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What Goes into Quality Employee Screening?

Employee screening functions to ensure only the right candidates make it to interviews. This serves the dual purpose of reducing time and investment spent at later steps and reducing the risk of a wrong hire. Screening can be as simple as a background check or as complex as a multi-pronged behavior, competency, and personality assessments

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How to keep up with recruitment in the digital age

In today’s fast-paced, socially connected, and digital world, companies are beginning to realize that technology is key for attracting, assessing, and employing the top talent. Why should you be left behind? These top HR recruitment tips show you how to keep up with recruitment, and your competition, in the digital age. How has technology changed

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Practical Tips For Hiring, Managing (and Retaining) Millennials

This is a guest post from Allison Hail. Allison is a freelance writer from Wellington, the capital of New Zealand. A passionate writer and also a self-confessed foodie who adores devouring ideas from the latest baking recipe books with a steaming cup of coffee. Watch out for her newest articles on Tumblr. Millennials.  The often

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5 Out of the Box Ideas to Acquire Talent

This is a guest post from Michael Deane, who is one of the editors of Qeedle, a small business magazine. When not blogging (or working), he can usually be spotted on the track, doing his laps, or with his nose deep in the latest John Grisham. According to research, 51% of employees are considering a

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Informational interviews: Whom and how to ask

Informational interviews are a relatively new interview format where the main goal is not to get a job, but rather get valuable insight into a particular position. Though seemingly easy, informational interviews have their own intricacies and rules to follow in order for both the interviewer and the interviewee to benefit. While informational interviews are

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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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