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  • Job interview blunders

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? The job search is important and should not be taken lightly. I’ve interviewed countless times over the years and I wanted to share some blunders that one would think surely didn’t happen. Oh but they did…. Here are several job interview blunders that you should avoid Gum or Candy We all know we should not chew gum or candy while interviewing, right? I wish! I am amazed at how many interviewees forget to toss out their gum on the way into an interview. Here is my worst case story: I met someone at...
  • 3 Strategies For Winning That Big Promotion

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Most of us have been in a situation where we’ve seen someone in our workplace get a promotion that we were hoping to earn. Maybe they have worked for the company for a less amount of time than you have, or possibly you feel that they aren’t as deserving of the promotion because you are better qualified for the job. Either way, you don’t think that they should have been awarded the promotion. How did they get noticed enough to receive the promotion? Here are some things that you can do to stand...
  • Customized Hiring Simulations: 4 Benefits You Need to Know

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? During the months of November and December, many businesses are hiring for seasonal help. This is the time when you will bring in those that will get you through the season and possibly stay on in a long term role. Even if you know exactly what you are looking for in a candidate, how do you know that they will perform well with your current staff? This is one of the biggest worries of hiring managers. Picking the person that you think is perfect, only to find out they do not fit well...
  • Career Development Needs To Be A Top Priority!

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Employers should make it a top priority in getting their employees the job training they need. All employees benefit from conferences, refresher courses, and other educational venues. This allows both the employer to have more competent employees and employees to have the confidence to do the job. Job training and career advancement programs will give employees a goal to reach for. There may be a lot of untapped talent that is going unnoticed. When people become complacent, more complaints tend to happen. Employer Benefits: When employees have a chance to attend a conference...
  • Process and Procedures Matter

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? In a growing business, there are many challenges. One such challenge is putting together manuals that outline new processes and procedures in the company. Not just the putting together of the actual manual, but getting a working system in place is difficult. It is very important that as your business grows, you implement new ways of doing business. There is no way to keep working things the same way you used to when the volume of business changes. Here are some things you need to consider when putting together procedures for your business....
  • Job Interview Do’s and Don’ts

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Job seekers often wonder what is really acceptable and unacceptable when it comes to the interview process. There are so many ideas, suggestions and helps to read. The basic job interview Do’s and Don’ts can be quite simply summed up into 10 Do’s and 10 Don’ts. You’ll do great if you adhere to the following: 10 Do’s for Job Seekers: 1.  Do the basics of a firm handshake, making eye contact and be on time. 2.  Do show excitement and enthusiasm in regards to the company. 3.  Do pause and think before you...
  • Year-End Business Preparation: Setting Goals for the New Year

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? The New Year is upon us. We’re at the time-frame where companies begin to focus on year-end business prep and goal setting for the upcoming year. This time period is crucial to your business and will make a difference on your bottom line, efficiency and even your employee’s morale. As you prepare for the end of year, be sure to consider the following to ensure greater success in the months ahead. Take time to reflect Meet with others in your company and reflect on what worked and didn’t work over the past year....
  • 3 Reasons Your Employees Leave Bitter

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? When employment ties are cut, an employee may leave bitter or frustrated. Unhappy former employees can cause a lot of damage on the way out the door and after they are no longer employed. The latest Employee Branding Study by Career Arc explained the staggering results that 38% of employees that were fired or laid off posted bad reviews online about their former employers. The unpleasant and negative feedback that potential job seekers may see online will give them a negative taste for your company. Plus, these potential candidates tend to change their...
  • Why new staff orientation is so important

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Hiring on and training new staff is one of the biggest challenges that employers face. These individuals will make the difference between success and failure in your business. Here are the top reasons that staff orientation is so important. Employees Need to Understand Your Values In a new employee orientation, information about your business should be the place you start. Where else are your new staff members going to learn about your passions and visions for the company? This is an important part of any orientation, as it helps the employee understand the...
  • 6 Talent Assessment Tools

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Finding your next best employee is not an easy feat these days. Many employers use a variety of tools in order to screen their top candidates. In fact, there are six talent assessment tools that are widely used today. You’ll want to know a little about each before you choose which works best for your company. See below for a list of these tools ranked from most effective to least effective. 1. Work Samples & Simulations One of the most tried and true assessment tools to utilize during the hiring process is a...

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