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We often ask ourselves what qualities we want in an ideal intern: reliable, charismatic, disciplined, self-motivated and the list goes on and on. However, if we want to change the conversation towards not just seeking out top talent, but attracting it to enhance business growth, it’s time to point the lens inward to see what your company provides that interns are on the hunt for in their internships.

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As a business owner, you know that one of your company’s greatest assets is the people you hire for your team. This makes your hiring process incredibly important for building a healthy, successful business. It’s not enough to have a good vibe about someone, or offer a position after only one interview. Instead, you and your human resources department will need to field dozens of applications and conduct multiple interviews to be sure you’re getting the right person for the job. It’s a time-consuming process, and it can be tempting to cut corners or make a quick decision based upon one successful interview.

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In a recent Gallup study of nearly 7,500 full-time employees, two-thirds of these individuals stated they experienced burnout either some or all of the time. Workplace burnout was once a hot-ticket phrase to describe doctors and nurses in healthcare; however, with the rise in technology and the idea that the multitasker should be forever revered, it’s no wonder why Americans are experiencing symptoms of burnout firsthand.

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Depending upon the position your company is looking to fill, your HR department might encounter double, or even triple, digits of resumes and CVs all from individuals vying for a spot on your team’s roster. Once your list of applicants has been narrowed down based on predetermined criteria, a round of interviews can take place. However, with an average, initial, phone interview lasting 30 minutes or less, how self-assured can one be when making these hiring decisions?

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