Important Signs a Prospective Candidate May Not Be a Culture Fit

Culture defines the personality of a company. It encompasses a variety of elements including mission, values, goals, attitudes and underlying assumptions. When hiring a new employee, it is important for an organization to consider if an individual’s expectations and behaviors are congruent with the current work environment. In his studies, Brian Kropp, a managing director… Read More »

Improve Efficiency and Quality of Hires Using a Staffing Partner

Is your company searching for top talent? Has it occurred to you that if you are recruiting the same way as your competitors by posting jobs, screening resumes, interviewing a few candidates and picking the best bet that everyone is ending up with average results? Attracting quality candidates requires skill and dedication. And many organizations… Read More »

How to Be a Better Mentor to Your Fellow Coworkers

A mentor is an experienced and trusted advisor who provides wisdom, insight and support. Even renowned management consultant Peter Drucker praised two of his bosses as ideal mentors, “They were willing to listen to me. They were sparing with praise, but always willing to encourage.”   In conventional mentorship programs, a manager or executive counsels… Read More »

5 Ways You Can Use LinkedIn to Help with Your Job Search

LinkedIn is a professional social networking service for employees and businesses. Owned by the Microsoft Corporation, LinkedIn is the third most popular social media site after Facebook and Twitter (Lifewire, 2018). If you are job hunting, LinkedIn is an essential tool. In fact, many potential employers will expect you to have an online presence. Here… Read More »

What to Expect on Your First Day at a New Job

Congratulations! You just landed a new job, and now it is time to report to work. Yikes! No matter the situation, first days are exciting AND scary. They are great opportunities for fresh starts, new beginnings and things to go wrong. Despite the “worst first day on the job” story that someone may feel obligated… Read More »

Underproductive Employee? Here are Best Practices to Get Them Back on Track

As a manager, dealing with underproductive employees is sure to be on your “least favorite things to do” list. Perhaps a worker is not fulfilling their job requirements, distracting others in the organization or just clearly slacking off. It is tempting to put your head in the sand. Maybe this will be short-lived? Maybe it… Read More »

3 Keys to Being a Better Manager for Your Team

Just like everyone else, bosses hope to do their jobs well. However, it is a balancing act and a difficult one at that. Managers must earn their employees’ respect, keep everyone on task, and of course, run their organizations efficiently and profitably. And all the while, situations constantly change, so sometimes supervisors must make difficult… Read More »

Ensure You’re Getting the Best Candidates by Working With a Staffing Firm

Let’s say, your company recently decided to partner with an employment agency. Or, perhaps you have been working with a staffing service for some time. Even if you are happy with the overall results, are there steps you can take to further improve the quality of your hires? The answer is an overwhelming YES! Your… Read More »

5 Best Questions to Ask Skilled Trade Candidates in Interviews

Interviewing a skilled trade candidate presents a unique set of challenges. Skilled trade workers need to display a high level of aptitude in their area of expertise, and they must have the ability to work well with others as many trades require teamwork. As the employer, you are looking for a person who has the… Read More »

How to Show Off Your Soft Skills in an Interview

As you navigate today’s job market, you are likely to hear the buzzwords soft skills or emotional intelligence. What are soft skills? And, how can you use this knowledge to ace your next interview? Soft skills are personal characteristics that enable someone to interact effectively with other people. They include a wide variety of traits… Read More »