Building a strong company culture requires quite a bit of heavy lifting. It takes time. Often the most meaningful things to build it are the small, understated actions that happen throughout the workday. Good company culture is hard to quantify, but we all know what it feels like. We also know that … [Read more...] about Building a Strong Company Culture in a High-Stress Environment
Hiring Crisis. Talent Shortage. Skills Scarcity. The Great Resignation. Call it what you want, but let’s face it, today’s labor market is tight, fast-moving, and unpredictable. There’s no doubt the pandemic changed the hiring landscape dramatically for candidates and employers. While things may be … [Read more...] about It’s a Post-Pandemic Job Market. Stop Making these 6 Hiring Mistakes!
The pandemic, changing job seeker needs, economic trends, and general uncertainty about the future makes recruiting in 2021 a challenge. While challenging, it’s not impossible. Sometimes the best leaders get so caught up in chasing the latest trends, they lose sight of the fundamentals of … [Read more...] about Recruiting 101: (Re)Learning the Basics of Effective Recruiting (and Why Everyone Needs to Do It)
Let’s be blunt for a second: If your business has an open position, you need to fill it. Waxing poetic about if/why professionals are unmotivated to return to work isn’t going to help you fill your open position. Whether the market is candidate-driven or employee-driven, if you’re not getting any … [Read more...] about Did the Pandemic Change Your Candidate Sourcing and Screening Processes? It Should Have.
Basic principles of supply and demand tell us that in a candidate-driven market, it is not uncommon for companies to struggle to attract and retain talent; for some organizations, a candidate-driven market can make it feel like the talent pool has dried up entirely. Even when hiring managers and … [Read more...] about Looking to Attract New Talent? You’ll Want to Do This for Your Current Employees
Most job seekers believe the process of obtaining a new job is straightforward: you apply, interview, and if you’re lucky, you’ll receive a job offer. If you don’t? Rinse and repeat. In reality, job searching is far more nuanced than playing a game of large numbers. For some professionals, what … [Read more...] about Should You Take That Counteroffer? 5 Questions to Ensure You’re Making the Right Decision
Being offered a new job is one of the greatest feelings in the world. Searching for that job, on the other hand...well, no one likes that. Aside from the anxiety of opening yourself up to potential rejection, there’s a lot of information to remember (company research, scrubbing your social, … [Read more...] about Knowing When to Say No: Building Your List of Job Dealbreakers
Last year was an adjustment for our personal and professional lives. Many employees found themselves balancing a new remote work structure with e-learning/childcare, caring for family members with compromised immune systems, mentally adjusting to new social distancing and sanitation routines, etc. … [Read more...] about High Tensions and Close Quarters: Three Tips to Effectively Work From Home With a Partner
Forgetting an item that you need for your first day of work is easy to do, but if you are starting your first remote job, forgetting something critical for first-day success is even easier. We have put together a checklist of the commonly overlooked aspects of preparing for your first day of working … [Read more...] about Starting a New Remote Job? Check out This Checklist!
To keep or contract out? For some companies, it is quite literally the million-dollar question. For as long as companies have had employees, there has been a debate over the ownership of recruiting responsibilities and what recruitment structure yields the best results. The traditional school of … [Read more...] about The Great Staffing Debate and why Recruitment Process Outsourcing may have the Answers
2020 has put the workforce through quite the ringer. Many companies have faced many changes that no one could have predicted. Although some changes have been positive, the new normal of working from home or working in an office/home hybrid role has made it more difficult for employers to spot the … [Read more...] about Three Red Flags of Low Remote Employee Morale and Their Solutions
Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) has been a part of the recruitment landscape for some time. Despite this, few business leaders fully understand the benefits this recruitment model can bring to their team. RPO staffing solutions are available in a wide range of options, and a strategic RPO from … [Read more...] about Understanding Recruitment Process Outsourcing
If it hasn’t become clear already, COVID-19 has shaken up the corporate landscape –not only in operations and communication but what “professionalism” looks like, too. And, unlike the abrupt start to this new normal, the transition back to a 2019 working environment is going to be a slow uphill … [Read more...] about Creative Team Building Activities to Try with Your Remote Team
Although it is widely understood that employee recognition is an important part of every work culture, according to Gallup's analysis, only one in three workers in the U.S. strongly agree they receive adequate recognition/praise for a job well done. This poll was conducted in 2016, and does not … [Read more...] about 10 Creative Ways to Reward Your Remote Employees That Won’t Break the Bank
The concept of having a diverse team with differing viewpoints and cultural experiences is nothing new. Having diversity fosters growth, equity, empathy, and new ideas that all voices find value in. The present-day employment landscape is full of top performers with a wide variety of cultural and … [Read more...] about Leading a Multigenerational Team: How Different Generations Define a Great Place to Work
COVID-19 has changed many things about the corporate world. The sudden onset of a global pandemic sent a shockwave through the business world that affected those in customer service and support roles. Of course, the support provided by those in customer service roles is not going anywhere, … [Read more...] about The Future of Customer Service
When the COVID-19 pandemic took us all by storm, it forced many businesses to suddenly move from a shared office space to a remote one. Prior to COVID-19, many businesses offered a remote work option for their employees either as a performance incentive or as a flexible work option. This was … [Read more...] about 9 Unforeseen Benefits of a Remote Workforce
2020 unemployment rates are the highest the nation has seen in decades. By now, we all know these numbers were precipitated by the global COVID-19 pandemic; a pandemic that has reshaped the employment landscape and forced business owners and team leaders to rethink many aspects of their … [Read more...] about Hiring in High Unemployment: How COVID-19 Flips Hiring on Its Head