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Can you hire a replacement for someone before you fire them? Or, should you fire them, then replace them? We’ve observed companies (our clients and others) thinking about this more carefully before deciding how to handle a replacement. We applaud this, because it considers the needs of the company, the team, and the current employee. […]

Behavioral-based interviewing is centered on the principle that past behavior is the very best predictor of future behavior. Makes sense, right? How we behave in the past is the most effective way to see how we will behave in the future. For hiring managers, this type of interview technique theoretically helps reveal how a potential […]

January 16, 2018

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Tags: contractor, freelance, temporary

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Categories: Job postings - Contract

Whether you’re a career freelancer, going through a freelance phase, or temping while you look for a permanent job, there are a variety of opportunities out there. Because there are a lot of variables to consider, it can sometimes be hard to decide whether an opportunity is right for you. Here are a few things […]

Due to our continuing economic situation, there continues to be more over-qualified people seeking employment than ever before. I also believe we’re seeing the result of a shift in priorities from the “live to work” approach of the past to the “work to live” philosophy that’s more about work/life balance. Regardless, there are still many […]

December 5, 2017

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Tags: career development, great employees

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Categories: Best Practices

It would be nice to think that your annual performance review won’t contain any surprises. In an ideal world, we’re asking for and receiving feedback on a regular basis, so you always know what you’re doing right and what you’re doing wrong. In the real world however, things are likely different. Everybody gets busy. Everybody […]

November 28, 2017

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Categories: Best Practices

These days almost all communication is electronic. Electronic communication is much faster, that’s one of the great benefits, but in our hurry to communicate everything at the speed of light, it’s easy to get sloppy. Let’s talk email. Email is wonderful. It’s quick and efficient, and can be a great tool for both job search […]

Why should I even include a cover letter? Several reasons. While your resume should include all the facts about your training and experience, the cover letter is where you can let your personality shine through. The cover letter is also where you can include things that should not be included in your resume like a […]

November 14, 2017

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Tags: employers, job satisfaction

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Categories: Employers - Hiring Tips

Onboarding for Millennials On · board ·ing / än’ bôrdiNG / noun The action or process of integrating a new employee into an organization. Okay. Now that we’ve defined it, let’s talk about onboarding specifically for millennials. I can hear you already, “do I really need to do that??” The answer is yes. Millennials are […]

November 7, 2017

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Tags: corporate culture

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Categories: Best Practices

Some say yes, some say no. It seems from everything we see that it’s currently successful about half the time. Why? Because generally the two companies tend to look almost exclusively at the bottom line. Big surprise, right? Financials and stockholders generally drive the desire to merge with or buy another company. The reason is […]

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