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Why using your “gut” for hiring decisions can make you sick

You’ve probably come across a person who is convinced that they can make a great hiring decision based on “gut feel.” They can tell, just from a casual conversation or a quick interview, whether or...

Top HR Investments in Recruitment for 2014

In our recent McQuaig Global Talent Recruitment Survey, we asked HR professionals from around the globe what recruiting-related systems or processes they planned to invest in to help them attract and...

4 Tips to Help Hiring Managers Develop Interview Skills

Apparently HR doesn’t have a lot of faith in their hiring managers’ interview skills. That may not be news to you, but when we asked nearly 600 HR professionals if their hiring managers were good...

The Top 5 Reasons Candidates Reject Your Job Offer

Nobody likes rejection. No matter what you tell yourself, part of you still takes it personally; even when that rejection comes in the form of a candidate rejecting a job offer. But rejection also...

The Top Global Talent Recruitment Challenges

The results are in from the 2014 McQuaig Global Talent Recruitment Survey and you might be surprised by what we found. We surveyed nearly 600 HR professionals to find out what their biggest...

Use a Strong Onboarding Program to Increase Employee Retention

You've made a great hire and added strong talent for a new position in the organization. How can you ensure your new hire will stay? A solid onboarding program does more than introduce a new employee...

3 Tips to Create Recruiting Messages that Attract Top Performers

Can you think of a commercial that some of your friends thought was just fantastic, but that left you flat? Or maybe the inverse, you were knocked over by how funny and compelling an ad was, but your...

Assess the right level to find your ideal candidate

This infographic outlines what we call the Three Levels of Assessment for candidate assessment. They represent the levels of a person that allow you to determine if they will succeed in a role. If...

3 Tips to Retain Young Professionals

Just hired a highly-skilled, motivated young person? Great! Be prepared to say goodbye to them in about two years. Forbes reports that young workers are turning to job-hopping as the new norm. This...

What to do when your top sales person is a bully

Dave is your top sales person. Since coming on board, he’s consistently beat his numbers and increased revenue. In fact, he’s now responsible for a huge chunk of your total sales volume. In short,...

12 Things You Should Know About Succession Planning

Most senior executives believe succession planning is a critically important business issue, but the majority of them don’t think their organizations are doing enough to identify and develop leaders...

4 Tips To Improve Employee Engagement

Employee engagement is a goal of every business or company. One of the best definitions I’ve read of what employee engagement is comes from Kevin Kruse in an article in Forbes. He describes it as an...