Archive for June, 2018

With Retirement Looming, Help Boomers Share Their Knowledge

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As a influx of Millennials (and soon, Generation Z) enter the workforce, a growing percentage of Baby Boomers are exiting it. And as Baby Boomers set off for retirement, they take with them valuable knowledge, lessons, and attributes – all of which current managers would be wise to extract while they still have the chance. Baby Boomers grew up in a time before the convenience of the Internet. They understand the importance of going the extra mile to get the job done because for the first half of their careers, they didn’t have access to the advanced technology that society…

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#HiringUsingSocialMedia

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The advent of numerous social media platforms has redefined so much of our society in recent years – including the hiring process. Most candidates have multiple social media profiles making it an ideal place to both source candidates and communicate your employment brand. As you might expect, employers are increasingly utilizing social media sites to recruit candidates. While LinkedIn is the primary social media platform for recruiting, Facebook is also a hotbed in its own right, largely in part to its 2 billion users. So, it only stands to reason that social media is an avenue for finding talent: people…

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Hiring Recent College Graduates? Look for these Qualities

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College graduation season has come and gone and that means hundreds of thousands of young men and women are actively looking to join the workforce.  This is a great opportunity for employers; if you are hiring for junior positions (or other positions well-suited for recent college graduates), you should be looking for candidates who check off specific boxes outside of the job’s qualifications. It is safe to assume that the bulk of recent college graduates grew up, and usually have, a phone in their hands. They are programmed, in a sense, to always be communicating with their friends, families, and…

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Don’t Get Overworked – Learn to Delegate

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In order to become an effective manager, an employee has to demonstrate that they not only handle their workload, but that they can inspire and lead others to achieve success.  When that managerial promotion occurs, the employee’s responsibilities only expand. They have to have control over their own duties, and oversee multiple other people’s duties. With much expected of them, managers can easily end up overworking themselves. There are a number of factors that go into becoming overworked, but a common root of the issue is that many managers do not understand how to effectively delegate tasks to other team…

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