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Why you haven’t had a second interview

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Wondering why you haven’t gotten the second interview? It’s always exciting when you send a resume and you receive a call from the company to come in for an interview.  The first interview is usually the most intimidating and you’ll have many options to consider as you prepare.  You’ll have to decide what to wear,… Read more »

E-mail Caution

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E-mail Caution! Haste makes waste!  When you send out a “quick” e-mail make sure you take a second look. Poorly written e-mails can reflect badly on you and on your company.  Be sure to make a good impression by observing a few common sense rules.  Re-read your e-mail before you send it, make sure it… Read more »

Career Success

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You know the old saying, “when the going gets tough, the tough become successful”?   Okay, well that may not be the exact saying but nonetheless it’s true. Even though our economy has hit a few rough patches the past year or two, some people continue to be extremely successful.  So how can you mirror that… Read more »

Q/A Hiring a good fit

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Q: Everyone in my department currently gets along well. I need to hire an additional person; how can I ensure that I do not hire someone who will have a personality conflict with my other employees? A: No matter if you work in a small company or a large firm, chances are you have had… Read more »

Build Trust

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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 with both your coworkers and your superiors: Be honest and share information completely. Be straightforward and… Read more »

Q/A Interview Questions

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Q: What questions can I ask in an interview that will help me find a candidate that fits well both in personality and skills? A: I have been a recruiter for over 25 years, so many years that I sometimes try to convince people that I started when I was four! One of my main… Read more »

Q/A Employee Morale

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Q: What are some ways I can increase my employee morale? A: Take a look around. Are your employees smiling? Do they enjoy coming to work and feel they are making a significant contribution to the business? If not, you may want to try one of these suggestions to build up morale, which can do… Read more »

Q/A Benefit Plans

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Q: What factors should be considered when assessing the Company Benefits Plan? A: The Benefits Plan of a company should reflect the needs of their current employees while considering what may be enticing to new recruits. Outside of medical and dental insurance there are many other incentives that can be offered.  Retirement plans, paid vacation,… Read more »

Q/A Performance Review

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Q: What are some things that should be considered when completing a performance review?   A: For the employer, preparation is key when performing a review. Gather up information on previously set goals, feedback from the supervisor, and a summary from the employee on how they feel they are performing, to start the review out… Read more »

40 Years with Professional Placement, Inc.

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JULY 2013 MARKED 40 YEARS FOR WAYNE CALHOUN! Wayne Calhoun joined Professional Placement, Inc. in 1973. He utilized his previous roles as a corporate recruiter to build the temporary division, Pro-Tem Service, Inc. He has encouraged, cajoled, and cheered on his staff as they have strived to provide excellent candidates to companies throughout the valley!… Read more »