Is Now the Right Time for a New Job?

Have you been thinking about changing jobs? Simply thinking about leaving a job can be a sign something is wrong. Unfortunately, many people convince themselves things eventually will get better. Maybe your terrible supervisor will leave? Maybe your workload will become more manageable? Maybe you will get a promotion or a raise? However, as bestselling… Read More »

Benefits of Direct Hire Recruiting #1: Access to Skilled Talent

Overcome the Challenges of Tight Labor Market When candidates are scarce, your business may face a growing number of unfilled positions. Open seats often lead to disruption and delays. In response, your company might react by hiring good enough candidates (rather than high performers) just to fill positions as quickly as possible. When you use… Read More »

Improve Your Company Culture through Communication, Team Building and Focus on Your Values

Culture seems to have taken on buzzword status lately. Every organization wants to have a great culture, and there are plenty of exceptional examples from Zappos to Southwest Airlines. The benefits of a strong company culture are well documented. They include an engaged workforce, higher retention rates and a more recognizable brand identity. However, great… 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 »

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 »

Why Background Checks Are a Crucial Part of the Hiring Process

Hiring employees requires lots of effort. There are job descriptions to post, resumes to sort through, and hours of interviews. It is tempting, and it may even seem necessary, to take a few shortcuts. However, the background check should NOT be one of the items on the chopping block. Yes, they take time. Yes, they… Read More »

How to Launch a Career in the Skilled Trades Field

Skilled trades are labor jobs which require specific training, but usually not a bachelor’s degree. Often these careers are viewed as physically demanding, yet this is not always the case. However, they do require strong problem-solving skills and creative thinking. Examples include construction managers, auto mechanics, carpenters, plumbers, crane operators, electricians, welders and CNC machine… Read More »

What Should You Include on Your Resume?

It is time to write your resume. Where do you start? It is daunting to open a blank Word document and realize the document you are about to compose may win or lose you an interview opportunity. Don’t let the pressure get you down. Although some trends may change, the main purpose of a resume… Read More »