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How Important is GPA for New Hires?

Academic student success does not always translate to success in the working world, so why are two thirds of employers still looking at grade point averages (GPA) to assess whether someone will be a good hire?

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Enhance Your Onboarding System in 3 Steps

Onboarding begins on day one and can make or break a new hire’s experience with a company. It also sets the tone for their level of productivity and caliber of work done. These first days with a company are crucial to the success of a new employee, so here are...

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Should You Hire Externally Or Promote Internally?

When it comes to hiring, the stakes are high. A bad hire can cost your company more than $50,000 , while the right hire can increase your company’s performance.

So is it better to hire externally or promote internally? Should managers devote more time to finding external candidates or...

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How to Recruit for Retention

Recruiting a new employee is a time consuming and important process. It’s also an expensive one. HR professionals estimate recruitment can rack up costs equalling between 15% to 30% of a position’s future salary . With the average hiring period lasting 10 to 12 weeks, and possible temporary staff having...

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What New Hires Want

Knowing new hire needs can be difficult when all you have to go off of is interviews and applications. New hires want to make a good first impression, but the first few days of employment are a two-way street. You should impress them just as much as they should impress...

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How to Impress a New Hire on Their First Day

First impressions have always been important, but the first impression your new hires gets of the company will most likely determine if they continue working for you or not. According to a SHRM study , half of all senior outside hires fail within 18 months in a new position and...