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Job interviews are a critical step in the hiring process, as they allow employers to evaluate a candidate’s skills, qualifications, and overall fit. However, it’s not uncommon for job seekers to lie or exaggerate their qualifications to impress potential employers. While it may seem harmless or even necessary, lying during a job interview can have severe consequences for both the candidate and the employer. Below are five common interview lies and why they’re typically not a good idea: 1.     Exaggerating qualifications or experience Exaggerating qualifications or experience could involve inflating the level of education, claiming to have more work experience,

Employee onboarding is essential for any organization as it sets the tone for a new hire’s experience with the company. It involves introducing new hires to the company culture, expectations, and values and ensuring they have the tools and resources they need to succeed in their new role. Below are seven best practices for employee onboarding processes. 1.     Develop a comprehensive employee onboarding plan The onboarding plan should provide a clear roadmap for new hires and ensure all necessary steps are taken to introduce them to the company culture, policies, and procedures. The employee onboarding plan should also include a

Leadership assessments are powerful tools to measure an individual’s leadership skills and traits, providing insight into their strengths and areas for improvement. This information can help companies develop and train leaders, create succession plans, and evaluate leadership potential for promotions or hiring decisions. Here are ways to effectively use leadership assessments to make actionable improvement strategies and achieve your goals: 1.     Define your goals and objectives Before implementing a leadership assessment tool, consider what your organization hopes to achieve through leadership development. Are you looking to develop current leaders, evaluate the potential for promotions, or identify high-potential employees for future

The rise in remote working has pushed companies to rethink their approach toward employee training and professional development. While the need for planning for employee career growth is still persistent, it’s often difficult. This is especially true when you don’t see remote workers every day or have the opportunity to develop deep relationships to better understand where they’d like to grow professionally. Below are five ways to provide remote employees with career growth opportunities. 1. Reinforce a remote company culture Assessing how remote workers like to grow professionally should be similar to their in-office counterparts. Employees are generally more engaged

In 2023, workers and their companies will continue discovering the new normal and how to integrate pandemic-learned behaviors and activities into a post-pandemic world. Below are six workforce trends that your company should be aware of to set workforce and talent goals. 1.     Hybrid work environments will continue to be favored Recent surveys have shown that the newfound sense of flexibility is preferable to employees and that a majority did not want to return to pre-pandemic, office-based work. In response, many companies are offering employees hybrid options that satisfy their desire for remote work, while balancing the benefits of being

Team management is the practice of organizing and coordinating a group of individuals with a shared objective of completing a task or project. It also involves mitigating risks, problem-solving, and conflict resolution. Effective team management is crucial for employee engagement and productivity, contributing to business growth and economic benefits. Below are five reasons why team management is essential and strategies for implementing them. 1.     Engage employees It’s well known that the more employees are engaged with the company’s purpose, the harder they’ll work for it. One of the most efficient ways to improve employees’ engagement is by connecting them to

Talent assessments help hiring managers and HR professionals take a more objective perspective of potential hires, resulting in credible and more accurate awareness of a candidate’s natural tendencies. When shared with candidates, it helps individuals improve self-awareness. Raising self-awareness is critical for employees to take ownership of their behaviors and traits.  Using hiring and development assessments are an excellent way of refining training practices and improving organizations from within. At the same time, assessment tools for employee development can be simple and inexpensive. Below are five easy-to-implement assessment approaches for employee development. 1.     Evaluate your existing data to identify training

Team collaboration is the cornerstone of any successful business. Collaborative workplaces see increased levels of trust, a more engaged workforce, and improved performance.  Building and maintaining a collaborative team environment takes a focused effort to integrate cooperative values throughout the company’s ethos. Below are seven tips for fostering collaboration and teamwork in your company. 1.     Establish realistic expectations & clarify goals In a collaborative environment, every team member takes responsibility for good outcomes. An essential part of collaboration is to define specific goals for employees. They need to know what is expected of them. Defining and establishing measurable goals for

Resumes are one of the most common ways to assess job candidates.  They’re designed to boil down an applicant’s work history and accomplishments into an easily digestible page of information. At the same time, resumes can be notoriously unreliable with misleading statements. Similarly, interviews — especially unstructured ones — are subjective and can be poor predictors of job performance. In contrast, properly developed and well-validated pre-employment assessments are a reliable and objective means of gathering job-related and trait specific information on candidates. Below are five benefits of pre-employee assessments. Improved performance and productivity Professionally developed and well validated pre-employment assessments

Employee turnover is costly, and the quality of an onboarding process can directly impact the success of any new hire. An effective onboarding process allows your company to give new hires the incentive and motivation they need to to be successful. At the same time, effective onboarding requires planning and commitment. Below are nine proven steps to successfully onboarding new employees: 1.     Map out the onboarding process The onboarding process typically includes pre-onboarding, new hire orientation, workplace training, and transitioning into a proficient, formal employee. Your company must map out the timeline for these phases accompanied by HR metrics to