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Building Your Team: How to Avoid Blocks in the Recruitment Funnel

Nothing is more frustrating than having a potential employee disappear before recruitment begins. If interest drops between the application submission and the in-person interview, you should fine-tune your recruitment funnel. Uncovering why your potential hires “ghost” you before they even meet your hiring manager can save you time and help you hire the right people for the job.

The Gift of Gab

Nick Federoff likes to talk about landscaping and gardening, so he made it a career. After several years of working as a landscaper, he discovered a passion for public speaking when he filled in for a host on a gardening radio show in southern California. “I figured that was going to be my 15 minutes of fame, and I was going live on that forever,” he says. Nick’s 15 minutes of fame is still going strong after 36 years, and he is still as passionate about it as when he began.

Alpha Romeo Tango military art show winners announced

Cape Fear Studios opened its seventh annual Alpha Romeo Tango art show with a reception and awards ceremony on April 21. The exhibition features work from active and retired military and their families. The exhibit will run through May 24. The exhibition opened with a People’s Choice Award, with the first, second and third places chosen by gallery visitors. State Rep. John Szoka, a graduate of West Point and an Army veteran, announced the winners.

Fetch some fun for the whole family at Dog Day in the Garden

Having a ruff week? Stop by Dog Day in the Garden on Sunday, May 1, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Cape Fear Botanical Garden. The seventh annual event is a fundraiser for the garden and Fayetteville Animal Protection Society, the only non-profit, no-kill animal shelter in Cumberland County. This year the event is presented by Riverbark Veterinary Hospital. Organizers have an afternoon of fun planned for people — and pups — of all ages.

Find your inner geek at Fayetteville Comic Con April 23 and 24

Fayetteville Comic Con is coming to the Crown Complex Convention Center from April 23 to 24 and promises two days of fun for self-proclaimed geeks of all ages. Fayetteville stands out because it draws people interested in all pop culture, not just comic books. “We're just fans who found that Fayetteville has an amazing collective of people interested in superheroes, movies, anime, cosplay, gaming, video gaming, tabletop role play (and more),” said organizer Keith Gibbs.
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