Want to Reduce Hiring Costs?

Effective employee acquisition and finding great talent is a critical component of running a successful business. The only problem is that many hiring strategies can be costly, and cutting corners can jeopardize the quality of the employees you ultimately hire. Let’s now go over some practical ways to reduce your hiring costs without skimping on… Read More »

Strategies to Connect With Your Interviewer

There’s a lot that goes into having a successful interview, and some people get so wrapped up in the preparation that they overlook one of the most important aspects – connecting with an interviewer on a personal level. While it won’t guarantee that you’ll get hired, it can significantly increase your chances of landing a… Read More »

Soft Skills to Look for in Top Talent

There are many elements to consider when hiring a new employee. Having the right qualifications, skill set and background are important, but having certain soft skills that can’t always be tangibly measured is also crucial. In fact, a survey from CareerBuilder found that “77 percent of employers were seeking candidates with soft skills – and… Read More »

Evaluating Customer Service Skills During an Interview

With numerous positions demanding employees who are great at customer service, looking for these skills is something you should do right from the get go. Fortunately, an initial interview is the perfect time to assess a candidate’s customer service skills and get a feel for how qualified they are. Here are some specific ways to… Read More »

Selecting Professional References

There are several things that recruiters look at when considering whether or not to hire a job candidate. While relevant experience, educational background and industry skills are important, references play a considerable role as well. In fact, the references you choose can sometimes be a deciding factor and mean the difference between getting the job… Read More »

Strategies to Improve Productivity

Many business owners wants a more productive workplace. Not only does a high level of productivity usually mean increased profit margins, operations also run smoother, and there’s less overall friction. Here are some practical ways to improve productivity and get the most from your resources. Practice Employee Appreciation According to a study by Name Badges International,… Read More »

The Importance of Following Safety Guidelines

Workplace injuries are something that plagues many industries, and create a host of problems each year. Although injuries and fatalities have decreased significantly over the past 40 years, they still happen on a consistent basis. According to OSHA, “there were 3.3 injuries and illnesses per 100 workers and 12 fatalities per day in 2013.” Let’s… Read More »

Keeping Employees Motivated in the Summer Months

It can be tough to keep employees motivated throughout the summer. The office is always slightly too warm or a little too cold. Everyone’s mind is on vacations, weekends or having a fruity drink after work. But no matter how much the mind may wander, work must still get done. Here are a few ideas… Read More »

The Value of Outsourcing Your Talent Acquisition

Finding A list talent is important for building a strong business foundation, and for long-term success. The problem is that acquiring talented employees is often difficult and time consuming. For this reason, more and more companies are choosing to outsource their recruiting. Here are some of the primary benefits of a staffing partnership. Streamlined Hiring… Read More »

Tips to Help Your Team Avoid Burnout

Job burnout, which is described as “an individual’s response to chronic emotional and interpersonal stressors within the workplace” can have a profoundly negative impact on a business. Not only does it decrease job satisfaction among employees and create a breeding ground for conflict, it can be a serious hindrance to overall productivity. Here are some… Read More »