Job References: Everything You Need to Know

Who should you ask for a job reference? How do you ask? Will they say yes? Do employers even look at job references? What do they ask your references? Applying for jobs can be stressful from start to finish, and securing good references is particularly tricky. A potential employer’s call to your references could make… Read more »

Boost Your Company Culture with These Strategies

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? Here are some tips for how to boost… Read more »

Vacation Season is Approaching: How to Hire for Summer

Summer is one of the most popular vacation seasons, which means, for many businesses, that fewer employees are working at any given time. This can make it difficult to keep a schedule running smoothly or to meet a project deadline. If your office numbers are lower during the summer time, and you’re scrambling to find… Read more »

Market Yourself as a Job Seeker With These Strategies

Whether your end goal is a temporary position, a long-term career, or a consulting contract, knowing how to effectively market yourself is one of the greatest skills you can have when it comes to job hunting. When it boils down to it, job seeking and product marketing essentially share the same goal: establish the needs… Read more »

Ways of Effectively Measuring Employee Turnover

No company is exempt from the facts; all businesses will experience some degree of employee turnover.  Replacing lost employees requires a great deal of effort from recruiting qualified candidates, to conducting interviews and training new hires. This, in turn, costs the company valuable time and money, not to mention taking its toll on employee morale…. Read more »

The Importance of Referrals in the Recruiting Industry

In 2019, most recruiters rely on referrals as one of their most important recruiting resources. According to the 2018 North American Staffing and Recruiting Trends Report, “Referrals from existing candidates jumps to the top of the list of single best talent sources this year. Nearly 30 percent say referrals are the absolute best source of… Read more »

Challenges Facing Staffing Firms in 2019

The staffing industry comes with its rewards and challenges. On the one hand, it’s so exciting to help job seekers and businesses find the perfect fit for the job; however, accomplishing these goals comes with its own set-backs and difficulties. Here are some of the challenges facing staffing firms in 2019 and how to combat… Read more »

First Impressions 101

In today’s fast-paced world, people have short attention spans, and recruiters and hiring managers are no exceptions to the rule. For better or worse, our brains make quick first impressions about the people we meet. When it comes to impressing someone who has a strong say in whether you will be offered a job or… Read more »

Informational Interviews: What Are They and Why Should You Request One?

An informational interview is a conversation with an industry professional about their work, company, or field. It doesn’t end in a job offer, so what’s the point of requesting one? We have the answer to that below along with some tips on how to make it through your first informational interview. Why Request an Informational… Read more »

Setting Your Employees Up for Success: Improving Team Engagement

If nothing else, all organizations, large or small, can agree on one common issue: employee engagement is a difficult challenge. Additionally, with the job market and economy turning around, engaging new employees to give their best isn’t the only concern. Retaining employees you have already spent the time and effort to engage is also an… Read more »