Employers

June 2017

Why you should hire overqualified candidates

Above and Beyond: 5 Reasons You Should Hire Overqualified Candidates

With the unemployment rate at 4.3% in May 2017, the current economic situation is forcing many employees to apply for positions that don’t match their skills and salary level. Yet employers in practically every industry are having difficulty finding candidates to fill open positions. The number of open jobs as reported by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics hit a record high of 6 million on the last business day of April. There is a general imbalance in candidate [...]

Job Boards vs. Job Search Engines Infographic

Job Boards vs. Job Search Engines: What You Don’t Know May Cost You (Infographic)

Undoubtedly, job boards and job search engines are invaluable tools for recruiters and hiring managers. HR software company Silkroad reported that job boards and job search engines were the second most common source of hire in 2016. While the use of these types of websites is not likely to decline in the coming years, it is definitely projected to change with the evolution of artificial intelligence. Online statistics and analytics company Statistic Brain reported that the average cost for [...]

May 2017

Top Performers

How do You Keep Your Top Performers…and Attract More of Them?

In Part 1 of this 2 part blog, we talked about how to identify those key players on your team; the force multipliers that literally keep your business running, growing and innovating. You may have been surprised to learn that the top performers in your organization are up to 400% more productive than the average performers.  With that kind of productivity on the line, keeping those top performers needs to be a top priority. A study by Future Workplace [...]

Keeping really important employees

How Important are Your Really Important Employees and How do You Keep Them?

Similar to professional sports teams, in practically every corporate organization there are key players. They are identified by their ability to exceed expectations and provide innovative solutions to challenges. They are self-motivated, and very reliable. Often referred to as force multipliers, top performing employees are able to work independently as well as with other employees to produce high quality work consistently. You may be wondering just how much better your best employees really are. According to the Harvard Business [...]

April 2017

Feeling the Stress of Staffing? 5 Tips to Get Ahead of Hiring in Today’s Market

It is not uncommon for large local companies to have 200 or more job openings. Recent figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate that there are still more jobs open than candidates to fill them. Real average earnings for employees increased 0.5% from February to March of 2017. This is creating a level of competition among employers to win top talent.  Employers are faced with the need to raise wages in order to attract and maintain key employees. [...]

Not Like the Others: Tips for Choosing an Experienced Staffing Firm

According to the American Staffing Association, there are nearly 750 staffing firms in Pennsylvania. These agencies vary in nature from large national agencies and overseas companies to smaller, privately held firms. Clients can choose between those firms that provide more of a resume brokerage type of approach, to those that deliver a full service consultation and staffing service. These varying agencies also staff a broad array of jobs, from industrial laborer to chief executive. Here are 4 core qualifications [...]

March 2017

5 Key Strategies to Attract and Retain Top Talent

As a corporate trainer we work with recently stated, the war on talent is over – talent won. Qualified candidates, especially recent graduates, are enjoying one of the best job markets in years. Bradley Staffing Group addressed some contributing factors to this in a recent blog post. In a 2016 First Round State of Startups survey, employers rated retention as their primary concern. Quit rates are also the highest they have been in about a decade, according to the [...]

Got Grads? Three industry trends that are reducing the talent pool to a puddle

Across practically every industry, employers are finding it increasingly difficult to find qualified applicants to fill a range of positions. While certain industries are feeling the pressure more than others, there is a general feeling that the talent pool is shrinking to more of a puddle. A solid influx of new graduate talent is essential for many of our clients to keep their companies running smoothly. Recent trends among college graduates are adversely affecting the ability of many companies [...]

February 2017

5 Reasons Hiring Managers Should Pay Attention to Online Employee Reviews

A recent article by Recruiting Daily referenced a study in which 48% of job seekers* surveyed utilize Glassdoor as a platform to narrow down potential employers. This means that a candidate may not even apply to a company with less than favorable employee reviews in this platform. Here are a few key reasons why it is not only beneficial, but necessary to consider how your company is perceived by current and former employees. Due to the talent shortage, you must be [...]

January 2017

Top 5 Perks to become an Employer of Choice

According to a recent study by Glassdoor.com, 57% of people consider perks and benefits to be extremely important when accepting a new position.  In the current market, top candidates often choose between 5 or 6 offers at the same time.  Here are a few perks that will differentiate you as an employer.   Paid maternity leave. The United States in one of the only developed countries in the world that does not offer mandatory paid maternity leave.  Many larger employers offer paid [...]