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That Candidate Looks Great on Paper – But Will They Fit Your Culture? (part 1)

It doesn’t make sense. After hiring what you thought was the ideal candidate – someone with the right skills and background, and an appropriate level of experience – you watched them flounder. Despite your best efforts, within a few months, they crashed and burned. Where did your hiring process go wrong? Maybe they weren’t the… Read more »

Not Loving Your Job? Here’s What to Do

Work is great when it’s great. But when the hours are tough? The pay isn’t enough? Or your co-workers are a nightmare? You still have to show up and give it your all. If you seem to be having more bad days than good lately, it may be time to look for new jobs in… Read more »

Is Skipping Background Checks Wise? 4 Reasons You May Want to Consider It

Most employers consider background checks to be a mandatory step in hiring. After all, the process is designed to protect employers from hiring any candidate who misrepresents their abilities or could be a danger in the workplace. But the realities of our workforce are changing. With qualified candidates in short supply and rapidly spreading ban-the-box… Read more »

Finish Strong: End Candidate Interviews on a High Note – and Land the Best Middle TN Talent

You worked so hard to get to this point. After weeks spent recruiting, screening and interviewing candidates, you finally found a great potential hire – someone with the right skills, experience and personality to thrive in your organization. You’re home free, right? Well, not so fast. In a tight candidate market, job seekers have lots… Read more »

Check it at the Door: Leave Work Stress Where it Belongs – at Work!

No matter what industry or field you’re in every job comes with stress (that’s why they call it “work”). But, while a certain amount of work-related stress is to be expected, too much can have a negative impact on your job performance and health, not to mention your professional and personal relationships. If you’re the… Read more »

Flu Season is Here! Make Sure Your Sick Leave Policy is “Healthy”

Employees calling in sick? It’s extremely common this time of year. And with a flu vaccine that’s just 10% effective against the dominant strain in Australia, Middle Tennessee employers are right to be concerned about a “flupocalypse” in our hemisphere this season. Whether staff absences are due to influenza, other illnesses or “mental health days,”… Read more »

Want to Build a Better Bottom Line in 2018? Develop This ONE Skill in Your Team

What’s the skill? Strategic thinking. Strategic thinkers are problem-solvers who keep the big picture and long-term in mind. They think ahead, plan ahead and follow systematic thought processes that can adapt to multiple time-frames (i.e., today, next month, a year, five years). These individuals are skilled at anticipating and preparing for both challenges and opportunities,… Read more »

Make 2018 Your Most Productive Year Yet!

Holiday-induced productivity slump? It’s perfectly natural, but that doesn’t mean you have to tolerate it. Today, our Cool Springs recruiters have rounded up their favorite productivity-boosting posts and summarized them below. Read them, implement what makes sense, and get ready to make 2018 your most productive year yet! Would You Try That?! Unconventional Ways to… Read more »

Hangry? That’s No Way to Work!

Ever forget to eat lunch, then wonder why you’re irritable and unfocused by 3 p.m.? You were probably “hangry.” “Hangry” is an amalgam of “hungry” and “angry.” The term may sound funny, but it can create serious problems in the workplace. Most of us become irritable, distracted or unpleasant when we don’t eat regularly –… Read more »

Amp It Up! (Your Influence, That Is)

Today’s organizations are flatter. Team based. Dynamic. In business environments like these, one characteristic matters more than ever: Influence. You may be able to force employees to do what you say, based on your authority alone. But to be a truly effective leader, you must get people to follow you willingly. Developing influential leadership is… Read more »