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Leveraging behavioral science to make better hiring decisions

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At one point, it was generally thought that intelligence was the king of traits when it came to finding the right person for almost any job. After all, an intelligent person would be able to solve problems, find solutions, and navigate tricky situations. Any problems that arose? Well, the employee in question clearly just weren’t smart enough to understand the logic behind the issue. Maybe the next guy will be smarter.

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Topics: Hiring Strategies

Questions to avoid asking during a job interview

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Hiring managers, eager to learn as much as possible, put a lot of thought into what questions they want to make sure to ask candidates when the arrive for an interview.

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Topics: Hiring Strategies

The best questions to ask a candidate during a job interview

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You know that it’s important to get to know candidates during their job interview. Their skills, their habits, their preferences, their goals … it’s a lot to learn in just an hour. So it’s important that your questions reflect the information you’re really trying to get at.

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Why hiring managers need to stop selling the company during job interviews

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By the time you winnow 200 resumes to 50 qualified applicants to 10 phone screens to 3 final candidates, you probably feel pretty darn good about those final three (or two, or four) by the time you get to the interview stage. It’s natural to worry about recruiting top-notch candidates and making a good impression.

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Topics: Hiring Strategies

Why You Should Consider Implementing a New Employee Mentorship Program

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Starting a formal mentorship program might seem like an awful lot of hassle for something that is typically handled off the cuff. After all, aren’t your new employees already getting an orientation and training? If they need help, they’ll ask, right?

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Topics: Workplace, Industry Trends, Hiring Strategies, Business

Why an Employee’s First 60 Days are the Most Important

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While Michael Phelps’ freestyle is powerful, it’s his dolphin kick right after pushing off the wall that gives him his record-breaking edge. Giving a presentation? You have the first eight seconds to grab your audience’s attention. Infants who are born with stunted growth can grow to be as healthy and functioning as their peers when provided with good nutrition and stimulation in the first two years of life.

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Topics: Workplace, Hiring Strategies, Business

Tailoring Your Employee Onboarding Process to Reflect Your Culture

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Workplace culture develops organically, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t put any thought into it. Just as you make decisions about your dress code, your benefits, and your internal branding based on your organization’s culture, it’s important that your onboarding process reflects this culture as well.

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Topics: Workplace, Hiring Strategies, Business

Setting Goals with New Employees

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Goals are a critical part of keeping employees on track and happy, but they’re especially important when you’re dealing with someone who is brand new in their role. Is there a difference between how you set goals for new employees and how you go through the same process for someone more established?

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Topics: Workplace, Hiring Strategies, Business

New Employee Forms Needed to Properly Onboard a New Hire

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Let’s be honest: nobody gets dressed for their first day at a new job and thinks “Gosh, I’m so excited to get in there and fill out all that paperwork!” Still, when the other option is being unprepared for your new employee and leaving them with a brochure while you dig around through your files for copies of everything you need, thinking about the necessary forms in advance is vital.

Here’s a rundown on the forms you’ll want for your new hire.

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Topics: Workplace, Hiring Strategies, Business

How to Make New Employees Feel Comfortable Fast

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Nobody likes to be the new kid at school. In seventh grade, it might take months before you managed to feel comfortable in the classroom and the cafeteria, much less at the Fall Fun Dance. But in the workplace, you can’t wait months for people to stop feeling on edge.

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Topics: Workplace, Hiring Strategies, Business

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