How to Make a New Employee Job Ready

| March 25, 2019

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You finally hired the best candidate for the job opening that you have been trying so hard to fill. Phew! Nowadays, it’s difficult to get the right skill and experience match. Even then, to attract the right talent and get them to accept a job offer requires more than just a salary match. So great job, you! But hey, don’t rest on your laurels yet because if you do, you are sowing the first seeds of trouble.

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