3 Ways to Make a Great First Impression at Your New Job

As if a new job isn’t stressful enough, you know you need to make a good first impression. After all, research shows not only do people form snap judgments, but also those impressions tend to stick. So, what can you do to rock your new gig? Dress for Success Your co-workers will start judging you… Read More »

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 »

Are You Managing Your Online Reputation? Job Seekers are Looking

A top-level candidate is thinking about applying to your company and decides to do some research. What will he or she find online? If you don’t know, it is time to strategize. Every organization wants talented and motivated workers. And, guess what? Those are exactly the individuals who are most likely to do their homework.… 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 »

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 »

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 »

How to Find the Best Employees

As the unemployment rate continues to drop throughout 2017, most hiring managers will admit it is increasingly difficult to find the right person for a job. It is a nice thought that a top-talent employee will magically appear with little to no effort. But as Laszlo Bock, the former SVP of People Operations at Google… 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 »

Are You Effectively Engaging With Your Employees?

In First, Break All the Rules, Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman argue, “… if employees’ relationship with their managers is fractured, then no amount of perks will persuade employees to perform at top levels.” It seems to be a universal truth. Workers will achieve more if they like and respect their boss. This is easier… Read More »