How Does Gratitude Impact Your Workplace?

This time a year, as we begin to reflect on thankfulness and prepare to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with friends and family, we often neglect the role of gratitude in our everyday lives. Expressing thanks shouldn’t be relegated to a single day of the year. And specifically, gratitude should be cultivated within the workplace to improve corporate culture, teamwork, and the quality of service. This week, as you get ready to eat turkey and watch football on Thursday, consider the role of thankfulness in your workplace and how you can be more thankful every day.

Culture Fit vs. Experience: Which is More Important?

Managers have to process a lot of information before making a hiring decision. After reviewing countless resumes, phone screening multiple candidates, and meeting with the top 3 or 5, it can be difficult to make the right decision. Even with intense preparation, the risk of a bad hire looms large over the process. So when it comes to deciding between the candidate’s cultural fit and their previous experience, which one should be weighed more heavily? Here are some things to consider.

Your New Employee Isn’t a Cultural Fit: What Now?

In spite of all your best efforts, sometimes a hiring mistake happens. They may have felt like the perfect choice throughout the interview process, but once they begin to work on the job you recognize how bad a fit they really are. Cultural fit is a top concept in today’s work place. And while some experts warn to be careful not to use cultural fit as a means to discrimination, used properly it ...

How Do Recruiters Hire for Cultural Fit?

Working with a recruiter can benefit either an employer or a candidate. But in today’s market, many companies are looking for new employees who are an excellent “cultural fit” with their office environment. How does a third party recruiter learn to source employees for an individual client’s cultural fit? How do they determine whether or not a candidate would work out well within a specific corporate culture? Here are some tips from the other side of the recruiting desk to help both employers and candidates see how this process works.

When is Hiring for Cultural Fit a Bad Thing?

Hiring for cultural fit is a big buzz in the HR and Recruiting communities. Companies want to know that their investment in an employee will be with someone who fits in well with their current staff and has similar personality patterns and motivations. And this is a fair assessment in most cases. But what happens when cultural fit is used inappropriately to keep out individuals who would otherwise be perfectly qualified for the position? Is cultural fit ever used as an excuse to discriminate? It sometimes is, and it is critical that companies understand the difference before they make an important hiring decision.

Why is Cultural Fit So Important in Your IT Department?

Each department within a corporation is part of an interdependent ecosystem. The departments all rely on one another for work to go smoothly so each aspect can perform their tasks appropriately. IT departments, which used to be a part of the unseen background, are now front as center as technology becomes integrated into every aspect of business. So, it is important to ensure that you are hiring the right people for your It jobs. Why is cultural fit so important in this department and how can you make sure you’re hiring the right people? Let’s take a closer look.

4 Questions for Hiring a Job Candidate with an Employment Gap

In today’s recovering economy, many companies view an unemployed candidate as a bad hire. To take this one step further, people with significant resume gaps are also not considered for open positions. But is this really true? Is the quality of their experience really lacking because they’ve experienced periods of unemployment. When you’re considering a resume, don’t focus on what they haven’t done. Rather, consider what they have done with the same regard as any other candidate. Here are some things to discuss with a candidate who has a job gap.

Everything You Need to Know About Overtime Changes from the DOL

Early in 2016, the President signed a bill meant to increase the overtime pay for millions of American workers. The new regulation nearly doubles the threshold at which employees of any job title would be able to earn overtime. The current threshold for exempt level employees is at just over $23,000, but the new rule increases it to over $47,000. This allows more employees to qualify for time-and-a-half pay for any hours worked over 40 each week. Is your business ready for the new overtime rules? Here are ways you can prepare for 2017.

4 Management Mistakes You Could Be Making

Leadership skills are just a small part of a management position. And without being a skilled leader, it is difficult to be an effective manager. Are you making mistakes when managing your staff that will be difficult to recover from if they aren’t corrected now? Before you continue down the same path, consider these mistakes and learn how to avoid them and become a better leader.

How Happy is Your Workplace?

The most successful companies know that the key to prosperity is employee engagement. Employees who are dissatisfied with their work situations are not as likely to contribute their full potential to the jobs and often leave some aspects of their work completely undone. There are far more benefits to keeping your workforce happy than allowing them to go through the motions. Here are some of the ways a happy workforce can benefit your organization.

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