company within just 12 months of being hired. What’s more, many of those who left – whether by your… Read more »

Personality Types and the Tests that Measure Them

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Surveys have shown that about 20 percent of all companies use personality tests for job applicants, and the number of companies doing this is increasing at roughly 10 to 15 percent each year. Used in the right way, these tests can be a big help in finding the right person. The problem is that many… Read more »

Do Your Hiring Managers Measure Up?

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To improve your company’s hiring process, you might want to take a more active role in assessing the performance of hiring managers. In order to do this, however, you first have to come up with criteria in order to measure performance. These metrics need to be simple to use and effective. One of the most… Read more »

Employers — How to Get the Most from a Job Fair

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With the right preparation and follow through, career fairs can be good places to find new employees. But if businesses are not ready for the stream of job seekers and piles of resumes they will get, fairs can also quickly become boondoggles. To get the most out of a job fair, companies need to be… Read more »

Essential Interview Questions

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During an interview, to get a more well-rounded look at a job candidate, hiring managers often use what are called behavioral questions. As the name implies, these kinds of questions attempt to assess what a candidate’s behavior or performance is likely to be for certain skill areas. They are an attempt to get past the… Read more »

Sizing Someone Up

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One of the activities we are constantly involved in is sizing up people. Whether at work or outside of work, whenever we meet someone, we are judging them, trying to take their measure. It is not an easy task, since people are complex, and there are often many different signals we get from them. When… Read more »

Recruiting with Social Media

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Social media has become part of the culture at many companies. It is an effective way to market the company, to build name recognition. Companies are already using social media to recruit as well. If your company does not, it is something it should consider because there are many advantages. With the rise of social… Read more »

On Camera

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With the job market being so competitive, those looking for work are doing whatever they can to help themselves stand out in a crowd, and many are using the advantages technology can provide.  More job hunters are using social media, blogs and video resumes. So, if you are an employer, how do you handle such… Read more »

What not to ask a Job Applicant at an Interview

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There are many regulations and laws in the United States designed to protect people from discrimination in employment.  Because the laws are so numerous, it may be confusing as to what questions are acceptable to ask during an interview.  When interviewing, it is important to keep in mind that questions should pertain only to the… Read more »