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The New Employee Onboarding Checklist to Use Before Hiring

Okay, so you have a great new hire and you’re excited about getting them to work at your company. You have a wonderful work…

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Added by Christine Marino on August 31, 2015 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

TLS Continuum Part 17: I Can See Forever

Back in the early 70’s there was both a hit song titled I Can See Forever and a best selling book about GM titled On a Clear Day you can see General Motors. The point of the analogy can be rooted in Deming’s 6th point of quality. In this point he emphasized…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on August 28, 2015 at 9:51am — No Comments

7 Tips for the Best Performance Appraisal Ever

Performance reviews aren’t always an easily mastered task. Even though they take a little bit of practice, managers can take some preemptive steps to make sure…

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Added by Chris Arringdale on August 20, 2015 at 9:48am — 1 Comment

How to Show Your SuperStar Employees More Appreciation

According to a recent Forbes article, over 40 percent of people quit their jobs due to lack of recognition. Regularly expressing appreciation to employees is an excellent way to reduce turnover and increase employee work satisfaction and when you recognize some of your most superstar employees you keep morale high and positive. Below are four great options to show more…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on August 3, 2015 at 4:26pm — No Comments

Working on Work: Ideas to Care for Your Employees Right

Caring for your employees isn't just the right thing to do, it can also save your company a substantial amount of money. Taking care of your employees results in less sick days, increased productivity, and greater engagement in the workplace. Almost 90 percent of employers assume when an employee leaves it's because they found a better paying job; however, this is actually only true in about 12 percent of the cases. Losing employees is expensive, and it can be time-consuming and expensive to…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on July 6, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

TLS Continuum Part 8: The Corporate Silent Killers

In the human side of things we regularly hear about medical conditions that can result in death yet we can overlook their presence because they are asymptomatic.  The condition is present but unless a series of diagnostic tests are performed the patient never knows the problem exists.

Our organizations are no different. Every corporation has hidden in its processes; there are every day non-value added activities that serve no customer demands.  Which serve no benefit to the…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on April 10, 2015 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Hey Business Owners, You're Doing Social Media All Wrong



By Eric Foutch

Even with all the information out there in support of social media for businesses, many are still convinced it isn’t worth their time or energy. They’re wrong, and if you’re not participating in social media, then so are you! Here are some major social media…

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Added by Maren Hogan on March 24, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

Here’s to the Independent Recruiter!

Great news!  The world is still ok.

The federation of small businesses tells us that of the  5.2 million businesses in the UK, small firms accounted for 99.3 per cent of all private sector businesses in the UK, 47.8 per cent of private sector employment and 33.2 per cent of private sector turnover.

This is good!  Power to the people.  The independent  man still holds the key to his own destiny.  This is important in a world where we see the big multinationals are constantly…

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Added by Dan Midwinter on March 10, 2015 at 6:18am — No Comments

Let's put an end to 'cold calling' once and for all!

Last week I was driving to a meeting and my phone rang. I didn’t recognise the number but I answered the call anyway.

Oh hi, Paul. It’s Francis here from [I honestly didn’t catch the company name]. I tried to connect with you on LinkedIn last week but you didn’t accept…

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Added by Paul Slezak on February 22, 2015 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Ready to empower change in your organization? Only if I don't have to resign she said

I recently had the pleasure of talking to the members of the Mobile, AL chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management. Prior to my presentation, during the networking opportunity I walked the room stopping at each table and asking whether they were ready to go back to work and empower change in their organization. At one of the tables I stopped at, I received the response “sure as long as I don’t have to resign.”

We can’t remove the organizational inefficiencies unless we…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on October 22, 2014 at 1:36pm — No Comments

4 Tips to Surviving the First Year at Business School

Starting university is one of the memorable milestones in one’s life. Although it is exciting to know what the future holds, it is also important to be prepared with what uni life has to offer. If you have decided to get a diploma of business administration, then you better be ready for challenges and competition because the world of business can be hard nosed.

The first year is always the most challenging. This is the time when students work hard to adjust and balance their school…

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Added by Gina Walter on October 2, 2014 at 6:17am — No Comments

Recruiting the Top Secretaries Should Not Be Taken for Granted

  A few years ago, secretaries served a basic purpose in a business.

They answered phones and greeted visitors. It was often considered an entry-level position with no experience required.

Times have changed and today's secretaries need more skills and background for the job. In essence, they can make…

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Added by Dave on September 29, 2014 at 2:28pm — No Comments

Recruiter Tips: It’s Time To Lose The Script

I have trained thousands of recruiters in my time. So I would like to think that I know what works and what doesn’t.

Recruiting is sales.

There. I said it.

Sure it’s about helping candidates get jobs; or finding the best talent for employers. But when all is said and…

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Added by Paul Slezak on September 22, 2014 at 2:30am — 4 Comments

Getting back into the swing of things.

Dear Group,

I've been out of the industry for the past five years and I'm ready to get back into action. Any and all tips for finding candidates using the free techniques would be greatly appreciated. Also, I would love to hear from you good people about the best marketing strategies for garnering new business. I had a recruitment consultant firm that made most of our revenue via billable hours. I'm looking to ramp-up using a host of different options from billable hours to…

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Added by Lionell Artemus on August 25, 2014 at 9:47pm — No Comments

Tech Tools for the Economical Entrepreneur - Part 3

We dedicated Part 1 to resources used to streamline accounting practices for small HR/Recruiting businesses (money matters).Part 2 highlighted advertising, communication and…

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Added by Maisha Cannon on August 22, 2014 at 8:40pm — No Comments

Tech Tools for the Economical Entrepreneur - Part 4

Low and No Cost Resources for Small (HR/Recruiting) Businesses on a Budget

Part 4

Hopefully, that graphic to the right isn't making your head spin. The resources below are here to have the opposite effect, and help you…

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Added by Maisha Cannon on August 22, 2014 at 5:42pm — No Comments

Tech Tools for the Economical Entrepreneur - Part 2

Low and No Cost Resources for Small (HR/Recruiting) Businesses on a Budget

Part 2

Part 1 highlighted…

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Added by Maisha Cannon on August 20, 2014 at 11:31am — 2 Comments

Tech Tools for the Economical Entrepreneur - Part 1

It's been too long! I've missed my RecruitingBlogs network, and promise to publish more soon. Here's one that's been in my drafts for far too long.

Low and No Cost Resources for Small (HR/Recruiting) Businesses on a Budget

Part 1

Entrepreneur's Motto: I started out with nothing and still have most of it left…

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Added by Maisha Cannon on August 19, 2014 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

When Should Your Business Use a Recruiter?



Thousands of U.S. companies rely on the services of professional recruiting firms to fill employment needs. Some companies choose not to work with recruiters for various reasons – in house HR, specificity, budgeting concerns – but there are plenty more good reasons to bring in a professional recruiting team to help with staffing needs.



Here are a few instances your business should consider using a recruiter to help meet its hiring…

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Added by Verigent on August 4, 2014 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

1982 Relived

Time travel is possible! How do I know? Because last night, I was transported back to 1982 as I went to see Journey in concert.

Back in 1982, just a freshman in high school at the time, I went to see Journey. They were my favorite band and Steve Perry was my favorite singer. Now, at the time, my…

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Added by Doug Douglas on May 23, 2014 at 12:20pm — No Comments

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