Rethink Your Hiring: Candidate Try-outs

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When evaluating their hiring strategy, Automattic, the company behind WordPress, realized that a person’s effectiveness is best assessed through practical, on-the-job evaluation. Therefore, the company hosted “try-outs” for candidates where the person would be paid to work on a real project for a period of time – several weeks in many cases. This strategy proved… Read more »

Is Your Job Search Growing Tiresome?

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According to Jacqueline Smith, contributor to Forbes, approximately 80% of available jobs are never advertised. Success requires tapping into this hidden job market. But how can a job seeker approach such an intangible task? If you have been job seeking for a period of time, submitting your resume with no success, it’s time for a… Read more »

Are Your Employees Tired of Their Jobs?

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The summer especially is a time when motivation can wane in the workplace. A study by Captivate, a leading digital media company, showed a decrease in productivity of 20 percent at this time of year. Staff can be distracted, stress compounded, and absences more prevalent. With the right policies, however, the summer can be a… Read more »

3 Tips to Consider When Piecing Together Your Workforce

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Assembling a workforce team is a challenging task. Much like a puzzle or an automobile, all parts of your team have to work in unison to achieve success. One missing part, and the overall team is impacted. So how can you make sure all members are going to not only get along, but also perform… Read more »

Three Employee Contests to Boost Morale!

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According to Jack Stack, CEO of SRC Holdings Corporation and business advisor, playing games is a natural activity and serves to exercise an individual’s desire to compete. In an interview conducted by the Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship, Black describes his early experience in corporate America and his increasing frustration with an unimaginative workplace. He suggests that a stimulating… Read more »

Could a Video Resume be Right for Your Job Search?

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Developing a professional profile involves new technology. Few resumes pass across a recruiter or hiring manager’s desk these days without a LinkedIn profile. US News reported that video resumes are now common in industries with a high level of customer interaction, such as hospitality and retail. A video allows a hiring manager to discern a… Read more »

How to Be Better at Your Job in the New Year

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Improving your work effectiveness may improve your pay check in 2014; a New Year’s resolution to work harder is, therefore, practical and worthwhile. However, simply working harder will not necessarily cause productivity gains, and it could even be detrimental to your efficiency. For example, pushing yourself in terms of extra hours or attempting to speed… Read more »

How to Get the Attention of Recruiters

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Recruiters and staffing firms build relationships with employers. Partnering with a recruiting or staffing firm can benefit your job search and help you to leverage these established relationships. To acquire promising job referrals from a recruiting or staffing firm it helps to make an impact and be remembered. According to Richard Walquist of the American… Read more »

Network to Make Professional Contacts in Las Vegas

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Professional contacts can provide valuable knowledge. The latest jobs, industry innovations, news, and events are communicated via social media and staying informed requires staying involved. Knowing that a skilled employee is available for work can help an employer’s staffing strategy. A competitor’s new policy, revealed by an industry contact, might be one that you would… Read more »

Solving Human Resources Challenges

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Having superb problem solving skills is par for the course in the world of Human Resources. When you’re in charge of managing the delicate balance between companies and their staff, you simply never know what kind of obstacles may arise from one day to the next. Even the most seasoned HR professionals can still be… Read more »