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There Are Really Only Three True Job Interview Questions

23. February 2012

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Some of the top executive recruiters agree, that only three ‘true’ job interview questions exists, and that all other questions are a subset of one of these questions. The questions are as follows: CAN YOU DO THE JOB? This question focuses on the applicant’s strengths. It’s not just about their technical skills, but also about [...]

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How To Force Your Employees To Live Healthier Lives

22. September 2009

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Employees don’t always do what’s good for them. They may work at a health-care treatment facility that handles, among other cases, cancer patients, yet some will still head outdoors to take a quick break to smoke a cancer-causing cigarette. Unhealthy employees will ultimately cause your company a hefty and ‘unhealthy’ health care bill. Wondering how [...]

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Finding A Good Office / Administrative Assistant

6. May 2009

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Finding a good office assistant can be a daunting task if you do not know the right qualities to look for. The role of the office professional has greatly evolved. Today, effective administrative assistants handle responsibilities once reserved for managerial and professional staff and as such, performing and co-coordinating an office’s administrative activities is just [...]

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How To Identify, Hire & Encourage Creative Employees

19. April 2009

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It’s obvious that an innovative / creative company requires innovative / creative employees. But how you develop, maintain and encourage a creative work force? Here are some quick tips: Hire Smart - Try innovative new job interview techniques that highlight how applicants deal with criticism. To innovate, you have to be very open to critique. [...]

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Important Soft Skills That Employers Seek

23. February 2009

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Having your academic achievements and years of experience are important criteria that are typically evaluated by employers as they seek to fill a vacancy. However, and additional highly important criteria that’s often overlooked by job seekers is with regard to “soft skills”, i.e. employability skills – certain attitudes and behaviors that are desired by the [...]

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How About A Laptop Allowance?

18. February 2009

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In the world of work, laptops are often seen as quasi-personal property. Workplace laptops that are taken home will inevitably get some aspects of the employee’s personal life placed on there – whether it be emails, music, pictures or other. It is possible that a laptop allowance will help to boost productivity in your office. [...]

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Recruiter Slang

16. May 2006

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Just in case you didn’t know, here are some common recruiter slang: “Ruse” – get to a potential job prospect at a competitor’s office by calling their switchboard and playing dumb as you probe the receptionist to get him/her to transfer you to the potential job prospect. “Peel” – Peel through the layers of a [...]

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Aggressive Recruitment Tactics

16. February 2006

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It’s a competitive, tough, tight labor market right now, so if your company wants and needs to get the best high-performing talent that’s out there, here are a few aggressive recruitment tactics. Note though, before trying these, be sure to the HR/Recruitment laws governing your state. Never break the law with dirty rotten recruitment tactics. [...]

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Generation-X Women Suffering Burn Out?

15. December 2005

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Generation-X is typically used to define persons born between 1961 and 1980. Generation-X women were expected to bring increases in the labor force participation rate of women from the 1980s onwards, however these numbers seem now to be declining. Are Generation-X women suffering from burn out? Possibly … it is no secret that Generation-Xers have [...]

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