Author - Shannon Hall

August 2019

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...

3 More Signs It’s Time to Find a New Job

In case you missed it, we previously discussed 4 Signs It’s Time to Find a New Job. Sometimes it’s not a simple decision, and it’s important to consider your current job satisfaction very carefully. Other times the answer is obvious. Read below for 3 more signs it may be time to find a new job. Earning Below Market Pay It’s always a good idea to do some research when it comes to how much you’re earning. You might find that you are being...

The True Cost of a Bad Hire

Hiring is expensive but even more costly if you end up hiring the wrong person. Much of this expense can be financial, but a bad hire will have wide-reaching effects on other aspects of your business. Below are the top three costs of a bad hiring decision. Financial Costs According to a study by SHRM (The Society for Human Resources Management), the price of a bad hire can be up to 5 times their annual salary. A five-figure investment in a...

4 Signs It’s Time to Find a New Job

Knowing when it’s time to move on from a job is not often simple. There are many factors that go into your personal decision to open up a job search, and some issues may be more obvious than others. Here we have 4 scenarios that lead to dissatisfaction in your job that shouldn’t be overlooked. All of these are signs that it’s time to start looking for a better job. No Room for Growth Sometimes it can feel like you hit...

June 2019

3 Reasons Not to Wait for the Perfect Candidate

It may be tempting to hold out for the absolute perfect candidate, but in the current market it’s important to understand the importance of compromise. Below are our best 3 reasons why you shouldn’t wait for the perfect candidate—and why you should hire a great one instead. Longer Interview Processes Lead to Lower Quality Hires The best candidates won’t wait around through a long interview process. It’s a candidate’s market and they will likely have competing offers. In our experience the...

3 Reasons You Don’t Get Hired (And How to Overcome Them) [Part 3 of 3]

In part one and two of our series, we explained the first six reasons candidates don’t get hired. We have seen these common mistakes hurt a candidate’s chances of getting hires. Unfortunately, many candidates have not identified these mistakes and continue to repeat them during their job search. Here we have 3 more reasons you don’t get hired, with tips on how to overcome these common mistakes. Not Asking Questions It’s important to ask questions during an interview because not only do you want to make sure the...

3 Reasons You Don’t Get Hired (And How to Overcome Them) [Part 2 of 3]

We have seen countless cases of common mistakes hurting a candidate’s chances of getting hired. Many candidates may not know exactly what those mistakes are, and sometimes continue to repeat mistakes during their job search. In case you missed it, here are the first 3 reasons you don’t get hired along with our best tips to overcome them. Here we will offer tips on how to overcome more common reasons candidates don’t get hired. Vague Reasons for Leaving Last Job Many...

3 Reasons You Don’t Get Hired (And How to Overcome Them) [Part 1 of 3]

Interviewing without receiving an offer in the end can be extremely discouraging, and it may be difficult to know what exactly went wrong. In our years of experience, we have seen how common mistakes can ruin a candidate’s chances of getting hired. Below are 3 of the many reasons we see candidates don’t get the job. Not Researching the Company In our experience we have found that failing to research a company before the interview can severely hurt your chances of getting hired. It’s important to go...