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Hiring in a Candidate Driven Market

Hiring in a candidate driven market is tough. A candidate driven market is one that is driven by the skills of professionals, not by the wants or plans of employers. While there are many factors that have led us to

Successful Succession Planning

Unexpected turnover is one of the most disruptive and costly parts of doing business. Though you have two weeks’ notice to start finding a replacement, usually, the difficulty of finding this replacement and the time that it takes to find

Employee Perks: Do they Work or Distract From Work?

Employee perks and benefits have been helping businesses to win over talent since their invention. Back in the day, a company health plan or 401K may have been quite impressive, but times have changed. In order to compete for top

Improving Customer Retention with Employee Retention

A high rate of turnover is bad for business. On the staffing side, a high rate of voluntary turnover means more money spend on sourcing, qualifying and hiring talented candidates. This cost is one thing, but paying for something that

Do You want to be a Successful Manager?

The difference between a successful manager, and one who is barely managing to hold it together, is the difference between a team that is successful and one that is barely making their target. In general, a successful manager is able

How to Improve Work-Life Balance for Employees at Your Company

For some people, work and life are indistinguishable. For other (sane) people, work is work and, no matter how much you love your job, doing too much work will leave you feeling drained. Now, “too much” will vary from person

Want to Increase Productivity? Plan for a More Productive Week!

If it ever seems like there aren’t enough hours in the day, you’re right. Between work, family, friends and that funny thing called “free time” you used to have, remaining productive can be an uphill battle. Remaining productive and engaged

Lessons in Hiring from “The Graduate”

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, we thought it would be fun to pull some lessons in hiring from a classic romance. Hiring someone is the same thing as starting a professional relationship with that person, so it’s important to be sure

5 Hiring Practices that Drive Candidates Crazy

The hiring process can be frustrating for everyone involved. On the employer’s side of things, hiring managers are consistently experiencing difficulty in finding candidates who are qualified for their company’s most important positions. These candidate searches routinely stretch over 30

The Most In-Demand Jobs of 2016

As we move further into the teen years of the 21st century, companies are still looking for talent that they desperately need. Technology companies continue to push the envelope for innovation, which is requiring ever greater levels of technological talent

Improving Employee Retention and Employer Brand Through Learning Programs

When you want to improve your recruiting efforts, engaging in employer brand building activity (like featuring positive employee activity on Glassdoor) can help you make a great hire. Making a hire, however, isn’t the only solution to your talent problems.

The Right Way to Fire Someone

They say, “You have to break a few eggs to make an omelet.” This expression refers to the cost of producing anything, how any final product will come at the sacrifice of at least the ingredients involved. For the most

Hiring in a State that has Legalized Marijuana

All over the country, signatures are being gathered each day in favor of legalizing marijuana for medicinal and recreational use. Right now, 23 states have legalized marijuana for medicinal use and this year shows every sign of adding more states

2016 Hiring Practices Forecast

sThe beginning of a New Year often gives us a chance to reflect on the past and plan for the future. You can see what has been working and what’s been working on your last nerve. You can see the

Hiring Tech Talent? Prepare for a Challenge

Along with increased interest rates, 2016 is ringing in with renewed competition for tech talent. If you are planning on hiring tech talent in the coming year or will depend on tech talent in the near future, prepare for a

Identifying Toxic Employees

Think back to the last person you had to fire. While there are many reasons that employers are forced to let go of employees, having your hand forced is rarely pleasant. Maybe they’ve been slacking since their sixth month on

Getting More from Millennials

Millennials are people born between the years 1980 and 2000. We’re still working on a name for kids born after the year 2000, but “New Millennials,” does kind of have a ring to it. Millennials are the people who you

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The Importance of Teamwork in Hiring

The recent San Francisco Giants World Series win is a great story of teamwork, communication and determination. To advocate further playoff competition, the MLB decided to add an extra wild card team to the playoffs, making for two teams that

Major Cities Are Banning Criminal Background Checks

The best way to achieve a truly unbiased hiring process is to ensure that every applicant is given the same opportunity to get the job. If any personal information about an applicant (e.g. age, sexual orientation, race) effects his or

A Bad Candidate Experience Will Drive Away Candidates

How has your hiring process changed over the past five years? Has your organization, in response to the candidate driven job market, placed a greater emphasis on providing a courteous, easy application process for interested professionals? Has your organization, in

Why Bonuses Can’t Solve Your Retention Problems

Hiring is important, but the act of getting a candidate to sign their working life over on the dotted line is only the first step in that employee’s relationship with your company. In order for your company’s staffing efforts to

Work-Life Integration v.s. Work/Life Balance

There has always been work that’s needed to be done. Whether it’s plowing your father’s field, making mud bricks or collating insurance claims, work makes the world go round and has since the dawn of society. Yep, work is a

Communicate Effectively to Build Employee Engagement

Obligations are a funny thing. Even though people with obligations are, well, obligated to live up to them, it doesn’t necessarily mean that this duty will have any bearing on their actions. Gainful employment generally comes with a whole bunch