Recognize Toxic Candidates Before You Hire Them

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In an environment where staff shortages are still causing problems for employers more than two years after the COVID-19 pandemic began, it’s tempting to hire candidates who are “on the bubble” when it comes to qualifications and experience. But if you’re not careful, your eagerness to fill staff openings may allow some truly toxic candidates… Read more »

Can I List My Hobbies On My Resume?

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Back when resumé templates were in their infancy, “Hobbies and Interests” was a common heading. Over time, though, conventional wisdom has evolved to the point where listing hobbies has almost become frowned upon. The reasoning is that you only have so much space and time to get a hirer’s attention, and that should be devoted… Read more »

Is a “Stay Interview” The Secret Weapon to Employee Retention?

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Last month, we provided some hints for dealing with staff shortages brought about by the “Great Resignation.” Here’s another coping strategy that could give your retention a boost.  Most employers have some form of exit interview in which they capture data from departing employees on the good and bad experiences they had while they worked… Read more »

Interviewing Mistakes That Hiring Managers Hate

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A topic that keeps coming up in this blog is positive steps you can take before and during a job interview to help seal the deal. We’d like to share some things to avoid in an interview this time around. Don’t commit any of these blunders, or you may kill your chances of getting the… Read more »