Tiebreaker: How to Decide When You Have Selected Your Top Potential Hires

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You’ve done all the right things: wrote a comprehensive job description, reviewed countless resumes, met and interviewed several hopefuls. Now your hard work has paid off and you are down to two (or three) top candidate picks. When faced with several viable candidates, how do you decide? Here are some desirable employee traits you can use to determine who would not just be a good hire, but a great addition to your team:

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Why Smart Employers are Hiring on Potential, Not Experience

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While it’s most employers’ go-to measuring stick, past performance is not a guarantee for future success. Combined with today’s low unemployment rate, many hiring managers are realizing that focusing on experience and even education often leaves them with slim and costly pickings. To address this, many have explored evaluating for potential as a hiring tactic. Here are five reasons why hiring for potential and not experience is an increasingly smart strategy:

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So You Want to Hire an Intern? Strategies for a Successful Internship Program

 

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Smart companies know that the benefits of hiring an intern go far beyond having someone to do coffee runs for the department. Interns can be field-tested potential hires who already know your culture, and will require minimal on-boarding and training. If well-chosen and mentored, they can be excellent investments towards your company’s growth and succession planning. In addition, happy interns are great ambassadors. They can help you attract and build a robust candidate pool – a great benefit particularly when the talent market is tight. Here are several best practices to successfully attract, nurture and manage interns so everyone gets the best out of the internship: Continue reading “So You Want to Hire an Intern? Strategies for a Successful Internship Program”

Three Strategic Salary Negotiation Tips for Successful Hiring

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With unemployment down and candidate scarcity increasingly becoming a real challenge, employers have identified hiring as a top workforce priority they need to solve for growth. One key aspect of hiring is salary negotiation. While successful salary negotiation has the immediate benefit of helping you secure the applicant you wish to hire long-term, it can also impact employee engagement and even retention. Here’s how you can get your money’s worth while making a worthwhile offer to prospective hires:

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Three Tips to Faster, Better Hires

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For the most part, low unemployment rates are a good thing… unless you are an employer looking to hire. If you are among those trying to find, attract, and hire fresh talent for your company, then you have probably noticed that great candidates are hard to come by – and your window to hire is significantly smaller. So how do you get top performers to send their resumes your way, stat? Here are four strategies you can try on for size:

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Saluting the Strengths that Military Spouses Bring to the Workplace

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As a company, AppleOne’s passion has always been people. As we begin the new year of opportunities and possibilities, these val­­­­ues really come into focus. We are here for our candidates as well as our clients. We are partnered with several community programs that allow us to help great companies and great people find each other while giving us opportunities to make a difference. ​One great example is the Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP). When our CEO, Janice Bryant Howroyd, heard about MSEP, she was excited to partner with them. And through that partnership we have grown our relationship with the Hiring Our Heroes program, through which we help both veterans and military spouses.

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4 Tips for Writing Job Descriptions that Attract the Right Talent

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Most companies invest a lot of time and effort on marketing to ensure their products and services catch the eye of their target market. Many employers would agree it’s just as important to attract the right employees as it is to appeal to their ideal customers. Here’s how to write job descriptions that capture the attention and interest of precisely the talent your company needs and wants: Continue reading “4 Tips for Writing Job Descriptions that Attract the Right Talent”

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