The Three Big Benefits of a Workplace Mentor Program

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Internal mentor programs are beneficial during the entire employee life cycle. Mentoring facilitates personal and professional growth among the mentor and mentee. The mentor can provide the benefit of experience, while the mentee can bring in fresh ideas to ensure senior executives are up-to-date on the newest business practices and technology. A mentoring…

Hiring Wisdom: The 10 Most Significant Changes Recruiting New Employees

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Last week I got a call from a client I’d done an hourly employee recruiting and selection presentation for in 2011. She started by saying how much her meeting attendees had enjoyed it and that many had seen dramatically improved results from implementing a number of the tools and techniques I shared. She…

Resumes That Mysteriously Appear Can Still Earn You A Fee

Editor’s note: Jeff Allen has heard every employer excuse you can imagine for not paying up — and dozens more that defy imagination. A few years ago he began documenting them in a weekly collections column. Because of the importance of collections, Fordyce will periodically reprise the most common situations he addressed. What…

The 4 Biggest Complaints Candidates Have About Recruiters

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Job candidates sometimes bash recruiters. Most of the complaints are due to their misunderstanding of a recruiter’s role. However, some of the issues are valid. Whether the complaints are justified or not, ultimately, it is in the recruiter’s best interest to build relationships and protect his reputation. As we all know, job seekers…

Are You Ready to Handle New Obamacare Reporting Requirements?

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On June 25, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled yet again on the Affordable Care Act, finding that tax credits are available to individuals in states that utilize a federally facilitated exchange. What does this mean for employers? It means business as usual. The decision provides certainty that ACA is here to stay, and,…

How to Snag Your Dream Candidate Without Going Broke: Speed, Fit, and Focus

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Recruiting is a numbers game, but that doesn’t mean the only number that matters is the one with a dollar sign in front of it. Many organizations wonder how they can land top candidates without paying above-market compensation, and without getting into costly bidding wars for talent. The answer is complicated: different candidates…

Want A Competitive Advantage? Get Your Team To Make Faster Decisions

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Editor’s Note: Readers sometimes ask about past TLNT articles, so every Friday we republish a Classic TLNT post. Can your team make a decision? I was recently thinking about a moment in my career that taught me several things about team decision making. It was many years ago in my staff meeting. I had…