The Fight for Talent

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The top concern for CEOs in 2020 is hiring and retaining the most talented workers, according to a recent study. Hiring issues are now deemed more important than wage increases, cybersecurity and many other business matters. There are several reasons that hiring as acquired such urgency. One is the tight labor market, with an unemployment… Read more »

To Attract the Best People, Offering Career Growth Opportunities is Most Important

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For companies that want to attract and retain the best talent, the focus needs to be on growth and development, rather than just money. That’s what career experts are hearing from younger workers. Surveys by employment websites are showing that about two-thirds of Millennials prioritize career growth and leadership opportunities over money when considering a… Read more »

Getting Ready for 2020

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2019 is fast drawing to a close. As the year ends, it is a good time to take stock of your company, to do a review and assessment of how things are working and to get ready to hit the ground running in the new year. Here are a few things to look at to… Read more »

Detecting Hiring Prejudice

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The purpose of looking at resumes and interviewing job candidates is to assess their skills and abilities, their competence at doing a particular job. Another purpose is to assess their soft skills and fit with the company. But hiring managers are human, and sometimes they form opinions about job candidates based on impressions and prejudices,… Read more »

Hot to Make the Most of Your Meetings

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Studies have shown that more than half the time taken up by meetings is actually wasted. Participants often are not engaged – many are doing other work, even dozing or daydreaming. And yet, the time spent in meetings has actually increased over the years. How can you get more out of your meetings? Here are… Read more »

Using Hiring Managers to Attract Job Candidates

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In an effort to attract job candidates, companies include videos about themselves on their websites, giving information about the company, how it operates, what its mission and goals are, and similar news. Many of the videos are top-shelf. They are professionally made at great expense. Companies are assuming that job candidates will be examining these… Read more »

Offering More Flexibility in the Workplace

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More companies are now offering flexible working conditions and schedules for their employees in an effort to attract and retain top talent. Surveys have shown that such flexibility is especially important to younger workers. Giving employees control over their own work conditions does a lot to enhance employee engagement. It has many other benefits as… Read more »

How to Improve the Recruiting Process

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In today’s tight labor market, job candidates now often have the upper hand because they have options. It is more important than ever for companies to make sure candidates have a good experience during the recruiting process. And the most important factor in giving candidates that experience is respecting their time. The thing that frustrates… Read more »

The Problem with Late-Night Emails

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Technology has enabled us to communicate more quickly and easily than ever before. We can send messages at the touch of a button. This has helped people to work more efficiently and to be more productive. But there are times when this ease of communication is actually not such a good thing. One time especially… Read more »

The Big Picture and Employee Engagement

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Do your employees know the big picture of your company? If you want your business to be successful, some business people say this is essential for all employees to know. How Knowing the Big Picture Helps It will help your business if everyone in the organization understands the big picture and how they fit into… Read more »