Good Leadership Skills

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Many in leadership positions believe that, in order to be effective, they have to keep after their employees, to present a stern, no-nonsense demeanor. They feel they need to push their employees and that the stick is more effective than a carrot. But research has shown that it is possible to have both high performance… Read more »

How to Enhance the Professional Growth of Employees

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Companies know that employee engagement is important. It plays a key role in the growth and success of any business. Keeping employees engaged is more than just about the money. Just as important is the opportunity employees have for professional growth, important for their own career and for the growth and future of the company… Read more »

How to Boost Your Recruiting Efforts

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These days, with the job market so tight, companies are struggling to fill positions, and recruiting has taken on a new level of importance. Finding good people takes more than just posting a job advertisement. Now, it involves a number of different things – from managing the image of the company, to its forms of… Read more »

How to Build a Reward System that Works

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When putting together a rewards program for employees, many companies simply look at what their competitors offer, or cobble together something without a lot of planning. But in doing this, companies are foregoing a valuable resource, an opportunity to attract new people and retain those they have Outstanding companies design rewards programs differently. They look… Read more »

How to Put Together an Effective Team

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No matter what size company you work for, you will at some point be working in a team. Teams are one of the fundamental components of companies. So it is important when putting teams together to make sure they are organized as optimally as possible One expert in organizational behavior explains three important ways to… Read more »

How to Improve the Candidate Experience

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In this tight labor market, companies cannot afford to lose qualified people during the hiring process, but that is what happens often when companies deliver a poor candidate experience. A bad candidate experience not only affects the company’s ability to find and retain good people, it affects the bottom line as well. Almost two-thirds of… Read more »

How to Increase Employee Retention

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When an employee leaves a company, the usual routine employers follow is to post the job description that has been put together for the position, and then sift through the responses. But this is not the best approach to filling a position, nor the best way to ensure that the new employee is successful in… Read more »

How to Give Recognition to Employees

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Studies have shown how important it is for managers to give recognition to employees, to praise and reward their efforts for a job well done. Giving recognition is a key component of enhancing employee engagement, which is crucial to the efficiency of a company. Employees who are engaged are happier, more innovative, more productive, and… Read more »

How to Improve Feedback During the Hiring Process

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Often when an employer eliminates a job candidate from consideration, they do it with a curt statement, telling the person the company hired someone else with more experience or skills. But these days, with social media and a talent shortage, it is important for employers to maintain good relationships with job candidates. That means giving… Read more »

How Well Is Your Referral Program Working?

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There is plenty of evidence now to show that referral programs are effective. Companies hire more people through referrals than through job boards. It saves companies time and money in the hiring process. Plus, referrals tend to perform better and stay longer. But, at many companies, these programs have been neglected and are not functioning… Read more »