Experiential Interviews: Four Steps to Help You Identify Superior Talent

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If you’re still using conventional interviews when hiring, I’ve got bad news—common interviewing methods set you up to pick the wrong people. Why? Because conventional interviews give only the smallest glimpse of the candidate—and an inaccurate one at that. During conventional interviews job candidates are always on their best behavior. They say what you want …

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3 Steps to Cultivate an Inclusive Workforce in a Conflicted World

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It’s no secret that diversity in the workplace is a good thing. Having an inclusive workforce helps businesses better serve their diverse client base. Research even shows that the most diverse workforces are likely to general better financial results. But even though most leaders want to make their businesses more diverse, they may not understand …

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Get More Staffing Clients and Get Them Buying Now

Companies that use staffing providers fill their jobs four times faster than those that do not. Does this mean most companies use staffing? No. Less than a third do each year. Here’s how you can cultivate more buyers and get them buying quickly.

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Being a Kind Leader Without Letting Niceness Get in the Way

It’s great to be kind. But taking that too far can undermine your effectiveness as a leader. Here’s how to combat this common problem.

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Dear Hiring Manager: An Open Letter

Dear Hiring Manager, I understand that you’re busy. Probably more than ever since your company has likely remained lean following the Great Recession. That’s why I’m suggesting you take on an important task. One that may seem counterintuitive. Your company needs your help generating candidate referrals to fill your jobs. You may be thinking, “This …

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The Importance of What You Do

Writing can be tricky. Sometimes an article has a positive impact. Other times, a piece ends up being a dud. Then there are those articles that stand the test of time. Here’s one of them. I wrote the original version of The Importance of What You Do 17 years ago. Threase Baker, President of ABBTECH …

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Four Tips for Fast and Accurate Phone Interviews

Time is valuable. Which is why a brief phone interview, done correctly, is a great use of your time. Here are four tips for making the most of these conversations with jobseekers.

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How to Generate 20 Job Candidate Referrals in 20 Minutes

People are generous. When you ask for their help in the right way, you’ll be amazed at the result. Including when you ask for referrals to top talent. In this video, I walk you through a four-step process that can land you 20 job candidate referrals in just 20 minutes.

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The Competitive Advantage of Being Talent Rich

When it comes to success in business, one measure alone can accurately predict the future—wealth of talent. The more talent wealth an organization has, the more successful that organization will be. We’ve all experienced the benefits of organizations that are rich in talent. These are the companies we’ve come to love. When we say we …

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