Should You Hire a Candidate with a Skills Gap?

You’ve encountered a candidate who has the perfect personality, but is lacking in computer literacy skills. Maybe he or she has the education or certification you need, but has never worked with your specific equipment. What do you do if you’re considering hiring a new employee with a skills gap? For many businesses, boosting productivity Read more »

Workplace Safety: Five Tips to Make Safety a Priority

Safety practices can significantly impact your company’s bottom line. Whether you have new hires, contingent labor or employees who’ve been around for years, everyone must be on board with workforce safety. That type of motivation, however, must come from the top. When you look at the costs associated with safety issues, can you afford to Read more »

Hiring New Employees? Why Personality Trumps Experience

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 professional whose skills perfectly match your needs, with a personality that fits your workplace culture, it’s like the moment when the Read more »

Open Communication Lines to Reduce Stress

Employee stress rarely happens in a vacuum. In fact, it can be quite contagious. Once your workforce starts to feel overwhelmed, the quality of their work can decrease. In times like these, many managers feel that the only solution is to reduce workloads or start an employee recognition program. While these are often helpful, they Read more »

Strategic Staffing: Evaluating a Candidate on Enthusiasm

Imagine this scenario – you’re at a friend’s holiday party and the host is going on and on about this amazing new babysitter she’s found. You realize it’s been ages since you’ve been out without the kids and by the end of the night, you’re practically begging for the sitter’s number. Word of mouth is Read more »

The Growing Importance of Managing Your Online Reputation

When it’s time to buy, nearly 90 percent of customers rely on online reviews to determine their choice. This statistic isn’t just for products, but also includes services. Websites like Angie’s List and reviews on Yelp empower customer feedback. If they loved your product, they’ll happily share the news. On the flip side, they are Read more »

Is Your Competition Winning the Top Talent?

Your reputation isn’t just about how clients see you; it’s also about how potential employees see you. The most talented employees in your industry are looking to be an essential part of a company’s future. Their motivation to work for you all depends on their perception of your workplace culture, the quality of your products Read more »

Top Questions to Ask Administrative Candidates

Every business owner knows that the overall success in any company is only as good as its administrative professionals. They keep the staff motivated and on task, help collaborative projects run smoothly and keep the day-to-day details organized. They are the first responders when a crisis breaks out, and the gatekeeper of mission-critical details about Read more »

Strategic Staffing: Soft Skills to Look for in Top Talent

Ask any manager or supervisor and they will tell you – job responsibilities for both contingent workers and permanent employees are becoming more and more complex. Industrial workers need to have more communication skills, distribution employees need to be able to work with a diverse team and administrative assistants need to be able to manage Read more »

What to Listen for in a Candidate’s Elevator Pitch

Imagine you’re a candidate, waiting to interview for the job of your dreams. Suddenly, you’re asked to give an elevator pitch. You have 30 seconds to say who you are, why you’re here and what makes you a great fit for this job opening. A candidate’s elevator pitch is often more revealing than their resume. Read more »