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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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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Four Tips for Making Employee Vacations Work for You and Your Team

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With employee retention and engagement being very real challenges to many employers, the last thing a smart manager wants to do is to deny vacation requests. In addition to employees being entitled to the time off, research also shows that vacations or ‘down time’ are vital to keeping employees satisfied with their jobs, engaged; and not getting burnt out. Here are some tips for how to coolly manage your team’s vacation schedule even as the temperatures continue to rise:

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In Honor of Our Heroes: 3 Great Reasons Why Military Spouses Are Workplace Superstars

 

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As we remember our fallen heroes this Memorial Day, we would also like to shine the light on their spouses and comrades whose hearts were and are with them on the battlefield. Our military personnel and their families make great sacrifices for our country and AppleOne is committed to doing everything we can to support them. Our partnership with the Military Spouses Employment Program (MSEP) ensures that military spouses can find high-quality jobs that allow them to reach their full career potential.

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Ways to Make Your Team Feel Lucky You’re Their Boss

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With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, the concept of luck has been coming up a lot. When it comes to employees feeling lucky, it’s primarily their managers who can impact how they feel about their job. A great manager motivates, and one that is the opposite inspires sayings like, “Employees don’t quit job, they quit their boss.” With 43% of employees thinking of quitting within the next 30 days and turnover costing companies $11 billion annually, we urge you to do the following so your superstars thank their lucky stars to be working with and for you:

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Quits Are on the Rise: 4 Steps You Can Take to Make Them Stay

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According to the Labor Department, the number of people quitting their jobs in search for better opportunities reached “3.1 percent to 3.26 million, the most since January 2001.” While this 17-year high is a positive sign for the economy, for employers it’s cause for concern – and action. Here are four steps you can take to keep blue-ribbon employees from leaving for greener pastures:

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