Can You Be Picky in the Holiday Season?

If you’re wondering whether you can successfully hire during December’s busy holiday season, the answer goes something like this: “Yes, Virginia, the best candidates are available.” In fact, this month offers prime recruitment opportunities. Along with January and June, it’s when many employed prospects have free time to consider a new job due to their… Read more »

Don’t Use Pay as Your Babysitter

Have you ever used a babysitter? In other words, have you ever had someone else assume your responsibilities while you take a break and focus on something else? The babysitter stands in for you, becomes you during the period of your absence. Someone else does your job. Typically we think of babysitting when there’s actually… Read more »

Effectively Managing Conflict in Your Workplace

  War Zone or Idea Zone? The High Price of Conflict We’ve all seen it happen. Suddenly the team that functioned so harmoniously is operating more like a dysfunctional family. The office’s usual cheerful buzz has been replaced by a dark silence. People seem to do nothing but complain. Some won’t even speak to one… Read more »

Don’t Be a Stepping Stone Employer!

Don’t Be a Stepping Stone Employer! For some candidates, finding a new job can seem like an insurmountable task. The job market is still incredibly tough, and experienced professionals are finding unconventional ways to pay their bills…some are taking jobs with employers as a stop gap, leading to the dreaded “stepping stone” employment.  Don’t let… Read more »

April Fools: How NOT to get fooled in the hiring process

  As competition in the job market has increased, so has candidates’ temptation to stretch the truth on their resumes. Many job seekers have been scanning and scraping for work much longer than they’re used to. Out of desperation, they’ll do almost anything to get an edge on other candidates–including outright lying. As defined by… Read more »