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June 2019

Quick Tips for the Top 4 Hiring Headaches

Hiring is a full-time job even when everything goes smoothly. But in our experience, we know well that certain problems can crop up and make hiring more difficult. Here are some of our tips on how to help and avoid some of the most common hiring headaches that we encounter. Extreme Hiring Speed Speed of hiring has been increasingly important in the tight labor market, and employers have had to hire faster in order to keep top candidates. In our experience the best candidates...

May 2019

3 Ways Hiring Inadequate Managers Will Sink your Company

Hiring good managers is important to the health of your business. Management has a great effect on employees and your ability to retain them. By hiring inadequate managers, you greatly limit your company’s productivity and opportunity for growth while creating additional risk related to costly hiring decisions. Below are 3 ways an inadequate manager will sink your company. 1. Lower Employee Satisfaction & Increased Quit Rate One of the biggest reasons good management should be valued is because it helps to retain good employees. An inadequate manager could...

How to Convert Your Temporary Job to Direct Hire

A temporary assignment can sometimes act as trial run for both you and your employer. During an assignment you learn as much about the company as the company learns about you as an employee. If there is a good fit in personality and culture, and you excel in your temporary role, your chances of landing a direct hire job are high. While a good staffing agency should tell you upfront whether or not a direct hire is possible, your time with the company can be...

Top 5 Reasons Great Employees Quit

In a candidate-driven market, companies must be more competitive to keep top talent under their roof. An emphasis on employee satisfaction can help keep your best employees engaged in an environment where they could be receiving multiple job notices and recruitment calls a day. According to a report by TinyPulse (a leader in employee-engagement pulse surveys) and data from our September 2018 Local Candidate Survey, the following are the top 5 reasons employees quit their jobs. 1. Poor Management The survey results revealed poor management to be...

April 2019

4 Ways to Prove You Really Want the Job

Selling yourself during a job interview is important. Employers want to know that your interest in their opportunity is more than just superficial. Candidates should give the impression that they want this job specifically over others. Luckily there are some strategies that can be extremely helpful in this. Proving to an employer that you want the job and have an interest in the company can help you to secure an offer. 1. Research the Company Background One very important step when it comes to preparing for...

4 Reasons Every CEO Needs a Great Assistant

Time is everything when it comes to business, and negotiating habits to optimize your time can be challenging. An executive assistant could be the answer. Such support can be invaluable to the growth of your business as they work to save you time so that you can focus your energies on the most important tasks. Below are four of the biggest reasons to hire the right assistant. 1. Outsource your Communications The Harvard Business Review conducted a study of 27 CEOs over three months and found that...

4 Common Thank-You Note Pitfalls (2 of 2)

Candidates often struggle with one of the most important steps of the interview process: the thank-you note. A thank-you note is an opportunity to put a spotlight on your candidacy and address any doubts that may have cropped up during the interview. Our last tip sheet included 3 common thank-you note pitfalls. Here we’ve gathered 4 more in order to help you avoid these mistakes and write a solid thank-you note that will help get you hired over your...

3 Tips to Get the Most out of your Job Board Budget

According to Statistic Brain Research Institute, 18.5 million people are hired from online job postings each year. Online job boards can be a great tool for hiring, but they can also become expensive to manage. A single job posting for 30 days costs $375 on Monster, $419 on Career Builder, and $495 on LinkedIN. Bearing in mind that the average time to fill is over 30 days, these expenses can add up quickly with additional costs for renewal. In such a competitive market it’s important...

March 2019

3 Common Thank-You Note Pitfalls (1 of 2)

Sending a thank-you note after an interview is an important step that candidates often neglect. A thank-you note can help you stand out from your competition, show your interest in the position, and leave a positive impression. A thank-you note should be an opportunity to put yourself in the spotlight instead of just going through the motions. We have gathered a list of common pitfalls in order to offer our professional advice on how to avoid them. A stellar...

How to Write an Attraction-Based Job Description

Employers are now competing for talent in a candidate-centered market due to a growing talent shortage. As Baby Boomers continue to enter retirement, the smaller Millennial generation will be unable to replace them with a deficit of over 5 million qualified workers each year. There are currently a record 7.6 million open jobs in the United states. This trend is starting to affect the job market. One of the simplest changes you can make to remain competitive in the...