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Four Unique Ways Businesses Are Finding Job Candidates

If you are really willing to do anything to find the right people for the job, then you are willing to get a little zany. In an article for Fast Company, Stephanie Vozza shares four ways businesses have attracted the right candidates: Wine-and-cheese parties: If a job candidate gets the green light at interviews, then the final step in the process is having the candidate attend a wine-and-cheese party with current employees. The candidate only …

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You’re Looking in the Wrong Place for Job Candidates

In an article for Inc., Abigail Tracy acknowledges that, yes, job candidates are looking for jobs on LinkedIn. However, a lot of people are also looking for jobs on Facebook and Google+. Yes, honest-to-God Google+! Yet the same study that has revealed these findings has also found that less than one percent of businesses are using Google+ for recruiting (not surprising). Thus, you may want to reorient your recruiting efforts to keep the (otherwise completely …

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5 Steps to Giving Quality Interviews

Narrowing the field of job applicants to a worthwhile few is difficult. Narrowing those few down to just one through interviewing is even more difficult. But an article at CareerBuilder offers five steps to make it simpler: Do your homework. Study their resume and any other materials they provide. Likewise, see what dirt they might have hovering out there on Google and social media. Do not rush to judgement based on appearances. Bias will inevitably …

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The Best Way to Prepare to Conduct an Interview

The best laid plans of mice and men… sometimes work out pretty well! And if you want to conduct a really useful interview, planning factors heavily into it. In an article for Business News Daily, Jennifer Post describes what you must do. Begin by researching candidates thoroughly. Scan their social media to make sure they are not insane, and craft some questions that dig into the pertinent information they put on their resume. That being …

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Ace Tips to Conduct the Most Effective Job Interview

Often, the price of hiring the wrong person for a job is worse than hiring no one at all. In an article for Harvard Business Review, Rebecca Knight outlines the tips for conducting better interviews that hire the best person every time. First, compile a list of interview questions that address whether applicants fit the core criteria you have in mind for the job. If you need help forming criteria, think about the top-performers in …

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How to Make Your Staff Feel Appreciated

Depending on which statistics you look at, almost half of American workers never feel appreciated at work. So in an article for Fast Company, Lydia Dishman shares some quick reminders on how you can keep your team feeling appreciated. Firstly, work on wife-life integration with employees; try to adjust their workflows over time so that the work they are doing agrees with their passions. It shows you are taking an active interest in their happiness …

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Higher Sense of Inclusion Creates Higher Performance

In an article for Forbes, Karen Higginbottom reviews data from a report that surveyed over 1,500 employees from six countries. Among insights garnered, it was found that people who feel more included at work are more likely to suggest new product or process ideas. Interestingly, inclusion was defined as an employee who considered him or herself to be “both similar and distinct” from colleagues; in other words, they felt like they belonged, but they also …

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A Value Proposition for Making Your Employees Feel Valued

If you personalize how you make your team members feel valued, you maximize your chances of creating a fulfilled team. In an article for TLNT, Shea Heaver discusses how to craft your “value proposition.” For starters, do not make yourself the point of reference for how you think others act and think; you might be a big weirdo! Instead, take the time to learn about employees. For example, some people might like a public thank …

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Be a Servant Leader to Make Your People Feel Valued

In an article for Inc., Marcel Schwantes combs the leadership literature and pinpoints three key practices that make employees feel valued. The first of these practices is to simply trust and believe in your people. That means you always emphasize communication, you maintain transparency, and you offer opportunities for employees to further develop. Second—and related—is to respect your people. Increase collaboration wherever possible and demand that everyone is treated with dignity. When collaboration is high, …

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4 Simple Ways to Make Your Employees Feel Valued

Investments have value. So if you want your employees to feel valued, you need to invest in them. In an article for the Muse, Avery Augustine shares four simple tips to support and empower your people: Recognize your employees’ contributions each time you assign them new work. As they accomplish more (and more challenging) work, they will feel like valued and irreplaceable parts of the company. Bring it to employees’ attention whenever other people have …

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