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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How Note-Taking Can Be the Key to Interview Success

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Job interviews move quickly, so quickly that they can sometimes feel disorienting. Doing the prep work and mock interviews can help you properly prepare for the interview, but once you are face to face with the Hiring Manager, note-taking can make a major difference in making sure you hit the right points when selling yourself as the ideal candidate.

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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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Looking to the Long Term: How to Create Job Security for Yourself

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Can you see yourself happily staying with your current company long-term? If job security is something that you seek, you need to consider making yourself the kind of indispensable employee that your company needs to keep around. It’s not just about working hard, there are some strategies that you can use to gain the professional security you desire. For example:

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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”

ActOne Group Ranked Among 2018’s Largest Staffing Firms in the United States

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We are proud to announce that AppleOne’s parent company, the ActOne Group, has been recognized as one of 2018’s largest staffing firms in the United States by Staffing Industry Analysts.

This recognition demonstrates that all staffing companies within the ActOne Group have the resources to help you meet your career and productivity goals.

Founded by Janice Bryant Howroyd in 1978, the ActOne Group operates in 19 countries around the world, and is the largest privately-held, woman-and-minority owned workforce management company in the U.S.

We would like to thank all of our talented career seekers and clients, as we could not have earned this accolade without you.

Applying to Jobs Where You Aren’t a Perfect Match

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What should you do when you run across a job ad that seems almost perfect for your skill level and experience, but is asking for an item that you don’t quite possess yet? Hiring Advisors typically write job descriptions with the “perfect” candidate in mind, and while they may be aiming for the stars, they understand that they may have to sacrifice a couple of their “must-have” credentials. So yes, you should apply for these types of jobs, even if you may be missing a few of the key items, and these tips will give you the best chance at securing the job:

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