3 Ways Performance Ratings Destroy Employee Experience

Posted by Tim Snell on 2/20/20 10:12 AM

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And Why Eliminating Them Might Be Even Worse

A few years ago, a number of large, highly respected employers, including Cargill, Microsoft, and The Gap made headlines when they decided to do away with their annual employee performance reviews and ratings.  Since then, a growing number of organizations have followed suit. 

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5 Steps to a Stronger HR/Hiring Manager Partnership

Posted by Adam Hoffarber on 2/12/20 9:09 AM

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Grow Your Talent Pool, Boost Your Brand, and Hire Better Candidates, Faster

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Is Your Job Description Too Detailed?

Posted by Corey Thonn on 1/21/20 9:30 AM

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You could be missing out on receiving exceptional applicants.

We see this often: You've posted an open position at your organization, but you feel as if you haven't been attracting the right candidates to apply. Maybe you've posted the position on sites that don't get the right kind of traffic. Maybe you're having trouble attracting traffic to your own company career page. Have you taken a second look at the job description itself?

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Telecommuting, Work-Life Balance, and Flexible Work Arrangements… 5 Things Every Employer Needs to Know for 2020

Posted by Zac Kallas on 12/10/19 9:42 AM

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If you’re a hiring manager, you’ve heard of “flexible work arrangements.” You’re likely already enabling some form of workplace flexibility within your own team. Or maybe you’ve managed to bob and weave and dodge the need up until now. But wherever you are on the “flexibility” spectrum, there are a few things you should know as you enter 2020.

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9 Key Leadership Skills Every Executive Needs

Posted by Brian Rudolph on 11/25/19 10:30 AM

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Deloitte’s Human Capital Trends report has for years, identified concerns over leadership as one of the main issues affecting global employers. Positive leadership helps organizations to attract, hire and retain passive talent to drive your business forward.

In today’s candidate driven market, a lack of authentic executive leadership will result in your company struggling to recruit the high achievers you need to achieve your goals.

Here we’ve identified some of the essential characteristics of great leadership essential to successful talent acquisition:

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8 Ways to Inspire Your Employees During The Holidays

Posted by Kurt Rakos on 11/18/19 11:45 AM

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The holiday season is traditionally the time when productivity takes a nosedive as your employees are distracted by endless occasions to party. For Minnesota employers, keeping them motivated through this period can be a challenge, but here’s what might just work:

Offer flexible working

Staff who are traveling over the holiday season will welcome the opportunity to work remotely. Flexible working allows for easier childcare arrangements and the opportunity to attend various social professional and family events while staying up to date on projects. If this feels like a step too far, monitor productivity and connectivity by requiring employees to log in to your server during working hours.

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Tired of Getting Ghosted by Job Candidates?

Posted by Brian Rudolph on 10/31/19 9:15 AM

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5 Ghost Busting Tricks to Eliminate No-Shows

You’re under pressure. After sorting through a small stack of fair-to-excellent resumes and sitting through hours of (mostly lackluster) interviews, you’re beginning to wonder if, in this ever tightening job market, the right candidate will ever come along. 

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Finding The Hidden Talent Market

Posted by Kurt Rakos on 10/29/19 10:13 AM

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There’s a Hidden Talent Market Out There

Here’s How to Find, Recruit, and Hire Today’s Top Candidates

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Why A Specialist Recruiter Will Improve Your Hiring Process

Posted by Tim Snell on 8/29/19 1:27 PM

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Working with a recruiter can frequently prove beneficial to under pressure HR departments and employers as an integral part of their ongoing talent management strategy. Here, we outline the benefits a specialist, reputable recruiter can bring to the hiring process.

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IT Recruitment: What Hiring Managers Need To Know

Posted by Adam Hoffarber on 8/21/19 10:02 AM

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At SkyWater Search we specialize in a number of disciplines, including the fast-paced, constantly changing IT sector. Here’s our take on current trends affecting the industry, together with our advice for hiring managers seeking the top talent:

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