Didn’t Get That Raise? Here’s What to Do

Don’t count your chickens before their hatched is an old saying. But when it comes to getting a raise in today’s bottom line-oriented corporate environment, it still holds true for many full-time workers. A recent workforce survey showed that 33% of workers were provided with no rationale for why their employer denied them a raise.… Read more »

Don’t Fire Struggling Employees, Retrain Them!

As a hiring manager or HR professional, the act of firing an employee might seem like a quick and easy way to eliminate an ineffective performer and start fresh with someone new. But is that always the best option? Despite the costs of time, money, and morale, there are instances when firing is your best… Read more »

Do You Love Your Job? Tell-Tale Signs You May Want to Move On

To leave or not to leave? That is the question. Even if you’ve enjoyed the time spent working at your current company, all good things must come to an end. But how do you know if you’re ready to think about a job change and not just having a cranky day? As a potential jobseeker,… Read more »

Could Your Job Descriptions Be Costing You Top Talent?

As a hiring manager, HR professional or recruiter, you know that 2020 will be a tight hiring market.  The competition for the most qualified candidates is fierce, and to thrive in this challenging market, you’ll need to understand the best practices of employee recruiting. And that begins with crafting a strong job description that moves… Read more »

How to Search for a New Job When You Already Have One

Starting a job search when you’re still working at your current employer is not uncommon. But as a jobseeker, there are definite do’s and don’ts to consider when you decide to take that step. While HR professionals typically advise against quitting or waiting until you’re fired to start your job search, there are risks associated… Read more »

Hiring Trends to Watch For in 2020

With 2020 now upon us, it’s important for HR professionals and hiring managers to look at the hiring trends for this year and beyond.   An analysis of today’s job market suggests an economy shaped by several factors, including a gig economy that continues to expand, and a skills gap that’s been identified by many human resources professionals.  What’s… Read more »

Not Enough Experience for a Job? Apply Anyway!

As a job seeker, you may come upon a job posting that really interests you – but you don’t have the exact experience the hiring company is looking for.   You’re really interested in pursuing the opportunity – so what should you do?   First off, no one fits a job description perfectly, and there’s no such thing as the ideal candidate! If you only apply for… Read more »

How to Set Proper Team Goals in 2020

With 2020 underway, supervisors and team leaders should be looking at ways to enhance departmental and corporate success by helping employees reach their personal goals.    But what really makes a workplace conducive for better productivity? Is it simply having talented employees? While a great staff is certainly a plus, without a motivated working environment, a manager can’t expect to get the most out of their staff.   Workplace goals are effective tools… Read more »

3 Ways to Clean Up your Social Media Image

As a job candidate, you need to consistently put your best foot forward to ensure hiring managers see you as their next new hire.  And that includes your social media footprint.   Today’s hiring managers are looking at your social media sites just as thoroughly as your resume or cover letter. In fact, a recent survey showed that close to 50% of hiring… Read more »

4 Reasons Why Making the Wrong Hire Can Be Bad for Your Business

Aside from being a headache and a time drain, hiring the wrong candidate can cost a business money, increase employee turnover, diminish morale, and more.      As a recruiter, HR professional or hiring manager, it sometimes happens that a candidate who had the right credentials seemed to fly through the interview process, and had impeccable references turns… Read more »