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7 Interview Questions for Hiring Non-Traditional Candidate

7 Interview Questions for Hiring Non-Traditional Candidate

No college, no work history, no problem. Sometimes the best candidate on paper is the worst candidate for the job.

There are millions of good reasons to hire people who have non-traditional work histories or no higher education credentials. For one, many of the hardest working people have been out of work for years handling important responsibilities such as taking care of their families or trying to start a business that just didn’t work out.

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8 Awesome Interview Questions to Help You Hire the Right Seasoned Professionals

8 Awesome Interview Questions to Help You Hire the Right Seasoned Professionals

Hiring has sometimes been compared to speed-dating except that a bad date costs $15,000. That’s the average cost of a bad hire in the US today, but individual bad hiring decisions can cost far more than that. Compound that cost with the fact that around 74 percent of employers have made bad hiring decisions and 22 percent admitted that they currently lack the resources to interview and hire people effectively.

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The Ideal Customer Profile: A Path to Reclaiming Time While Boosting Profitability
What to Expect When Your Team First Sees Their Buzzuzz Performance Score

What to Expect When Your Team First Sees Their Buzzuzz Performance Score

Have you noticed that HR professionals seem to love boating metaphors? New hires are “onboarded.” Great teamwork is described as “everyone rowing in the same direction.” In discussing how to improve performance without damaging morale, you can expect to hear someone in HR say “we’re steering through treacherous waters here” at some point. One aspect that this metaphor gets right is that the individual performance of each team member impacts everyone in the company.

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12 Reasons Why Happy Employee Make Companies More Successful

12 Reasons Why Happy Employee Make Companies More Successful

“If it was fun, it wouldn’t be called work,” said dads everywhere since the beginning of time. Dinosaurs probably roared it to their children in their own way. The fact is, though, all of those dads are wrong. Sorry, dads. When employees are happy, companies are more profitable and they stay in business longer. Here are the cold, hard facts on the close correlation between happy workers and bottom line performance.

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7 Secret Onboarding Tips for New Employees

7 Secret Onboarding Tips for New Employees

The hiring process doesn’t end with the acceptance of an offer. In fact, what happens next may be the most crucial factor in determining the productive life of a new employee.

For a vast number of those in the workforce today, onboarding is the experience of emotional whiplash that follows the split-second transition from a sought-after candidate to an insignificant worker drone.

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4 Reasons Happy Employees Matter

4 Reasons Happy Employees Matter

For many people, happiness is a personal goal. They intentionally craft strong relationships, nurture hobbies and interests and make healthy lifestyle choices in the pursuit of happy, fulfilling lives. But what about happiness at work?

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9 Invaluable Tips for Hiring Freelancers

9 Invaluable Tips for Hiring Freelancers

Ready or not, the Freelance Economy is here, and the mass exodus from traditional 9-to-5 routine is only accelerating. The World Economic Forum reported that at least 35 percent of U.S. workers are independent contractors today. By 2027, freelancers will outnumber full-time employees.

One of the most common, and most disastrous, mistakes made by companies of all sizes is to treat these contingent workers like temporary workers. To work effectively with these solopreneurs, hiring managers have to shift their way of thinking.

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9 Ways To Keep Your Employees Happy

9 Ways To Keep Your Employees Happy

Many employers are beginning to realize that ensuring that their employees are happy can go a long way in helping the company reach their full potential. However, it’s about more than just giving employees raises or bonuses. No amount of money can “compensate” or “pay” someone to work an environment in which they are just completely miserable.

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Resumes: Tools for Reflection and Skill Building

Resumes: Tools for Reflection and Skill Building

When you create a resume, you are essentially operating like a curator of your own skills. Just like any curator, this requires you to take an accurate (and often eye-opening) look at all of the material before you and then choose the best pieces to put forward for a specific audience. This is why keeping an up-to-date resume is an excellent choice for all employees, whether you plan to be going on the job market anytime soon or not.

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Data-Driven Decision Making: What it is and Why it Matters for HR

Data-Driven Decision Making: What it is and Why it Matters for HR

In 2002, the Oakland Athletics baseball team was facing a problem. They didn’t have enough money to go after big-name talent, but they needed to turn their performance around. How could they make a decision about who to put on the team that didn’t involve chasing the flashiest players out there? As luck would have it, general manager Billy Beane happened to meet Peter Brand, a Yale-educated economics graduate who had a crazy idea.

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10 Reasons 360-Degree Reviews are Terrible

10 Reasons 360-Degree Reviews are Terrible

The 360-degree reviews sound good, in theory. Annual performance reviews can exist as just a snapshot of an employee at a particular moment. We might catch them on a day when they’re not feeling well or are dealing with a personal crisis. Or we might be sparking anxiety over performance measures that then negatively impacts their ability to demonstrate their value to the company. Not to mention, supervisors usually conduct annual performance reviews.

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Soft Skills: Hard to Measure, Crucial to Success

Soft Skills: Hard to Measure, Crucial to Success

If you check the research and discussion about workforce preparedness and the skills businesses need most, you’ll see a lot of discussion on “soft skills.” What are these skills, why are they so crucial to workplace success, and why are they so difficult to ensure during the hiring process?

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3 Tips to Fuel Your Team: Smart Food Choices in the Office

3 Tips to Fuel Your Team: Smart Food Choices in the Office

More than half of Americans report that they don’t eat breakfast every day. Add to that the fact that many people use their lunch break to run errands or hit the gym and don’t sit down to eat a real meal for lunch and you can see how office food culture and not making smart food choices can have a big impact on an employee’s daily performance and mental clarity.

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8 Tips To Help Prepare For A Business Meeting

8 Tips To Help Prepare For A Business Meeting

When preparing for a meeting, consider that you are consuming everyone’s time by asking or requiring them to attend the meeting. You want to make sure that you are as thoroughly prepared as possible to attend the meeting and to ensure that everything runs smoothly.

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The Story Behind Buzzuzz: Origins and Evolution

The Story Behind Buzzuzz: Origins and Evolution

There is no shortage of online platforms designed to help businesses more effectively and efficiently manage their human resources. After all, as technological advancements grant us more interconnectivity and teams become more widespread through remote access, the need to bring people together in a consistent, intuitive platform that runs smoothly and offers a range of functionality is a common one.

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