How to Check Candidate References and Conduct Background Checks

How to Check Candidate References and Conduct Background Checks

Although most companies have high standards, they also are challenged by limited resources.  In addition, they frequently need to move quickly when the time comes to make a hire.  Yet each applicant and employee adds business and security risk.  Performing...
Quick Tip: Hiring people with a growth mindset vs fixed mindset

Quick Tip: Hiring people with a growth mindset vs fixed mindset

People’s attitudes fit into one of two categories: fixed mindset growth mindset A fixed mindset attitude believes you are who you are and you cannot change. In a fixed mindset, people believe their basic qualities, like their intelligence or talent, are...
Quick Tip: Focus on the Strong Employees, Not the Weak

Quick Tip: Focus on the Strong Employees, Not the Weak

Focusing on weak performers is a waste of time. Focus on your top ones. At times we can be optimistic about our hires. Sometimes we hire on potential and feel this new employee will have what it takes to be a valuable part of the team and a strong performer. Since we...
Top Interview Questions To Avoid

Top Interview Questions To Avoid

Conducting an employment interview can be both stressful and difficult for every party involved. You are looking for the best possible member to join your team, and the person being interviewed is hoping to make the best possible first impression to make the team. In...
High Impact Interview Questions You Should Ask 

High Impact Interview Questions You Should Ask 

Experienced and savvy interviewers typically develop a short, but extremely effective, list of interview questions that quickly tell them what they need to know about an applicant’s qualifications. The best type of question focuses on the contributions the prospective...