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    Assure Good Hires with Assessment Tools

    Assure Good Hires with Assessment Tools
    Good hiring correlates directly with organizational success. After all, people are the ones who devise and implement strategy, generate revenue, produce product, serve customers and manage the operation. Hiring the wrong person, one with the wrong skill set, personality, attitude or ethics, can have far-reaching implications. As an HR professional, recruiter or hiring manager, what can you do to improve your ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Do Your Job Postings Suck?

    Do Your Job Postings Suck?
    Someone recently sent me this link to a job posting as an example of a company that finally got a job ad right. What's awesome about this ad is that you can actually read it and understand what the job is all about. There's no incomprehensible jargon, no sentences that sound like they were lifted out of a poorly-written internal processes ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The Happy Employees-Happy Customers Equation

    “Happiness in the workplace is a strategic advantage. Service comes from the heart, and people who feel cared for will care more.” - Hal G. Rosenbluth, author of The Customer Comes Second Research confirms the self-reinforcing relationship between employee- and customer satisfaction. From the 1997 classic, The Service Profit Chain, to the latest Wharton study on the bottom line impact ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The Upside of a Downturn

    Smart “investors” in talent markets find bargains during a business slowdown. The "Engagement Cycle":http://hrpeople.monster.com/training/articles/100-3-phases-of-the-employer-employee-engagement-cycle helps employers take advantage of candidate psychology during a slowdown to attract top talent for the long term. A slowing economy has tangible burdens, as employers become cautious in hiring (or even lay off workers). More subtle and insidious is the way even a gentle slowdown in ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rate This
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    The Talent Tsunami: 3 Waves that Transfer Power from the Employer to the Employee

    Three waves of change are converging worldwide to create a talent tsunami in the workforce, shifting power from the employer to the talented individual. Those three waves are (1) demographic changes, (2) candidate empowerment, and (3) the increasing value of talented employees relative to other success factors. Recruiters and managers who ignore this tsunami will be swept away; those who take ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rate This
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    10 Steps to Writing Effective Job Postings

    10 Steps to Writing Effective Job Postings
    Do your job postings grab the seekers' attention? Do they make job seekers shout "That's my next job and I am going to go get it!" ? Boost your ROI and reach more qualified seekers with this countdown of top ten tips. h3. Best Practice #10: Create a catchy job title Job ads serve different purposes. In a competitive market you ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rate This
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    How Do You Replace an Employee Who Doesn't Know She's Being Fired?

    How Do You Replace an Employee Who Doesn't Know She's Being Fired?
    A reader writes: I’ve been going through your archives to see if you had any advice on replacing a current employee before they know they are being replaced…when that employee is HR. In a small company with one HR person we certainly can’t place an ad – and they want to have viable candidates before this person is let go. This ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    6 Illegal Interview Questions You Shouldn't Ask

    6 Illegal Interview Questions You Shouldn't Ask
    Need a refresher on which questions you can and can't ask when conducting a job interview? There's no shame in reusing the old standbys, such as "Where do you see yourself in five years?" and "What's your greatest weakness?" And the more colorful questions, such as "What animal best describes you?" and "If you were stranded on a desert island, what ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    7 Things You Should Know about Gen Y

    7 Things You Should Know about Gen Y
    In the aftermath of graduation time, Generation Y (those born 1978 and later) employees will be streaming into the workplace from the "class of 2005" from graduate schools, four- and two-year colleges, and high schools all over the land. Chances are you'll be hiring some or many in the near future. Seven most important things to know about Generation Y employees: ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Diverse Candidates Demand Career Growth Opportunities

    Diverse Candidates Demand Career Growth Opportunities
    Employers need to be sensitive to the unique issues that can influence the career decisions of ethnically diverse job candidates, particularly when it comes to factors beyond salary and benefits. Monster's recent study on recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce – "A Changing Landscape: The Effect of Age, Gender and Ethnicity on Career Decisions" – looks the commonalities and key differences ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Gender Diversity: Why They Leave, and Why They Stay

