archives Tag: Recruiting in Motion

Searching for a Candidate Doesn’t Have to be Like Online Dating

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With sites like Indeed and Glassdoor, the job-search process has largely gone online. This has its benefits, but it also comes with a downside. This digitizing makes the recruiting process resemble that other desperate internet-based human-matching activity: online dating.  The parallels are hard to miss. As an employer, you’re looking for someone who has the traits you desire. You might be looking […]

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How to Test Your Candidates Critical Thinking Abilities

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Outside of unbearably dangerous jobs and some science-fiction scenarios, you don’t want your company staffed completely by robots. You want a team of breathing, feeling humans…people ready to use their experience and innovation to solve your stickiest business problems.  In other words, algorithms will only get you so far. You also need original, outside-the-box solutions as well. That means […]

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Should I Get a Master’s Degree?

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A Master’s degree can accelerate your career, opening new doors and supercharging your earnings power. Or it can end up an expensive waste of time, a line-item on your resume that never impacts your job prospects. The key is knowing the difference ahead of time, understanding when you should get a Master’s degree and when you should pursue […]

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The Importance of Mentoring in New Employee Onboarding

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New jobs can be intimidating. And, let’s face it, so can new bosses. A training program conducted solely by authority figures can set an unnecessarily formal tone. A mentoring program for new employees as part of the onboarding process can relieve this stress and lead to other far-reaching benefits.  Introducing your fresh hires to their peers during the onboarding process can get rid of some of […]

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What to Do When You Get the Dreaded Sunday Scaries

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Heard of the “Sunday Scaries?” That’s that sense of foreboding you get about dinner time on Sunday, when you realize you’ll have to head to work the next morning. It’s a clear sign you aren’t getting the right levels of satisfaction from your job.  Look, work is work. Few people look forward to Monday morning. But, in general, you should like your […]

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End Your Year on a High Note

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The New Year provides an excellent time for thought and reflection. It’s like a mini graduation – an opportunity to look both forward and backward simultaneously. It gives you a chance to end your year on a high note mentally and look forward to the year’s prospects to come.  Get the most out of the season this year. After […]

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4 Tips to Reconnect With Old Professional Contacts

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Almost any career development begins with one inescapable strategy: networking. However, it takes work to maintain relationships. Sometimes, more work than we can handle…especially when things get busy. As a result, connections get lost and we fall out of contact. Then, when you need the help to grab a new opportunity, you don’t have network you need.  But don’t worry. Just because you […]

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