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5 Things to Know About Hiring This Week

Posted by Erin Borgerson on June 7, 2013

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Dear 2013 Graduates: Here’s Some Advice from Someone in HR

We know you are probably sick and tired of getting the typical graduate advice but hear us out! It is crucial that you are prepared to enter the workforce as a full time employee. But some of the advice is contradictory so make sure you get the facts straight. First off make sure you are overdressed for an interview. You might seem out of place in a casual workplace, but it is always better to be overdressed than underdressed. Big name companies might seem appealing but be cautious when looking for a job. Don’t be swayed by a big name because often times these places do not teach you how to run a business. It is all too common to get lost in the shuffle of a giant corporation so make sure to choose wisely and decide what factors are most important to you. If you are a recent graduate, make sure to read all the tips here!

Employee’s Goofing Off? Just a Good Time for HR to Step up and Lead

Everyone can admit it to goofing off and wasting time at work at one point or another. Scrolling through your newsfeed or looking up hotel prices for your next vacation can often be tempting and sometimes it’s too hard to resist. While it may not seem like a big deal to “quickly” online shop for a new pair of shoes, it affects productivity which affects the bottom line. Getting employees back on track often falls upon the shoulders of HR. While this may be a daunting task for some HR professionals, there are 4 tips to help you lead your employees back to productivity. Click here to read them all.

7 Ways to Make Presentations More Convincing

We all know how boring some presentations can be, but they don’t have to! It takes more than a good speaker to engage the audience in their presentation. In 7 simple ways, you can make your presentation more convincing to the audience. One of the tips is to tell a story. People are more likely to listen to a story than to listen to someone drag on about a topic. The article also recommends forcing the audience to think. This technique can be done by asking the audience questions so they have to listen to participate. Simple strategies like these are a sure fire way to make your next presentation more engaging. Make sure to read all the tips here!

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Looking for a new job or to start a new business? Inc just released the top 5 cities to work in for small business employees. The number one city is Denver, Colorado due to the increasing workforce and the fact that 97% of companies are considered small businesses. Where you live and work has an obvious effect of overall happiness, so it is important to find the right city. Want to see if your city is in the top 5? Click here to find out!


Why You’ll Never Be Fully Staffed

Does your company seem to always be entrenched in the hiring process? That’s because they probably are. Companies are always trying to reach their ideal number of employees but everytime they get close, it seems like someone quits. There are 3 main reasons that the company is never fully staffed: the ideal number is built on a perfect world which does not exist, hiring managers refuse to over-hire, and finally that the company likes to be understaffed. Setting a goal number of employees is a good way to keep your company on track and make scheduling easier. Click here to read the entire article.


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Megan Kezerle is the Chicago loving Pinterest obsessed marketing intern who manages the "Hireology Jobs" Twitter account for Hireology, a web-based selection management platform that provides customized interviews, job profiling, and one-click background checks to help you hire the right person. Start your free trial at www.Hireology.com today! 

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Erin Borgerson

About the Author

Erin is the Director of Marketing, Crisis Controller and Culture Ambassador (the last two titles she gave to herself) who joined the Hireology team in April of 2012. As a certified Inbound Marketer, Erin manages Hireology's marketing department, the Hireology Blog, and media relations. She is also a co-leader of the Chicago Hubspot User Group which brings together Hubspot users from around the Chicagoland area. Erin set off to Chicago after graduating from Western Michigan University. In her spare time she can be found shaking it in a Zumba class, reading a bestseller, or drinking a craft beer on her Wrigleyville porch.