Temp-to-Hire or Direct Hire – Which Should You Choose?

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Filling an open position can be a difficult and time-consuming process. Of course, you don’t have to handle the process yourself. Instead of hiring a candidate directly, you can retain a staffing agency to fill the position for you. A temp-to-hire solution is viable for many open positions, but sometimes a direct hire is the… Read more »

Is Your Company Culture Built For Employee Success?

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Company culture is a concept that managers use to define the goals, mission, policies and environment of an organization. As an employee, you may not think that company culture is an important term for you to understand. If you don’t comprehend the environment of your organization, however, you may not be able to determine if… Read more »

My Employee Lied on His Resume – Can I Fire Him?

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It isn’t unusual for candidates to put their best foot forward when applying for an open position. Embellishments on a resume aren’t unheard of and people may even stretch the truth slightly when constructing a resume. Wanting to impress management isn’t horrible, however outright lies on a resume are wrong. If you hire a new… Read more »

How to Be Hands-on Without Micromanaging

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Good management is the right balance of engaging your staff while allowing employees to complete tasks on their own. Too much distance and you are out of touch with your department; however, too much involvement in all details of projects and you are micromanaging. How can you be hands-on with your employees without micromanaging? Open… Read more »

Are These Traits Killing Your Online Business Credibility?

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Credibility is a company’s currency and leverage. When your business has a positive reputation, your organization has more influence over the market, new products have a better chance of being successful, and you may be able to have an impact on the direction of new trends in your niche. You can have a stellar offline… Read more »

How to Hire in a Low Unemployment Market

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It is a simple law of supply and demand: When there are more candidates, you have a better pool of qualified applicants. In a low unemployment market, you have fewer job seekers and they may not have the skills you need. When there is a low supply of unemployed workers, how do you find high-qualified… Read more »

The Secret to More Effective Team Meetings

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Everyone has had this experience: Sitting at a meeting where no one seems to be accomplishing anything and all you want to do is leave to work on finishing that report you have due at the end of the day. Meetings are important, however, if they aren’t effective, then they can be counterproductive. If you… Read more »

The Secret to Successful Hiring (From Other Successful Companies)

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A low unemployment rate doesn’t mean you have few opportunities to find qualified candidates for open positions. When you create a hiring plan that includes key strategies, key candidates will come to you. Here are some tips from other successful companies on how you can find the perfect candidate for you next job opening. Vivid… Read more »

Is Your Business Prepared for Baby Boomers Leaving the Workforce?

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Baby boomers make up a large portion of the workforce. They often have upper-level positions and are responsible for making important decisions for many businesses. As these older workers retire, they leave behind a large hole in the job pool some industries aren’t prepared to fill. A survey conducted by Pew Research Center showed that… Read more »

Instill Passion in Your Employees with These 3 Tips

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Creating a workforce of passionate employees will do more than make workers more engaged in their job. Enthusiastic workers are less likely to call in sick, more likely to stay with a company and improve work performance. If you have a happy employee, you have a profitable business – and if you follow these three… Read more »