5 Interview Questions that Prove Who a Candidate Really Is

  Most hiring managers would agree that it is essential to find a comfort level with every potential hire, where the employee feels welcome and comfortable in the interview process.  One way to help achieve this comfort level is by asking the right questions during their interview. Asking the right questions can help you ensure… Read more »

How to Gauge Teamwork Skills in an Interview

Teamwork skills and related soft skills are just as important to the success of your next hire as the abilities, experience and qualifications required for the job. But, they’re not as easy to pinpoint or measure, at least not until you dive below the surface and really get to know a candidate. So, what’s the… Read more »

You’re a New Grad: Congrats! Now What?

Job prospects for the Class of 2015 look better than they have in several years. Although just five percent of nationwide openings are specifically targeted to new college grads, the number of permanent, full-time positions among these opportunities has increased 20 percent since 2014. And postings for recent graduates are forecast to grow through the… Read more »

Can You Afford to Keep Your Top Talent?

Employee retention doesn’t have to be complicated or costly. To minimize turnover and keep your top talent right where they are – growing and contributing within the walls of your own company – it all comes down to valuing your top performers, and letting them know that you value them. Salary and benefits are important,… Read more »

Millennials are Taking the Workforce by Storm: Why That’s Good for Business

As your baby boomer employees continue to age out of the workforce, the younger end of your workforce spectrum is populated by millennials – the 80 million young adults born between 1976 and 2001. By 2020, they will make up more than 40 percent of the global workforce, and by 2025, this percentage will have… Read more »

Why Rejection Letters Do More Good than Harm

Also known as “thanks, but no thanks” letters, rejection letters to job candidates who are not selected for hire often are overlooked. Employers may neglect proper follow up because they are wary of legal action, because they are keeping their possible future hiring options open, or simply due to the sheer volume of applicants for… Read more »

Should You Increase Pay to Get Good Employees to Stay?

Research shows that almost half of all employees are open to leaving their jobs under the right circumstances. For instance, millennials will hold 15-to-20 different jobs over the course of their career. And for all demographics, moving up usually means moving on – unless you can successfully grow top talent within your organization. Now that… Read more »

The Secret Trait that All Successful Managers Share

“Most of the successful people I’ve known are the ones who do more listening than talking.” So stated renowned financier, statesmen and political consultant Bernard Baruch as he commented on one of the most valuable characteristics of successful business leaders. As a manager, it’s your job to get results – daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and… Read more »

Should You Post Open Positions to LinkedIn?

The nuances, pros and cons of various social media platforms continue to evolve as technology advances. LinkedIn remains an incredibly powerful recruitment tool and should be used by any employer who is serious about acquiring and retaining a world-class team. However, there are some concerns that LinkedIn going forward may not be as useful as… Read more »

Develop Tomorrow’s Job Skills, Today

Once upon a time, improving your prospects for promotion by increasing your skill set was relatively simple. You could take an accounting class…learn to use a desktop publishing program…or study up on new sales techniques. There was always a course you could take, or a workshop, or a how-to book. But in today’s fast-changing workplace,… Read more »