Tips for Interviewing Entry-Level Candidates

Hiring entry-level candidates presents a unique challenge. Since these individuals have limited work experience, the interview becomes the primary method to determine if they will be successful. Although this may result in added pressure on the hiring manager, the following steps can make the interview process as informative as possible. Assess Their Technical Skills Without… Read More »

How to Foster Teamwork to Get Better Results

Great teams can accomplish amazing things. But, creating and maintaining a cohesive group is easier said than done. Here are four tips from the experts to promote teamwork within your organization. Focus on We Not Me Peter Skillman and Tom Wujec used the Marshmallow Challenge to learn more about teamwork. They asked groups to build… Read More »

Learn About Great Ways to Reward Your Employees

You have wonderful employees and you want to recognize them. But, what if large paychecks and lucrative benefits aren’t an option? Here are 65 ways to say thank you without breaking your budget. Individual Rewards Handwritten thank-you notes Thank-you text messages or emails Thank-you videos Special recognition certificates or plaques Milestone awards Bonuses Extra vacation… Read More »

How a Slow Hiring Process Can Damage Your Company

Companies are taking longer and longer to hire. In 2017, the average time to complete the interview process stood at 23.8 days compared to 22.9 days in 2014. (Forbes, 2018) What’s the hold up? According to Scott Wintrip, author of High Velocity Hiring, many companies are operating based on fear. They don’t want to choose… Read More »

How to Immediately Set Up New Hires For Success

Hiring is expensive and time-consuming. And, after all the effort you put into finding the best people, you don’t want your new employees to question whether they are in the right place. Effective onboarding and retention programs go a long way toward establishing a more dedicated and engaged workforce. Use these five tips to start… Read More »

Tips For Overcoming Challenges When Hiring Top Talent

According to a 2018 Conference Board study, “failure to attract and retain top talent” is now the number one issue on the minds of CEOs. How can your organization compete in a tight labor market? Expand Your Reach Many companies rely primarily on transactional recruiting or posting open positions on a job board. Although this… Read More »

The Advantages of Using a Staffing Agency vs. Internal Hiring

The talent shortage is real. Companies are struggling to find qualified workers and losing business. (CNN Money, 2018) Is your organization looking to hire faster and better? An employment agency may be the answer. Although many businesses have a do-it-yourself hiring philosophy, staffing services can be an important route for finding the best talent. Consider… Read More »

Ways a Staffing Agency Will Help You Meet High Volume Staffing Needs

Hiring is difficult, and high-volume hiring is an even greater challenge. Companies may require above average recruiting for a variety of reasons including seasonal fluctuations, expansion or rapid growth. If your company is facing a hiring surge and you don’t know where to begin, take a deep breath and consider calling a staffing agency. These… Read More »

Engaged Employees Are Safer Employees

An unsafe workplace leads to lower productivity and higher insurance costs, as well as tragedy and loss. No one wants to work for that company, and no one wants to be that company. Although safety measures may be in place, many organizations simply “check off the boxes” rather than genuinely promote best practices. Interestingly, company… Read More »