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What My Parents Taught Me about Business and Life

My dad was stationed in Japan during the Vietnam War.  After coming out of the Army he worked for the same pharmaceutical company for 40 years.  Yes, 40 years! He started in the mail room, was soon promoted to maintenance and then made his way up to...
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4 Quick Tips on Emailing Candidates

In recruiting, an introductory email is usually the first point of communication between a recruiter and a candidate. It is imperative that the email be concise, yet descriptive enough to intrigue the candidate and prompt engagement about the opportunity....
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Is Checking References a Formality? It shouldn’t be and here’s why:

In most cases after a verbal offer is made pending a reference check, the hiring team feels that the process is over.  After all, references are just a formality and who gives a bad reference anyway?   Wrong!  References can be so instrumental...
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8 Employee Engagement Principles for Leaders

Being the leader is tough, but you don’t need to get fancy to do the job well. Sometimes being a great leader comes down to following these 8 basic principles. 1. Give the Team Credit Outstanding leaders are held accountable when problems occur, but...
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4 Ways to Protect the Best Interests of Your Client

As an outsourced recruiting provider, it is important to share the same strategic goals with your client. This is a partnership where success is directly correlated with the client’s success in executing business goals from a recruiting standpoint....
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The Interview for Employers Part II: Structure Your Interview

So you’ve studied resumes, planned your questions, identified ideal skills and requirements, and organized your notes; now what? With prep work out of the way, it’s time to turn your focus to the interview itself. Interviews only offer a small...
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5 Parts of the Candidate Recruiting Process

Hiring the right people is a difficult task. After all, it is essential to the company’s future, growth, and success. The process should not be rushed, and should be carefully reviewed. The following are recommendations on how to manage the 5 main...
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The Interview for Employers Part I: Ready, Set, Prepare!

A lot of valuable time goes into finding the right fit for a company. The interview is one of the most valuable steps in the hiring process. Don’t forget that patience is important; never become so eager to fill a position that you rush into hiring...
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Ask, Ask, and Ask Again

As recruiters, we face the need to ask questions of candidates that may warrant undesirable answers. It’s also crucial that we surface the difficult conversations again and again to avoid being surprised in the end by something we should have known...
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Setting Candidate Expectations

Have you ever been blind-sided by a candidate that takes another offer, or declines the offer due to salary? These are primary examples of expectations that were not set by the recruiter. A good recruiter sets the tone for the relationship in the first...
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