Author - Shannon Hall

October 2019

5 Tricky Interview Questions that could Sink Your Interview

Some common interview questions are more difficult to answer than others. It’s always important to be prepared so that you’re not caught off guard during your interview. We’ve selected 5 of the trickiest interview questions that could sink your interview if answered the wrong way. Read on to learn the right ways to answer these tricky questions. 1. Why did you leave your last job? (Why have you switched jobs in the past?) An interviewer might ask this question to find...

September 2019

3 Ways Employee Development Will Help You Keep Your Best People

Employee development may not be the top priority for your company, especially in a tight labor market where hiring is more competitive than ever. However, investing in skills training and creating career paths could help you keep your most promising employees. Below are 3 ways employee development will help you keep your best people. Increase Job Satisfaction & Employee Retention The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that over 3.5 million Americans quit their jobs every month. That’s about 2.3 % of...

4 Tips on Asking for a Raise (The Right Way)

According to a survey published by USA Today, employers are expected to give slightly higher than average raises in 2019. This is due to the current labor market and the rising pressure to keep top employees. Asking for a raise can be intimidating, but it’s important to go about it the right way. Below are 3 quick tips on asking for a raise the right way. Be a Top Performer Employers are looking to give raises based on performance, so in...

6 Tips on Conducting Interviews in a Candidate-Centered Market

In a Candidate-Centered market it is more important than ever to be sure your interview process is above standard. Candidates expect a streamlined and organized interview experience. Below are 6 of our best tips for adjusting your interview process during a Candidate-Centered market. 1. Don’t Start Too Early It’s important not to start interviewing candidates until your management team is prepared. If your interviewers or decision makers have limited availability in the coming weeks, you should hold off on beginning the...

How to Survive the Mid-Level Worker Shortage

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are a record 7.3 million open jobs in the United States. Open jobs in the United States have now surpassed the number of unemployed. According to a local search on Indeed.com (the #1 online job search engine), about 90% of open jobs within 25 miles of Wayne, PA fall under the mid-level category (a salary under 50k). Many of these postings remain unfilled for long periods of time. Mid-level workers are in...

August 2019

Top 5 Things Not to Share During an Interview

An interview is an opportunity to impress your potential employer and highlight the things that make you a great candidate. However, there are certain topics that should be avoided in order to give you the best possible chances of getting hired. Below are the top 5 things you shouldn’t share during an interview. 1. Negative Feedback on Previous Employer It’s never a good idea to bring negativity into a job interview. You should always approach an interview with a positive attitude...

4 Tips to Manage Your Love/Hate Relationship with Glassdoor

Glassdoor has become a popular tool for job seekers to research prospective employers and evaluate the work environment. Glassdoor publishes information about your company’s culture, benefits, and salary data. Revealing this confidential data can be problematic for many companies and beneficial for others. According to a Glassdoor U.S. Site Survey, 70 percent of people now look to reviews before they make a career decision. Below are 4 tips to manage your company’s reputation on Glassdoor. Claim Your Business Profile Users are...

4 Big Risks in Accepting a Counter Offer

When you plan to leave your job for a better situation, your employer may meet your attempted resignation with a counter offer in order to encourage you to stay. However, accepting such an offer is a risk to your career in many ways. Below are 4 big risks associated with accepting a counter offer and staying with your old employer. 1. Your Situation May Not Improve According to national statistics, 75%-90% of those who accept a counter offer quit within 6...

When is it Time to Hire HR Support?

When you own your business or become a key executive, it may not always be easy to know when it’s time to hire HR support. Depending on your needs and company size, this support can range from part-time consultants, to full-time specialists, to office managers who handle HR functions. There are a few key indicators it’s time to put HR tasks in the hands of a dedicated person rather than do it all yourself. Below, we discuss 3 ways...

July 2019

3 Questions You Ask That Can Ruin Your Interview

Asking good questions during an interview can increase your chances of getting hired. On the contrary, asking the wrong questions can severely hurt your chances and leave the interviewer with a bad impression. The following are three questions to avoid asking for the sake of your interview success.                 What Does the Company Do? This question shows you haven’t done your research and could seriously hurt your chances of landing the job. It’s essential to go into an interview informed about...