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The Importance of Checking References

Checking references is a vital part of the hiring process. While a candidate may look very good on paper, as most people will do what they can to highlight their positive qualities and make their resumes stand out, it is important to validate the information they provide. In fact, one of the only ways an employer often has of verifying the employment history, experience and skills listed on a resume is through a reference check. More...

Are You Hanging On To Employees Longer Than You Should?

Many employers may have a difficult time letting go of an employee, even when that employee has become extremely problematic, unproductive, incompetent at his or her job, or is the subject of extensive disciplinary actions. These employees are not interested in being part of the team. They simply generate chaos and hinder production. You can spot these employees because they don't respond to constructive feedback, tend to renege on agreements, refuse to take responsibility for their own actions and don't take others' needs into consideration. More...

How to Spot Promise in a Potential Employee

Hiring can be a difficult task at times, particularly when you aren't 100 percent sure the characteristics you are looking for or the qualities you really seek. Although many employers would agree that hiring a skilled, qualified and experienced employee is a guaranteed bet, other factors must be considered. Keep in mind, the promise in a potential employee cannot necessarily be seen on his or her resume. More...

How to Maximize the Productivity of New Employees

Hiring new employees to fill key roles in your organization is extremely important. If positions are allowed to go unfilled, it can lead to heavy workloads, low morale, disgruntled staff, patients not receiving the high quality service for which your group is known and other long-term complications. More...

Why Can't I Get This Position Filled?

Filling a position at your medical office, dental practice or health care facility can be a difficult task, even if you have an influx of qualified applicants. At times it can seem as though none of the resumes you are reviewing match your requirements or needs. You do interview after interview and while each person may have his or her own positive qualities, you aren't 100 percent sure any of them would be an ideal fit. The problem is you need the position filled now. More...