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5 Interview Questions to Determine the Motivational Profile of a Candidate

Posted by Lisa Perrin

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How would you like to have a few magical interview questions that give you insights about a candidate’s behavior that skills testing can’t? It is said that attitude and behavior are what make a person stay with a company. Skills can be trained, but attitude and personality come from within—so, I want to share with you five short questions you can use in a 15-minute interview to determine whether a person has the right attitude, motivation, and behavior that match a job position. The truth is that, despite all the skills tests developed, one thing is still hard to measure. And that is… Motivation. When people talk, they not only transmit ‘raw’ information, but they also teach you a few lessons about themselves. More precis [...]
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The Most Desirable Leadership Skills for 2018

Posted by Chris Fields

Each year we all can’t help but to speculate and try to predict what’s going to happen in the new year and as we enter 2018, I can’t help but to wonder what will be the top issues that leaders will face. Based upon my observations in the labor market, a bit of research, and some conversations with other great HR professionals, here are the most desirable leadership skills necessary for a successful 2018. Communication Surprise! Communication is always a sought-after skill. However, in the new year, I predict it will be even more important that it is now. I am not the only one who believes communication will be key next year. During a conversation with my friend, Dave Ryan, SHRM-SCP, Executive Director of Human Resources, Direc [...]
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5 Out-of-the-Box Ways to Motivate Employees

Posted by Eric Friedman

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Keeping employees happy, engaged, and motivated should be a priority for every employer. According to a recent SHRM Employee Job Satisfaction and Engagement survey, only 69 percent of employees consistently put all of their effort into work. This means companies have to find ways to keep employees motivated. Motivated employees work harder, give better results, and are more productive. They’re also more likely to refer their company to others, bringing more talent into your hiring pool. Here are five unique ways to motivate your employees: 1. Give them purpose. The term “company culture” gets thrown around a lot these days, but it hits at the crux of motivating employees to work for a purpose. It’s difficult to measure [...]
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