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The Results Are In: What Resume/Interview “Red Flags” Are You Willing to Overlook in This Tight Labor Market?

With job openings at all-time highs and companies struggling to fill needed roles, it goes without saying we’re in a hiring crunch. And in this tight labor market, hiring managers are expanding their talent pool in order to fill job orders. From overlooking gaps in employment to giving a pass to someone with a lack […]

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Best Interview Questions to Ask Job Candidates – Achievements

This is part three of a 12-part series. Creating a successful and productive team starts with finding great employees who fit your organizational culture. And while you may receive hundreds of job applications and interested parties, narrowing down the talent pool to hire the right candidate for the job goes beyond what hiring managers can […]

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Ask a Recruiter: How an Expert Seeks Out Top Engineering Talent

Feb. 21 through Feb. 27 is Engineers Week in the U.S., and March is Engineering Month in Canada. With an emphasis on the highly sought-out profession, Refresh Leadership sat down with a seasoned professional recruiter who specializes in engineers from all industries. Heather Merrick of the Specialized Recruiting Group in Grand Rapids, MI, an Express […]

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Best Interview Questions to Ask Job Candidates – Part Two

This is part two of a 12-part series. Creating a successful and productive team starts with finding great employees who fit your organizational culture. And while you may receive hundreds of job applications and interested parties, narrowing down the talent pool to hire the right candidate for the job goes beyond what hiring managers can […]

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The Great Resignation: Why Workers Are Leaving

Over the past year, North America has seen a seismic shift in employment unlike anything the job market has ever seen. In 2021, more than 42 million employees left their jobs. And between April and August 2021 alone, workers resigned nearly 20 million times, according to the Bureau of Labor statistics. This mass exodus was […]

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Question of the Month: What Resume/Interview "Red Flags" Are You Willing to Overlook in This Tight Labor Market?

Question of the Month: What Resume/Interview “Red Flags” Are You Willing to Overlook in This Tight Labor Market?

With job openings at all-time highs and companies struggling to fill needed roles, it goes without saying we’re in a hiring crunch. And in this tight labor market, hiring managers are expanding their talent pool in order to fill job orders. From overlooking gaps in employment to giving a pass to someone with a lack […]

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Practical Tips for New Leaders: Interviewing and Hiring

Successfully leading a team can be one of the most rewarding aspects of a professional’s career. However, addressing a diverse group effectively can be difficult for new leaders. From open communication and recognition to delegation and empowerment to self-awareness and empathy, there are a plethora of leadership arrows professionals must carry in their quivers to […]

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The Results Are In: Business Performance Predictions Optimistic for 2022

In December, we polled our readers about their business performance predictions for the new year, and after two years of ups and downs, the results show an overall optimistic outlook for 2022. The top response was “moderate growth” with 61% of the votes followed by “growth will be flat” in second with 18%, and “exponential […]

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