You’re probably thinking a romantic encounter and a job interview couldn’t have less in common, but dates and interviews have a lot more in common than you may realize. In both situations, you’re meeting someone new and getting to know them to see if what they have to offer is a good fit for you. … [Read more...] about Bad Dates and Bad Interviews: A Match Made In Heaven
“You can feel the divide between temporary and permanent employees.” Unfortunately, that is a sentiment shared by too many professionals. As recruiters for both contingent and temporary opportunities, we work diligently to eradicate statements like this. Temporary does not mean … [Read more...] about Why it Pays to Value your Temporary Staff
With the number of COIVD-19 cases on the rise, many businesses have stepped up to do what they can to mitigate the fallout from the spread of the virus. For many businesses, part of their COVID-19 battle plan includes shifting much of their workforce to remote workspaces. In a very short amount of … [Read more...] about The 7 Things I’ve Learned Since I Started Working From Home
As a manager, it is your responsibility to build, lead and develop a successful team that will meet or exceed company growth initiatives. The risk of not being able to deliver on company growth initiatives, having a declining work culture, or having a team that underperforms is detrimental to your … [Read more...] about Between the Lines of the Job Description: Are Your Recruiter and Hiring Manager on the Same Page?
When it comes to assessing the character of an applicant, first impressions can only go so far. Just as typing, word processing, phone etiquette, and conflict resolution are teachable skills, so is interviewing. Unfortunately, a great interview performance from your candidate does not automatically … [Read more...] about Revisiting the Reference Check
Your customer service team is the heart and soul of your business. They are directly responsible for customer retention and shaping the opinion the public has of your brand. If your business employs underperforming talent in these roles, your customers’ experiences will suffer, and, internally, your … [Read more...] about The Biggest Mistake You’re Making When Hiring for Customer Service Roles
Job fairs can be a nerve-wracking experience, but they don’t have to be! The businesses that attend job fairs are coming to your school with the intent to hire –and with any luck, the person they hire will be you! Here are 6 tips to stand out in the (literal) crowd: 1. Dress for the Job You … [Read more...] about 6 Simple Tricks to Nail Your Next Job Fair
There is a common misconception that searching for a job is as simple as searching open positions on job boards and hitting the "apply" button, but that is not the case. In today’s competitive market, the process of finding a job encompasses activities such as researching prospective employers, … [Read more...] about Finding a Job Through….Facebook? Why Your Social Media Presence Matters
In today’s job market, looking for a new job as well as talent to fill your open positions is a full-time (and frustrating) job; fortunately, recruiters and staffing agencies are great resources that streamline the process and take some of those frustrations away for job seekers and employers … [Read more...] about Where First Impressions Are Actually Made
A positive company culture is a hard thing to quantify. Even if a business does all the right things on paper, that doesn’t mean free lunches, Casual Fridays and unlimited time off equate to a positive place to work. So, if you’re on your job search looking for authentic insight on a prospective … [Read more...] about What do Reviews Tell us About a Company’s Culture?
The US unemployment rate hit a 50-year low in late 2019. The record low unemployment rates and the nature of today’s employee-driven hiring landscape have made it difficult for employers to fill open positions. To stay viable in today’s talent market, your business and its employment opportunities … [Read more...] about Are Low Unemployment Rates Costing Your Company Its Culture?
When entering a new situation like starting at a new school, making new friends or preparing for a job interview, the old adage, “Just be yourself comes to mind”. But how exactly does one “just be yourself,” in an interview? It’s natural for us to want to create an “alter ego” for an interview; a … [Read more...] about Authenticity in the Interview Room
Production managers play a key role in ensuring customer expectations are surpassed and customer products are received on time. In this role, it is imperative to have an individual with a strong background and skill set. When choosing individuals to interview for your next production manager … [Read more...] about Identify Top-Quality Production Managers With These 6 Soft Skills
A new year means new goals and resolutions. Many businesses are embracing the start of the new decade with open arms and an eye to the future when building out their yearly goals and strategies. As businesses make their 2020 goals and update their hiring and retention tactics, here are some of the … [Read more...] about The Top Trends of the 2020 Employment Landscape
In the employment world, staffing agencies help businesses fill open positions by streamlining the time and resources needed to source and vet quality applicants. They then deliver this vetted shortlist of candidates to their clients. Even though staffing agencies specialize in searching for talent, … [Read more...] about Ask a Recruiter: 5 Things We Wish All Hiring Leaders Knew About Recruiting Firms
January 1, 2020 is right around the corner. And for those of us in Illinois, some of us may be looking forward to lighting up more than just fireworks to ring in the new year. Beginning on January 1, 2020, Illinois will become the eleventh state to legalize cannabis for recreational use by adults … [Read more...] about Illinois’ 2020 Cannabis Law: Where Does Employment Fit In?
Skill set and technical knowledge are imperative when selecting your team’s next engineer. Often overlooked when considering candidates for specialized positions are applicants’ soft skills. Even in highly technical roles where knowledge and expertise are essential, soft skills are vital in … [Read more...] about High Performing Engineers Possess These 9 Soft Skills
Applicants put a lot of trust into job boards and resume builders to present their qualifications and experiences to hiring managers in the best way possible. Even though job seekers rely on these tools to streamline the application process, what happens after someone hits “upload resume” is a … [Read more...] about Are Resume Scrubbers Erasing your Chances of Getting an Interview?