Hiring the right talent for your team is hard work. In spite of your best efforts to carefully evaluate the talent pool and thoroughly vet your applicants during the interview process, sometimes your top pick will pull the rug out from under you by resigning shortly after. Leaving you to ask, “What … [Read more...] about How Exit Interviews Help You Hire Smarter
2020 has been an unprecedented time for the US and the world at large. The employment world is no different. Adjusting to the new normal brought about by COVID-19 comes with its own unique challenges. From job seeking and virtual interview tips to social distancing considerations and effective … [Read more...] about Building Your Return to Work Strategy: Navigating the New Normal
The “work world” is changing and it’s changing fast. With the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), there has been a rapid shift from working in-office to working from home. As individuals and organizations are adjusting to remote work, they are also changing their perception of the traditional 9-5 … [Read more...] about Has COVID-19 Killed the 9-5 Work Week?
Onboarding is critical when acclimating a new hire to a company. If done well, it can boost productivity, engagement, and retention. Even though all businesses know the impact of a strong training program, according to a Gallop poll, only 12% of employees strongly agree their organization does a … [Read more...] about The Good, the Bad and the Evil of Virtual Onboarding
No two businesses are the same. Your team, business culture, capabilities and services, and the experience provided to your customers all work together to make your business and its brand unique. To be successful, your business needs a staffing program that fits into the existing synergy of your … [Read more...] about What Is RPO Staffing and Is It Right for My Business?
Recently, a client told me they transitioned much of their team to a remote work environment because they didn’t have the facility space to accommodate their growing team. Our client said the team was adjusting to the new work environment but, as a manager, he was personally challenged with managing … [Read more...] about 7 Ways to Keep Your Remote Workforce Engaged
The second a new position opens in your business, the clock starts ticking. When it comes to adding new employees to your team, you want to be sure you’re making the right decision. You need time to thoroughly vet applicants and to feel confident you are making the best decision for your … [Read more...] about Are You Losing Candidates to a Lengthy Hiring Timeline?
As much as we want them all to be great fits, not every candidate who applies to an open position can be offered a job. Even if your business uses a staffing agency to do the heavy lifting, you will always interview more candidates than you have open positions. For some candidates, they look perfect … [Read more...] about 4 Techniques to Deliver Bad News to Candidates
In the US presently, it is estimated that at least 316 million Americans are under some type of shelter in place order, encouraging them to stay home. Additionally, it is estimated that up to 50 million jobs are at risk from the economic slowdown caused by COVID-19. In the wake of the pandemic, … [Read more...] about Social Distancing in the Workplace: Protecting Your Essential Employees
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
There are no two ways around it: job searches can be frustrating. For those of us who have invested money in a higher education chasing our passions, this holds true even more. Whether it is because there are slim pickings in your specific field right now, or you realized after that first job that … [Read more...] about Reevaluating Your Experience: Is Your Job Search too Narrow?
“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
When making your next career move, it is important to consider the responsibilities, culture, and future opportunities a new job can offer. One component you may have overlooked when envisioning your next job is the format of the role. Job format encompasses things like full-time and part-time work … [Read more...] about Is a Temp-To-Hire Job Right for Me?
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
We use our phones for everything: looking up directions, surfing the internet, texting, and even the lesser-known function of making actual phone calls. Even though in our personal lives, true phone calls are going by the wayside, they are still a huge part of how we communicate in the workplace, … [Read more...] about Effective Voicemail Structure and Etiquette
A lot of pressure rides on job interviews. Factors like what to wear, how to format your resume, interview responses, interview follow up and much more all factor into the overall success of your meeting. It’s a lot. And successful interviews require planning and preparation. Below is a checklist of … [Read more...] about What to Bring (And Not Bring) With You on an Interview
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