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How to conduct an interview: A step-by-step guide

Surely, conducting an interview is a case of just asking job-seekers the right questions and grading their answers, right? Well… not exactly. Conducting interviews is a golden opportunity to show off your company and culture and prioritize applicants with the skills the role needs. You can’t do that with cookie-cutter questions and resume checks. It’s time to bring skills testing and active listening into the mix. In this guide, we explore how to conduct an interview, what to include in your int

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Time to hire: Top tips to calculate and cut it

Think that a longer recruitment process will guarantee amazing hires? Think again.  Yes – a thorough hiring process will help you select top talent and avoid making rushed decisions. But thorough doesn’t mean long and drawn out. In fact, long hiring times can lead to missed opportunities, higher costs, and frustrated candidates who’ll move on to more efficient employers.  That's why you must monitor your average time to hire and strike the right balance between hiring fast and hiring right.  In

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Employee burnout: definition, causes, signs, and prevention

The World Health Organization estimates that 12 billion working days are lost annually due to stress, depression, or anxiety. Occupational burnout isn’t an individual employee issue; it’s an occupational syndrome rooted in toxic workplace environments and poor management. Even motivated workers don’t last long in an unsafe environment or in a culture that chronically overworks them. Addressing deeper systemic causes from the top is the only way to solve job burnout and avoid disengagement, abse

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Talent planning: Strategies and best practices for success

HR technology trends, like automation, AI, and internal talent marketplaces, are causing a major occupational shift in the workforce. Moving forward, employers must hire based on measured, bias-free skills and competencies – rather than on-paper credentials – to keep up.  Focusing on skills helps you find top talent that fits your current and future needs to stay competitive in the long term. But how can you discover and attract the candidates with the skills you need now and in the future? The

Top 10 Recruiting Trends for the Future of Hiring

Top 10 recruiting trends for the future of hiring

Outdated hiring practices often overlook the full spectrum of candidates’ skills. In addition, traditional recruitment practices are often slow and biased, making it difficult to find the right talent. These problems leave companies with workforces that are less diverse, innovative, and adaptable than they should be. In this article, we explore how to solve these issues with emerging recruiting trends, such as focusing on skills, using technology, and giving candidates what they want.  Let’s div

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The ultimate guide to succession planning tools

Filling open roles quickly has always been a core responsibility for human resources.  But this HR fundamental is easier said than done, especially in cases where:  The vacancy is unexpected  The person leaving has irreplaceable industry or company knowledge  The necessary skills are in short supply in the market  If you wait until you receive a resignation or retirement notice, you’ve already lost time.  That’s where succession planning tools come in. Succession planning software tools help you

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Defining roles and responsibilities in the workplace: Why does it matter?

Without clearly documented roles and responsibilities, HR managers often struggle with a confused, inefficient, or unproductive workforce. You can fall into this trap if you're: Disconnected from the teams you hire for Using an outdated roles and responsibilities template Growing your business (and all hands are on deck) Hiring without candidate skills testing Accurately defining job roles and responsibilities better informs the decision-making process in your hiring, enhances team productivity,

Organizational planning: 5 steps for successfully creating an organization plan

Organizational planning: 5 steps to success

Companies that lack detailed organizational plans are planning to fail. You might think that “winging it” is a rarity, but this couldn’t be further from the truth – a survey from Bridges Consultancy found that only 48% of businesses achieve planning success. So, how can you give your business the best possible chance of reaching its goals? You need to create a solid organizational plan.  Organizational planning enables you to enact your business strategy, clearly communicate objectives to every

Are employee referrals the key to staff retention

Employee referrals: A powerful tool for finding – and keeping – top talent

What if we told you there was a way to source candidates that not only attracts top talent but also keeps them around for the long haul?  Employee referrals are a great hiring strategy to boost retention rates in your organization. They help identify candidates best suited for a role, create a positive work environment, and make your existing employees feel respected – all factors contributing to employee loyalty.  But there’s an important caveat. While employee referrals are a great candidate s

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Personal development goals: Top examples of personal growth for work

Setting personal development goals is a great way to boost your self-confidence and your career potential. After all, having more skills and knowledge makes you more appealing to employers. What if you’re keen to grow in your industry but are unsure of the best goals to set? On the other hand, as an HR manager, how can you support people’s growth goals for the better? Below, we explore nine personal growth goals for work examples to support career development, confidence, and self-fulfillment. 

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7 inspiring organizational culture change examples

Culture change in the workplace is the process of shifting your organization’s actions to better align with new values, such as increasing fair hiring efforts to support diversity and inclusion. Changing organizational culture is often necessary to transform the work environment for the better. It inspires employees, enhances their performance, and increases productivity. This article discusses how a positive company culture transformation is a powerful way to improve an organization by reviewin

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Cognitive thinking definitions and how to test for cognitive thinking skills

Traditional hiring approaches fall short when you’re searching for candidates with unique skill sets to drive your company’s success. One such skill is cognitive thinking, which HR recruiters often struggle to assess effectively. You can overcome this hurdle with cognitive ability tests, which help you redefine talent acquisition and find the best talent. In this article, we explore nine different cognitive thinking definitions, discuss how to test candidates or current employees for mental abil