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  • Social Media and Your Job Search

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Being in the midst of the digital age, social media has become a huge part of our daily lives and is now becoming an important tool in our professional lives. It’s common knowledge now that employers look at social media pages in order to get a better grasp of potential employees during the hiring process. However, employers aren’t the only ones utilizing social media in the job search. More and more potential employees are taking to social media to get a better grasp of their potential employers. By checking out a company’s Facebook...
  • 3 Takeaways for the Root Cause of Stress

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Stress is as evident in the workplace as the day is long. Employers need to recognize this issue within their company because it absolutely destroys productivity and employee morale. To define, stress is the mental or emotional strain that is the result of adverse or difficult circumstances. Not yet convinced that it’s expensive and detrimental to your daily, weekly and monthly goals? Statistics show that stress reportedly causes businesses $300 billion in lack of productivity and medical expenses. This info is staggering and employers need to come up with ways to help their...
  • Hiring Top Talent Is Not Enough! Concentrating on the Pressures on Our Professional Talent

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Part of running a successful company is addressing the real-life pressures on our professionals today. Hiring top talent is not enough. You need to nurture professionals to ensure maximum productivity and ongoing loyalty. Recognizing the needs of your valued professionals makes it easier to keep them engaged and working as a team. Long Hours Inevitable parts of professional life are long hours. While most professionals expect to work overtime, it gets grueling when it happens all the time. You as the leader must recognize the need to have time off. Encourage professionals to...
  • Are Video Interviews The New Norm?

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? The interview process is extremely important as you look for top candidates for your company. Technology continues to change the techniques we use to hire. These days, companies should consider video interviews which is becoming more and more prevalent in the business world. YouTube, Facebook and Skype are just a few examples of ways to hold a video interview with a potential candidate. Why conduct an interview by phone when you could see the person by video? This would allow you to put a face with the voice and even see their habits...
  • Infosec Job Opportunities

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Young job seekers are often unaware of the potential infosec job opportunities that are out there for them. They’d be outstanding in these roles but recent surveys show that they don’t know how to find them. In the information security profession, we often find a gap when it comes to talent and skillsets. There are plentiful security jobs but not enough candidates to fill these important roles. In general, women are less interested in these jobs than men. The age range of about 18-26 year olds would fit these positions really well but...
  • Video Conferencing Guidelines

    Technology makes it possible to interview from anywhere in the world. Employers are now more likely to request live video interviews and may even record the interview and share it with all persons making the hiring decision. It is important that you familiarize yourself with live video conferencing to optimize your video interviewing skills.  The following are some important considerations: Scheduling Your Live Video Conference: Consider the time zone.  Avoid confusion by clarifying the time zone, i.e., 2 p.m. pacific time or 11 a.m. central standard time. Determine who initiates the call.  Avoid another common confusion by clarifying who will...
  • Want to keep your interviews bias-free? Here are the top 5 Ways!

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Interviewing takes a lot of time and effort. One thing that I’ve found helpful to keep interviews bias-free is a little bit of a standard. The work load seemed to lessen with interviews when I set up a 5 step process to help them be less biased. 1.  List of questions Create a list of questions that you ask everyone interviewee. Why? You’ll be able to compare your candidates “apples to apples” if you ask the same questions. Remember, the goal is have bias-free interviews and this will ensure that happens. 2.  Note...
  • Challenges of Hiring and Training the Right Personnel

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? There is not a business out there that doesn’t have some amount of trouble with hiring on the right staff. This is a common problem for any and all industries. Even if there are a fair number of skilled individuals in your industry, this does not mean all are a good fit for your business. What is Most Important When It Comes to Hiring Someone? Many companies are getting away from hiring simply on the basis of skills and knowledge. In fact, a lot of businesses have chosen to hire based solely on...
  • Be Awesome to Recruit Top Candidates – Talent Hydraulics.

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? If you want to have an outstanding staff and company that are sought after for employment then grow your “tribe” and improve your talent recruitment. In other words, be awesome. If you pull this off, then top candidates will flock to you. Position your company to be the most desirable to join for employees. Your goal is to be THE place where people what to work and grow career wise. Check out these tips to develop your employees before and after they work for you. 1. Be visible Get the word out about...
  • Inner Game of Leadership

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Leaders that want to be dynamic, successful and effective must develop their inner game of leadership. Tim Gallwey created this term in The Inner Game of Golf, The Inner Game of Tennis and The Inner Game of Work. Qualities such as vision, courage, passion, wisdom, intuition and the like are what make up one’s inner game of leadership. In order to address this area and grow, one must have a leadership coach. Three reasons to consider a leadership coach to improve your inner game include: 1. We are limited. As a leader, someone...

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