Monthly Archives - August 2015

August 2015

Top 5 Ways to Avoid Offer Rejections

Ensure a proper reason for leaving their current job. This shouldn’t be simply about the money. The new position should offer something that their current job does not. Avoid low ball offers. Ask an expert, or research what a correct salary bump should look like. According to The Wall Street Journal, about 5.6% is a typical pay increase. Low ball offers are not only insulting, but gives a candidate a warning signal not to take an offer. Ensure that your online [...]

4 Ways to Fill in Resume Gaps

There are many reasons why one might have a gap on their resume. Although, that gap can potentially cause issues when one is applying at their next job.   If you find yourself without employment and trying to explain resume gaps, check out these 4 solutions on how to handle it:   1) Do charity work. Charity work is a great addition to a gap in a resume. Charities, even the top ones, are always looking for new volunteers. You can gain new [...]

Top 5 List for what Makes Happy Employees

72% of people say respect for all employees at all levels is very important to them to be satisfied in their current position. Although, only 33% of people are currently happy at work according to SHRM. Below is the top 5 list for what makes happy employees: 1) Treating employees with respect. Respect from leaders and peers can improve the employees health and well being; greater enjoyment and satisfaction in their current position; as well as greater focus and prioritization of work. The [...]

4 Key Ways to Save Money in your Hiring Process

Here are 4 key ways to save money during your hiring process: 1) Research and complete personality profiles. Personality profiles shouldn’t be the entire hiring decision, but can greatly increase the chance of someone being successful in a role. Finding the right person the first time saves money. $4,000 is the average costs that employers will pay to hire an employee according to the Society for Human Resource Management.  2) Tap into referral networks before posting your job on the job boards. Many companies [...]