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How to build a successful mentoring program

How to build a successful mentoring program

As a human resource officer or professional recruiter for a staffing agency, your job involves staying up to date on the latest advancements in technology, implementing new strategies to recruit the best candidates and assessing the talent of the individuals who walk through your doors for placement. The true challenge lies in retaining that talent.

Mentoring programs have shown great results in helping clients and companies achieve higher retainment rates. A successful mentoring program will align with the overall mission of the business and help candidates, executives and employees work towards achieving long-term business goals.

Here are several important steps that will help you shape your mentoring program:

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It’s Not About You… Can You Handle That?

It’s Not About You… Can You Handle That?

I was on LinkedIn one day this week and I saw a question that one of my connections had commented on. Let me share it with you…

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6 Habits Recruiters Should Steal from Successful Marketers

6 Habits Recruiters Should Steal from Successful Marketers

Akin to marketing, recruiting is also a complex and multifaceted activity that involves selling. Whereas marketers need to be successful at selling products and services, recruiters’ job entails “selling” job positions to candidates and jobseekers.

Correspondingly, in order to be a good recruiter, you need to start thinking like a marketer. This involves “stealing” some successful marketers’ habits. Let see what some of those are!

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Leadership Skills: How to Be More Productive

Leadership Skills: How to Be More Productive

The art of leadership entails a great deal of knowledge, know-how, interpersonal skills, along with a myriad of work and non-work related activities, ranging from employee productivity, to brand recognition and trust, all the way to meeting the deadlines and leading the business to success.

As you can probably tell, being a leader is no easy task. While true leaders are born with a natural talent for the job, it doesn’t mean that leadership skills cannot be practiced, learned and improved upon.

Let’s take a look at some of the best actions you could implement in order to bolster productivity and become a better leader all-around.

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How Do I Get Motivated When My Team Aren't?

How Do I Get Motivated When My Team Aren’t?

Here’s a question that I have been asked many times over the years, “How can I get motivated when my team aren’t?”

Whether it is due to team members changing, a new manager, or just a change in personal circumstances, many salespeople, at some point in their career, end up working in a team where others are not as motivated as they are. If you cannot deal with this, it can drag you down too.

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Push v Pull management… which one are you?

Push V Pull management, which one are you?

Some managers need to be constantly pushing and driving their team to ensure sales activity is completed and targets met. Other managers inspire, positively lead by example and assertively empower their teams so they drive themselves when the manager is absent.

Do any of these styles ring a bell?

 

 

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5 top tips for making training fun

The problem of how to make training fun, especially for adults, isn’t just specific to the recruitment industry — workplace learnings biggest pain point is training engagement. This is what we class as an employees positive or negative emotional attachment to their training and this profoundly influences their willingness to learn and perform at work.

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To hire or not to hire, that is the question.

For the owner of a small agency, it’s a difficult decision that could take your business to the moon, or send it crashing into the landfill.

For the manager or director of a recruitment giant, it is also what your reputation and future promotions may hang on.

When to hire, who to hire and whether to hire at all?

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Top performing consultant = manager, right?

So you’re a great consultant, the top biller in your company and everyone is asking you “when are you going to be a manager?”

This seems to be a typical situation for recruitment consultancies the world over. As soon as consultants start performing well, the senior management team label them as a major part of their succession planning strategy. Sometimes the individual hasn’t even been asked!

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