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Types Of Communications Skills To Look For In Candidates

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 2, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Hiring the Best People

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Types Of Communication Skills To Look For In Interviews

Communication is one of the most excellent tools your company employees can have. Working with coworkers or dealing with customers efficiently requires the ability to communicate clearly. Communication skills need more than understanding a particular language. Excellent skills include not only verbal but non-verbal communication. The best time to address communication skills is during the hiring process. Let's take a more in-depth look into the subject.

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Dress Code Policy: Avoiding Legal Issues

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 18, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Laws & Regulations

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Dress Code Policy: Avoiding Potential Discrimination Claims

You would think having a company dress code would be an easy matter, but that isn't always the case. With so much emphasis placed on equality in the workplace, you have to be careful that you do not discriminate. This discrimination could take the form of gender differences, cultural differences, or religious differences. Let's explore the matter of dress codes further.

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What Do Alternative Work Schedules in California Involve?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 11, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Company Culture

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Alternative Work Schedules in California

For the longest time, the typical workday was rigidly structured. Employees did not have the option of working anything other than the standard 8-to-5 workday, five days a week. However, times have changed. As technology has advanced, so have the ways in which employees can work. Many people now seek alternative work schedules that will complement their personal lives better. Businesses that are capable of providing work schedule flexibility have a significant advantage when it comes to recruiting and hiring highly qualified employees. Adopting an alternative work schedule option is a way to not only attract more qualified job candidates but also to ensure that your existing employees are happy with their work schedules. Happy employees tend to be more productive and will be less likely to leave your company for other opportunities.

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How To Reduce Employee Turnover: Most Effective Techniques

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 4, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Employee Retention

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Most Effective Strategies on How to Reduce Employee Turnover 

Every industry has employees that don't stay. These employee separations are called employee turnovers. Employee turnover is the number of employees who leave compared to the number who remain with a company during a given period.

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60 Best Interview Questions to Ask Candidates: Ultimate List

[fa icon="calendar'] May 21, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Hiring the Best People

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60 Best Interview Questions to Ask Candidates & Ensure Quality

The success of a company relies on the effectiveness of its employees. If your employees do a poor job, it will affect your business, both in the short-term and the long-term. Because of how vital your employees are, the interview process is an essential component of the hiring process. It’s during the interview that you can carefully screen a candidate and determine whether they are qualified for the position you’re trying to fill. Because of how important the interview process is, be sure that you prepare for it ahead of time. You should have a list of questions that will help you determine not just whether the candidate has the necessary skills and experience for the job, but whether they will be a good long-term fit for your company. Here are 60 questions to  consider asking job candidates during their interview:

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20 Actionable Employee Retention Strategies You Must Have

[fa icon="calendar'] May 13, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Employee Retention

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20 Effective Employee Retention Strategies Your Company Should Have

Hiring new employees can be an expensive process. Not only do you have to pay each new employee a salary, but you’ll also have to pay for additional costs, such as healthcare insurance, taxes, and infrastructure costs (such as the cost to give the new employee their own desk and equipment). There’s not much you can do about these costs if you need additional employees. The problem comes when you’re having to replace employees who have left.

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The Importance of Emotional Intelligence in Leadership Roles

[fa icon="calendar'] May 8, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Emotional Intelligence

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How Important Is Emotional Intelligence In Leadership Roles?

Leadership throughout your company is critical to the success of your employees. If your employees are not successful, then odds are your company won’t be either. Unfortunately, poor leadership isn’t uncommon. As a result of poor leadership, many employees don’t understand what their responsibilities are, don’t feel like they play an important role in the company’s growth, do not understand their role in the company, become stressed out, or become unmotivated and unproductive. Not only can this lead to poor and inefficient work, but it can also lead to high employee turnover.

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Screening Applicants? Here's Your Complete Checklist

[fa icon="calendar'] May 4, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Interviewing, Screening Applicants

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A Complete Checklist for Screening Applicants

As you probably know, screening applicants throughout the hiring process is critical to ensuring that you make the right decision. Proper screening allows you to identify qualified candidates who will also be a good cultural fit for your company. Inadequate screening can result in a hire that’s not qualified, or a qualified hire that either does a poor job or that negatively affects your work environment. Hiring the wrong person can cost a lot of time and money, especially if you have to repeat the hiring process all over again to replace that person. Fortunately, we’ve put together a thorough checklist to help you screen your job applicants more effectively, limiting the risk of potentially hiring the wrong person.

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10 Top Reasons Why Good Employees Quit

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 9, 2020 7:00:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom

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Why Good Employees Quit - Look For Signals & Help Them Stay

The most valuable internal asset that any business has is its skilled workforce. The employees of a company are what drive a business to fulfill its ultimate goals of delivering the highest quality products or services to its customers and clients. Additionally, many companies aspire to scale appropriately while increasing both the bottom and top lines. In order for this to occur and for businesses to meet their overarching corporate vision - the internal components of a company must seamlessly work together, which requires both tangible and intangible elements to operate effectively. While the invisible elements - the business architecture/design, model, vision, strategic plan, and management organization/structure - are critical, everything comes down to skilled workers remaining productive and efficient in carrying out their workflows and tasks. Without this, a business cannot thrive, survive, scale, or be productive.

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New Employee Onboarding: Helping Them Connect With The Team

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 8, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom

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Helping New Employees With An Effective Onboarding Process

Did you know that more employees quit during the first thirty days of a new job than at any other time? Studies of employees discovered that one of the biggest reasons given is that the employee felt like they weren't being considered a crucial part of the organization. They remained confused about company culture and what the expectations are. They felt that other employees were not easy to meet and they felt unwelcome. You can significantly reduce this early loss of employees with correct onboarding.

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