4 Advantages to Hiring from An Unrelated Field

When it comes to effective hiring, many HR professionals and hiring managers prefer to choose candidates who know their company’s industry inside and out. However, while industry experience is beneficial, hiring candidates from outside of your field can often provide unique value to the team.   Exploring candidates with potential rather than an exact match can provide a great opportunity to develop the employee and grow your organization. So, if… Read more »

Partnering with a Staffing Firm to Find Your Next Job?

If you’re looking to find that next great job, you probably know it’s a lot of work, and there’s a lot of competition.   To prove the point, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics it takes submitting 100–200 job applications to get one job offer, with the average amount of time needed to land a job being 24 weeks.   The good news is, as a job seeker, you don’t have to go… Read more »

Onboarding New Employees: How to Streamline Your Processes

It’s important for business owners and HR professionals to realize that employee onboarding can actually make or break how new–hires view your company.   For example, if a new employee has a negative experience due to little or no onboarding, they’re likely to run the other way – and tell their friends. If you have multiple employees quitting each year, it can cost you thousands in resources and productivity. Not good.    Reviewing your organization’s onboarding processes… Read more »

Didn’t Get Hired? What Do You Do Now?

Face it. Being a job seeker isn’t easy.   From the rush of anticipation when sending in your application, to the joy when getting a positive response and nailing an interview, it’s a rollercoaster ride.  But there’s also the crash-back-to-earth feeling if you don’t get the job.  We’ve all been there. But the good news is that even if you didn’t land the job, there are things you can learn… Read more »

How to Leave a Dead End Job

Feeling trapped in a job happens to a lot of people. In fact, at some point, most everyone outgrows the current job they’re performing. As employees or jobseekers, we all want the “perfect” job – the one that makes us happy to get out of bed in the morning.    But it’s rare to find your dream job right away. In fact, it may take two,… Read more »

What Employers Can Learn from Employee Turnover

As an employer, hiring manager, or HR professional you know that good employees are hard to find. But once you’re found the right person, it’s often hard to retain those employees.   The fact is there are always going to be employees who have a “grass is greener” mentality and jump from job to job. For example, a recent study revealed that 21% of millennials… Read more »

Using LinkedIn To Network Your Way to Success

Learning how to use LinkedIn for professional development is a great step toward improving your network, keeping in touch with colleagues, and making new connections that offer exciting career opportunities.   Learning the rules of engagement, so to speak, can help ensure that your use of LinkedIn is as effective as possible. LinkedIn allows users to create profiles, (i.e., a good summary, relevant background… Read more »

Recruiting During Times of High Unemployment

As the COVID-19 pandemic slowly eases and businesses look to hire again, many of the millions of unemployed Americans will be knocking on employer’s doors.   This is creating a situation in which employers who are in a position to recruit—either now or when we fully emerge on the other side of this crisis—will do so in an environment of much higher unemployment than has historically been the case. … Read more »

Land the Best Talent by Improving the Candidate Hiring Experience

For corporate employers, hiring managers, and HR professionals, it goes without saying that offering a positive candidate experience (a job seeker’s overall perception of how a company recruits) is critical to landing the best talent. The current job market is candidate-driven, so you don’t want to drive away great talent due to a less than… Read more »

To Get the Right Job You Need the Right References

Whether you’re an experienced pro looking to further your career, or a temp-to-hire jobseeker hoping for a new challenge, an important part of landing any job is having a strong set of professional references. Having the right references can make the difference between a successful job search and a rejection notice. A strong endorsement from… Read more »