Why AI Should be a Big Component in your Hiring Process

For today’s hiring managers and HR professionals, artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming a significant part of the recruiting and onboarding process.   What’s that you say – “AI” sounds way too techy for your comfort level?  Well, it shouldn’t. In fact, for today’s recruiters and HR departments, the use of artificial intelligence can allow hiring companies to more efficiently filter through applications to weed out candidates that most closely align with their objectives. It also… Read more »

Inside the Lanmark Staffing Process: How it All Works

Whether you’re an experienced professional looking for a full-time position, or a temp-to-hire jobseeker hoping for a new challenge, the employment search process can be complicated.  On the one hand, you need a new job and want the process to be as painless as possible. On the other hand, you don’t want to make a bad decision and end up at a company that turns out to be… Read more »

How to Deliver a Negative Performance Review

Whether you’re a long time manager, or just learning how to deal with direct reports, one thing is true: you’ll eventually have to give an employee a negative performance review.   While performance reviews are a great way to ensure a team is firing on all cylinders, the fact is, no one’s perfect. And giving an otherwise hard–working… Read more »

4 Ways to Avoid Feeling Overwhelmed at Work

As 2020 nears an end, it’s clear that this year has been stressful for employees and employers on many levels. COVID-19 has caused major upheavals in virtually every aspect of life – including the work environment.  If you’ve been feeling added stress this year, you’re not alone. Whether you’ve been working from home or strapping on a… Read more »

How to Interview More Experienced Job Candidates

For a hiring manager, interviews can often be stressful occasions. But interviewing an older job applicant can add additional psychological complications into the mix.  Interviewing someone older than you, and who may actually end up being your boss or running your department, is often awkward and intimidating. After all, how do you gain respect from someone who might be looking at you as an inexperienced… Read more »

Bored at Work? How About A Change of Scenery?

Whether it’s called “burnout”, boredom” or “apathy” there are fewer more demoralizing feelings than toiling away at a job where your efforts go unnoticed.   Every employee has a need to be appreciated. Yet most of us have, at some point in our working lives, felt like what we do isn’t being noticed. In fact, a recent Gallup Poll found that 65% of… Read more »

5 Tips for Leading Conversational Interviews

We’ve all been there. You find yourself sitting across from a job candidate – either in person or virtually. After exchanging brief pleasantries, you dive into your checklist of interview questions about skills, experience, why they want the job, etc. After a few of these, the candidate begins getting bored and wonders if they even want to work… Read more »

4 Reasons Why Temp Work Could Be the Right Move

Today’s uncertain economy has many job seekers wondering about their professional future.  Because many employers are holding off making long term hiring commitments during the COVID-19 pandemic, full-time career positions are harder to come by.   However, the good news is that temporary, contract, or “temp-to-perm” positions are bucking this trend. These roles are a great way for unemployed… Read more »

Understanding Hiring Mistakes: Getting It Right the First Time

Bad hires are an incredibly common problem in the business world. And they impact companies in a variety of negative ways.   Whether you own a business, are an HR professional, or manage the hiring for your department, it’s important to get it right the first time. When a candidate doesn’t work out, the average cost for a typical company is upwards of $15,000 according to a 2017 survey.   Clearly, hiring the right candidate the… Read more »

Prepare for These Questions and Ace Your Interview!

Preparation is often the key to success. And that’s especially true for candidates prior to an interview. But many job seekers forget the most important aspect of the interview process – preparing themselves for interview questions that could make or break whether the hiring manager hires you!   The good news is, many interview questions are to be expected.… Read more »