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Importance of a Developed Job Description

Posted by Katie Whiting

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Business owners juggle a wide range of priorities on a daily basis. Developing job descriptions are not usually at the top of the list, but they should be. Fully developed job descriptions are important to several stakeholders of a successful business – including:

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Topics: Hiring Strategies

How To: Bridge Generation Gaps at Work

Posted by SelectOne

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 As Millennials infiltrate the workforce, Baby Boomers are taken back by their differences. This generation gap has the potential to cause friction between employees, which is why it's so important for employers to be aware of these differences.  For example, Millennials and Baby Boomers are likely to have different reactions on the following topics:

Listening to music at work:

The Millennial says:  "Listening to music helps me stay relaxed, focused and more productive.  It keeps my mood up and makes the day fly by!"

The Baby Boomer says:  "How can anyone possibly stay focused with headphones in or while listening to incessant noise!"

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Topics: Workplace

Why Hiring Slowly May Cost You Top Talent

Posted by Kahli Martin

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The job market is growing at an incredibly fast pace, meaning the amount of available jobs are increasing daily. As a result, employers can no longer afford to be hiring slowly.

Not only are companies competing against other companies to hire the best people, they are also trying to manage the candidate’s hiring process expectations, which is often dictated by the market.

Presently, the average time it takes to fill a position is 25 days, which is the longest duration since 2001.

What does this mean?

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Topics: Hiring Strategies

SelectOne's Top 10 (Most Viewed Blogs)

Posted by Katie Whiting

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1 blog, 4 months of blogging, 9 bloggers, 28 published blogs, 1,500 visits…

All leads us to this: SelectOne’s Top 10 (Most Viewed Blogs).

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Topics: Workplace

Reasons For Leaving a Job

Posted by Katie Whiting

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Leaving a job is an extremely stressful situation for all parties involved.

On one hand you have the employer and they worry about:

  • Company morale: How are the remaining employees going to handle their co-worker leaving?
  • Cost of turnover: Hiring and training a new employee will cost the company a significant amount of time and money.
  • Workload: How will the departed employee’s work be covered until the company can fill the position?

On the other hand you have the employee who left his/her job for greener pastures (or so he/she hopes). He/she worries about:

  • New employer: Will the new job live up to my expectations?
  • “Buyer’s remorse”: Did I make the right decision to leave?
  • Friends: I hope the co-workers I leave behind are not upset with me for ‘abandoning them’.
  • Performance: I hope I can live up to my new company’s expectations.

Whew, I am stressed just thinking about it!

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Topics: Workplace, Career Advice

4 Tips For A Successful Interview

Posted by SelectOne

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You’ve spent hours revising your resume, tweaking your cover letter, and practicing your pitch.

You’ve made a list of your top 5 target companies and finally landed the interview with your #1 choice. 

SUCCESS.

But now you’ve got a couple days to prepare for an interview and you’re completely overwhelmed!  So do your homework, be prepared, and use these 4 simple tips to ensure a successful interview takes place.

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Topics: Career Advice

Fear of Change and Counteroffers

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There are right reasons to leave a job (or stay for that matter), and there are wrong reasons.  The purpose of an interview process from the candidate’s perspective is to figure out if a company and opportunity better align with one’s career vision.  Toward the beginning of the process, we coach the recruiters at our firm to get to know candidates at a deep level.  

Ultimately, every person that even passively keeps an eye out for what’s next is looking for something compelling. It is the recruiter’s job to determine if the person we’re working with is:

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Topics: Career Advice

Social Recruiting 101

Posted by Katie Whiting

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Definition

Let’s start with the basics. Social recruiting can be defined as the process of sourcing candidates via various social media platforms.

Why should we care about social recruiting?

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Topics: Hiring Strategies, Career Advice

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