When Your Employee Disagrees With Their Performance Evaluation

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Performance evaluations serve a clear purpose – to measure performance, set goals and expectations, and ensure both employee and manager are on the same page. It’s not rocket science. But what happens when an employee disagrees with your evaluation? Not just a little bit, but all or most of it? As one of the leading… Read more »

4 Ways to Refresh an Old Employee Handbook (So People Actually Read It)

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You need your people to comply with a certain code of conduct, meet specific expectations, and follow detailed policies – all of which are likely communicated in your employee handbook. The trouble is: Your people don’t actually read it. They might glance through it quickly when they’re first hired. But by now, it’s likely collecting… Read more »

How to Build a Memorable Employer Brand on LinkedIn

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When candidates are looking for jobs or researching employers, where do they turn first? In many cases, it’s to LinkedIn. And if you’re looking to hire, what will a candidate find about you? To ensure you’re putting your best foot forward – and building a memorable employer brand on LinkedIn – here are some tips… Read more »

The New Normal: Tips for Evaluating Underemployed & Unemployed Candidates

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It wasn’t that long ago that underemployment or unemployment on a candidate’s resume was a big red flag for a hiring manager. Fast forward to 2012 – where there’s an approximately 16% rate of unemployed and underemployed American workers – and it’s clear that the candidate landscape has changed a lot. Furthermore, as one of… Read more »

6 Reasons Athletes Make Great Employees

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While the 2012 Summer Olympics are now behind us, it’s hard to forget the inspiring stories of so many athletes from around the world. They made their respective sports look easy, but it’s still clear that it required plenty of drive, determination, skill, and discipline to make it to the top. Did you ever think… Read more »