Create a Company Culture Your Employees Want to Rave About

In the last several years, more companies are focusing on creating a positive company culture. This is an important task because a positive work environment has a long list of benefits, including employee retention and overall financial success. 6 Compelling Benefits of a Positive Company Culture It’s a good idea to take some time and… Read More »

3 Ways You Can Make Your Hiring Process More Cost Effective

Hiring costs money, there are no two ways about it. The average cost to hire in American business tops $4,000. These costs can be compounded, of course, if a poor hire is made. A person who either leaves abruptly or needs to be replaced in short order means that your company will incur these costs again.  Is… Read More »

Does GPA Matter When Applying to a Job?

When you’re in school, your grade point average (GPA) matters. It’s how teachers assess you. But does GPA matter when it comes to applying for a job? What do prospective employers think about your GPA? And, more importantly – what should you do if you’re coming out of school and don’t have the highest GPA?  … Read More »

Avoid Ageism When Hiring

Ageism in hiring can be all too real. Many older workers, for example, report that they feel pushed out of jobs once they reach the age of 50 or older. Yet surveys have shown that older workers perform equally better or better than younger employees. Not only that, but people in their 50s, 60s, and older are often… Read More »

3 Ways to Increase Your Chances of Finding a New Job This Year 

Looking for a new job in 2021? It pays to strategize some methods of increasing your chances. Many people read job boards and send in resumes. While that’s a fine strategy, it’s frankly not the way most jobs are found. More than 80% of jobs are found through networking! Plus, because so many rely on… Read More »

The Importance of Understanding the Motivations of a Candidate

If you’re in the process of hiring a new employee, it’s very important to understand their motivations. Build in a method of getting to the bottom of why a candidate wants a new job. It could be money, for example, or time, or a new opportunity, or even a shorter commute.   Methods such as an open-ended interview… Read More »

Will Using a Staffing Agency to Find a Job Cost Money?

Job hunting can cost money, from gas to drive to interviews to new shoes.  But does using a staffing agency to find a job cost money?  You might assume that it does. After all, many staffing agencies have fancy logos advertising their name and formal-looking offices.  But in fact, it’s the opposite. Using a staffing agency never costs the job… Read More »

Setting Yourself Up for Success in 2021

There’s no two ways about it: 2020 has been a bad to terrible year for many people in the U.S. Even if it hasn’t been for you personally, it’s easy to read the headlines or listen to friends and relatives and become discouraged. The economy is bad; many employers aren’t hiring.   But the key to… Read More »

This New Year Focus on Bringing the BEST Out in Your Employees

A new year brings with it new year’s resolutions – and 2021 is no exception. Make this a year in which you focus on bringing out the best in your employees. Why? Because bringing out the best in them works to your advantage and the advantage of the company. If you can help employees succeed… Read More »

3 Tips to Get Your Resume in HR’s Hands

Your resume is a key document in obtaining a job. It has to show what you have done and what value you offer to the company. But it can’t do that if it doesn’t end up in the hands of the Human Resources (HR) Department! HR is crucial during the hiring process. They screen and review… Read More »