Important Tips on Evaluating Job Applicants

Your organization is hiring, and the interview process has been very successful. Hooray! You have two or more candidates with all the technical and soft skills required. This is a good problem to have. But, which one should you choose? After you have considered applicant quality, it is a good idea to look beyond skills. [...]

By | April 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What Do Hiring Managers Look for on Resumes?

While job hunting, you will put a significant amount of time into crafting your resume. And after all the effort, you want to make sure your hard work pays off. After all, it is easy for talented and qualified candidates to be overlooked simply because their application materials did not match the expectations of hiring [...]

By | March 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Important Signs a Prospective Candidate May Not Be a Culture Fit

Culture defines the personality of a company. It encompasses a variety of elements including mission, values, goals, attitudes and underlying assumptions. When hiring a new employee, it is important for an organization to consider if an individual’s expectations and behaviors are congruent with the current work environment. In his studies, Brian Kropp, a managing director [...]

By | March 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What to Expect on Your First Day at a New Job

Congratulations! You just landed a new job, and now it is time to report to work. Yikes! No matter the situation, first days are exciting AND scary. They are great opportunities for fresh starts, new beginnings and things to go wrong. Despite the “worst first day on the job” story that someone may feel obligated [...]

By | February 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

When Is the Right Time to Bring up Your Salary Requirements in the Interview Process

It is exciting to get an offer of employment. But, hold on. Before you begin to celebrate, did you remember to negotiate your salary? Don’t forget, you are agreeing not only to take a job but also to accept a predefined wage. Is There a Right Time to Mention Money? There are some obvious answers [...]

By | January 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Find the Best Employees

As the unemployment rate continues to drop throughout 2017, most hiring managers will admit it is increasingly difficult to find the right person for a job. It is a nice thought that a top-talent employee will magically appear with little to no effort. But as Laszlo Bock, the former SVP of People Operations at Google [...]

By | December 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why Background Checks Are a Crucial Part of the Hiring Process

Hiring employees requires lots of effort. There are job descriptions to post, resumes to sort through, and hours of interviews. It is tempting, and it may even seem necessary, to take a few shortcuts. However, the background check should NOT be one of the items on the chopping block. Yes, they take time. Yes, they [...]

By | December 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Five Ways to Be a Better Team Manager

Being a manager can include lots of perks – a bigger office, more money, greater flexibility, more prestige and even bonuses. It is fun to focus on the benefits and easy to forget that managers carry an incredible amount of responsibility. In a 20-year study published in 2015, Gallup reported that “managers account for at [...]

By | November 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Top Strategies to Increase Employee Retention

Employee turnover is expensive and disruptive to businesses. To reduce employee turnover, managers must address why their employees want to leave. According to a 2016 article in the Harvard Business Review, “In general, people leave their jobs because they don’t like their boss, don’t see opportunities for promotion or growth, or are offered a better [...]

By | November 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Engage With Millennial Employees

The May 2013 edition of Time Magazine splashed the title Millennials: The Me Me Me Generation across its cover to address the stereotypes of a group often labeled as overindulged, narcissistic and “trophied.” But, like it or not baby boomers and Gen Xers, millennials are here to stay. As of 2015, millennials became the most [...]

By | October 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments