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Growing Your Business? Start by Knowing What Talent You Need and When

Growing Your Business? Start by Knowing What Talent You Need and When

How do you build a case for workforce planning? Start by working smart.

Take a good, hard look at your business: Is your company always in reaction mode, unable to garner resources in time to make the most of a new market opportunity? Or are you constantly scrambling to fill key staffing gaps, often at a significant cost and not getting the best hires? Is your staff worn down because they’re always doing extra work covering for vacant roles? There’s got to be a better way and robust workforce planning is the first step.

 
 
 

How to Master Behavioral Interview Questions

How to Master Behavioral Interview Questions

Interviewers often ask “behavioral questions” to see how you’ve handled certain situations in the past, based on the premise that the best predictor of future behavior is past behavior. Here are a couple of frequently asked behavioral questions and some tips about how to answer them successfully.

Question: Tell me how you handled conflict with a co-worker in the past?

Answer: The interviewer is trying to establish three things with this question:

 
 
 

Zen and the Art of Reflective Leadership

Zen and the Art of Reflective Leadership

There’s one practice that will add richness and depth to your work life, empower your team members and enhance your productivity and that of those around you. It can be developed and learned, and it’s cheap.

We’ve all heard of mindfulness and its benefits to health and wellbeing, but to me, mindfulness is most useful as a foundation for a truly productive habit that will be enormously beneficial to your career. I’m talking about embarking on the difficult but highly rewarding journey of creating the habit of reflection.

 
 
 

Two Sites For Finding Candidate Email Addresses

Two Sites For Finding Candidate Email Addresses

There are two sites I use on a regular basis when I need to find a large number of contacts. Usually, I’m looking for a population of people with a specific skill set and I want to be able to reach out to them quickly. The first site I use should be familiar to most sourcers. I turn to zoominfo.com.

Zoominfo

Zoominfo does offer a free trial and I recommend it as a starting point. You’re not able to download and export contacts but you will be able to view them individually. This will give you a chance to demo Zoominfo and test the quality of the information for yourself. It is also a great tool to use when you want to figure out the email format of a top competitor that you know you will recruit from frequently.

 
 
 
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