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  • How to Hire Effectively in the 21st Century

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Are you looking to hire new employees? You have to remember, it is the 21st century and people are now being trained to put together resumes that show you exactly what you want to see, and to answer interview questions with exactly what you want to hear. So before you begin the hiring process, it is important that you be wary of first impressions. Keep in mind that great applicants and great employees are not the same thing. Do not let this discourage you, because although applicants are evolving with the changing times,...
  • Involve Everyone During Group Job Interviews

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Many companies are turning to group interviews for a number of reasons. These have plenty of great benefits for the company, but must be lead properly to be effective. Just like in any group, there are going to be those that dominate and others that sit back. While this type of interview will give you a good idea of how people interact with others in groups, you still need to handle it properly to be effective. Be sure that you get everyone involved in the interview and discussions. Choose a Good Location For...
  • Help Young Talent Develop a Professional Mindset

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Depending on how long you have been in business, it can seem that the talent is getting younger and younger every year. The generational gaps we experience are not just in social environments, but are truly felt in the workplace as well. So, how do we help these young professionals develop the right mindset that will help our businesses grow? Develop Emotional Intelligence Many people that are entering the marketplace do not believe that social skills are necessary. In fact, somewhere around 69% of those that enter the workforce believe that people skills...
  • Tips For Giving Good Feedback

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Quite possibly one of the most difficult tasks that you can have as a leader is to give those under your authority feedback on their job performance. There is always the fear that what you have to say will be taken in a negative way by your employees and cause tension or resentment. Regardless of your hesitations, giving good feedback is important to keep the team growing and working well together. Here are few tips that will help you formulate the best possible evaluation for your employees. Be Willing to Take Feedback: If...
  • Shaping Organizational Culture

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? There are many challenges that face executives and the leaders of a business. Guiding and directing the way employees handle the business, transactions, relations with one another, and overall functions of the company are key parts of being in leadership. Establishing a well-defined organizational culture is vital to being successful in business development. What is Organizational Culture? All businesses and organizations create a way in which the employees relate to one another and the outside world. There is a set of expectations that are passed around by the environment of the business. This...
  • 4 Critical Signs You Need To Improve Your Relationship With Your Recruiter

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Maybe you have been working with the same recruiter or recruiters for a while, but they aren’t bringing you the results you were hoping for. First thing that comes through your mind is that they are falling down on the job. The truth is, it is more likely your poor relationship with them that keeps them from finding you the right candidates. Here are 4 signs that you need to boost your relationship with your recruiter. 1. You Make All of the Decisions Without the Recruiters Input Often times, you and the recruiters...
  • World’s Easiest Way to Get to YES!

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? In business, getting a yes from potential customers is the ultimate goal. You won’t have a successful company if no one purchases your products or services. In the world of email communication, you have likely seen many great calls-to-action. However, these calls fall short of getting a potential buyer to say yes. Simply telling someone that you want them to call you is not enough. That puts the entire burden on that person. When you reach out to a person via email, it is not to get them to drop everything they are...
  • 3 Common Work Email Mistakes to Avoid

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Likely it has happened to you at one time or another, you click send on a business email and you immediately regret it. There is no way to get back email correspondence that you sent once it has gone out. It is important for the sake of your job to make sure that you avoid these common mistakes when sending out messages. Sent to the Wrong Person: It can be easy to send an email to the wrong person when you are handling multiple responses at the same time. This causes a great...
  • Enabling Decision Making In Others

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Business owners and upper management have tremendous opportunities to train their staff for success. A company can only be as successful as those working for it. When you have well trained staff that are capable decision makers, you can be confident that your business will grow. Enabling Decision Making in Others There are guidelines that you want to put in place in your business for employees. However, there are many things that happen in the day to day which require your staff to think quickly and make good decisions. You will not be...
  • Companies Are Scrambling to Figure Out How to Retain Their Millennial Employees

    Have you heard the rumor that companies are scrambling to figure out how to retain their millennial employees? Is there really truth to this claim, or is just a misconception? According to the research data in this article that was posted on Five Thirty Eight, it shows that young people are not leaving their jobs any more than any other generation. The truth be told, they are actually staying put more than expected. So, why does it seem as though they are job hopping more than other generations? For one thing, Millennials are the largest generation that is currently represented...

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