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 »

Why Candidates in Staffing Agency Databases Get Hired Faster Than Candidates on Job Boards

Hiring a new employee can take anywhere from three weeks to six months. There are a host of reasons why hiring can drag on, but typically, it boils down to a lack of resources and time. Hiring often gets pushed to the back burner when there are other organizational priorities, and a slow hiring process… Read More »

Why You Should Treasure an Employee Referral

Every hiring manager knows just how challenging it is to find and keep talent in today’s market. They are pulling out all the stops when it comes to recruiting methods—social media, personal networking, branded ads, sponsored events, etc. While these are all important tools, one of the most effective methods of recruiting in any market… Read More »

How to Encourage Your Employees to Live Your Values

Nearly every company has a set of corporate values that help build a strong foundation and a healthy company, but far fewer live out those values every day. Leaders often say that though they wish their teams lived out company values, they don’t know how to help their employees make the connection. These strategies can… Read More »

Who Should be a Reference on Your Next Job Application?

If you are embarking on a job search, you’ve probably spent a lot of time polishing your resume, practicing your interview skills and researching companies. But how much time have you spent preparing your references? Do you have a list ready to go, or do you just throw together some names at the last minute… Read More »

Are You A Bad Boss?

No one wants to be a bad boss and no one sets out to purposely become a bad boss. However, the number of people who report working for a bad boss is staggering… which means you could one and not even know it. If you lead a team that is having issues like poor morale or high turnover, the first place to… Read More »