Nontraditional Interview Questions to Vet Candidates

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Interviewing candidates is hard work. After meeting someone once or twice, you’re tasked with making a hiring decision that will impact the future of your team. Asking the right questions during the interview process is key, but any candidate worth your consideration will spend an inordinate amount of time rehearsing standard responses. Asking nontraditional interview… Read more »

Salary Negotiating With Your Top Employees

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Money isn’t everything, but the salary you pay your employees directly impacts their standard of living. Consequently, top talent won’t stay in their jobs for long if they’re being underpaid. The departure of your best and brightest employees would likely wreak havoc on your organization, so ensuring these individuals remain properly compensated should be a… Read more »

How to Help Temporary Employees Feel at Home

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Temporary workers can be hugely beneficial to your organization, but many have trouble acclimating to the team. Oftentimes, companies inadvertently treat temps differently than permanent employees, which ultimately impacts their performance. The key to getting maximum productivity from your temp employees is making them feel like they belong, so welcome them with open arms. Encourage… Read more »

Why You Should Be Checking Social Media Feeds

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There’s a good chance you conduct a background check on all candidates prior to extending an offer, but if a social media screening isn’t part of the process, it’s time to include it. These days, just about everyone is active on social media, and a job seeker’s presence can be very telling. According to a… Read more »

When it Comes to Hiring, Listen to Your Team

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In the past, hiring managers and human resources traditionally handled the entire candidate selection process. Employees were only informed a new hire had been selected after the person accepted the job offer. Everyone would meet for the first time on the new staffer’s first day and hope for the best. However, things have changed. These… Read more »

How to Manage Your New Millennials

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They’re both the largest living generation in the U.S. and in the workforce. This young generation is passionate, intelligent and highly tech savvy, so they’ll be a great asset to your organization. There’s always an adjustment period when welcoming new staffers — especially when you’re dealing with a cross-generational team. If you haven’t already caught… Read more »

Top Reference-Checking Mistakes You Can Make

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As a seasoned hiring manager, you don’t have to be told the importance of checking references. In fact, you wouldn’t dream of hiring a candidate without contacting a few references who can vouch for them. Of course, all references aren’t created equal, so you need to make sure the people you speak with paint an… Read more »

What to Include in Your New Hire Orientation

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It’s always exciting to hire promising new employees who seem poised to thrive at your company, but your work is far from done. Now that employment terms have been agreed upon and contracts have been signed, it’s time to start planning a thorough new hire orientation. According to Equifax data from the second quarter of… Read more »

2016 HR Southwest Conference

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Over 100 education sessions from some of the most forward-thinking HR experts. An abundance of networking events with other like-minded professionals. More than 200 HR solutions and services companies under one roof. All of this is part of the 2016 HR Southwest conference happening from October, 16-19, 2016 at the Fort Worth Convention Center.  The… Read more »

3 Ways in Which Mentoring Programs Can Enrich the Mentor

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Mentoring programs are typically put in place to transfer knowledge from seasoned employees to their less-established counterparts, but these arrangements are often mutually beneficial. Serving as a mentor can be an incredibly valuable experience for your long-time staffers, allowing them to learn and grow right along with their mentee. If you’re thinking about establishing a… Read more »