Use of Background Checks Requires Common Sense

I have written an number of times on the importance of and the use of background checks. You can find those previous posts by clicking on these titles: Background Checks and the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Background Checks: Why the FCRA Basics Are Important, and Credit Checks: Yes or No? At Omega HR Solutions, Inc. we …

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Reasons for Rejecting Candidates: Does the Size of the Ring Count?

Let me start off by saying I have done a great deal of recruiting in my life and I have rejected candidates for many, many reasons. However, I have never, let me repeat that NEVER rejected a candidate based on the size of the engagement ring on her hand. However, apparently others have. I read …

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Job Gains and Job Losses Continue to Show Gender Divide

If you have been paying attention to job figures of late you know there is a mixed bag of results, especially if you look at the job gains and losses based upon gender. There is a divide that is reflected differently depending on where you are in the country. An article in the USA Today …

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Hire Slow, Fire Fast

I don’t think there are too many things worse for a company, especially a small company, than to make a bad hire that is then allowed to hang around forever because management is afraid to act on the mistake they made. So the solution for this is to hire slow and fire fast. In an article …

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Interns/Co-ops Get a Leg Up on Dog-Eat-Dog Job Market

Many years ago when I worked for a manufacturing firm we were active users of students from a local big name engineering school. (Initials GT, also known as the “North Avenue  Trade school”.) We had a very active Co-operative student program going with them and used students every quarter. They would work for a quarter …

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Silence Improves Employee Communication

Listening skills, which includes the use of silence, is something many of us need to improve upon. I have been doing some reading in order to improve my consulting skills. I read a post by consultant Alistair MacPherson, writer of Clientonomy, entitled Improve Listening Skills to Win More Clients. He makes three points that I …

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Your Office as Your Image

Do you feel you are not respested in your company? Wonder why people don’t take you seriously? Beyond your knowledge, how you handle yourself, how you answer questions, whether you step up and take responsibility for your actions maybe it is your office. Some people have neat offices, some people have messy offices (guilty). You …

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