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Many companies struggle with short-term turnover — they get new people in the door, just to see them leave within a number of weeks or months. So how do you combat this particular type of attrition?  Here’s what we’ve learned talking to many companies about their workforce management strategies. New Hire Onboarding Checklist:  Invest in… Read more »

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One of the trickiest decisions hiring managers have to make is how to handle temporary high labor demand. Finding the right solution requires analysis of finances, a deep look into how departments work and how people feel about their jobs. Pay Overtime-The Money Angle One reason that overtime is a bad word in some companies… Read more »

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With five generations in the workforce by 2020, there’s bound to be miscommunication among employees. But do you fall into the trap that most companies do when taking on this issue?  Create Awareness A multigenerational workforce needs to be able to identify each generation based on work ethic, leadership style, preferred communication method, etc. Defining… Read more »

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If you’re a hiring manager, you’ve probably had to replace an employee at some point. Most of us would say this is the hardest part of being a manager, for many different reasons.  Get Organized Decide the order of events. We recommend firing or terminating the employee before starting your new candidate search. Ideally, it… Read more »

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Once you’ve found a rock-star employee, you’ll want to keep them around. Retention strategies are often talked about, but not always implemented. Which combination is the right mix for your company? 1.  Employees come first Everyone in a company needs to feel like they have a certain amount of freedom, creative control and input. This… Read more »

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We’ve all seen a movie where the hero is tasked with finding a “thing” before time runs out and something awful happens. Except, he has no idea what he’s looking for, or where to look. Without a completed candidate profile, you may feel as hopeless as our hero when you need to find the ideal candidate for… Read more »

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Sure, you can tweak a form template from the internet and slap your logo at the top, but learning how to write a company description that won’t be skipped is essential to growing your talent pool. Think of it as a virtual handshake with potential candidates that can instantly shape their thoughts on your organization. Your company description… Read more »

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Every candidate you interview is a walking advertisement for your company. Give them a negative interview experience and that’s what they’ll broadcast to their network. Treat them well and you’ll have an unlimited supply a great candidates to draw from. Your company’s reputation is already known among sales associates, current clients, and the service you provide. But have… Read more »