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Recruiting in today’s marketplace can be quite a challenge. It’s difficult to find a few standout candidates in what seems to be a never-ending sea of candidates. Many of these candidates appear perfectly qualified for the position on paper. So, how do you mow through the giant stacks of applicants in order to find the… Read more »

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Your temps are keeping your business running. Perhaps you have found that some of them are very good at their job. They are the type of workforce you want to have. Many temporary workers are doing their job at a high level, often with the hope of moving into positions that are more permanent. What… Read more »

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Cover letters are one of the most difficult things to nail down as you work on your strategy to become gainfully employed. Yet, they remain a critical aspect of getting noticed by the right companies. If you aren’t careful, it’s very easy for your cover letters to begin sounding identical from one company or position… Read more »

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Businesses have a lot to deal with these days. One of the biggest, yet hidden potential problems that business owners face is litigation from former and/or current employees. That’s why it’s so important for business owners and human resource departments to consider the value of purchasing employment practices liability insurance (EPL Insurance). You may not… Read more »

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At some point in every human resource manager’s life, a time comes when there are not enough employees available to manage a time sensitive project or a new role. This is when most HR pros turn to a local staffing agency for support. Yet, far too many hiring managers take for granted what services the… Read more »

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The summer months can be a real challenge for employers who are competing with summer vacation plans, employees heading to college, and a lack of skilled candidates to maintain staffing numbers during a busy season. Yet, there are some ways to provide perks that will help keep your employees happy and productive throughout the summer… Read more »

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There’s no doubt that Facebook is a powerful tool in the world of marketing. But, were you aware that Facebook is also a potent weapon to wield when it comes to recruiting top talent into the folds of your business? Of course, you’re in the business you’re in and not in the field of social… Read more »

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Today’s job market can be more than a little intimidating to the average college graduate. You’ve probably heard horror stories about how entry-level positions that were once ripe for new grads are quickly being taken by over-qualified people who are experienced and desperate enough for work to go back to the thankless long hours and… Read more »

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Each year, the NCCI (National Council on Compensation Insurance, Inc.) puts out a must-read report known as the NCCI Issues Report. It points out issues that impact the market and future for those in the workers’ compensation insurance field. This year, there were more than a few unanticipated and, largely, unwelcomed discoveries made. This review… Read more »

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Once upon a time, technically challenging jobs such as those with IT companies were limited to the gifted few who either lived and died by their computers, gizmos, and gadgets; or had high tech degrees. Today, things are changing in the IT field and one of the big changes is that people without a high… Read more »