New Hiring Policies

The tight talent market has limited applicants for hiring. To broaden the selection of candidates, some employers have changed their hiring policies. In fact, recent articles in both the Wall Street Journal and Fast Company have confirmed this trend. New policies are eliminating the concept of “degree inflation” or at least broadening their hiring criteria, [...]

Chatbot and Interviews

Businesses are changing their hiring strategies in the race to handle the hundreds of resumes they receive for posted jobs within the tight labor market. One way they are changing is for candidates to interact with a chatbot, a tool of artificial intelligence (AI) with representational or relational knowledge to be able to think or [...]

Tips to Increase Employee Productivity

In some cases, a company’s revenue can drop because productivity falls off. If it is justified to blame productivity, there are steps an employer can take to increase productivity. Consider putting these tips into practice and see the improvement. Connection Establish employee accountability. Clearly communicated expectations and defined accountability roles will help employees work together [...]

By | 2018-06-05T02:19:12+00:00 June 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Employee Burnout

Do you feel like collapsing into bed at the end of the day? Are you wanting to pull out your hair or run away from the demands of your job? You may be suffering from job burnout. Jobs with consistently high work-related stress levels can lead to professional burnout. According to Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, burnout [...]

Hiring Process vs. a Candidate’s Secret Sauce

Transparency has changed our society and economy.  When we want to know something, we merely type our question online and, presto, we receive thousands of replies. With explanations and visuals popping up in an instant, we scan/read until we get the answers that satisfy us. So why then, candidates wonder, is applying for a job [...]

By | 2018-01-22T21:35:42+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

6 Changes to Inspire Amazing Growth in 2018

Be Intentional About Customer Service Whether you’re a B2B or consumer-focused business, the road to a loyal base of client/customers, who bring more client/customers is laid with trust. The competition is strong. While being the best is a worthy goal, people are looking for more than the ultimate best. They want warm, connected service – [...]

Job Market Trends for 2018

Though the job market is touted as the strongest it has been in years, and unemployment at its lowest in nearly two decades, Americans are still worried about jobs. Job satisfaction and dissatisfaction In September 2017, The Conference Board job satisfaction survey reported half of the workers in our country are satisfied with their jobs. [...]

Interviewing with a Staffing Agency? Follow These Tips

Is there a difference in interviewing for a staffing agency vs. a company? Yes, and here are tips to help you make the most of your agency interview and move your career forward in 2018. The Position Gateway A staffing agency is often contracted to fill a specific position, and they will screen the candidate [...]

Build Employee Performance

Employee performance concerns management because it is not a once-and-done thing. Like anything involving people, job performance is an elusive or uncertain commodity among a workforce tied to both external and internal factors like personality, morale, and salary.  Unique people are motivated uniquely, but there are tried and true methods of achieving improved effort among [...]

The Summer Job Scene – Part II – Attention Clients

Sometimes it is quite difficult to hire summer support staff for entry level positions that experience a high turnover. Your company needs reliable help to step in as your permanent staff enjoys much-needed vacations. And if summer is your busy season, the plot thickens. You need individuals with unique talents and personalities, but finding committed, [...]