Showing Confidence at a Job Interview

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If you’re going in for a job interview, you naturally want to make as good an impression as you possibly can. You want to appear poised and confident. The best way to make a good impression is to be prepared — researching the company so that you have as much information about it as possible,… Read more »

3 Steps to Setting Up an Effective Mentor Program

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Many younger employees are encouraged to find mentors where they work. And many companies in NYC, New Jersey and Connecticut encourage mentorship programs. Everyone generally agrees that mentorships can be valuable programs for both mentor and mentee. Often, however, because there are really no guidelines on how or what a mentor should do to help… Read more »

How to Get the Most From Your Work Day

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We all want to make our work days as productive as possible. For many people, that simply means putting in more hours. But there comes a point when working longer produces diminishing returns. In fact, there is research showing that the longer we work, the less productive we become. But there things you can do… Read more »

No, You Can’t Do It All

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Working in human resources or management, it may often seem that there are not enough hours in a work day to get done all that you need to. And the demands on your time seem only to grow. How can you get everything done that you need to and still have a life? To try… Read more »

Top Concerns of Human Resource Departments

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According to a recent survey, there are three areas where human resource departments feel they need to focus their efforts the most – succession planning, employee engagement and culture management. More than two-fifths of the companies surveyed said succession planning was a primary concern. This is an outgrowth of the difficulty companies are having in… Read more »

Handling Recruiting Problems

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Is your company having trouble recruiting new job candidates? Are you repeating job searches? Are your candidates all being rejected by hiring managers? If this is the case, recruiting specialist Lou Adler has some advice. First off, he says, don’t repeat job searches. Doing them one time is enough. If you have three for four… Read more »

Job Applicants and Company Culture

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Sometimes during the hiring process, those doing the interviewing focus almost exclusively on a candidate’s knowledge, skills and experience. These are all important, naturally. But they ignore another very important aspect of making a good hire – how well the candidate will fit in with the company’s culture. This is a little bit more difficult… Read more »

Selling Your Company to Top Job Candidates

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When a company interviews job candidates, hiring managers have certain requirements in mind for the job opening. Their focus is on finding out whether the job candidate is going to meet their requirements. This attitude, according to business executive Anthony Tjan, is in many respects looking at things backwards. Yes, it is important to determine… Read more »

Innovations in Retention

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Companies are always concerned about keeping their talent. As the economy continues to inch along, surveys show that many employees are restless – more than two-thirds want to move on. In this atmosphere you may be wondering if there are any innovative ways of keeping your talent, especially on a tight budget. It’s good to… Read more »

Corporate Culture and Job Candidates

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Leaders at every company like to think that they have a corporate culture that is open, engaging and collegial. But if you allow job candidates to shadow some of your employees, what will the applicants see? Will they see outgoing, friendly, engaged workers, or will they see a lack of teamwork and a lot of… Read more »