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Easing the Pain of Performance Reviews

It’s an often despised process by employee and employer. Just the phrase ‘performance review’ has sent shivers down the spine of half of the readers. But why? Is the performance review process really that bad, or are companies just failing to get the point?

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Considering a Resignation Counteroffer? Don’t. Here’s Why.

Yes, professionals, the single most self-destructive thing an employee can do in the short and long term is accepting a counteroffer from his or her employer. Why? Here are 4 reasons that accepting the counteroffer will cause you unnecessary pain.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Writing an Effective Job Description

How can you write a description tailored to get the right talent applying for the right roles? We’ve compiled a list of 10 Do’s and 10 Don’ts that you need to follow when seeking your next employee.

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6 Tips to Become a More Effective Professional

What do the most successful people do that you don’t? With everyone offering their advice to be more productive, more profitable, and happier; we would like to share our advice to becoming happier and more successful in and out of the office.

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Cover Letter Tips to Display Competency and Confidence

The Cover Letter. A defining factor for many applicants, a pivotal consideration for many internal and external recruiters. How can candidates not only improve but master their cover letter?

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Using Executive Assessments To Predict Employment Success

As all leaders know, the process of hiring a new executive or key manager is difficult and complex. It involves trying to determine if candidates’ qualifications meet the needs of the organization; if they have potential to be successful in the role and can continue to grow over time; how they “fit” with the culture; and how to best ensure they can come up to speed quickly.

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10 Questions Hiring Managers Are Begging You to Ask

We have spanned our team, looked across other sources, and now bring you the questions that you need to ask your recruiter or hiring manager.

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A Primer on Company Culture

From Intern to CEO, company culture is the defining factor for a desirable company built for growth. What is company culture? How do you communicate it? How do you develop employee buy-in? In this short blog, we will share with you the basics into company culture and how to improve yours.

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Embrace These Concepts for Strategic Career Growth

Building a name for yourself, improving your relationships with potential employers, and setting yourself up for long term growth. All of these are important to candidates in any field. But how do you accomplish these goals? How do you set yourself up for strategic career moves? What must you realize before you can get the most out of your career?

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Common Hiring Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

No matter how hard you try to source and moderate your company’s recruiting efforts, the hiring process is a challenging one complete with lots of pressure and vulnerability to missteps along the way. Some missteps are costly while others can be easily brushed off. However, the world of HR and recruiting is competitive as a bad hire can cost a company significantly in terms of both money and time.

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