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How to hire with confidence: 5 effective strategies

We’ve all been there – questioning our recruiting decisions and fearing the consequences of mis-hiring.   But today’s landscape has seriously exacerbated hiring anxieties. You’re dealing with a challenging job market that’s riddled with high competition, skills shortages, and more – making recruitment more daunting than ever.  In this article, we show you how to hire with confidence despite all this. We look closely at what’s eroding your confidence and equip you with five simple strategies to h

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45 secretary interview questions (+ sample answers) to help you hire skilled admin staff

Secretaries are some of the most underrated yet important people in the organization. They take care of all the administrative tasks so that business leaders can focus on developing the business and not waste time answering inbound calls or scheduling meetings. Hiring the right secretary will help you maintain productivity and professionalism within the workplace. However, a resume alone doesn’t provide any indication of a candidate’s actual ability to handle diverse administrative tasks. It’s i

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30 sales engineer interview questions to uncover top talent

A sales engineer is a professional who sells complex technological products or services, usually in the B2B sector.  The skill set of B2B salespeople and sales engineers should include:  Deep technical knowledge of the product or solution they sell A strong understanding of clients’ specific needs and wants Expert negotiation and communication skills Hiring the best talent requires using a mix of pre-employment skills tests and carefully curated sales engineer interview questions. After all, you

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8 underrated soft skills and their benefits

For over 100 years, employers have known that the strongest employees possess a variety of soft skills [1]. This is still true today, and employers are increasingly recognizing the need for these skills in their workforces. For instance, in TestGorilla’s 2023 State of Skills-Based Hiring research, 91% of responding employers told us that soft skills are more important now than they were five years ago.  Most companies are familiar with classic soft skills, like time management and communication

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How to support ISFJ personality types in the workplace

ISFJs, or “Defenders” are a 16-personalities type that brings kindness and loyalty to the workplace, thriving when they contribute to collective goals. With their practicality, detail orientation, and work ethic, they also make dependable team members suited to hands-on tasks. That said, a tendency toward perfectionism coupled with difficulties saying “no” to requests can lead to Defenders burning out. They may also resist change, which can create team friction. However, you can reduce the likel

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How to support ESTP personality types in the workplace

ESTP personality types, or “Entrepreneurs,” are known for being energetic, spontaneous, adaptable, and resourceful. They’re also quick thinkers who excel at hands-on work and thrive in dynamic workplaces.  However, their impulsive tendencies may clash with more structured workplaces, leading to possible friction. While Entrepreneurs excel under pressure, their dislike for routine can create further disruptions. In this article, we explore ESTPs’ strengths and weaknesses and show you how to suppo

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How to write a Microsoft Access developer job description

Crafting the right job description for a Microsoft Access developer is key to finding the candidate who can tackle your database challenges with ease.  This task, however, can feel daunting. You want to draw in those who know Access inside and out – from building advanced queries to whipping up custom macros – so you have to know which skills to highlight. Also, for positions as nuanced as this one, you need to avoid pitfalls that put you at risk of mis-hires. In this guide, we’ll teach you the

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How to support ESFP personality types in the workplace

Celebrated for their charisma, empathy, and spontaneous nature, ESFP personality types are the “Entertainers” of the 16 Personalities test framework. They infuse teams with energy, excel in building connections, and uplift others, invigorating any workplace. However, their inclination towards spontaneity may sometimes clash with structured routines, potentially impacting collaboration in fast-paced environments. They can also struggle to stay focused without engaging, creative projects to work o

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How to write a shift coordinator job description

A shift coordinator is essential in organizations with shift-based work, including hospitals, hotels, and manufacturing plants. Hiring someone qualified for this role begins with crafting an effective job description.  Unfortunately, this is tricky since you must accurately capture the hard and soft skills needed for the role while giving candidates a realistic understanding of the shift coordinator’s duties. Even seasoned HR professionals can struggle with this. And ineffective job descriptions

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How to write a training and development manager job description

Hiring the wrong training and development manager can spell trouble for your business. It can lead to ineffective training programs, increase skills gaps among employees, and stifle your company’s growth and competitive edge.  A great job description is the first step toward reducing these risks, as it boosts your chances of attracting the right talent for the job.  That being said, crafting an effective job description for a training and development manager is no small feat. If you’re not clear

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DISC vs. 16 Personalities: Which test should you use in your hiring process?

When teams lack cohesion, companies fall apart. That sounds dramatic, but the consequences of a mis-hire are real: more team tension, counterproductivity, and project disruption. But there’s a way to avoid dreaded mis-hires. You can use personality assessments like the DISC and 16 Personalities tests during hiring to ensure you hire individuals with the right traits to mesh well with the rest of your team. Both tests are popular, but which is right for your hiring process? Read our DISC vs. 16 P

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30 nanny interview questions to hire the perfect match

Entrusting the care of a child to another person can be a difficult decision for parents – and you want to be 100% sure you’re able to make the right choice, regardless if you’re hiring a nanny or a babysitter for your own family or recruiting nannies for an agency.  Picking the right person for this role demands objectivity and meticulousness – and traditional resume screening simply won’t give you enough information about candidates. However, by combining skills tests and the right nanny inter

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