5 Soft Skills to Look for in Accounting and Finance Candidates

As we work toward recovery and businesses begin to re-open, many are looking for accounting and finance professionals to help them get back on track. When looking for the best candidates, technical skills matter. Have you ever hired a numbers whiz only to discover that their results weren’t as great as you had hoped? Without… Read More »

We Love Staffing Magazine

Just days prior to the COVID-19 pandemic forcing a wave of mandated closings across the country, The Reserves Network received copies of its inaugural “We Love Staffing” magazine. The events of the past few weeks have reinforced the title we selected for the periodical—we absolutely love staffing! Inside, you’ll learn staffing facts over myths, how… Read More »

3 Ways to Stay Connected as a Remote Workforce

If you are used to working remotely or managing a remote team, the recent social distancing guidelines resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak may be your “business as usual.” For many companies, however, remote work is brand new, and perhaps a little awkward. These three tips can help smooth the transition from your work to remote… Read More »

How Much Does March Madness Affect Productivity?

Every spring, millions of Americans of all ages, genders, income levels and backgrounds get caught up in March Madness. Sixty-eight NCAA men’s basketball teams compete for three weeks to determine which college will come out on top. During the first two weeks of the tournament, many games are played during the workday, which means employee… Read More »

How to Manage Employee Conflict in the Office

If all of your employees get along with each other every day, you live in an ideal world. However, such a utopia only exists in dreams. Conflict is inevitable in the office and everyone will experience it in some shape or form. However, even though conflict is common and employees can often work through it… Read More »

How to Make a Nervous Candidate More Comfortable

You expect candidates to exude confidence during job interviews, but most are going to be at least somewhat nervous. While you may view it as just a conversation, they see it as something to determine the trajectory of their career. It’s important to help set them at ease so that their true personality can shine… Read More »

How Many Generations Are in the Workforce Today and How Should You Manage All of Them?

Americans are living longer – and working longer. In fact, two percent of the American workforce is older than 72. That means that companies can have as many as five generations working under one roof and in many cases, on the same teams. Given the vast differences between people in their 20’s and people in their 70’s,… Read More »

What to Do When You Get Ghosted by a Candidate

If you’ve ever had a talented candidate become completely unresponsive with no explanation, you’ve probably been ghosted. Ghosting is a term that comes from the dating world and it was named for the phenomenon of ending a relationship by abruptly cutting off all communication with the other person. In recruiting, ghosting is becoming more common as candidates opt to… Read More »

Why You Should Use a Disruptive Cover Letter

For many job seekers, writing a cover letter is an even more painful prospect than writing a resume. That’s why so many people opt to take the easy way out and send canned cover letters – or no cover letter at all. However, cover letters are still necessary in today’s market. Hiring managers do read cover… Read More »

Is Technology Helping or Hurting Our Productivity at Work?

Today, we rely on technology like never before in our professional lives. We use it to conduct daily tasks, handle schedules, keep us connected and organized. But is technology helping or harming our productivity? Ways Technology Helps Productivity  There are many ways connectivity and technology have helped us improve our productivity, including: Efficiency: In the… Read More »