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    Do Personality Tests Lead to Better Hiring Decisions?

    It’s not a new phenomenon. Psychological tests have been used in employee selection processes since World War I.

    Determining how to reduce turnover, increase productivity and more accurately predict employee performance has been and remains a goal of nearly every organization.

    Due to its importance, predicting the future success of an applicant is a difficult, …

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    Posted in Employer Branding, Job Search, Success Strategies, Workplace Success

    Strategic Insight Into Acing a Sales Interview

    Running a recruitment company, I’m often asked by business development professionals as to my thoughts on interviewing for a sales, sales management or account management job.

    Frequently, I get three of the same inquiries and feel that it would be helpful to address these points and provide some crucial insight into how to approach the …

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    Posted in Career Development, Career Resources, Interview, Job Search

    3 Killer Recruiting Mistakes Small Businesses Make

    As someone who started a business from an apartment, I can empathize with entrepreneurs and I constantly root for the start-ups who come to our recruiting firm for employees. As a matter of fact, we have an entire group solely dedicated to small business clients simply because entrepreneurial firms need significantly more help with their …

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    Posted in Employer Branding, management, Recruitment, Success Strategies

    Learn How to Interview Like a Politician

    It doesn’t matter what questions they are asked. When debating, politicians come prepared to speak about certain key points that they want to get across to the audience.

    These topics are well rehearsed and serve no other point than to make that person appear more likable, intelligent, relatable, competent (i.e., they are meant to paint …

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    Posted in Career Development, Interview, Job Search, Personal Branding

    Regaining Efficiency and Focus in Today’s Digital World

    There’s an irony to digital connectivity. On one hand, we need our phones and internet connection to work and remain productive.

    On the other, repeated studies have shown that continued digital access impairs our focus, promotes procrastination, damages memory, increases anxiety and hinders ability to complete complex tasks.

    In essence, what was meant to increase …

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    Posted in Career Development, Recruitment, Success Strategies, Workplace Success

    Is Recruiting Your Competitors’ Sales Employees Profitable?

    With relative frequency, our recruiters come across organizations that believe it to be an advantageous strategy to recruit from their competition. This is understandable. On the surface, the strategy appears to carry merit. Employers assume that those who have experience in a field will need less ramp-up time, less handholding from management and will have …

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    Posted in Career Resources, Employer Branding, Recruitment, Success Strategies

    The Do’s and Don’ts of Recruiter Communication

    Many job seekers discuss networking as being a critical component to a successful job search. While the majority recognize the importance of building the right relationships, few know how to establish a rapport with a key group…headhunters.

    The ability to form on-going relationships with influential recruiters can prove more critical to your career success than …

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    Why You’re Not Getting Job Offers

    Everybody wants a better job.  Not everyone knows how to go about getting that position.  One of the biggest factors preventing many people from success is making very common, yet hurtful interviewing mistakes.  These missteps act as barriers to obtaining great jobs, so they are worth assessing and avoiding.

    Three interview mistakes you’re probably making:…

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    Posted in Career Development, Career Resources, Job Search, Recruitment

    Common Leadership Mistakes Managers Make With Entry-Level Employees

    According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, companies plan to increase their recent graduate hiring by 11% in 2016. To many hiring managers and recruiters, significant benefits come from recruiting fresh blood.

    Paying lower salaries, off-setting pending retirements, diversifying the age range within the office and the allure of molding new talent into …

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    6 Ways to Increase Efficiency and Focus

    Business moves at supersonic speed. While technology has facilitated easier communication and information gathering, it has also ushered in a new economy in which the common worker can be more readily replaced by technological advancements than ever before.

    The option to utilize advanced algorithms, data visualization and robotics as opposed to human assistance has become …

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