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Category: Employer Advice

The ‘Dream Team’ of TV Employees

Debra Auerbach, CareerBuilder writer

Do you ever watch one of your favourite TV shows and wish your employees showed as much leadership, dedication or innovative thinking as some of the characters on those shows? Sure, those characters aren’t always the most realistic portrayals of the roles they depict, but what if you could assemble them to make up one super-sized team of employees?

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Why Employers Are Approaching the Salary Issue All Wrong

Steve Browne, HR professional and CareerBuilder contributor

These days, the majority of the job search process is transparent. Companies go out of their way to make job postings attractive so that they will be considered over others. However, there is one topic that both employers and candidates avoid: salaries.

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3 Ways to Turn Your Candidate Experience Around

Steve Browne, HR professional and CareerBuilder contributor

Have you ever looked for a job? It’s quite daunting, and often feels more like you’re swimming through molasses than finding a great new opportunity. Candidates have anxiety, and they are eager to be considered. We often forget that every candidate expects to get the job every time they interview. No one comes to a company thinking they won’t be chosen.

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How to Retain High Performers in a Hyper-Competitive Market

Matthew Stollak, HR professional and CareerBuilder contributor

In an increasingly competitive market, recruiting has never been more important. Not only is it critical to find the necessary talent to meet your organizational strategy, but retaining high performers may mean the difference between success and failure.

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How to Recruit as a Small Business Owner

Steve Browne, HR professional and CareerBuilder contributor

It amazes me that in this day and age, most of us overlook the small businesses all around us. We instead get so enamored with gigantic companies and their brands. While it’s true these large companies get more publicity and visibility, they make up a very small portion of companies compared to the massive total of organizations that exist.

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Stop Doing These 4 Things If You Want Great Talent

Laurie Ruettimann, HR pro, speaker and CareerBuilder contributor

You’re not the only one burned out by the war for talent. Across the world, talent acquisition leaders are fed up with arrogant applicants, dilapidated recruiting technology and hesitant hiring managers with unrealistic candidate expectations.

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Say This, Not That: Communicating Better with Hiring Managers

Mary Lorenz, CareerBuilder writer

The recruiter/hiring manager relationship: It’s complicated. You need each other, you want to do right by each other — but you don’t understand each other. And this breakdown in communication is what leads to feelings of frustration on both sides, drives a wedge between the two of you and, ultimately, brings you further from your ultimate (shared) goal: matching the right candidates with the right jobs.

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How to Nourish In-Office Learning

Guest contributor

There was a time in history when employees were at the mercy of their employer in terms of fringe benefits. A great package in the early 20th century might include a steady paycheck and the day off on Christmas — unless you were employed by a gentleman with the name Ebenezer. Things have certainly changed; so much so that it is now employers who must fight to offer the greatest benefit packages in order to attain (and retain) the best and brightest employees. One of the most popular benefits for employees is an opportunity to learn.

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