The New Interview: How Millennials Are Changing the Process

Did you know that not all interviews are created equal? Managers need to know how to tailor their line of questioning for their audience and this has never been more apparent than with the millennial generation. This group of young people are entering the workforce at a rapid rate quickly outnumbering the other generations. When interviewing millennial for a position it is important to approach th...

4 Tips to Kick Off Your Office Wellness Initiatives

Healthcare costs continue to rise and workplace stress is one of the leading contributors to hypertension, heart disease, and related conditions. If employees in the United States don’t change their attitude about wellness soon, it may be too late. This is one of the reasons that many organizations are embracing employee wellness programs to encourage their staff to make healthier choices both i...

Deck the Halls with Distraction: Staying Productive During the Holidays

The holidays are a difficult time for many employees. Stress levels are up, engagement levels are down. It’s the end of the year and some employees, and even managers, use this time to take a step back and reassess the year behind and plan for the one ahead. Procrastination is a popular work avoidance method and when so many distractions are all around it is easy to push things aside to do later...

Company ID: How to Make Your Company Culture Work for You

Your company culture is about more than just your mission statement and dress code. How your company defines itself is essential for attracting the right kinds of employees who will be loyal to your organization. You have a lot of competition in your market but company culture is what can set you apart. Here are a few ways you can evaluate your company and establish your own unique culture. Your...

3 Reasons to Work with Contract IT Employees

If you're in need of skilled information technology workers you've probably debated the finer points of hiring multiple times. While you can hire someone in house there are times when working with a contractor will be to your advantage. Here are three of the top reasons you may want to work with a contract IT employee. You only have finite work. The worst case scenario for any employer is to h...

The Secret of Work/Life Balance

A big buzzword over the last couple of years has been "Work/Life Balance." What does it really mean and how does it affect your business? In today's job market, especially with the influx of millennial workers and the changing priorities of the boomer generation, there has been a big change in what employees are expecting when it comes to the time they spend on the job versus their quality free...

Why Your Best Employees Might Leave (And How to Keep Them Around)

When the bottom fell out of the market in 2007, companies scrambled to make major changes in their organizations. Talented individuals lost their jobs and other businesses simply weren't hiring. Many professionals who were still employed were concerned about leaving their jobs even if they were unhappy. In just the last 7 years the job market has turned around. Dissatisfied employees feel more con...

How Much is Your Bad Hire Really Costing You?

Did you know that you can expect to spend $25,000 to $50,000 for each bad hiring decision you make? This is just the cost in addition to the salary you've offered and are paying during the time they continue to work. Careerbuilder surveyed companies in 2011 to determine the cost of bad hires and 41% of the responding companies indicated that a bad hire cost them an additional $25,000 at the time. ...

How to Know When It’s Time to Hire

All executives and small business owners understand the panic that sets in when it comes to hiring. Whether the reason is amicable or unpleasant, the hiring process can be challenging. Time is of the essence when you're replacing a critical role and a replacement isn't the only reason you need to consider your hiring strategy. How do you know when it is the right time to bring a new employee on bo...

How Recruiting Will Revolutionize Your Hiring Process

Is your business looking for talent to fill an existing role or take on a project? The cost of hiring goes beyond advertising and a salary and it can be very time consuming for busy managers and business owners. The wrong decision can lead to exponential problems in your company. Working with a professional recruiting firm can help take this tension off your shoulders and allow you to continue foc...

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