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The Best Qualities of a Remote Employee

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Remote work is becoming more popular for both employees and employers. Its many benefits include lower stress levels, increased employee morale, a longer working period for older workers, reduced real estate costs, and many others. But remote work may not suit everyone. There are many challenges to working remotely that both employees and employers must […]

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Why Do Companies Still Require 4-Year Degrees Even If the Job Shouldn’t Require It?

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The term “degree inflation” may have been one of the 600 new words added to the Oxford English Dictionary last year, but the phenomenon that it’s describing seems to be waning in various sectors, particularly the IT industry. Degree or academic inflation is the practice of an employer requiring a four-year degree for “middle-skill jobs” […]

What to Ask When Selecting a Recruiting Agency

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There are a lot of recruiting agencies in the United States: about 20,000 staffing and recruiting companies that operate a total of nearly 40,000 offices. A little over half of the companies mainly provide temporary and contract staffing, but many of them offer recruiting and permanent placement, outplacement and outsourcing, and human resource consulting services.

How an ATS Works

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One of the challenges that HR departments face is poor recruitment process. Issues arise when recruitment personnel come up with flimsy job descriptions or fail to select suitable candidates. Sometimes, candidates are picked based on their personal characteristics instead of their professional competence. Bad hiring decisions negatively impact productivity and business growth. This may even […]