Enhancing the Job Candidate Experience

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Often companies are baffled as to why they cannot attract and hire the best talent. They spend a lot of money on recruiting, on maintaining their website, on burnishing their reputation. Yet, they fall short in talent acquisition. It could be that the problem here resides in the hiring process. You may attract the best… Read more »

Basic Tips on Improving Employee Engagement

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Do you find that your employees are not all that engaged with their work? They are not showing much enthusiasm and not putting in their best effort. If so, you certainly need to address the situation. Employee engagement is important, having a direct effect on the bottom line. Engaged employees look forward to coming into… Read more »

How to Improve the Onboarding Process

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Onboarding processes are fairly common these days. They are very effective at improving employee productivity and retention. The question is, are companies getting the most from their onboarding efforts? Are they getting the best results possible? Here are a few tips to improve the onboarding process to ensure your company is making the most of… Read more »

How to Establish an Effective Employee Wellness Program

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There are a number of good reasons to invest in an employee wellness program. Probably the best reason is the health and wellbeing of your employees. Wellness programs can help employees stay healthy and reduce stress, which in the end makes them happier and more productive. Moreover, these days when companies are struggling to find… Read more »

How to Approach Project Management

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To be successful in business, people are all generally agreed that tenacity and persistence are essential, the ability to stick to our goals in the face of setbacks and obstacles. Although this is basically true, there are times when the payoff may actually be greater if we reassess our efforts to make sure we are… Read more »

Contingent Labor and Worker Engagement

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There is a lot being written these days about how to keep employees motivated and engaged. But most of this applies to full-time, permanent employees. There is little attention being given to contingent workers. But taking steps to keep the contingent workforce motivated is just as important because these workers are becoming more and more… Read more »

How to Fight Stress Among Employees

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Stress is a constant problem for workers. There are always deadlines and production goals to meet. Too much stress too often can take a big toll on people’s health and performance. So, it is important to do things to relieve the stress, and companies can play a role here in helping their employees destress with… Read more »

Job Boards and Job Ads

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Many recruiters these days view job boards with some disdain. They believe that these types of job advertisements are a thing of the past. As technology progresses, they argue that there are now much better ways to target the job seekers they want. While it’s true that there are now more options open to recruiters,… Read more »

How to Make Feedback Work

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Communication and feedback are important in any company, of that there is no dispute. Yet, at many companies, managers still reserve the bulk of their feedback for the annual performance review, where a year’s worth of criticism gets dumped on an employee for him to grapple with. This is not the most effective way to… Read more »

Essential Questions to Ask Job Candidates

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If you are a hiring manager, you have a wide array of questions to choose from when interviewing job candidates, from the quirky to commonplace. But some questions are better than others at revealing the character and competence of applicants. That is why some of them will usually show up at almost every job interview…. Read more »