How to Evaluate a Candidate’s Work Ethic

Finding someone with the right skills and personality is only half the battle. You have to look for other attributes, like work ethic. If a candidate isn’t hard-working, they’re not going to meet performance goals once they’re a part of your team. However, work ethic is an intangible that can be hard to assess during… Read More »

First Day on the Job? 5 Ways to Put Your Best Foot Forward

The job search is stressful. However, the anxiety doesn’t end once you land a position. Those first days and weeks in a new role can also be nerve-wracking. How do you approach them and ensure you’re making a great impression? Here are five ways: 1. Nail the basics. This includes arriving on time, dressing appropriately,… Read More »

5 Common Workplace Stressors & How to Avoid Them

In today’s pandemic world, stress is the norm. While we can’t control everything that’s going on, there is good news. You can help your employees cope with it, feel healthier, and be more productive. Here are a few common sources of stress and tips on how to deal with them: 1. Workload. When employees have… Read More »

The Do’s & Don’ts When Responding to the Question, “Explain a Time You Went Above and Beyond”

There are many questions that are common during interviews, regardless of the role. These include why you’re a good fit, discussing your strengths and weaknesses, and explaining why you want to work for a particular organization. Another one that can come your way during these conversations is to talk about a time “you went above… Read More »

Take a Chance & Hire a Recent College Graduate

When you’re hiring, you’re likely looking for someone with a certain level of skill and experience. New college graduates, therefore, aren’t even on your radar. However, there are certain times when hiring a brand new candidate could be the best path forward. Here are a few reasons why: Knowledge and ideas are fresh in their… Read More »

How to Overcome Shyness & Carry Yourself Confidently in an Interview

Even the most confident, extroverted person gets nervous before a job interview. It’s only natural, after all. Job interviews have a way of feeling more like interrogations. In addition, talking about yourself or promoting your background or skills seems awkward; it can lead to even more discomfort. The good news is that you can take… Read More »

How to Hire for an Entry-Level Role

Hiring is hard work, but can be especially challenging when it comes to entry-level roles. It’s difficult to evaluate candidates who have little to no experience. As a result, there’s a greater chance for hiring mistakes and a hit to morale, productivity, and profits. The good news is there are some ways you can make… Read More »

What Skills Should You Spotlight During an Interview?

During the interview process, a hiring manager is asking you many questions. At the same time, they’re asking themselves whether you’re the right fit for their needs. The best way to stand out? Focus on your skills. Here are a few to spotlight and why they’re so important. Technical skills & experience. When it comes… Read More »

Why is Employee Feedback Important to the Health of Your Business?

As a manager, it’s your job to give employees feedback to help them perform at optimal levels. When it’s positive words, the conversation is easier and more natural. But giving constructive criticism can feel awkward and uncomfortable. It’s why so many managers avoid it altogether and stay silent. However, this can lead to a further… Read More »

Showing Your Personality During an Interview  

With unemployment high, there’s a lot of competition out there for new jobs. How can you stand out in a sea of other candidates vying for the same positions as you? There are many factors to consider, including applying for roles you’re qualified for, as well as creating a polished and persuasive resume. However, once… Read More »

Tips for Constructing an Appealing Job Offer

Hiring top talent is your ticket to building a strong team. However, to do that, you need to make your offer appealing. Even with unemployment higher due to the COVID-19 pandemic, leading candidates are still in demand. It’s why you need to make sure your offer is more than competitive, but stands out among others.… Read More »

Why Staying Geographically Flexible May Help You Get a Job You Want

When you’re looking for a new job, you want the best-fit position that’s closest to where you live. However, sometimes that’s hard to find. If you’ve been hunting for a while with limited success, what can you do? It may be time to expand your search. Here’s how: Open up your job search parameters. When… Read More »

Leadership Tips That Can Help Reduce Unnecessary Turnover

In a perfect world, you’d keep your top employees without having to worry about them leaving. In reality, retention is an issue for every company. When it happens, it can cost you in the form of lower morale, reduced productivity, unhappy customers, and a hit to profits. In fact, according to a Gallup survey: “The cost… Read More »

What Keywords Should You Include in Your Resume?

In today’s world, you have to do more than write a strong resume for recruiters and hiring managers. You must also optimize it for the applicant tracking systems (ATS) they use to first screen resumes. These systems filter out candidates who are a poor fit and focus on those that are a match, all through… Read More »

2021 Top Hiring Strategies

It’s a New Year, one that looks completely different than this time last year. Are you prepared to manage your way through it with the right team in place? If you’re getting ready to hire for it, make sure you’re factoring in different strategies that will help you maximize your recruiting success. Here are a… Read More »