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This Week is National Small Business Week

The United States is one of the most entrepreneur friendly countries in the world. I mean, they don’t call it the “American Dream” for nothing. All that you need to be a business success in this country is a good

How to Attract and Keep the Right Employees

Half of the fight in the war for talent is attracting great candidates to your company. The second half is getting them to stay once you’ve found the right person for the job. In today’s hyper-connected age, it’s entirely possible

How Bias Can Hurt Your Hiring

Our preferences determine a lot in our lives. They determine what line of work we’re in, what sort of music we listen to, even the sort of people that we choose to surround ourselves with. In a way, it’s our

The Right Way to Write Job Descriptions

Job descriptions are important. Not only are they the primary method of attracting talent to apply for your open positions, but job descriptions are also important for establishing the finer points of an employee’s duties once they’ve become a part

Bridging the Hiring Manager-HR Gap

The point from which you work on a process or project makes a huge difference in the way that you experience that process or project. If you’re working on the factory floor, filling jars with peanut butter for 14 hours

How to Choose From Your Hiring Candidates

When it comes to picking the best fit candidate for your open job, selecting this candidate from the final handful of applicants can be tough. When you get down to the last few candidates for the job, often times, it

The Things You Should Keep From HR

When you work for a large company, Human Resources can be your best friend in certain situations and your worst nightmare in others. If you have an egotistical manager who’s making everyone under them hate their job, you can’t really

How to Write Policy

When it comes managing, there’s a fine line to walk when it comes to policy creation. On the one hand, you need rules and procedures for handling various legal and behavioral issues that come up in the workplace. On the

Beating Bad Boss Tendencies

Bad bosses are everywhere. You might overhear them in your local coffee shop, screaming at the new guy about the difference between an Americano and an Espresso in the back of the store. You might see them at your job,

How Managers Can Help (and Hurt) Employee Motivation

In today’s highly competitive talent marketplace, it pays to be considered employee friendly. While you might not be able to beat out your competitors on the salary that they can offer job seekers or the reputation that they have in

The Right Way to Schedule Interviews

Managing candidates can be a real headache. Besides everything that’s on your plate normally, throwing in resumes, dozens of interviews to schedule, references and backgrounds to check can throw things out of whack. When business conflicts do arise with the

How to Extend a Job Offer the Right Way

When you’re trying to close with a promising candidate, time is of the essence. While the majority of job seekers out there might be desperate to land any job that they can, talented employees have options and they know it.

How Rejection Letters Help Candidates Feel Less Rejected

Rejection can be tough to swallow. Nobody likes to lose out on something that they wanted, especially when that something is as big of a deal as a job. Whether you’re aware of it or not, the experience that candidates

How to Interview for the Right Candidate

Interviewing has always been the last line of defense in hiring. You can screen resumes as carefully as you can or with the most advanced applicant tracking system known to man, but, until you actually meet a candidate in person,

Finding the Perfect Candidate

Have you ever made a hiring mistake? There are few things as painfully obvious as when an employee isn’t working out at your company, so how is it possible that you thought they were great for the job just a

Why Failing isn’t the End of the World

How many times have you been sure that one of your ideas was going to be a fantastic success, only to have the whole thing blow up in your face? Maybe it was a new time saving measure that got

Evaluating RPO Providers

Hiring can be tricky. As a result of the great recession that began in 2008 and continues to linger across the globe, many companies had to make tough decisions about which people and which departments could be downsized. Hiring is

Video Interviewing for a Better Candidate Experience

For most companies, the interview is the gold standard for determining if a candidate is going to work out as an employee or if they just aren’t cut out for the job. Yes, online questionnaires and personality tests can help

Misconceptions Of Remote Workers

One of the biggest changes that the internet has brought to the professional landscape is the ability for employees to do their work from anywhere in the world. Just think about it, you could be deep sea fishing off of

The Pros and Cons of Remote Contractors

When your staff lacks a key skill for the completion of a project, you have a few options. The first is to run, screaming, from the building into the nearest wooded area and never return. While this does nothing for

Remote Working is all About Trust

Trust is one of the most important things in business. If you can’t trust the people that work for you to do their jobs, the right way, then you’re doomed to an eternity of benchmarking and micromanagement. In fact, if

Motivation + Autonomy = Productivity

What motivates you to go into work in the morning? Is it the people that you work closely with? Is it the professional goals that you’re getting closer to with each passing day? Is it the money? Yeah, it probably

Apps Won’t Make You More Productive, But They Help!

No matter what sort of tools you have, it still has to be you that ultimately uses them. You could have the best lawnmower known to science sitting in your garage, but it isn’t doing you any good unless you’re

Need to Boost Your Productivity? They Have an App for That!

When it comes to being productive, we need all the help we can get. Besides all of the little tasks that end up demanding our attention during the day, besides all of the things that can go wrong at every