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Avoid 3 Common Hiring Mistakes That Employers Make

A lot of small-to-mid-sized businesses are making the same basic hiring mistakes over and over again. These mistakes are hurting their ability to hire great employees.

Five years ago if you needed to hire someone for your company, you put an ad in the newspaper. Maybe you even put up some job postings online. Many times, the résumés poured in, and you had your pick of talented individuals all vying for a position with your company. 

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Job Interview Questions, Processes, and Post-Interview Systems for Employers

Employers who have solid job interview processes, great interview questions, and trusted post-interview systems in place have a better chance of hiring a right-fit candidate.

This blog post is the second in a series of three that will highlight tips and insights to help you attract, interview, hire, and onboard the right candidate for your job opening. This series continues by sharing interview ideas—from interview questions to processes that work, and more.  

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Job Interview Questions that Every Employer Should Ask (Part 2 of 2)

We love helping to connect the right people to the right job—and asking the right questions is part of that process.

In the first part of this mini blog series, several team members shared their favorite and unique job interview questions.

This second part is no different. More staffers have volunteered to share their best questions—the ones they think are the most helpful and insightful. (Sharing is caring, right?) Two ladies in this group specifically work with mental & behavioral health positions. Their questions are slightly nuanced, but they offer helpful insights regardless of industry.

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Finding & Attracting the Right Candidate for the Job

The first few steps in attracting the right candidates for your job opening is to advertise a competitive but honest salary and a compelling job description in all the right places. 

This blog post is the first in a series of three that will highlight tips and insights to help you attract, interview, hire, and onboard the right candidate for your job opening. This series starts by sharing ways to find and attract the right-fit hire.

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Job Interview Questions that Every Employer Should Ask (Part 1 of 2)

Connecting the right people to the right jobs means asking the right questions.

We're a team who loves connecting the right people to the right job. It’s our goal to connect client companies with employees who are the right fit. When that happens, everyone wins. The employer is ecstatic, the new employee has a job and company they can stand behind, and we—well, we experience sheer joy. Have you ever worked so hard for something, and it turns out exactly how you hoped and planned? Yeah, that’s how we feel. 

Having done this for years, the TBR team has become experts at knowing the right questions to ask and understanding the candidates' answers. A good question often uncovers vital information and helpful insights that are easily overlooked.

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Why You Should Advertise Your Job Opening Over the Holidays

Do you need to hire new employees in January or February? One word of caution: don't wait—act now! Here's why.

It's true: statistically speaking, over the holidays there are fewer job seekers and less job advertisements. November and December are a wash as far as hiring goes.

Or are they?

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When is it Time for Your Company to Hire a Recruitment & Staffing Agency?

If you can’t find the right candidate for the job, or you’re inundated with unqualified applicants, it might be time to get help from a recruitment agency.

If you’re an employer, director, department head, or the in-house HR rep, you’re likely struggling to fill job openings right now. With the unemployment rate at an all-time low, there are not as many people looking for jobs as there have been in the past.  

According to information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of open positions has gone up while the unemployment level has dropped. This leaves fewer and fewer qualified candidates for open jobs.

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Do These 6 Things to Retain Employees and Make Them Happy

Have you ever thought about how you can improve employee retention? Has the thought crossed your mind that if your team were happy at work, that perhaps they wouldn’t leave?

You might have seen Gallup’s latest survey that shows that an unnerving number of employees are either "not engaged" or "actively disengaged" with their job. While employers can go great lengths to discover who’s discontent with their job and who’s sufficiently satisfied, time may be better spent learning from those who’ve already asked that question and found some answers.

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4 Reasons Why Group Interviews Ensure a Good Hire

Group interviews can help any employer find the best candidates who will make good hires.

When you're looking for a candidate that your team will work well with, it can sometimes feel like you're waiting for a lucky break. Maybe you've even compared the search to dating.

But while you can't ensure that your interviews will work like magic, you can give them a kind of structure that enables you to be more aware and focused when you meet candidates.

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Scripted Interview Questions for Employers to Ask Candidates

A script of interview questions for employers can make all the difference in the world.

Imagine that you're across the table from a man in a suit. His gaze returns frequently to the fuzzy on your shoulder when he's not looking at your moving lips or the paperwork between you. He might smile, but all the while you can tell he's wondering if you're who he's looking for.

Sound unnerving? Well, it is. And no matter what side of that table you're on, you're being assessed.

So what does this have to do with scripted questions?

Although it might seem counter-intuitive, scripted interview questions can help keep interviews personable because they help you focus on the candidate and establish necessary personal connections.

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