    There are key differences in the ways men and women evaluate potential job changes and make career decisions. Our findings show that men are more likely to value direct returns from work, like salary and benefits. They are also more aggressive and less risk averse with respect to using job changes to fuel career growth. In contrast, women tend to attach ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Employer Rules for Hiring Non-US Workers

    Employer Rules for Hiring Non-US Workers
    The immigration debate isn't just about undocumented workers, employers are key players too. No matter which side of the debate you favor or what role you play in the hiring process, job seekers of all kinds should understand the rules that employers must follow when hiring both citizens and noncitizens. The "Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1996":http://www.dol.gov/esa/regs/compliance/ofccp/ca_irca.htm says employers ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    What Role Should Gut Instinct Play in Hiring?

    What Role Should Gut Instinct Play in Hiring?
    A reader writes: As a fellow recruiter/manager, how much do you count your gut instinct into the hiring decision? If someone on paper has all the experience you want and answers all the technical questions correctly and the hiring manager loves him, but he just for some reason gives you a creepy vibe or is a little off-putting -- I'm sure ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Six Strategies to Hire Right the First Time

    Six Strategies to Hire Right the First Time
    While hiring a new team member can be a shot in the dark, it doesn’t have to be. Follow these six simple strategies: Use an Up-To-Date (and accurate) Job Description A job description should reflect what the employee is to do on a regular, not daily, basis. It is not how the employee will be evaluated; rather, it should define what ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Six Strategies to Hire Right the First Time

    Six Strategies to Hire Right the First Time
    While hiring a new team member can be a shot in the dark, it doesn’t have to be. Follow these six simple strategies: Use an Up-To-Date (and accurate) Job Description A job description should reflect what the employee is to do on a regular, not daily, basis. It is not how the employee will be evaluated; rather, it should define what ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: -1
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    In a Good Organization, There is no "Them"

    In a Good Organization, There is no "Them"
    In a viable organization, there is no “them.” Everyone in the organization is a part of “us,” and should be treated accordingly. If a clerical worker knows something that might help the CEO make better decisions for the company, the CEO wants to know about it. If the person who empties the wastebaskets spots a problem the vice president for marketing ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Uncomfortable Firing Problem Employee? Get Over It!

    Uncomfortable Firing Problem Employee? Get Over It!
    Yes, it sounds very Arnold Schwarzenegger-esque, but most business owners face the point when they have to look an employee squarely in the eye and say, “You’ve been terminated.” Does the prospect make you uncomfortable? Probably. Should you avoid it and mollycoddle the employee in the hopes of a turnaround? Absolutely not. There comes a point where no amount of training, ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Preparing Employees for Benefits Enrollment

    Preparing Employees for Benefits Enrollment
    Smaller businesses are significantly less likely than larger ones to offer health insurance, surveys show, but there are small firms that offer comprehensive benefits and do so with excellence. Renee Schaaf, vice-president of retirement and investor services for The Principal Financial Group (PFG), spoke recently to Smart Answers columnist Karen E. Klein about a national contest her firm sponsors to identify ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rate This
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    How to Terminate an Employee

    How to Terminate an Employee
    Letting an employee go is a difficult situation most managers want to avoid, but with the right preparation and professionalism, you can get through such a tough talk with your dignity (and your employee's) intact. Firing Best Practices Another manager or HR representative should always be present, especially if terminating a potentially hostile employee or one who might twist your ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +7
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    The Qualities of a Great Hire

    The Qualities of a Great Hire
    We all know that an ideal prospective hire would be intelligent, competent, sensitive, curious, spirited, able, and confident. These attributes are at the top of our list. What should also be on the list are the basic and specific criteria for success that are non-negotiable and consistent with the specific organization’s mission, values, and culture. p((. • Job understanding. Are ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +9

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

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