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Reframe the way you think about firing employees

When you manage a lot of people over the course of your career, it’s inevitable that you’re going to make a bad hire, have under-performing employees, and even wind up with a few difficult people.
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As employees retire, make sure their knowledge doesn’t leave with them

Droves of long-term employees who will be retiring soon and taking a whole load of internal knowledge with them.
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8 strategies for attracting Generation Z candidates

As you consider your open entry-level positions, whether on the floor or in the office, it’s important to keep in mind that we’ve officially moved into a new generation—the oldest members of Generation Z are now in their early 20s and represent the next crop of young hires.
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Four common recruiting mistakes to avoid

The dawn of a new year always brings the feeling of fresh starts and new opportunities. What better time to set goals for improving your company’s recruiting and hiring practices?
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Add a Recruiting Audit to your end-of-year to-do list

If you’ve seen a lack of interest in your job postings, had great candidates turn down offers, or just feel like your recruiting and hiring efforts haven’t netted the return they should, a Recruiting Audit can help pinpoint where you could use improvements.
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The cost of a bad hire

According to HR Exchange Network, the U.S. Dept. of Labor estimates a bad hire can cost as much as 30% of an employee’s first-year earnings.
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Hiring? Remember the fundamentals

Why is hiring amidst high unemployment a challenge? The first concern is the quality of the applicant pool.
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How to leverage assessment tools to avoid bad hires

Few things are more exhausting than a disappointing hire. It affects your confidence in your ability to interview, to “pick” the right person, and your ability to onboard and manage people to success.
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Steps to take when a superstar employee doesn’t return

Losing a stellar team member, regardless of the circumstances, can leave you with a range of emotions and a lot of questions. Here are a few strategies for how to handle the situation—and how to learn for future recruiting and hiring success.
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Three considerations as you re-hire in a post-pandemic world

How do you meet the requirements to keep your company afloat with fewer team members AND ensure when you’re ready to hire again you do so in the smartest way possible? Here are a few strategies to consider.

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