How to Turn Your Temp Job into Permanent Employment

Let’s say you just have been offered a temporary work assignment. It is a great company and a great opportunity. But, what are the chances you might be hired full-time? Depending on the organization, your odds may be quite good. Many companies use temp-to-hire options as extended job interviews. Sometimes, bosses even create new positions… Read More »

Why Being Transparent During the Interview Process Can Help You Secure a Job

When you go into a job interview, you want to present the best version of yourself. That is why it is very easy for anyone to “fluff” qualifications or stretch the facts. However, the best policy always is honesty. Three Reasons to Tell the Truth Employers Will Know Most people have a limited number of… Read More »

Employee Incentives That Attract and Retain Employees

As a manager, the idea of incentives may sound appealing. Offer employees rewards, they will work harder, and the company will flourish. Unfortunately, the reality is never that straight-forward. An effective incentive program must be thoughtfully planned and executed. Types of Incentives Generally, employee incentives can be grouped into the following categories. Financial Incentives Financial… Read More »

Important Tips on Evaluating Job Applicants

Your organization is hiring, and the interview process has been very successful. Hooray! You have two or more candidates with all the technical and soft skills required. This is a good problem to have. But, which one should you choose? After you have considered applicant quality, it is a good idea to look beyond skills.… Read More »

What Do Hiring Managers Look for on Resumes?

While job hunting, you will put a significant amount of time into crafting your resume. And after all the effort, you want to make sure your hard work pays off. After all, it is easy for talented and qualified candidates to be overlooked simply because their application materials did not match the expectations of hiring… Read More »

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 »