Posted

Are you properly vetting your prospective employees? And, why does it matter? Hiring without thoroughly vetting a candidate may save time on the front end, but when all is said and done, it can result in a costly, potentially disastrous error in judgment. The U.S. Department of Labor has estimated that the average cost of… Read more »

Posted

Work ethic is something you should seek in all your employees – present and future. It’s an invaluable trait that means a team member sets high standards for their own work, rather than simply following the minimum required. A solid work ethic shines through when a team member demonstrates a commitment to and pride in… Read more »

Posted

By definition, perception is a way of regarding, understanding or interpreting something; in other words, a mental impression. Perception often truly is reality, especially when it comes to perceptions of people, aka, reputations. Maintaining a good reputation is hard work – much harder than losing one. And, you can never afford to slip up when… Read more »

Posted

During a job interview, softball questions are those that seem easy on the surface. And, in fact, they are. Hiring managers include them in part to help candidates relax and move smoothly into the conversation. But there’s more to softball questions than meets the eye. Employers want you to reveal as much about yourself as… Read more »

Posted

In the words of author and motivational speaker Simon Sinek, “A culture is strong when people work with each other, for each other, and weak when people work against each other, for themselves.” In a sentence, this sums up the critical importance of hiring for and building a culture of teamwork at your company. Teamwork… Read more »

Posted

An effective candidate profile functions as a blueprint to follow in your search for the perfect new hire. In addition to what’s typically listed in a job description, it considers an applicant’s behavioral and personality traits, as well as critical soft skills. It allows you to define a full, accurate picture, and helps you to… Read more »

Posted

The days of the traditional annual employee review are fading fast, at least as a stand-alone means of assessing performance. Ongoing feedback in real time is much more valuable, useful and popular. In one recent study, more than 90 percent of employees stated that they would prefer the manager to address concerns and learning opportunities… Read more »

Posted

Changing jobs or careers should be more of a marathon than a sprint. In other words, it’s a very winnable process, but you need to be realistic about it and pace yourself. It all starts with completing a thorough self-assessment to discover how your best skills, values, interests and personality can be put to the… Read more »

Posted

Ideally, everyone would find their true calling in life at their very first job – and never need to make another career change. But often, it doesn’t work that way. A recent survey of New York professionals found that they expected to change careers an average of three times in their lifetime. So if you’re… Read more »

Posted

You don’t want to fall behind in the competition for top talent in 2019. There are some new recruitment trends you should keep in mind as you build your company image in this New Year. It remains a candidate-driven market. Job candidates will continue to have the upper hand in 2019. In fact, the current… Read more »