how to reject a great applicant

How to Reject a Great Applicant

February 20, 2017 in HR Best Practices


Why would you need to reject a great applicant?   If a candidate does not have the necessary skills or is an obvious bad fit from the start, the rejection process is generally pretty simple. Sure, it’s never fun to tell someone “no,” but in those instances, things tend to be pretty clear cut. However, […]


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How High Performing Companies Manage Change

February 8, 2016 in HR Best Practices


The following blog appeared on Sharlyn Lauby’s HR Bartender blog. Sharlyn is an HR pro turned consultant.  Want a competitive edge? The key is all about the way a company knows how to manage change. It totally makes sense. Dr. Peter Senge shared with us that learning organizations strive to continuous improve. And continuous improvement makes the […]


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The Power of Recognition to Increase Manager Success

January 25, 2016 in HR Best Practices


Make People Feel Appreciated The following article about the power of employee recognition appeared in our parent company’s e-newsletter, HR Insights. Most leaders receive surprisingly little development before assuming their first supervisory roles. In fact, many get no leadership training at all until they’ve been in the executive ranks for nearly a decade–reaching, on average, […]


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Solutions for a Dysfunctional Team

January 11, 2016 in HR Best Practices


The following article appeared in our parent company’s e-newsletter, HR Insights. Strategic Human Resources Inc. addresses a question about how to get a dysfunctional team back on track. Question: I have a cross-functional team of very competent employees that used to be effective, but recently seem to have lost their way. There is occasional in-fighting […]


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How To Network Your Way To Your Next Job

December 21, 2015 in Career and Job Search Tips


Kinsa CareerEdge is a complementary career resource tool we offer to job seekers. The following article, How to Network Your Way to Your Next Job, is from the Kinsa CareerEdge library. Often the phrase of “networking” can be quite intimidating, especially when you’re talking about using it to find a new job. Let me assure […]


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7 Things To Know About Getting Referred For A Job

December 7, 2015 in Career and Job Search Tips


There is one thing you can do that increases your chances of being hired: getting referred for a job. Referred candidates are more likely to get hired, perform better and last longer in jobs. This is why companies, large and small, are investing in referral programs. It makes good business sense for them and for you. […]


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Are Annual Performance Appraisals Disappearing?

November 9, 2015 in HR Best Practices, News


The following article appeared in our parent company’s e-newsletter, HR Insights. Strategic Human Resources Inc. ponders this question and provides insight on delivering meaningful employee reviews.  In an article in The Washington Post, several major firms reported they were either eliminating or drastically revising their annual performance reviews.  While the cheers from employees and managers might be […]


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Perks Attract Employees – They Don’t Keep Them

October 26, 2015 in HR Best Practices


The following article appeared in our parent company’s e-newsletter, HR Insights. In it, HR writer Nicole Maddy provides compelling rationale on why perks attract employees but do not work as an employee retention tool. We have moved into a new era of employee benefits. While traditional employee benefits such as healthcare, PTO, and retirement matching […]


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Why Onboarding is Crucial to Retaining Employees

October 5, 2015 in HR Best Practices


Eric Magnussen, VP of Talent for a 5,200 employee organization, explains the benefits of a sound onboarding program to foster employee retention.  Imagine your first day on a new job. You arrive and no one is waiting to greet you or your HR representative is running late. When you do get started, you are asked […]


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3 Tips for Leading Average Performers to Workplace Success

September 21, 2015 in HR Best Practices


Charles Coy, senior director of analyst and community relations at Cornerstone OnDemand reports that 74 percent of the workforce are average performers, the ‘B Team’ who do their jobs competently. Here he provides three tips for leading average performers to achieve workplace success. In mid-August, a New York Times article about Amazon featured heated accounts from […]


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