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Has this ever happened to you? It’s frustrating…and costly. After countless hours of sourcing, screening, and interviewing you identify the right candidate and make the offer only to have the candidate decline. You try to negotiate but realize the opportunity is lost and you must start the entire process again. Painful as it may be,…

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The terms Recruitment and Talent Acquisition are often used interchangeably but industry thought leaders understand that there is a distinct difference. Understanding this difference and adapting your internal processes accordingly will help your company evolve its hiring procedures and help you attract the top talent available on the market. First let’s define each term. Then…

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Welcome to the talent shift! More than 40 percent of American workers will likely be independent contractors by the year 2020, according to numerous sources. But while half of Americans currently say they prefer traditional employment, that creates a challenge. It appears that workers would prefer the best of both worlds… the independence of freelancing and…

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Certain people always have great jobs. They always seem to land the promotion. And they always seem to be successful with everything they touch. Is this just luck or a coincidence? Nope! These people don’t wait for things to happen, they make their own luck. So what can you do to ensure you’re successful? You…

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As managers, we intuitively know that giving and getting honest feedback is essential to grow and develop, and to build successful organizations. So why is it that many of us put off giving feedback to our employees? Maybe it’s because there are so many ways to mess it up. Here are some common feedback mistakes:…

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Trust is essential when building a healthy and productive work environment. Whether you’re leading an entire department or work hand-in-hand with a just a few coworkers, it’s important to build trusting relationships. Here are several tips to help build trust with both your coworkers and your superiors: Be honest and share information completely. Be straightforward and…