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The Cost and Effect of a Bad Hire (Infographic)

Posted by JOHNLEONARD on Nov 15, 2018 11:28:43 AM

Hiring Managers greatly fear taking on an employee that will waste their organization’s time, efforts and most importantly their money. In fact, the average cost of a bad hire is two to three times the person’s salary! While there is no sure way to completely eliminate risky hiring decisions, there are steps you can take to help your firm avoid bad hires and reduce the repercussions.

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The Cost and Effect of a Bad Hire

Posted by Jennifer Kuchy on Nov 1, 2018 11:01:00 AM

Unfortunately, there is no red flag to be waved in front of a Hiring Manager when a bad candidate walks into an interview. With each new hire comes the risk of an employee that could waste your time, efforts, and most importantly your money. The average cost of a bad hire is two to three times the person’s salary. Poor hiring decisions are going to cost you a lot of money. Although this may seem like an exaggeration, if you factor in the costs of recruiting, prescreening, interviewing, onboarding, lost productivity, and training, it adds up quickly.

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How to Avoid Getting 'Ghosted' by Candidates

Posted by Lexi Albrecht on Aug 28, 2018 10:58:10 AM

Recently, more and more articles and stories have surfaced about organizations being ‘ghosted’ by candidates. Ghosting is when someone unexpectedly, without explanation goes silent or disappears. This could be to a scheduled job interview or even a person’s first day of work and this trend is becoming a social norm across all industries and occupations. Although a millennial word, candidates of all ages are participating in this brazen behavior.

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The JOHNLEONARD Summer Outing at The KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market

Posted by JOHNLEONARD on Jul 23, 2018 3:51:00 PM

Last Thursday night, the JOHNLEONARD team put on our aprons and chefs’ hats. For our annual summer outing, we cooked up a storm at The KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market.

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2018 Skills Gap (Infographic)

Posted by JOHNLEONARD on Jul 19, 2018 10:39:12 AM

With the unemployment rate at an all-time low and an influx of jobs, the global talent shortage only continues to increase. 42% of employers are deeply concerned that they can’t find the talent they need to fill their open positions. The factors that contribute to the skills gap are multifaceted. Both employers and recruiters feel qualified candidates are lacking numerous skills. As technology progresses, job candidates need to keep up with the latest advancements in order to perform expected tasks.

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Exclusive Insights on How to Attract Top Talent

Posted by Teresa Cichello on Jul 12, 2018 11:52:51 AM

Around the world, companies are finding it more difficult to find talented and qualified candidates to fill their roles. The reasons for this occurrence are complex and manifold. According to a global report, 29% of the difficulties arise from the fact that people are not applying to employers jobs. The lack of applicants and the excessive amount of job openings in the current candidate-driven market are major reasons why companies of all sizes are struggling. 

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What You Need to Research About an Organization Before an Interview (Infographic)

Posted by JOHNLEONARD on Jun 21, 2018 11:09:08 AM

Before you pour your morning coffee or decide what to wear for the big day, the first step in preparing for an upcoming interview is research. It will be nearly impossible to maintain a conversation with your interviewer if you have no information of the organization. Treat your interview as you would an exam in school, study beforehand.

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5 Questions You Need to Ask Before Accepting a Job Offer

Posted by Andreea Muntean on Apr 24, 2018 9:42:22 AM

So you’ve been given a job offer, now what? If you are excited and the job fits your requirement, then accept it on the spot…but only if you have the answers to the questions that confirm it’s the right fit for you. Here are the top five questions to ask a potential employer that will allow you to see if this position aligns with your personal and professional goals.

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5 Reasons to Take Breaks at Work (and 5 Ones You Should Take)

Posted by Alexandra Papas on Apr 5, 2018 11:01:03 AM

The American workweek can easily span upwards of 50 hours. Working this much can not only put people’s health at risk, but it can also be detrimental to productivity and quality of work. A lot of people think that if you put in more hours, you will be more productive – which is true some of the time, but research also shows that working straight through without breaks can lead to burnout.

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Thinking About Changing Jobs? The Pros and Cons You Need to Know (Infographic)

Posted by JOHNLEONARD on Mar 29, 2018 9:51:32 AM

Are you thinking of switching jobs? “Job-hopping” is becoming more and more common-place as people try out different fields to find the right fit. Though employers are fairly open to hiring candidates who’ve held a variety of jobs, there are also managers who are wary of doing so.

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