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Did you know that the average cost of hiring a new employee can be anywhere from approximately $4,000 to more than 10 times that much? A large portion of this expense is lost productivity. But another big chunk comes back to costs associated with the recruitment process itself: HR staff time, advertising, and background checks… Read more »

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There has been considerable debate among talent acquisition experts about the importance of hiring speed. How critical is it? Has it become an overly-inflated measurement that leads to rushed decision-making and possibly poorer quality hires? That would be a “no.” You need to recruit smartly, efficiently, and in an agile manner. It pays to be… Read more »

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You may not have a lot of experience with setting professional goals. Maybe you’ve got a rough idea of what your future career will look like, but you’re not quite sure how to change this emerging vision into a concrete road map. As befuddled as you may feel, you’re not alone. Your plan should include… Read more »

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Because businesses and individuals will never stop realizing the value of properly managing their assets, there will always be work for financial planners, analysts, managers and executives. The Atlanta market is no exception. Here’s How to Get There Step number one towards your career in finance is a bachelor’s degree in the field. Choose a… Read more »

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Networking, polishing up your resume, setting up informational interviews … whatever steps you’re taking to optimize your job search, they may be a huge waste of time unless you’ve completed a critical first step: setting the right career goals. Research shows that goal setters achieve between 60 and 80 percent more productivity in their job… Read more »

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If you want to build a truly rewarding career, it can’t be all about money. Of course, you have to pay your bills, and there’s nothing wrong with striving for the raises you deserve. But, don’t make the mistake of accepting a job only because it offers the largest paycheck. Take a close look at… Read more »

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 Change is inevitable – in life and in business. You can keep up with it and be a part of it, or you can ignore it, sit back, and let your competitors pass you by. Which option would you prefer? If you chose the first one, you’re right on. The key to staying competitive in… Read more »

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There’s no doubt about it: Job hunting can be frustrating, stressful, demeaning and draining. Sometimes, it feels like it’s sucking away the very last of your self-confidence. And the longer it drags on, the worse it gets, right? Who wants that? The good news is: There’s a solution that can relieve this pain and make… Read more »

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What’s the difference between a proactive and a reactive job search? Most people use a reactive search strategy, which means they look for openings and then apply to the ones that interest them. A more practical – and successful – approach is to search proactively. This means that you pick the companies and positions you’re… Read more »

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Building the right team for your business takes, time, trust, strategy and intuition. Making the best staffing choices – whether it means contract, contract-to-hire or direct hire – can be challenging. Your best plan may well be a combination of all three. But, which option is best for which role? Assess Your Needs Work with… Read more »