First Impressions: How Important Should They be to the Hiring Process?

No matter how often we’ve been told not to judge a book by its cover, we just can’t help ourselves. We are swayed by first impressions. But when you are hiring, should you suppress that first reaction to a candidate to make a more reasoned and careful decision? Or is your gut telling you something Read more »

Strategic Staffing: Time Management Techniques to Improve Efficiency

Feeling like there aren’t enough hours in your workday to accomplish everything on your to-do list? If you’re consistently leaving the office late each day with a pile of work to complete at home, it’s time to make a change. You may be able to significantly increase efficiency by simply implementing a few time management Read more »

Increasing Employee Productivity Through Automation

Do you often find yourself looking at your company’s business processes and thinking your employees waste a lot of time with outdated practices? If so, it may be time to automate some of your functions, allowing your company to save a great deal of time and money. Amazing innovations in technology have made it possible Read more »

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 »

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 »