Hiring Tips

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Four Things to Consider When Hiring a Consultant

From time to time, you may need to supplement your organization for short term projects, to manage growth or to free up headcount for other positions. If you’ve never or rarely hired consultants before, you’ll soon realize the selection process is slightly different than that of hiring a regular employee. Here are several things to…

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Video Interview Etiquette for Teams

Let’s face it – we never thought we would be in the position to hire team members strictly through video interviews, but here we are! After the initial screening of the candidate, you may decide that your next step is a full or half day of video interviews with key members of the hiring team.…

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What to do When you Need to Conduct a Confidential Search

Conducting a Confidential Search Through a Recruiting Agency As a leader or Human Resources representative, you may sometimes find yourself in a situation where you have to conduct a confidential search. Perhaps you have an employee or executive who is underperforming, or your company has opened up a new job position that cannot be announced…

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7 Ways To Improve Employee Onboarding

How You Onboard Employees Can Make a Big Difference Investing the highest levels of time and energy into your newest and most unpredictable resource might not make sense in every context – but virtually always applies with regards to the topic of employee onboarding. According to a Gallup poll, 88% of organizations do not onboard…

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Acing the Interview – How to Answer the Dreaded Question

Acing the Interview – How to Answer the Dreaded Question We’ve all been there. Nervously awaiting the beginning of our first interview, when the interviewer starts with the dreaded: “So, tell me about yourself.” First of all, let’s discuss a few reasons why they chose to open the interview in this manner. Perhaps they haven’t…

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5 Tips for Closing a Candidate in a Hot Market

The market in and around Silicon Valley has slowed somewhat, but still remains a major player in employment growth for the U.S. Companies still find themselves competing for candidates who have multiple offers. The recruiter can be a great help in closing a candidate. So, how do you, the hiring manager differentiate your opportunity to…

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Keeping it Legal What Not to Ask

In an ever-changing and increasingly transparent hiring landscape, there are often times when casual conversations and small talk lead into legally dangerous territory. The good news is that more and more employers are committing to creating family friendly work environments, eliminating gender wage gaps and promoting diversity; the bad news is that well-intentioned dialogue can…

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First Impressions: Writing A Strong Summary

First Impressions: Writing A Strong Summary Times are changing in the world of what employers really want, and very few are seeking the conventional objective feature that graced the first line of resume content for several decades. Instead, the industry standard in hiring is now to assess an applicant’s summary statement. According to the Harvard…

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Preparing Your Interview Team

Preparing Your Interview Team Hiring a new employee is no doubt a significant investment of your company’s time and resources, and not just during the hiring process. Onboarding, training and retaining quality employees is a top concern – which is why so many employers are dedicated to getting it right the first time. Regardless of…

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