How To Keep Employee Morale Up During The Winter 

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People who live in cold climates know that sometimes, when it’s particularly blustery outside, car engines just don’t want to fire up first thing in the morning. The colder the weather, the more the engine resists turning over. There’s very little motivation for the car to work as it should.  The same is true for […]

Tips On How To Write An Effective Job Description

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If your company isn’t getting the amount of quality of applications for an open position that you expected, it might be time to take a look at the job description.  A good job description is like a movie trailer: It needs to entice people to be interested in wanting to know more and get them […]

Why It Is Beneficial To Create An Inclusive Work Environment 

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There are real benefits to creating a work environment in which the company’s policy is overarchingly inclusive, making an effort to ensure every employee feels welcomed and valued.  This might sound like a lot of warm and fuzzy feelings talk, but it’s true: Companies in which people are welcomed and a variety of backgrounds and […]

5 Reasons Why Your Company Should Celebrate Holidays 

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Remember when you were a kid and you’d get a break at school to collect candy on Halloween, or get together and sing songs for the holidays? That little diversion and fun activity in the middle of the day gave everyone something to look forward to and a nice break in the routine.  The same […]

Red Flags Employers Should Look For When Interviewing A Candidate

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Every candidate that comes through your door for a job interview will be prepared to ask good questions, present their best selves and will work hard to explain why they’re the best person for the job.  But during the interview, be sure to keep your ears open for a few red flags that could indicate […]

4 Common Mistakes That Can Disrupt the Candidate Experience

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The interview process is a long one for both the interviewer and the interviewee alike. So much time and coordination goes into it, and on the interviewer’s side, there can be multiple candidates to consider and multiple rounds to complete.  But keep in mind that mistakes can be made along the way that will discourage […]

How to Respond When Employees Make a Mistake

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As much as we try to be diligent and careful and do our jobs flawlessly, sometimes people make mistakes. Unfortunately, that includes your employees.  If an employee comes to you and admits they’ve made a mistake, or you find an error in their work, remember it’s not the end of the world. It’s a learning […]

Why Working With a Recruiter Can Save You Time AND Money

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Your working day might be longer than the typical eight hours, but there just doesn’t seem to be enough time to accomplish everything — especially when you need to hire a new employee. That entails posting the job description, going through resumes, scheduling and conducting interviews, calling references, all of which are time-consuming and add […]

Best Practices for Employee Onboarding

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Bringing on a new employee is an exciting time! There’s so much for them to learn, so many people to meet and so much paperwork to fill out. It’s also exciting for the team as they welcome a new member and prepare for a new chapter.  But onboarding can be overwhelming: we can only learn […]

How to Manage a Multigenerational Workforce

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A “one-size-fits-all” approach never works well. That’s especially true when your workforce has 20-somethings working alongside 60-somethings on the same team. Older workers might have different approaches to their jobs than the younger ones, while those in the middle are juggling the responsibilities of work plus family obligations that can include their own multigenerational needs.  […]