A CareerBuilder Survey from 2015 found that 20% of employers have unknowingly asked an illegal question in an interview. Sometimes basic questions that might seem like a friendly way to get to know a potential employee (“Where are you from?”, “Do you have any kids”, etc.) can make an candidate uncomfortable and may actually be…

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Getting ready to begin searching for your next great employee? Hiring is exciting, but it’s also an involved process that’s full of potential missteps and errors. Start out on the right foot using this hiring process checklist as a template for your search. While this hiring process checklist is a good place to start for…

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You don’t get a second chance at a first impression – it’s an old adage, but one that still rings true. When it comes to hiring new employees, they’ll only ever have one first day, week, month, and year, yet many companies forget this, or simply don’t care. But making a poor first impression on…

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Hiring has long been seen as the responsibility of the human resources department, but more often than not, managing hiring strategies is only one of many hats worn by HR professionals, managers, and business owners whose days are already packed. But hiring new employees is so critical to a business’s operations, it can be a…

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Recruiting and hiring new employees is a process that’s full of hard work. In comparison to interviews, job offers, and onboarding, writing a job description and posting may seem trivial and straightforward. But it’s harder than you think: a poorly written job posting can attract unqualified applicants and drive well-suited candidates away. Here are some…

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Leadership changes can be frightening and stressful times for any organization, but for nonprofits, finding a new executive director can be especially difficult. With different budgets and governance structures than for-profit companies, a nonprofit search process is filled with challenges that just aren’t present in other circumstances. Here are three reasons why a nonprofit executive…

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Managing the Leader’s Transition Picture this.  You’ve just been appointed the Board Chair for a respected and beloved non-profit organization in your community.  You’ve envisioned a year worth of comfortable meetings to discuss how to improve and grow your great services.  And then, one day you receive a call from the organization’s Executive Director –…

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The phrases “Talent Acquisition” and “Talent Management” are often used interchangeably, despite the fact that they serve different purposes with regard to hiring and developing employees. It’s a shame these terms are so often confused because they both serve very valuable independent purposes. When Talent Management is executed properly (which, depending who you ask, can…

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For many years, the human resources team and the hiring manager managed the entire process of hiring new employees. It makes sense because they have to hire, train, and monitor the productivity of the person in the new role. So, they should be the only ones to have the final say and determine who gets…

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