Reference Checks: Just a Formality?

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Savvy applicants always choose and list their references carefully, but in end, many hiring mangers ultimately ignore these references and make their final decisions based on other criteria. Reference check omissions are especially common among short term or lower level positions, and they happen for a host of reasons. Among these reasons, they’re time-consuming and… Read more »

Bringing Out the Hacker in Your Employees

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The term “technical employee” typically refers to any employee who spends her days focused on micro-level problem solving rather than business decision making, and includes most employees engaged in design, research and development, software creation, or product inception. A chef in a restaurant is a technical employee, and so are most craftspeople and artisans. Technical… Read more »

The Secret Fears of Every Hiring Manager and How Job Seekers Can Approach These Fears

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When you walk into a job interview, chances are you’re at least a little bit nervous. This is natural. If you’re interested in the job, the stakes are high and you want to come off well. You want to communicate your qualifications clearly, and you want to seem honest and confident. But you may not… Read more »

Haven’t Hired In A While? How to Bring a New Employee on Board

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As we’ve said time and again on this blog (because it’s true!), your most valuable form of capital is your human capital. This rule prevails regardless of your industry sector or the size of your business. Even if you’re a company made up of one person, take a moment to reflect. How useful would your… Read more »