What Employers Need to Know About Credit Checks and the FCRA
Hiring quality employees is about collecting quality information. Before you can decide whether a candidate is right for your company, you need to know about their experience, their education, and their aspirations; you need to know about their strengths and weaknesses, their motivations, and the kind of person they are.
Most of that information can be learned from applications, resumes, or interviews, but not all of it. Sometimes, you need the insight that comes from understanding how someone manages their own …
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3 Things to Do During Your First Few Months on the Job
Starting a new job is exciting, but it can also be overwhelming. You have to learn the ropes of a brand new company and position; if you had to relocate for the job, you’re also juggling the added stress of unpacking and navigating a brand new community.
However, no matter what else is going on, you need to make time for yourself and your career. Here are three things you …
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Don’t Wait for Applications: Why Active Sourcing Is Better Recruiting
According to research from Lever, one in every 72 sourced candidates is hired, compared to one in every 152 applicants. That makes sourcing more than twice as efficient as “organic recruiting,” by which we mean posting an ad and focusing your recruiting efforts only on the candidates who apply directly to the role.
Of course, sourcing requires a …
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How to Cultivate Workplace Innovation Through Smarter Performance Management
It is easy to see why companies the world over are concerned with cultivating innovation. More innovative workplaces enjoy higher levels of productivity, they are better able to solve even the most daunting problems, and they tend to have an edge over their less innovative competition in terms of market performance.
Innovation starts with hiring the right people, but it doesn’t end there. By implementing certain
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5 Tactics to Help Small Businesses Compete in the Talent Market
In today’s competitive talent market, recruitment is a challenge for employers of all sizes. However, small organizations face a particularly difficult uphill battle when it comes to building out their ranks.
Small businesses typically have fewer people on staff who can manage the hiring process, as well as less name recognition and visibility among applicants. Because of this, HR administrators and business leaders in small organizations have to be really …
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The 13 Key Traits of Strong Professional Relationships
Article by YEC
Strong relationships are essential to business and career success. It is important to actively nurture relationships with your boss, colleagues, mentors, clients, customers, and others in your professional network, as they can see you through all manner of obstacles and all stages of success.
However, relationship-building can be a challenge
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Are Workplace Drug Tests Still Relevant in the Age of Legal Pot?
Testing employees for marijuana use was once a typical practice among employers, but it has grown less and less commonplace over the last several years. This decline makes sense in light of the current legal landscape in the US: 10 states have legalized recreational marijuana, and 33 have legalized medical marijuana.
Of course, companies reserve the right to test employees for marijuana use, and many still do.
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How to Recruit and Retain Ethical Employees
A few months ago, Wells Fargo suspended two senior employees over accusations they colluded with housing developers to lower the price for bids on low-income housing tax credits, a move that ultimately increased the bank’s profit margins. This news deals another blow to a company still cleaning up its image after its
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The Right Answer to ‘Where Do You See Yourself in 5 Years?’
“So, where do you see yourself in five years?”
It’s one of the most dreaded interview questions, and it’s one you’re likely to come across at some point in your job search. No one really knows where they will be in five years, and even if you do have a plan, there’s no way to know for sure it will pan out. Still, interviewers will keep asking the question, so it’s …
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3 Ways to Make Your Professional Reference’s Job Easier
I recently received a phone call asking if I would provide a professional reference for someone named Margaret. I racked my brain, trying to remember a student, client, or someone I worked with in the Marine Corps by that name — but I came up empty. I even tried thinking of a Marge or a Maggie or some other variation of the name, but I had no luck.
Therefore, I did …
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