Management Tips: Setting Goals for Your Employees

In order to keep a company on track, a manager should work with her employees to establish attainable goals and deadlines. According to Success Factors, most businesses see an increase in company performance when managers work with individuals to create goals that are connected to the company’s overall strategy. Here are some tips for how… Read more »

How to Navigate a Staffing Website as a Job Seeker

Are you new to the world of temporary employment? Staffing agencies can offer job seekers exclusive jobs, and they specialize in matching their candidates with companies based on their candidate’s skill set, personality, and values. However, trying to find a staffing agency that suits your needs can be difficult, especially if you are beginning with… Read more »

What It Takes to Be a Successful Recruiter

Being a recruiter requires wearing multiple hats. Not only are you working with candidates, but you are also working with clients and establishing liaisons between the two groups. Recruiters have to know how to best serve their candidates and clients, and in a lot of ways, this position is about both being a good salesman,… Read more »

4 Tips for Writing an Interview Thank You Note

The interview process isn’t over when you shake hands and walk out the door. There’s still one card left to play, one too often neglected these days: writing a follow-up letter. While this used to be an actual letter, today an email serves the same crucial purpose – one final reminder to your interviewers to… Read more »

How to be an Efficient Recruiter

Recruiting and hiring is particularly important for small businesses. Unlike larger companies, who could have hundreds, even thousands, of employees, small business owners have a special challenge when it comes to hiring the right person for the job. Not only is it about hiring someone who will fit into your company’s team and the culture… Read more »

The Pros and Cons of Personality Tests in Hiring

Personality testing has been a popular tool with recruiters for years. Those who like them say they can be used to better assess a candidate’s cognitive skills and ability to ‘fit’ with the company culture. Those who disapprove say personality tests are far from infallible and may also impinge on an individual’s privacy. So what… Read more »

Improve Your Company Culture by Asking These Four Questions

How are some companies able to land high-caliber talent at lower than industry-leading salaries? Think Google. Or Zappos. They’re not famous for paying people a lot of money. They’re famous for having great company cultures. So how can you make your company more appealing to desirable employees? Start by asking yourself the following questions: 1…. Read more »

How to Identify Employees with Leadership Qualities

When management positions become available or the need to create a new managerial position arises in your company, sometimes the best course of action is to promote from within. After all, who knows the ins and outs of your company’s vision, mission, and culture better than your current employees? In situations such as these, identifying… Read more »