Strategic Staffing: Five Interview Questions You Should Always Ask

The opening has been posted for less than an hour and already your inbox is flooded with applications. For many companies, especially smaller ones, simply just stating the hiring process can be quite intimidating. The variety of candidates and experience can make narrowing down your choices challenging. That’s the beauty of the interview.   Sometimes Read more »

Attracting Top Talent with a Strong Online Presence

You don’t have to run a Fortune 500 company to attract industry-leading, top tier talent. But, you do need to start where they do. When job seekers begin their employment search, where do they go first? The same place we all go when we’re searching for information and opportunities – the Internet. You can attract Read more »

Hiring Secrets for a Successful Business

We know the one thing all businesses would love to get their hands on – an infallible “Magic 8 Ball” that predicts staffing challenges, successes and opportunities. Even though this fortune-telling HR manager is just a myth, companies can still implement hiring strategies that are more proactive than reactive. In today’s fast-paced, tech-pumped workforce, employers Read more »

Strategic Staffing: Benefits of Recruiting Active Job Seekers

In today’s fast-paced digital world, anyone can be a candidate for a job opening, but we know it takes more than just anyone to be a part of the team. When you find that personable professional whose skills perfectly match your needs, it’s like the moment when the glass slipper slid right on to Cinderella’s Read more »

Success Strategies for Onboarding New Employees

Do you ever find yourself looking at a stack of resumes and thinking: I just love the hiring process. It’s the best part of my job! No? We didn’t think so. When you think about the high costs of recruitment and training, even losing one qualified employee can be a huge setback. On top of Read more »

Performance Reviews: 4 Benefits to Your Company and Employees

In our overloaded, double-booked world, performance reviews often get push aside to put out fires or rush a deadline. However, these reviews aren’t just about the future of your staff; they could mean the future of your business. In order to maximize the benefits of these reviews, managers and business owners must craft the right Read more »

Manufacturing Jobs in the U.S. – More than just pushing buttons

When Henry Ford rolled out the first moving assembly line, the time it took to build a car dropped from 12 hours to just a hair over two. Now that’s American innovation. The assembly line is the first image that comes to mind when we think of manufacturing jobs, particularly in the United States. However, Read more »

Moving Past the Millennials – What to expect from Generation Z

As the millennial generation moves into adulthood, it’s time to take a moment to look over their shoulders and take a glance at who is coming next. Some millennial employees are just now entering the workforce, while other workers may be moving up in your company, into management positions. That leaves some empty office chairs Read more »

Nontraditional Interview Questions that Help Identify Top Candidates

Most candidates prepare extensively for employment interviews – at least the best ones do. How can you ask questions that really get at the essence of who a candidate is without resorting to “gotcha” questions?   Here are a few that can offer insight into your candidate: How do you plan your day? Find out Read more »

Reference Checking Mistakes to Avoid

Reference checking can be one of the most important portions of the hiring process. It offers the opportunity to engage with people who have actually seen your candidate at work – rather than just hearing him talk about their work in the interview. But there are many ways that the process can go off the Read more »