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5 Ways Employers Bungle the Hiring Process Without Realizing It

By Heather Huhman

More than half of employers admit it’s grown increasingly difficult to find qualified talent in the last five years, according to CareerBuilder’s 2015 Candidate Behavior Study, examining responses from 2,002 hiring managers across the U.S. The shrinking pool of great talent to draw from could be due to mistakes employers unknowingly make that drive away superstar talent. The best emplo...

5 Vital Parts of an Exceptional Job Listing

By Jeana Quigley

Creating job listings is something we do a lot. We’ve got a job opening to fill and one of the first things we need to do is collect enough information to put that listing together. And not just any job listing—an exceptional job listing. Not one that will get you tons of applicants (that’s just creating more work than you need or want). You want to write up a job ad that will ge...

5 Ways to Make Your Company's Hiring Process More Fair

By Heather Huhman

Discrimination in the workplace is a hot topic. It is still prevalent and can be very costly to a company. What's more, the consequences of discrimination on the job can include fines and litigation costs, not to mention bad publicity. The answer to avoiding discrimination in the workplace? Hiring. Your goal should be to create a hiring process where you're focused on being non-discriminatory, and...

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Organizational structure can be underlying cause of workplace issues

By Joan Lloyd

Organizational structure, much like a human skeletal structure, determines what shape an organization will take. We don't spend much time thinking about our skeletal structure until something breaks, and so it goes with organizations. How an organization is structured basically means how the reporting relationships and work teams are organized. It reveals a great deal about the culture, function a...

A Hard Look at the Soft Stuff

By Janine Moon

With some clarity I remember hearing my Mother say, "That's why they call it work!" The comment usually was in response to a complaint about a seemingly difficult or distasteful task. Work, then, became synonymous with anything but play. Always difficult, and something to be suffered. While I've since discovered that "fun work" or "engaging work" is not an oxymoron, many workers have not. The res...

What questions can employers legally ask?

By Nick Reddin

Question: What questions can employers legally ask? When dealing with background checks, are there limits to how far back they can go? Are they just looking for felonies or misdemeanors too? I hate answering these questions. I am in the process of getting an assault charge cleared from 12 years ago that was a false charge to begin with. This is a great question that a lot o...

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People Watch What You Do, Not What You Say

By Joan Lloyd

If you are a leader, people watch what you do, more than what you say. They know that where you put your focus, and the actions you take, speak much louder than words. You may say you have an open door policy, but if you are working on your computer while they are talking, the message will be: "I'm too busy to talk to you," or, "This is more important than you are." You may attend meetings, but i...

Tough tactics to combat gossip

By Joan Lloyd

Dear Joan: We have some malicious gossip issues here and I wanted to run some things by you. It happens everywhere, and it's often harmless, but at my workplace it's gotten downright ugly. There is a group we call the Smoker's Group, which has used gossip to take on far more power than they should be allowed to have. This is a tightly knit group and they've caused a lot of emotional pain, confusio...

What Questions Should You Ask a Potential Employee?

By Michael Klazema

Potential employees are on a slippery slope of sorts when it comes to balancing job interviews and background checks. There is certain information an employer can learn about its applicants via background checks (e.g., criminal history, credit history, etc.) that they are not legally allowed to ask about in an interview. Similarly, there are things that can be learned in a job interview—such...