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    Ghosting: Why Job Seekers Disappear

    Are you suddenly being faced with interview no-shows, voicemail when you follow up, and even employees not showing up to their first shift? If you are, then your candidates are ghosting you, or suddenly ending all communication without an explanation. Why would a candidate go to the trouble of...

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    Best Ways to Answer “Sell Me This Pen”

    In some interviews, you’ll get asked to “sell me this pen” or anything else for that matter.  It’s a simple question—typically geared toward candidates for sales positions—but it can be difficult and nervewracking to answer, especially if you haven’t planned out a response. In addition to showing...

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    How to Ask for a Job Reference

    If you’re applying for a job, it’s likely you’ll need a reference. It’s a good idea to get references lined up before you start a job search so that you’ll have a list of people who can recommend you ready to share with prospective employers. Asking for a reference can be an intimidating process....

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    How to Adapt to the Candidate-Driven Market

    In a poll of more than 800 CEOs, the biggest business challenge they expected to face in 2019 was attracting and retaining top talent. We’re in a time of record-low unemployment and ample job opportunities, and workers are leaving their jobs at the highest rate since 2001. Because of this, the...

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    The Best Ways to Engage and Motivate Your Seasonal Employees

    The holiday season is fast approaching, meaning retailers and restaurants all across the country are preparing to hire seasonal employees to help with the added foot traffic. Regardless of when your busy season takes place, most businesses rely on seasonal hires to temporarily fill staffing needs....

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    Seasonal Hiring: Essential Recruiting and Hiring Tips

    The labor market is tight and finding skilled workers is increasingly more difficult which is why one retailer has started it’s seasonal hiring plan earlier than ever. If your business picks up at certain times of the year you may turn to seasonal workers to fill the gap.

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    This is Exactly What Recruiters Look for on Your Resume

    Here is a little secret: Recruiters spend on average only 6 seconds scanning over your resume. Try scanning this blog post for 6 seconds and see what you notice. Probably not a lot, right? Maybe you saw a few bolded headers and skimmed a sentence or two. This is exactly what a recruiter does when...

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    Why You Should Consider Outsourcing Your Back Office

    Back office functions such as payroll and hiring new employees are often challenges for small business owners. Every small business has to handle payroll, HR and other administrative areas, but business owners can feel overwhelmed by managing these tasks themselves or delegating them to other staff...

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    5 Time Management Hacks for the Busy Gig Worker

    If you’re considering entering the gig economy or taking on some side hustles of your own, you will need to learn how to effectively manage your time to stay on your A-game. Read on for more essential time management tips to set yourself up for gigging success.

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    What is the Form I-9 and Why is it Important?

    Anyone who has either been hired for a job or hired someone for a job knows that the process of getting a new employee on board requires a large amount of paperwork. The I-9 form is one of the most important forms that an employee and employer fill out. To help you understand why the Form I-9 is so...

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