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How to Determine If You Should Hire an Unemployed Candidate

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Most recruiters and companies agree that hiring someone with a job is a better choice than bringing on someone who’s unemployed. Even though this logic is frequently used, it means you might overlook the best talent simply because they are unemployed. Instead of immediately ruling someone out, here’s how you can determine if an unemployed… Read more »

Reasons You Should Reject a Job Candidate

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Before you can hire a new employee, you have to reject all the other applicants. The process of narrowing down can be difficult, depending on the attributes and skills of person. Instead of allowing the process to overwhelm you, consider the following reasons to reject a candidate.   Hints of sloppiness   Whether it’s the… Read more »

What to Consider When Thinking of Hiring an Overqualified Candidate

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Finding an overqualified candidate might seem like a dream come true. They’re aware of the salary, meaning you’re getting more talent for less. Unfortunately, hiring someone who’s overqualified doesn’t mean guaranteed success for your team. Consider the five questions below when considering hiring an overqualified candidate:   Why do they want this job?   The… Read more »

How to Interview Candidates for Teamwork Skills

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No worker is an island – every job requires some level of teamwork with other professionals. Whether it’s co-workers on the same project or someone in another department, you understand the interdependency of your staff. Because of this, it’s important to ask the right questions during an interview to determine if your potential new hire… Read more »

Helpful Tips for Reducing Stress in the Workplace

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With the holidays approaching, stress in your workplace might be rapidly escalating. Trying to balance increased workloads with the busyness associated with the season might cause your team to struggle. As a manager, it’s your job to help with stress reduction where possible. Here are some tips to help your team lower their on-the-job stress…. Read more »

Why You Should Hire Someone Who is Unemployed

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They say it’s easier to get a job when you have a job, which puts an unfair stigma on someone who is unemployed. When a resume comes in and the applicant isn’t working, it’s easy to assume it’s their own fault and they shouldn’t be employed at all. Instead of letting these biases get in… Read more »

Selling Your Company to Candidates During Job Interviews

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A job interview is designed for an interviewer to meet with a candidate and learn more about them to determine if they would be a good fit. On the flipside, a job seeker enters an interview to see how they feel about the company. Because of this, it’s important for you to sell your company… Read more »

How a Slow Hiring Process Can Damage Your Company

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A slow hiring process can lead to a number of issues for your company. Notably, the longer it takes you to make a decision, the more likely you are to lose a candidate. If they are offered another position and you’re still dragging your feet, it’s likely they’ll accept and you’re back at square one…. Read more »

Why You Should Look at a Candidate’s Skills and Not Employment Gaps

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One of the biggest red flags for employers is a gap in employment. Job seekers are taught to set up their resumes and present their work chronologically, making it easy to see their career trajectory. Gaps are filled with any experience possible to eliminate the chance of being rejected because of some time away.  … Read more »

How Managers Can Build a Positive Relationship With Their Employees

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Managers walk a fine line between supervising and friendship with their team. Going too far one way or the other can cause issues with employee productivity and satisfaction. When they go too far into managerial mode, they may be harsh and unfeeling, causing an employee to do just enough out of fear of losing their… Read more »