Hard Skills Vs. Soft Skills – Which do You Hire For?

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As an employer, it’s essential that you examine both a candidate’s hard skills as well as their soft skills. Generally speaking, hard skills refer to learned abilities – like the ability to use power tools or heavy machinery – while soft skills are a part of your natural personality. Some primary examples of soft skills… Read more »

Why You Should Focus on Passive Talent

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Active job seekers tend to get a lot of attention amongst hiring managers, and it’s no secret why. They are, after all, the ones who are actively seeking out new opportunities, applying to jobs and attending interviews. While these recruits often make great workers once they’re hired, they’re not the only candidates you should consider.  … Read more »

How to Implement a Successful Employee Referral Scheme

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Although employee referrals can be a great way to supplement your workforce, not all of them work out. Even in the temporary sector where most assignments only last a few weeks, a subpar referral might result in you looking for a replacement sooner rather than later.   But you can maximize the potential of your employees’ referrals… Read more »

Reduce Employee Turnover With These Overlooked Elements of Feedback

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Most companies have come to understand the value of employee feedback. Not only can it help you create a more comfortable and welcoming work environment, but feedback – when used correctly – can give you further insight into how your company is viewed by employees, recruits, and even competitors.   Utilize a Short Survey  Start by offering a short survey… Read more »