Monthly Archives: October 2019

Implementing Background Checks and Pre-screening into Interviews

Most organizations perform some background checks and pre-screening before individuals walk into their first interview. This is necessary for most and sometimes mandatory. But, how do you use that data to improve the quality of your interview? In most cases, recruiters can analyze data from background checks and prescreening to ask better questions, get more

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How to Promote Your Company Culture to Attract the Right Candidates

This is a guest post from Allison Hail. Allison is a creative writer living in Wellington, New Zealand whose work has been published in various sites. She’s also known for her love of anything related to travel and technology. Discover more of her work here.  Your employees are a crucial aspect of your company, but

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When to Let Go of Poor Performers in the Workplace

Performance reviews have long been under-fire for practices of ranking individuals into top, middle, and bottom tiers. However, these tiers or other setups showing individuals who consistently perform under set standards can help your organization to improve and succeed. Traditionally, individuals who consistently underperform are simply let go, as they are either fired or do

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How to brand your company well among your employees

Internal branding is a big deal. While companies invest overwhelming sums of money into external PR campaigns, they seem to ignore internal PR and no zero effort to brand the company among their own employees. And this is a critical mistake. Numerous studies show that 92% of people trust the opinion of their friends and

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How to Preserve Institutional Knowledge and Prevent Brain Drain

Brain drain is a situation where organizations are faced with older staff leaving and retiring at a faster rate than new employees reach equivalent levels of skill and expertise. This can be a problem in organizations of all sizes. While especially relevant to fast-scaling startups who often outpace their own ability to onboard effectively, brain

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5 traits to look for when hiring a software developer

Software development is an intricate industry. On one hand, it demands a high level of professionalism from the specialists, and developers need a certain level of skills and knowledge to succeed. On the other hand, software development has a lot to do with soft skills, including the ability to communicate and empathize with clients and

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3 Ways to Boost Employee Engagement to Improve Productivity and Reduce Turnover

40 years ago, almost no one cared about metrics like “Employee engagement.” Today, most HR departments are painfully aware of the difference engagement can make. With research by the Korn Ferry Group showing that companies with engaged employees are up to 2.5 times more profitable than those without, most of us are right to be

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The 5 cornerstones of successful leadership

Successful leadership is something that every company strives for. There are dozens of courses on how to become a good leader and hundreds of online tutorials, all of them promising one thing – to make a true leader out of any person. But how can you tell what works? And how do you define efficient

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How to set the right KPIs for your employees

“Business! Business! Numbers!” This quote from “The Lego Movie” reflects the idea of KPIs perfectly. In order to keep the business growing, everyone on a team should know what’s going on in the company right now and what has to be done next. But if a manager says: “We have to do better next month!”

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