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If you are in charge of recruiting new employees for your company, it is a considerable responsibility. While candidates might look great on paper and even in the interview process, it can be difficult to decide if you have chosen the right person for each assignment. There is no crystal ball to determine with 99.9… Read more »

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It’s very common for organizations to look to the support of seasonal temporary workers to during peak production times. In fact, hiring seasonal workers on a temporary basis can be one of the best ways to realize a positive return on investment for your business because it’s less costly than hiring regular employees. Each year,… Read more »

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Standing out in a job search process is something that can benefit you as a candidate. Back in the 1980s, comedienne Tracey Ullman went to extremes in a hilarious television skit called Special Skills, in which she tap danced on the marketing manager’s table as part of a competition to stand out from other competing… Read more »

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A corporate culture is more than just the image that is portrayed to the community. It has been noted that a strongly positive corporate culture can support long term success and productivity. Yet, many companies fail to recognize this until high performance employees begin leaving to pursue other opportunities. If your business has been experiencing… Read more »

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The big interview day is almost here! You’ve updated your look and your resume. You’ve mapped out the interview location and spent time researching the corporate website. You’ve practiced all the potential questions that the interviewer may ask you. Yet, there is still one thing left to do: Write a list of questions to ask… Read more »

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In the search for the best candidates, human resource and recruitment pros spend a great deal of time conducting interviews. Yet, after a while, this can start to feel like an interrogation of each candidate as the interviewer struggles to get to the core of each candidate.  Recruiters often wonder if interviewing is really worth… Read more »

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Considering the use of temporary staff as your organization grows and evolves? A staffing agency does not merely provide “warm bodies” for open assignments. Staffing agencies offer multiple benefits to businesses, especially those in high growth or project based industries where employee turnover is an issue. Today’s staffing agency has a wide range of solutions… Read more »

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In terms of hiring, not all candidates can be the right fit for your company culture. When this happens, you may face the task of drafting a professional rejection letter to the candidate(s) who did not make the grade. This can be somewhat awkward, particularly if you liked the candidate. However, there are a couple… Read more »

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As a college graduate, you are probably aware that a low GPA can be a sore point during the job interview process. It seems to be the pervading idea with recruiters that a low GPA is some sort of sign that a candidate is lazy or hasn’t worked hard in their studies; therefore they may… Read more »

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The way you train your employees defines how successful they will be for you now and for years to come. Your employees are your biggest asset and you invest a significant amount of time and money into them. As a result, it pays to ensure your employee training program provides for everything that employees want… Read more »