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March 2019

5 Ways to Lose a Job Offer

Receiving a job offer is an exciting moment that should never be taken for granted. However, there are several ways in which a candidate can lose a job offer before they even start. Candidates who are prepared, professional, and respond in a timely manner usually avoid this problem, but mistakes during this stage of the process are common. Prospective employers can easily lose interest when they encounter any of the 5 behaviors listed below that can lose you a [...]

5 Tips to Avoid Hiring Highly Toxic Employees

According to SHRM a toxic employee is an employee who exhibits “problem behaviors” such as gossiping, incivility/insolence, bullying, and insubordination. These behaviors decrease productivity and morale and can have a negative impact on your company reputation. SHRM reports that 87% of workers say that workplace incivility has an impact on work performance. It often takes several weeks or months to terminate employment in these cases. The best way to deal with toxic employees is to avoid hiring them in [...]

February 2019

Reasons to Leave Your Job (A Checklist)

Making the decision to leave your job is not often simple or easy. There are several factors that go into determining whether or not your current job is fulfilling your needs in terms of job satisfaction, work-life balance, and compensation. You’ll also want to be informed about the status of the job market in order to determine your chances of landing a new opportunity. We have put together this checklist as a guide for potential candidates to help the [...]

How Not to Lose a Candidate (In 7 Days!)

A recent article from CNBC reports that 70% of jobseekers lose interest in a job if they don’t hear back within 7 days. It’s a candidate’s market. With a low unemployment rate and a growing demand to fill jobs, jobseekers are in the driver’s seat. Candidates have greater freedom to explore their options and can find new opportunities at a rapid pace. Without proper engagement, a positive candidate experience, and a streamlined hiring process, candidates will quickly move on. [...]

How to Recognize Job Scammer Strategies

The Better Business Bureau reports a rise in employment scams due to increasing activity in the job market. With over 7 million open jobs in the United States, scammers are taking advantage. Unfortunately, we have seen scams becoming an issue for candidates during their job search. Employment scams take many forms and it’s important to recognize the signs and to be aware of the strategies used by scammers. Below we have listed some of those strategies so that you [...]

January 2019

Organizing Your Job Search

When it comes to searching for the perfect job, organization is key. Imagine putting in a few dozen applications and getting a call a week later. Will you know who’s on the other end? Staying organized and keeping track of your applications will help you stay on top of your job search when the calls start rolling in. Set Goals and do Your Research Having a goal in mind can help give direction to your job search. What are your career [...]

How to do a Real Background Check

Screening candidates is an important step when it comes to keeping your business safe and secure. Background checks help in vetting your applicants more thoroughly than reference checks and social media screening. They also help to creating and maintaining safe working environments for all employees. Here are our tips to keep in mind when evaluating your current background check methods. You might consider making adjustments to your methods to avoid a costly mistake due to hiring the wrong person. Look [...]

4 Tips to get Call Backs from Good Headhunters

According to Forbes, connecting with 3rd party recruiters (headhunters) is one of the top 6 methods to find a job after utilizing your personal network and looking on the job boards.  Many candidates who we interviewed have expressed their extreme frustrations over the hours of time spent on job boards with little to show for it.  Headhunters can be an excellent alternative by helping you by skipping many steps in the interview and application process and set you up [...]

How to do a “Real” Reference Check

A 2017 HireRight employment screening benchmark report tells us that 85% of employers have caught lies on a resume. A good way to be sure that your candidate is who they say they are is to do a reference check. However, many employers don’t want to discuss the performance of a past employee because it can open their company up for liability. Candidates may be able to request copies of a reference check which can make employers reluctant to [...]

December 2018

What is Considered Job Stability?

According to a Gallup poll, the new average employee tenure is 2-3 years. This is much different from the 3-5 years we have seen in the past and drastically different from companies who have made it the norm to retain lifetime employees or those who stay 15 years or longer. This can make it difficult to spot job stability among candidates, unless we have a strong understanding of what job stability looks like in the current market. The reason [...]