Why the “Candidate Experience” Really Matters

Are you ignoring the most important aspect of the candidate experience? Providing a good experience can make the difference between the best candidates accepting or rejecting your job offer. It can even enhance your reputation over time, and help to attract more and better applicants in the future.   You probably already know the basics: Job posting/advertisement/description should be informative, […]

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The Real Problem with Job Interviews

Job interviews can cause a variety of problems. The worst of all is promoting overconfidence.   There is a huge difference between: Being confident in a decision (because you know the likely outcome) Feeling confident about a decision   Job interviews make us feel more confident. This can be a good thing. After all, how would you feel about hiring someone […]

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How Sleep Affects Work Relationships

Not getting enough sleep? Most people know that being tired can affect their job performance. But did you realize that it affects your relationships with people at work?   A recent series of studies found that people aren’t really aware of the connection.   Tired at work How does lack of sleep affect work relationships? There are number of different […]

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The Surprising Truth About First Impressions

First impressions can happen very quickly. Within seconds of meeting a person for the first time, you already have a pretty good idea how you feel about them. Do they seem friendly? Threatening? Competent? Trustworthy? Attractive?   It’s difficult not to make these “snap judgments.”     Can you trust your gut? People tend to follow their first impressions. If […]

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