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Many of today’s young career go-getters are going to sometimes find themselves in an awkward place – supervising or managing other individuals who are much older than they are. This can entail some pretty particular problems, many of them having to do with old-school ideas about business, the inculcated habits of career veterans, and the… Read more »

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In our experience, from time to time, companies come to consultants and experts with problems that would be easily avoided if the leadership and upper management could put themselves in someone else’s shoes. Simply put, companies often have motivation and productivity problems that can be tied to the role of the front-line people in the… Read more »

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At Employment Solutions, we know that there are various schools of thought on conducting interviews. We’ve seen different companies pursue different strategies, and we’ve seen the results. One of the big questions is what to ask at interview. While some companies rigidly stick to boilerplate questions they’ve read in generic staffing solutions books, we would… Read more »

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The best managers, supervisors and HR professionals are always on the hunt for good tips about leadership — how to manage and interact with people, how to control processes, and how to guide an enterprise toward success. But sometimes, what we need is right in front of us. Here are five aspects that we’ve noticed… Read more »

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Nearly every human resources professional has had this problem at some point during his or her career. A person gets involved in a business, and others within the company start to realize that it’s just not a good fit. What about when the problem isn’t job skills, or lack of experience, but just the fact… Read more »

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To some managers and HR professionals, especially those who also serve on budget committees or oversee a company’s finances, sending paper rejections to job applicants may just seem like a lot of wasted trees. But, in many cases, this can actually be good for a business. From our experience, investing in paper letters might just… Read more »

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One of the biggest issues in today’s HR world is around a new generation of workers tagged ‘millennials’ by much of the mainstream media and many socioeconomic experts. Millennials constitute the bulk of today’s younger workforce –those just entering the business world. As the American economy rebounds from the dire financial crisis of 2008, and… Read more »

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As just one of the many kinds of challenges that surround the hiring process, companies struggle with short-term turnover — they get new people in the door, just to see them leave within a number of weeks or months. So how do you combat this particular type of attrition? These are some things that we’ve… Read more »

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At some companies, there is the temptation to do away with traditional processes that may seem obsolete or unnecessary. But sometimes, these traditional habits are in place for a reason. Here are some things that we’ve learned about internal performance reviews that support the idea that these types of regular interactions should still be a… Read more »

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Hiring is a delicate kind of thing — experienced HR people know that it’s partly an art, but also partly a science. In other words, there are some technical rules that you can go by, but you also have to have good intuition and common sense about how to approach the need to hire more… Read more »