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  • Conducting an Interview? Here are 3 Questions You Should Never Ask.

    June 12, 2011

    Hiring new employees for your organization requires a great deal of work and time. Interviewing candidates, although a time-consuming task, is an essential component to the hiring process. When conducting interviews; however, it’s important to avoid asking any illegal or discriminatory questions. Here are some questions to avoid. Although it is unlikely you would deliberately ask any potentially illegal or

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  • Searching for the Best Talent? Look for These Top 3 Traits of Overachievers.

    June 6, 2011

    Hiring new employees can a time-consuming and stressful task. And the risk of making a bad hire, after sorting through hundreds of resumes and conducting dozens of interviews, is a real risk of the hiring process. Finding overachievers is key to your organizational success. Spotting overachievers, professionals ready to make an immediate and long-term impact on your business, can mean

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  • Using Temp-to-Hire As an Effective Staffing Solution

    May 22, 2011

    It can be difficult to know everything you need to know by reviewing a resume and asking a few questions in an interview. Temp-to-hire services can be a great tool in your hiring arsenal, providing an opportunity to test a candidate through real-world, on-the-job experience. Temp-to-hire offers a low-investment way to ensure you are truly making the best hire for

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  • Top Performance Benchmarking – Are You Using Benchmarking in your Hiring?

    May 18, 2011

    Maybe you have benchmarks in place for your sales staff, or other producers on your team. But, are you using benchmarks in your hiring process? Who is your ideal employee? Before interviewing potential new employees, you should use benchmarking in your hiring process. Having a list of ideal traits and qualifications in place before you begin will help to ensure

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  • Are you grooming the future leaders of your organization?

    May 15, 2011

    It may sound cliched, but today’s latest hires are likely tomorrow’s leaders of your organization. That is, if they don’t decide to jump ship for another company, or they’re not lured away by your competitor. You spent the time and resources needed to bring top talent into your organization. Once you’ve identified the top performers who are the next generation

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  • Take Your Meetings to the Next Level

    May 12, 2011

    How many times have you left a meeting muttering to yourself, “That was a waste of my time?” Even one time is once too many. Unproductive meetings can be taxing on employee morale, and are a literal time-waster.  Think that one-hour meeting was a waste of your time? Add up the number of attendees. A 10-person, one hour meeting could

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