The Bright Side of Micromanaging

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If you feel that your workplace is not exactly what you wish it would be or you constantly find yourself struggling to keep your boss out of your hair to actually get some work done, maybe you are being “micromanaged” without knowing it. How to identify a micromanager? You can easily spot them right away. They will pay extra attention to every detail of your job and struggle to delegate control going as far as

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The Fine Print of Active Candidates

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If you have been following some of our latest posts, you know that we’ve talked quite a bit about sourcing, engaging, hiring and retaining passive job seekers. While this is all very useful, we also need to talk a bit about the other side of the coin, which would be active applicants. We all know the main difference between active and passive candidates: the first, are actively looking for a new job opportunity while the later, are not. This leads many employers and recruiters to believe that ...

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Why Being a Charismatic Leader Isn’t All that Good

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We’re always reading things about the difference between being a boss and a leader; how the first pushes their team to simply do their work while the other is more focused on making the team the best they can possibly be. Most of this material presents the leader figure as the good guy, charming, empathic, a visionary, and often quite charismatic. The Problem with Charisma However, being a charismatic leader is not always as good as it seems. People with natural charisma are usually p...

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Ghosting in the Recruitment World


The term ghosting is a fairly new word that comes from the online dating world. It refers to the practice of talking with someone and suddenly disappearing on them. This is achieved by not replying to texts, emails, phone calls (or even smoke signals) until the other person gets the message that you’re no longer interested. The funny thing about this phenomenon is that it doesn’t only apply to the online dating world, it can also happen between job seekers and recruiters. In previous entri...

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How to Create Leaders in the Workplace

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Talent management is gaining ground in recruitment and managers are changing the way they approach their employees, providing better opportunities for professional development and building a closer relationship with them. One of the key practices in talent management is having a succession plan that works like an ace up your sleeve. This way you will always have someone with the right set of skills to fill any crucial role that falls vacant. But, how can a manager train his employees to become...

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