Avoid These Three Job Description Mistakes

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Whether you're working with a staffing agency to find your next job candidate or going it alone, writing a compelling job description is no small task. An accurate, well-written job description can help you avoid sifting through hundreds of poorly qualified applicants in search of the right match. Here are three big mistakes to avoid when writing a job description.

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Phrases To Avoid On An Interview

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Interviews involve a certain amount of luck. You double-check your resume, fiddle with your outfit, and practice your very best answers, but you still can't control everything in the interview process. The interviewer will surprise you with odd-ball questions, and you'll wind up groping for the best response. In those situations, it is helpful to know what to avoid saying. Practice not saying these things to improve your odds at your interview.

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Interviewing: Tips to Reel in The Best Candidate

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Interviewing is a pain for everyone involved. With these tips, however, you can ensure that you have made the most of your time and the interviewee's time.

Put him or her at ease.

More than likely, the person in the chair opposite you is much more nervous about the interview than you are. Be polite and inviting, and try not to be so intimidating that they freeze up and give you false or incomplete answers.

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Defining Your Needs Before Writing Your Job Description

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Preparation is key to hiring the right person. You need to have a very clear idea of your needs so you can define them to the HR department. This is more complicated than it sounds, though. Before you sit down to write out your job description, there are things to do that will bring your needs in to focus.

1. Talk To The People In That Position About The Job Requirements

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Discover the Best Candidates Through Fantastic Interviewing Strategies

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Hiring the right employee can be a difficult task. Sometimes the “perfect candidate” turns out to be a flop after the hiring is complete. You wonder what went wrong. The resume had all the right components on it and the interview went as planned, but things went downhill shortly after the person began working. According to data gathered by Patty Inglish between 1995–2012, many workers get fired from jobs, not because of lack of skills but because of personal attitudes, behavioral problems, or ethical issues on the job. Some of these include: 

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Valentine's Day: It's Not Just for Couples

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Stores have already been lined for weeks with gigantic teddy bears and red heart-shaped boxes of chocolate. Many people dread Valentine's Day, viewing it as a gimmick created by greeting card companies to make money.

While the act of celebrating Valentine's Day with a significant other has become cliche for many, Valentine's Day does not have to be about being part of a couple. If you are single, or simply choose not to buy into the fad of the holiday, here are 3 alternative ways to spend your Valentine's Day

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Strategies to Motivate and Inspire Employee Engagement for 2017

Strategies to Motivate and Inspire Employee Engagement for 2017

As a manager or small business owner, you want the business to run smoothly and be profitable. You know the value of great employees. Loyal, enthusiastic employees are a huge boost to the business. Their enthusiasm creates a positive atmosphere for customers, which in turn often leads to customer loyalty. Forbes conducted 30 studies assessing the relevance of employee loyalty and engagement. Their findings reveal that when employees enjoy their job, there is an increase in sales, productivity, and profits. So, how can managers and owners inspire enthusiasm in their employees? Here are 3 tips to keep in mind.

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Four Interviewing Questions That Weed Out Trouble

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Finding the dream candidate is your number one goal when you are interviewing people, but in some ways that means eliminating your less-than-ideal candidate. Most people you eliminate will be fine for other companies and positions- they just don't fit in your company or have all the right qualifications for the particular position you are looking to fill. 

There will be a few that you will interview, though, that won't work out anywhere. They hold grudges, bother co-workers, and make a manager's life miserable. There are a few questions that you can ask to make sure you avoid hiring people who will be more headache than help.

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How to be a Good Candidate: Answering "Why Are You Looking for a Job?"

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All interviewers have common questions they ask. It’s a good idea, as a job candidate, to become familiar with some of the most frequently asked questions.

“Why are you looking for a job?” is among the questions interviewers most often ask.

How can you answer it well to be a good candidate?

First, don’t just blurt the actual answer, whether it’s a desire for more money or you’re anxious about being downsized.

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