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Finding Talent in Your Community

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June 27, 2014
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How involved is your business in the local community? Before the internet, businesses had to rely much more heavily on limited advertising channels (like newspaper classified ads), references and word of mouth to make hires. Today, you can view with thousands of professionals in your general geographic region with a ...Continue Reading

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Only 10% of Employers Think College Grads are Ready for Work

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June 26, 2014
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To wrap up this week's series on "The State of Hiring," I thought it would be good to re-visit one of the most common hiring concerns that businesses are expressing today: the need for talent. All across the country, 40% of businesses are reporting that they're having trouble finding properly qualified candidates for ...Continue Reading

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Challenges for the Long Term Unemployed

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June 25, 2014
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There's never a convenient time to be out of work. You've got bills to pay, mouths to feed (even if it's just your own mouth) and about a kiloton of compressed stress suspended by hooks from the worry lines in your forehead. For Americans who lose their jobs, returning to the working world can be quite a difficult ...Continue Reading

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The Right Materials Make the Difference in Hiring!

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June 24, 2014
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You can only work with what you have on hand. It doesn't matter how long you've planned or how cleverly you've arranged all the pieces together, if you're working with sub-par materials, then your final product will reflect this fact. Let's say that you want to build a tree house. You wake up bright and early to start ...Continue Reading

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Hiring Can Be a Gamble

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June 24, 2014
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I doubt that any hiring manager on the face of the planet goes into an interview with the intention of making a bad hire. Yet, despite their best intentions, bad hires are made every day. Why is this? Is it because half of the resumes submitted in this country contain falsifications? Is this because there just aren't ...Continue Reading

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Jobless Rate Down by 1.2% From Last Year

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June 20, 2014
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Think back to the last presidential race. Remember how you could hardly turn on TV for 10 minutes before you started to hear about jobs, American jobs or jobs for Americans? Though the unemployment rate has continued to fall in the ensuing years, it's still odd to me that this conversation, which was so hotly ...Continue Reading

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Market Analytics Point out Healthcare Jobs Competition - What’s a Hiring Manager to Do?

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June 20, 2014
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In a recent article, our colleagues at WANTEDAnalytics corrected a very common misconception - that the fiercest competition in healthcare is for scarce RN candidates. In fact, the candidates are even scarcer if you are trying to find Occupational Therapists, Physician Assistants or Physical Therapists! In the ...Continue Reading

Team Building for Through Appreciation

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June 19, 2014
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If you've hired a group of talented people to work at your small business, it's important to make sure that these talented individuals are getting appreciated. Now, I know they're your employees and that this is their job, but just remember that they are your employees only for as long as they want to be. If you ...Continue Reading

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Do Your Employees Need a Break?

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June 19, 2014
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Endurance athletes, those people crazy enough to run marathons through the desert and ride their bikes hundreds of miles through sweltering mountain passes, have a phrase for when, despite their desire to continue, their bodies literally lack the chemical energy to take another step. It's called "hitting the wall." ...Continue Reading

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Team Building Millennials Through Mentorship

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June 17, 2014
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Since it's "Team Building" week on the HireMojo blog, I thought that one of the best subjects to cover would be Millennials and how getting them to bond with their team and your company is different than with any other generation. Back in the good old days, employees were happy enough with the age old employment ...Continue Reading

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Build Your Team at Work for Success

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June 16, 2014
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When you're trying to expand on a small team or build one from scratch, one of your top priorities should be to ensure that you're grouping people together who can, in fact, work with each other. Just because your employees aren't screaming at each other or giving swirlies to the new guy doesn't mean that they're in ...Continue Reading

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Team Building for Better Communication

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June 15, 2014
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How much time is lost at your company from the mistakes and conflicts caused by miscommunication? When some key component of a project was never delegated or standards aren't communicated to a new hire, it can end up using infinitely more of your employees' precious time, (the time that you're paying for) than a few ...Continue Reading

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Want to Succeed at Work? Relax at Home!

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June 12, 2014
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What's a car without fuel? A little club house with a stereo? A horseless carriage without any horses? When you don't have the juice to make it down the block in your automobile, your tool, the car, becomes infinitely less valuable. People are the same way. When you don't properly maintain your mind and body, it's ...Continue Reading

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Balancing Work and Life, for the Sake of Your Business

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June 12, 2014
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When's the last time you had a vacation? Was it over a year ago? A few years? Have you even taken a trip since your honeymoon? If you're a small business owner, you've probably accepted the fact that your work/life balance is going to favor work until, well... until you aren't a small business owner any more. Chances ...Continue Reading

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How To Know When it's Time to Make a Hire

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June 10, 2014
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In today's economy, a lot of businesses have been trying to do more with less. More efficient production methods to produce more with fewer resources. More advanced technology to get more accomplished in a shorter amount of time. More of everything, except for employees of course. Many of the small businesses that are ...Continue Reading

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How Sketchy is Your Work/Life Balance?

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June 09, 2014
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If you own or work for a small company, there can be just as many pressures from the outside world as there are within the workplace. Under today's tenuous economic conditions, changes in your industry or the market can hit small businesses hard. Unlike at large companies, there is less insulation from the brutal ...Continue Reading

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Fighting Small Business Stress

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June 09, 2014
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Owning a small business can get pretty stressful. It's pretty rare that you find yourself wearing just one hat, darting from one department to another to smooth out the rough patches and make sure that the whole operation is, in fact, still running the way it's supposed to. Besides all the extra work that comes with ...Continue Reading

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Common Job Seeker Mistakes

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June 06, 2014
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When you've been trying and failing to get a job for some time, do you think it's more useful to: A) Re-double your efforts for pushing forward with your job hunt, or B) taking some time out to re-evaluate the methods that you're using to find a job? While finding a good job has a lot to do with persistence and it's ...Continue Reading

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The Importance of Closing with Candidates

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June 04, 2014
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How much do you spend on job advertising? The cost of the candidate search, both in dollars and hours can get out of hand. When you've been interviewing for the same position for months without attracting the right person for the job, the cost of keeping those job ads up on boards and careers sites can really add up. ...Continue Reading

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Interview Like a Champ

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June 03, 2014
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What do you think is the most important thing to get right during the job interview? Is wearing clothes devoid of rips or stains? Is it refraining from profanity or wearing deodorant? Is it projecting a confident, professional persona throughout your interview? While all of this stuff is crucial for interviewing like ...Continue Reading

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How to Interview Assertively, Not Aggressively

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June 02, 2014
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For job seekers, there are few moments more nerve wracking than the interview. The interview is one of the last formal conventions in the business world and the pressure that this formality inspires can be tough to handle for a lot of people. You want to make a good, lasting impression on your interviewer, but don't ...Continue Reading

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Subtle Elegance

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June 01, 2014
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