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Taking Initiative: Is It Better to Beg For Forgiveness or Ask For Permission?

Taking Initiative: Is It Better to Beg For Forgiveness or Ask For Permission? | hiring advice | Scoop.it
You’ve probably heard Grace Hopper’s famous axiom, “It’s better to beg forgiveness than ask permission.” As a child, my father used to tell me that all the time! As a pioneering …
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Workplace initiative - a good thing!

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Beware the Urge to Counter Offer

Beware the Urge to Counter Offer | hiring advice | Scoop.it
Losing a key employee can spell misery for anyone who runs a recruiting firm. It can be a nightmare to try to replace that person's knowledge and skills. But beware the temptation to make a counteroffer to keep that employee on board, since that approach often backfires.
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Both sides need to beware of the Counter Offer - the hiring company AND the employee.

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Top Troubles With Terminations (What You Really Need to Avoid)

Top Troubles With Terminations (What You Really Need to Avoid) | hiring advice | Scoop.it
As promised in my webinar last week, here are my official Top 11
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5 Ways That We Keep Employees From Becoming Leaders

5 Ways That We Keep Employees From Becoming Leaders | hiring advice | Scoop.it
In HR (or OD, Training, etc. – pick your title) we like to believe we constantly develop our employees to become the next generation of leaders. But many times our actions tell a very …
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Why HR Needs to Start Worrying About Retention Again

Why HR Needs to Start Worrying About Retention Again | hiring advice | Scoop.it
Yes, 2014 will be the year retention returns to HR. Retention almost died during the Great Recession. For almost 10 years, HR pros were able to roam the halls of their organization and …
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What Do You Do When Employee Feedback Goes Wrong?

What Do You Do When Employee Feedback Goes Wrong? | hiring advice | Scoop.it
What you do when you give an employee feedback and they disagree or get upset with you is one of THE most important managerial moments-of-truth to master. If you handle this poorly, the …
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Psst! Leaders, Are You Really Listening? - TalentCulture - World of Work

Psst! Leaders, Are You Really Listening? - TalentCulture - World of Work | hiring advice | Scoop.it
Listening -- it can be a powerful tool for business leaders. But developing the habit of mindful listening requires practice. Here are tips to help.Read More
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8 Hiring Experts Reveal Their Favorite Interview Questions

8 Hiring Experts Reveal Their Favorite Interview Questions | hiring advice | Scoop.it
Interviews are often stressful, but being prepared never hurts. Below, eight hiring experts share the questions they love to ask in interviews.

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Always be prepared for difficult questions in an interview. It won't always be about your skills.

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9 Essentials To Creating a GREAT Recruiting Experience

9 Essentials To Creating a GREAT Recruiting Experience | hiring advice | Scoop.it

There is so much talk on line about job searching and being a good candidate.

What about being a good client? 

I know, as recruiters we're often afraid to go there publically..............I'll tread carefully. Most recruiters who have sought training through guys like Peter Leffkowitz or have worked with large scale staffing firms have been given the 101s of client management. Many "good habits" of client management stem from kvetches, but I can avoid that.

Companies that recruit well through their own recruiters or through the use of agencies have a few things in common.

Here are 9 traits that come to mind:
 

1. CREATION OF STRONG CANDIDATE EXPERIENCES

- They are conscious of their employer brand and candidate experience taking strides to make sure their market reputation is solid.. They do this in a few ways:

- They treat potential candidates with respect and offer timely feedback after interviews;


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Excellent advice to win great talent!

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Hiring Wisdom: You Need to Recruit Before You Need to Hire

Hiring Wisdom: You Need to Recruit Before You Need to Hire | hiring advice | Scoop.it
I guess it’s just plain human nature to not take action until it’s absolutely required. I say that because few business owners or hiring managers look for new employees until there’s a …
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Don't wait until it's a crisis to fill that position.

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11 Ways to Improve Your IT Team's Productivity

11 Ways to Improve Your IT Team's Productivity | hiring advice | Scoop.it
CIOs as well as other IT leaders and productivity experts share their top tips for improving workflow and getting the most out of your IT teams.
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Practical IT advice and insight from CIO.com

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6 Small Resume Changes that Have a Big Impact - US News

6 Small Resume Changes that Have a Big Impact - US News | hiring advice | Scoop.it
Minor modifications could result in a significant change in your job search.
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Keeping Your Enemies Close …Turning Agencies Into Allies - ERE.net

Keeping Your Enemies Close …Turning Agencies Into Allies - ERE.net | hiring advice | Scoop.it
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I believe this is the way most internal recruiters feel about using outside agencies. It would be nice if all of them had the awakening this one has had.

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5 Interview Skills That Will Get You Hired

5 Interview Skills That Will Get You Hired | hiring advice | Scoop.it
Want to ace your next job interview? Brush up on these five interviewing skills to impress the hiring manager.
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Common sense, but often overlooked.

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How Job Seekers Use Glassdoor Reviews

How Job Seekers Use Glassdoor Reviews | hiring advice | Scoop.it
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What does your company Glassdoor tell candidates?

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Weekly Wrap: Why Are We Still Asking Oddball Interview Questions?

Weekly Wrap: Why Are We Still Asking Oddball Interview Questions? | hiring advice | Scoop.it
I have never understood why so many companies and hiring managers seem to revel in oddball interview questions. They used to be really popular, but the appeal of asking someone in a job …
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Your Employees Want the Negative Feedback You Hate to Give

Your Employees Want the Negative Feedback You Hate to Give | hiring advice | Scoop.it
Especially if they are older workers, or confident ones.

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My experience training 1000's of managers is that it is not feedback they "hate to give," it is feedback they don't know how to give effectively.

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Top 5 Skills Every Software Developer Must have | ThinkVidya.com

Top 5 Skills Every Software Developer Must have | ThinkVidya.com | hiring advice | Scoop.it
Software Development has been one of the most popular career trends since years. The reason behind this is the fact that software are being used.
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