3 Tips for Making Right-Fit Hiring Decisions

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The thrill and the agony. The thrill of adding new energy to the company by way of a stellar hire. The agony of realizing after investing time and energy into a new hire that it’s not going to work out. The loosely translated phrase from ABC’s Wide World of Sports says it all, doesn’t it? […]


Bringing Out the Best in Your Followers

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Last week we tackled leadership development with five strategies for developing and strengthening the leadership aptitude among your employees. Today our focus is on the followers, the worker bees who dedicate themselves to the follow-through. Without followers, nothing would be accomplished. Just as the best coach in the world must have hardworking, committed players to […]


How Not to Lose Your Workforce to The Great Resignation

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And we thought the “unprecedented times” would end as the coronavirus outbreak waned. In 2020, people came to loathe the term “unprecedented,” as it was bandied about continually, making an appearance in nearly every discussion. But honestly, what word could better describe the three-quarters of 2020 and into the first quarter of 2021 when the […]


The Great Resignation

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You have probably heard the swirling mass of speculation and opinions concerning the latest trend in the hiring world, “The Great Resignation,” coined by Anthony Klotz, a Texas A&M University associate management professor. In an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek, Klotz predicted that people who stayed with their current job during the uncertainty of the pandemic are […]


“Ghosting” in HR

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Ghosting: the act of suddenly ceasing communication with another party The term “ghosting” had its origins in the dating world, gaining fame when the media took a big-time interest in the demise of a renowned Hollywood star’s romantic relationship. This media frenzy attached the previously little-used term coined by New York writer Hannah VanderPoel—ghosting—to the […]


4 Tips for Motivating Seasonal Employees

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Summer is upon us, which means ‘tis the season for seasonal employees. Filling these slots on the roster is key to keeping up with summer business levels. Bottom line: you need seasonal workers. But the “seasonal” aspect to these positions, the fact that they are temporary rather than long-term positions, may initiate a ho-hum, less-than-motivated […]


5 Must-Ask Behavioral Interview Questions

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Every employer knows the goal of an interview is to uncover crucial details about the candidate—to discover the essential things about this person who might be spot on for your organization –or the furthest thing from a right fit. A job application can only reveal so much, and even a detailed resume won’t tell you […]


The Ins and Outs of Reference Checks

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Are reference checks still relevant in 2021? While much has changed across the hiring landscape, following 2020’s landmark unemployment and the resulting shift to remote work, one element of the equation that has not changed is the importance of reference checks. Unfortunately, candidates are not always truthful on resumes. In fact, more than half of […]


3 Tips for Eliminating Bias in the Recruitment Process

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Hire the best and the brightest and slide them into right-fit positions. That’s the goal of every company, representing every industry across this great nation. But bias, both the conscious and the unconscious variety, can interfere with this goal. While human nature possesses a degree of unconscious bias, this culprit can be a definite hindrance […]


How to Coach Remote Employees

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“I absolutely believe that people, unless coached, never reach their full potential.”     Bob Nardelli, CEO, Home Depot– Coaching works. Just ask today’s leaders who have spurred their employees and organizations to bigger and better things by utilizing the fine art of coaching. But with workforces across the nation going virtual, how will that impact the […]