5 Reasons You Should Consider Temp-to-Hire

Your company is looking to fill open positions. Should you start recruiting from scratch? Or, should you consider hiring one of your temps? Here are five reasons why temp-to-hire candidates are a smart choice.  Temp-to-Hire Employees Are a Known Quantity Unfortunately, hiring can be risky. Let’s say you find the perfect candidate who aces the interview, so you enthusiastically hire her or him. Then, you discover s/he has… Read More »

The Biggest Mistake Employees Make When Having A Bad Day At the Office

We’ve all had one of those days. Everything seems to be going wrong, everyone is annoying you, and all you want to do is VENT. But did you know losing your cool at the office is a big mistake?    Why Venting Is a Poor Idea You Feel Worse   Sounds ridiculous, after all, at a… Read More »

Looking to Land That Clerical Job? Make Sure You Brush Up on These Soft Skills

If you’re hoping to find a clerical job, you know you’ll need organizational, bookkeeping, computer and possibly accounting skills. But, that’s not all. Employers will be looking at your soft skills too.  Unlike technical or hard skills, soft skills are harder to measure and define. They are a combination of personal attributes that allow you to get along well with others and to achieve your goals.  5 Top Soft Skills… Read More »

Great Tips on Improving Your New Hire Process

Your company’s new hire process is good chance to make a great impression. Don’t waste the opportunity. Poor onboarding links to both lower retention and engagement rates. (SHRM, 2015) If your organization’s onboarding could use a bit of an overhaul, here are seven ideas to design a more effective program. Plan Ahead A new hire… Read More »

Advantages of Leveraging a Recruiting Partnership When Looking for Work

You are looking for a job. It is exciting and exhausting. There are so many options. Maybe you could use some help? Have you considered calling a recruiter? Although most people think they can find a job on their own, a partnership with a recruiter can provide numerous advantages in an employment search. How Can… 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 »

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 »

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 »