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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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Investing In Your Employees: How Modern Companies Do It

Investing In Your Employees: How Modern Companies Do It

Investing in your employees is a well-known technique for business development and growth. It will take time for all companies to realise and implement this in their routine, but some of them already have and guess what- it’s working!

If you are being skeptical about investing in your companies’ employees, or simply don’t know how, here is some useful advice for you.

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Recruiters - How to support someone who is stressed at work

Recruiters – How to support someone who is stressed at work

It is very difficult for someone to ask for help and support when they are feeling stressed at work, so how can you support them?

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5 ways to reward and keep quality employees

5 ways to reward and keep quality employees

Nothing says “gratitude” to great recruits better than a thoughtful, personalized token of appreciation. It can be anything, and it does not have to break your budget.

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How to Improve the Sale Value of Your Recruitment Business by Retaining Your Best Recruiters

How to Improve the Sale Value of Your Recruitment Business by Retaining Your Best Recruiters

No matter the size or stage your recruitment business is currently at, having recruiters, especially your top performers leave you, is just bad for business. If you want to improve the sale value of your recruitment business, retaining your top performing staff is essential. 

Research shows that a high staff turnover rate can cost you at least “twice an employee’s salary to find and train a replacement.” Not only are there financial repercussions, but losing your best performers can also lower the knowledge base in your company as well as decrease team performance and morale, including your own.

Retaining good employees is crucial to the success of any recruitment business.

Sure, but how do you actually do that?

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5 reasons to use virtual reality in recruiting

5 reasons to use virtual reality in recruiting

When you think about virtual reality, you may think about how it has been used in the entertainment industry, such as by enhancing the gaming experience and improving graphics in sci-fi movies.

However, virtual reality has more practical applications in everyday life and many company owners are starting to realize this. For example, companies that use Skype and similar tools to communicate regularly with remote workers could use advanced virtual reality technology for collaboration, making remote workers feel like they’re actually in the office and thus, more like a part of the team.

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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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Benefits of a weekly 1-1 with your staff

Benefits of a weekly 1-1 with your staff

As part of on-going performance management, the individual 1-1 coaching session is a staple element – so why do so many managers in the recruitment industry not rate them?

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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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Knock the competition... yeah, that's a great business development strategy!

Knock the competition… yeah, that’s a great business development strategy!

One of the first rules that I learnt in sales was ‘don’t knock the competition’. It makes you look petty and gives the impression that your product (whatever that is) isn’t good enough to stand on its own two feet and beat the competition in a direct comparison.

So why is it that recently there has been so much emphasis on making statements about how bad your competition is in servicing its clients?

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