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October 2018

Hiring a Professional vs. a Professional Interviewer

How do you differentiate between a good candidate and a candidate who looks good on the surface but may not be a good employee? It is right to be skeptical. According to HireRight’s 2017 employment screening benchmark report, 85 percent of employers caught applicants fibbing on their résumés or applications. Sometimes people are so skilled at interviewing that it distracts from their actual qualifications. Sometimes the best candidates have little to no practice at interviewing. Here we will explain [...]

5 Red Flags to Look for in Your Next Offer Letter

So you’ve had your interview, they want to hire you, and your job hunt is coming to its conclusion. You may think it’s a done deal. However, once an offer letter is presented to you, it could become apparent that the job may not be for you. Whether it’s lackluster benefits, or grammatical errors, your offer letter is a good indicator of how much a company values you. Here we’ve identified the 5 biggest red flags we’ve seen in [...]

September 2018

4 Tips on How to Turn Down the Candidates You Don’t Hire

According to Glassdoor, each corporate job posting attracts 250 resumes. Of those candidates, 4 to 6 will get called for an interview, and only one will get the job. With such a great response rate comes great responsibility. The way you treat candidates throughout the hiring process, even those you turn down, will reflect on your company in a positive or negative way. The candidate experience matters more and more. There are now websites like Glassdoor that are dedicated [...]

5 Questions to Ask to Avoid High Turnover Jobs

Avoiding high turnover jobs may not be so cut and dry, and companies can be intentionally misleading with their job postings in order to attract as many applicants as possible. There are certain patterns to look out for in order to spot these job postings. Luckily in the age of technology we have the means to do plenty of research before accidentally committing to the wrong opportunity. Don’t set yourself up for failure. Below is our expert advice on [...]

How to Keep Recruiters from Taking Your Best People

The unemployment rate is at a multi-year low of 3.8%, with 7 million unfilled jobs in the United States. This creates an environment where top employees often receive multiple new job notices on a daily basis. In fact, certain companies in Silicon Valley are acquired just for their talent. Losing employees to your competition should be a real concern. Here are our recommendations for keeping your best employees under your roof. Benchmark your salaries It’s important to know the market salaries [...]

Supercharge Your Job Search

As the summer winds down and vacations come to an end, it’s time to get serious about your job search. You might be ready to jump back in and start applying for jobs again, but you shouldn’t go in without a plan. Winging it can lead to mistakes, disorganization, and frustration. All of that is easily avoided with some careful planning and preparation. Here we’ve outlined our recommendations on how to conduct an organized and successful job search. Update Your [...]

May 2018

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So, You Have a Degree…Now What?

Don’t feel bad if you don’t have your career path planned out after graduation. Not everyone knows exactly what they want to be when they graduate. A report from the U.S. Department of Education revealed that almost 1/3 of first time college students change their major at least once within the first three years. A LinkedIn study found that graduates will change jobs an average of four times in their first decade out of college. With graduation right around the [...]

April 2018

Training is not just for new hires anymore.

Training is Not Just for New Hires Anymore

Employee retention and engagement weigh heavily on the minds of employers and HR professionals, in our local market and across the country. Having open positions in your organization can have an adverse effect on customer service, morale, turnover rate and revenue. Keeping your best performing employees is critical to the success and growth of your business. One emerging retention strategy among employers is to implement a Training and Development Program. If you’re skeptical about this strategy, you should know [...]

Magnifying glass illustrating a jobseeker searching for the right recruiter.

Choosing a Recruiter or Staffing Agency: 5 Tips for Jobseekers

A quick LinkedIn search will reveal that there are nearly 700 recruiters in the Greater Philadelphia Area. If you expanded your search to account for those in the industry who may be using more crafty titles such as “sourcing wizard” or “staffing guru”, you’d discover well over 1,000 people in this geographic region alone. Many jobseekers are unfamiliar with the process of working with a recruiter or agency. They don’t know what questions to ask, or what to expect. [...]

March 2018

A woman is being pulled in different directions by ropes to illustrate an increase in counteroffers in the current job market.

The Rise of the Counteroffer

A wise recruiter said it best when she said “the war for talent is over and talent won.” Finding and attracting top talent is harder than ever. The latest BLS numbers indicate that the unemployment rate is holding steady at 4.1% and projected to decline to 3.5% or lower by mid-year. With nearly 6 million open jobs in the U.S., it is clear that companies across many industries are experiencing growth and are in need of talent. Counteroffers are [...]