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 »

Putting Telecommuting Under Contract

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These days, many companies are offering employees the opportunity to telecommute. According to business analysts, telecommuting increases productivity. It allows employees greater flexibility and an atmosphere that is more conducive to concentration, without having to deal with frequent interruptions. But there are other factors that need to be taken into consideration when an employee works… 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 »

Listening to Your Employees

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According to a recent survey, many companies are not doing enough to get feedback from their employees, and so are depriving themselves of significant insights about their business, workplace morale and productivity. Almost half of the companies responding to the survey indicated that they did no routine surveying of their employees for their input. But,… Read more »

The Rise of the Contingent Workforce

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The sector of the job market experiencing  the most rapid increase is  temporary and part-time work. Nothing else comes close. The number of these workers now stands at 28 million, the most ever. Because of the tremendous growth in this area, some business experts are saying that the change is not just the result of… Read more »

Punching Up Productivity

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For businesses, the bottom line is all about productivity, getting the most from their employees. Companies spend a lot of money trying to learn how to do this. And employees themselves are concerned about productivity because performance reviews, raises and promotions hang in the balance. There are a number of things that can interfere with… 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 »