OOO Messages That Will Actually Get People to Leave You Alone

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What’s worse than getting a work-related email while far away from your desk enjoying your PTO? Incessantly receiving emails because your out-of-office (OOO) message is inefficient and doesn’t share enough of the essential details.   Sure, we say we aren’t going to worry about work while OOO, but unless you’re already on your Midsommar retreat in […]

What Happens When Our New Hires Underperform?

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You went through the legwork. You dove through the funnel and among dozens (maybe hundreds) of resumes, you finally found the one—at least, that’s what you thought. The candidate that dazzled in the phone interview and always had a prompt follow-up suddenly shrank up when they settled into their new desk. Why do we encounter […]

How To Hire In A Gig Economy

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“Gig economy” is a huge buzzword in the hiring market right now. But what does it really mean for employers: Is it good? Is it bad? Let’s dig in. According to the ultra-analytical Investopedia, the technical definition of a gig economy is where “temporary, flexible jobs are commonplace, and companies tend toward hiring independent contractors and […]

Career Lessons You Can Learn from Tidying Up with Marie Kondo

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Life can get messy. And sometimes that messiness can permeate your work life, no matter how hard you try to keep it contained. Your desk gets messy; your email gets messy; your desk mate’s desk gets messy; your life ends up becoming one big mess. This disorganization is how some people thrive–as Time points out, […]

4 Tips to Become a Career Influencer

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The term “influencer” has gotten a bad rap lately. Probably because we see endless posts from Instagram models and Bachelor contestants–who I’m starting to believe only go on the show to land free Coachella tickets and sell magic hair-growing gummy bears–all over our feeds, generating a facade to gain our fandom and sell us more […]

Your Job Description Is Boring.

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It’s true, and it’s as common as pollen in Georgia. “So what?” You may be asking. “The job descriptions are there to give information to the candidate, and nothing more. It doesn’t need to be exciting.” Well, that’s where we disagree. See, the #1 reason people change jobs is because of career opportunity. Instead of […]

4 Productivity Hacks to Tackle Your To-Do List This Summer

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Ah, summer mornings. The birds are chirping, the sun is slowly making its way overhead, it’s a beautiful day, and you…have to go to work? That was rhetorical–of course you have to go to work, we all do. Where do you think I’m writing this from right now? But the change of seasons and flurry […]

3 Tips to Keep Candidates Excited

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The process of looking for a job has the highest highs and the lowest lows. It’s sort of like fishing. After a candidate casts their line, they’re often left waiting for someone to take the bait.  That’s when the recruiter in shining armor comes along. You tug on that line and the candidate perks up […]

How To Surf The Summer Recruiting Wave

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Hang on, folks. The dry season of summer recruiting is coming in HOT. Unlike the abundance that is the spring hiring season, summer recruiting is a notorious subject for seasoned talent pros to rookies alike. People take advantage of the amazing weather and break from school to take a vacation to their destination of choice, […]

One Word to Rule Them All: How to Increase the Chance of a “Yes”

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Words are powerful. The words we use can often determine success or failure, no matter what field you are in. With the right word, we can lift others up to new heights. In the English language, there is one word that has been proven to greatly increase our success: “Because.” Yes, using those seven letters […]