Career Mentors: Should You Have a Program for Employees?

Many companies have a mentoring program where seasoned professionals work with younger employees to help develop their skills. This relationship can be incredibly beneficial to both parties ─ newer workers have the chance to work closely with someone advanced in their career, and experienced employees enjoy helping to develop the talent of a young professional. Read more »

Strategies for Effectively Onboarding a Contingent Workforce

Contingent workers can serve as an invaluable resource. These professionals can be hired to work at your company during your busy season, to assist on a major project or to fill in during the interim absence of another team member. Many companies mistakenly believe there’s no need to spend time onboarding contingent workers, as they’re Read more »

OSHA: Identifying Workplace Hazards

As an employer, it is your job to provide your employees with a safe and healthy work environment. Regardless of your line of work, people need to know they can complete their assignments and go home safely to their families at the end of the day. However, while some workplace hazards are easy to identify, Read more »

Strategic Staffing: Phone Interviews for Candidate Screening

Realistically speaking, you probably receive a plethora of resumes for each open position you post. Many candidates may appear promising on paper, but you can only choose one for the job. Inviting dozens of people into your office for a job interview simply isn’t realistic, as it would take a huge amount of time. Many Read more »

Should You Consider Candidates with an Employment Gap?

At first glance, you may be tempted to immediately discard the resume of a candidate with an employment gap. However, you may be missing out on top talent by doing this. You shouldn’t immediately write someone off just because they’ve been out of the workforce for a period of time.   There are a number Read more »

The Value of Networking (and How to do it Successfully)

In the job hunting process, your education and skill set are important. However, there is something to be said for your network and how effectively you use it. Knowing people can help you land the job you really want, and a job where you can excel. The value of your personal network can be worth Read more »

Seven Habits of a Smart Talent Manager

Creating habits can be the first step to success in any field. As a talent manager, you need to establish a routine and method of not only recruiting talent but being able to do it quickly. Most companies have a hiring deadline, and a talent manager should be the person to help them meet their Read more »

Evaluating Nonverbal Indicators During an Interview

Do you find yourself making initial judgments about people before they even begin talking? These types of reactions are based solely on their appearance, mannerisms, and body language. While it is important to take into consideration the verbal cues from another person, it is also necessary to look into the non-verbal cues as well. In Read more »

Strategic Staffing: Employee Reviews and Feedback

In most organizations, employees are given a performance review. These evaluations usually happen yearly or sometimes quarterly, depending on the company. Regardless of the frequency, it is necessary for your team members to understand and feel comfortable with these types of meetings. Your team deserves to know the areas where they excel as well as Read more »

The True Cost of Hiring

When your organization has a job opening, it can seem simple enough to fill. After all, the job market is full of qualified candidates and you are offering competitive salary and benefits. But do you know how to budget for the hiring process? Some companies are not fully prepared to deal with the added expense Read more »