January’s Free HRInsights Webinar – How to Keep Your Top Talent From Walking Out the Door

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Guest post by Silver Rose, president of Silver Rose Enterprises LLC To learn more, please join us on Tuesday January 21st at 1:00 EST (10:00 PST) for a Live Webinar with Silver Rose (How to Keep Your Top Talent From Walking Out the Door) This webinar is valid for 1 PDC toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP… Read more »

Team Strife? Four Essential Strategies for Managing Through It

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Conflict on teams is inevitable.  The question is not how to prevent it – it’s how to manage through it.  When the team hits an impasse, the best managers employ these four essential strategies for leading their team out of the wilderness and back to a productive relationship: Start neutral. When you intervene in an… Read more »

Is a Candidate Being Truthful? 5 Tips to Help You Tell

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You’ve found a candidate who looks great on paper and sailed through the interview with charm and all the right answers; however, you’re asking yourself whether things are too good to be true.  Are you sure this candidate is telling the truth?  Here are five ways to find out. Compare the candidate’s resume with the… Read more »

Your Top Candidate Declined Your Job Offer…Now What?

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It’s been weeks, or maybe months. You’ve waded through endless resumes, narrowed down the field to a handful of candidates, and extended an offer to your top choice…only to hear “Thanks, but no thanks.” What do you do now? Here’s how to bounce back after your top candidate turns down your offer: Find out why…. Read more »

4 Strategies to Help You Achieve Better Staffing Results Long Term

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In today’s economy, Houston companies are finding themselves competing for the best candidates in nearly every field. Not sure how you can pull in better candidates no and in the future without breaking your budget? Consider these four tips. Create (and follow!) a hiring plan. Having a strategic staffing plan can help your company align… Read more »

Which Is Better: Hiring for Potential or Experience?

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When a key staff member leaves, your instinct is probably to hire based on experience. You need someone who can do the job now, not in 30 or 60 or 90 days. However, hiring for potential provides opportunities that hiring for experience does not. Here’s a quick guide to hiring for potential versus hiring for… Read more »

Do You Know What Your True Hiring Needs Are?

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If a staff member has just quit or a department has expanded, you have an open position that you need to fill. But you cannot choose “just anyone” to fill it. The right person will bring the necessary skills, potential, and cultural “fit” to the organization; the wrong one will cause productivity to lag –… Read more »

5 Ways to Lead Your Team More Effectively

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Good leadership is important in day-to-day business and essential in a crisis. When you focus on improving your day-to-day leadership, you build the foundation of expectation and trust that will help your team function more smoothly in rougher waters. Here are five ways to lead more effectively now and in the future: Build a culture… Read more »

Do Employers Verify a Candidate’s Education?

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The Internet has made it simpler than ever for companies to look up candidates and verify their information – and more and more companies are taking advantage of the opportunity. A simple phone call or records search will tell most companies whether you received a degree from a certain institution, when you received it, and… Read more »