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5
Dec

Manager Interview Questions

There are few more consequential decisions than hiring for positions with direct responsibility for staff.   People quit bosses. The research proves the old trope: People leave managers, not companies. 57 percent of employees have left a job because of their manager. Furthermore, 14 percent have left multiple jobs because of their managers. An additional 32 percent have seriously considered leaving

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5
Dec

Hiring A Marketing Manager – The Job Description

Who’s Your Audience: When writing a job description, the first question should be, who is your audience? You know that you are hiring a marketing manager, why should you care about the audience? If you are a company in Washington State and need to hire a Marketing Manager: There are 2, 025 “Marketing Manager” jobs listed on Indeed.com There are

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28
Nov

How to Hire Managers in 2023

Your business or organization needs managers – they’re a must. But you don’t just need any manager; you need good managers. We’ve all seen or experienced the fallout of having a bad manager. A well-intentioned person who isn’t well-trained and doesn’t have the needed soft skills can wreak havoc in their department. They might lack the ability to organize their

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28
Nov

How to Successfully Navigate a Group Interview 

So, you have to hire many employees quickly for similar positions. You can set up days’ worth of individual interviews and waste most of that time, or you can arrange a group interview. But you’ve been told that group interviews are too challenging to plan and worse to execute. It seems like so much trouble; you might as well do

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5
Feb

A Jobseeker’s Guide to Using Headhunters & Recruiters

Finding jobs to apply to can be tough, especially if you are unemployed with responsibilities such as family. Receiving an email or a phone call from recruiters or headhunters may be new to you and add more stress to your job search if you have never worked with one of these before. Others may know about them but not the

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26
Nov

Contingency Recruitment: The Ultimate Guide For Employers

Contingency recruitment works best for companies that seek to fill positions up to the director level. A contingency recruiter isn’t paid until a candidate is hired. As a result, companies can expand their recruitment reach without paying up-front. Use this guide to learn more about the nuances of contingency recruitment. Find out whether this outsourced option is right for your

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28
Jun

Love Your Next Job

Making a career move should be a proactive effort that feels a lot like dating. When you begin a job search you should be asking yourself lots of questions to form an idea of what you want because you are seeking a long-term relationship with a new employer. Some questions you should ask yourself are: What types of tasks do

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27
Jun

How Often Should I Update My Resumé?

27
Jun

What’s your flexibility philosophy? And how can that translate to people strategy for your organization?

What does it take for an employer to survive and thrive in today’s employee-driven market?  We’ve all felt an inherent and increasingly pervasive challenge in the workplace, leading through constant change while honoring a consistent mission and vision.  Maybe our actions and decisions are driven by a desire to avoid consequences at both ends of the spectrum such as  the

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27
Jun

L&A Partners with WSU Vancouver MAP

We are very excited to announce our participation in Washington State University Vancouver’s Business Growth Mentor and Analysis Program this fall. The Largent & Associates team supports education and community growth. Participating in this program will help our firm grow as well as helping business students apply their knowledge to a real business. We hope to provide a learning and work

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