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Recently there has been a lot of talk about the new ways of writing a resume. Some of these suggested changes are because of the new Applicant Tracking System (ATS) technology recruiters and hiring officials are using to review and process your resume. Many of these systems will rate your resume based on the skills… Read more »

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On April 25, 2012 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) approved a new guidance on criminal background checks. This new guidance discourages a one size fits all approach for exclusions.  The commission is encouraging the use of individualized assessments (decision matrix) based on the nature of the offense, time elapsed since the offense, business necessity… Read more »

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Recruiting has become increasingly high-tech, between the Internet, CMS and ATS, social media and now mobile recruiting. It’s easy to assume that candidates with technical savvy are the ones we want. But have we come to rely too much on technology and not enough on personality? If you want a successful hire, cultural fit often… Read more »

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Trust is essential when building a healthy and productive work environment.  Whether you’re leading an entire department or work hand-in-hand with a just a few coworkers, it’s important to build trusting relationships. Here are several tips to help build trust both with coworkers and your superiors: Be honest and share information completely. Be straightforward and… Read more »