The Myth of the Perfect Candidate

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It’s natural and wise to be very protective of your team. No one wants a dissatisfied employee or a toxic work environment. When looking to bring in someone new, you want to make sure you get the right someone. You want The Perfect Candidate. The problem is Perfect Candidates are in short supply whenRead more »

The Importance of Collaboration

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The Art of Retaining Top Talent Series Retaining top talent in a competitive industry can be a challenge for senior management. Yet, its importance cannot be overstated. Loss of employees affects customer satisfaction, coworker satisfaction, sales and overall reflects poorly on the health of your company. Further, the loss of knowledge, training expenses andRead more »

The Importance of Culture

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The Art of Retaining Top Talent Series Retaining top talent in a competitive industry can be a challenge for senior management. Yet, its importance cannot be overstated. Loss of employees affects customer satisfaction, coworker satisfaction, sales and overall reflects poorly on the health of your company. Further, the loss of knowledge, training expenses andRead more »

Your Top Employees Want to Know

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The Art of Retaining Top Talent Series Retaining top talent in a competitive industry can be a challenge for senior management. Yet, its importance cannot be overstated. Loss of employees affects customer satisfaction, coworker satisfaction, sales and overall reflects poorly on the health of your company. Further, the loss of knowledge, training expenses andRead more »

How We Hire For Swoon’s Success

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It’s not just about abilities or skills. It’s about social fit. Finding employees with the right skill set and expertise is incredibly important to the success of your business. It’s equally important to find employees that mesh with your company’s culture. All new hires should buy into the values, beliefs and behaviors that makeRead more »

Why That New Hire Doesn’t Fit

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The Art of The Hire Series You’ve been through the entire process to fill an open job. It’s been 3 months, hundreds of applications and rounds and rounds of interviews. You narrowed it down to one, extended an offer and he’s accepted. Then, 3 months into it, it’s just not working out. The mostRead more »

Wacky Interview Questions

Are you certain you’re completely prepared for your next job interview? Check out the top 25 oddball interview questions for 2014 according to glassdoor.com: 1. “If you could throw a parade of any caliber through the Zappos office what type of parade would it be?” 2. “How lucky are you and why?” 3. “IfRead more »

How to Find the Best Talent

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You want to staff your company with the best employees. The high flyers, hotshots and true leaders. The ones that knuckle down, get it done fast and get it done right. Experts who surprise you with solutions you never thought possible. True collaborators that beat your expectations consistently. So, you go on the huntRead more »

Do You Really Love Your Job?

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Here are 5 Habits of People Who Really, Really Do Nearly 7 out of 10 American employees say they feel disengaged from their work. Dr. Shane Lopez, one of the world’s leading experts in the science of hope, is now studying people who love their jobs in order to learn what they do differently.Read more »

Drowning in the Wrong Applicants? There’s an Easy Solution.

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As a hiring manager, you probably receive a mountain of resumes for a single open req in your organization. In fact, according to Dr. John Sullivan of ere.com, you’re probably seeing 250 resumes on average for each of your corporate job openings. That’s a lot. Sure, you have the ATS to weed out applicantsRead more »