Maximize Your Time with the 80/20 Rule

What’s the 80/20 rule? The 80/20 rule, or the Pareto Rule, is simple: in many cases, about 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. In other words, 20% of the work you do accounts for 80% of the outcomes of your work. With this in mind, strategizing about how best to maximize… Read more »

Phone Interview Coming Up? Here’s How to Prepare

Pick up a call from a recruiter

As businesses have become remote, hiring has too. There’s no other way to put it: phone interviews are daunting. Not only is this your first real “personal” opportunity to give the employer a great impression of you, your chances of moving on to an in-person interview hinge on it. Fortunately, you have some benefits on… Read more »

Weighing Pros and Cons: Temporary vs Direct Hire

Temporary vs direct hire

You may find it difficult to determine whether or not you should hire someone permanently or temporarily. A staffing firm can help you make the right decision. Here are some pros and cons to hiring temporary vs direct hire employees. Pros of Hiring a Temporary Employee You can hire employees for specific tasks or projects… Read more »

Drive More Top Talent to Your Applications with These Tips

So, you have an excellent opportunity at your company, and you’ve made sure to advertise it in the right places. You’ve written a terrific ad that showcases not only the job itself but your company and the benefits you offer. However, you’re not receiving applications from top talent. Where did you go wrong, when you… Read more »

So, You Want to be an Administrative Assistant?

An administrative assistant ensures the day-to-day of an office runs smoothly and efficiently. Becoming an administrative assistant may be a good path for you if you are organized, detail-oriented, and communicate well. An administrative assistant’s responsibilities varies from industry to industry, but more than likely, they will require answering phones, scheduling appointments and meetings, and… Read more »

How to Write an Eye Catching Job Description

Calculating market value

Job descriptions are often the first interaction a candidate has with the position you’re recruiting for. It could even be their first encounter with your business. Therefore, to ensure you are getting top applicants, it’s important that your job description be stellar. Here are some tips for how to write an eye catching job description…. Read more »

Meeting your Future Hiring Needs Like a Pro

Hiring is costly, and when you’re in a bind, you might be hiring for the present. Implementing a plan that allows you to hire for the future will help you avoid getting into a bind. While you can’t foresee all of your hiring needs, thinking ahead will help you address possible pitfalls. 1. Immediate challenges… Read more »

Navigating Difficult Conversations with your Supervisor

There are a variety of reasons you might have an uncomfortable conversation with your supervisor or boss. You may make a mistake on an important project, receive some negative feedback, want to ask for a raise, put in your notice, or complain about a company policy or decision. While these scenarios are totally different, you… Read more »

Recruitment Planning: Begin and Maintain a Strong Strategy

Create a Recruitment Plan

Staffing the right employees is essential to a company’s success. However, employees are a big investment in themselves – an investment on which you will want to see a discernible return. Despite this, an alarming number of businesses do not currently have a recruitment plan in effect. You would never forego your company’s financial plan,… Read more »

Everything You Need to Know About Job Hopping

According to flexjobs, a job hopper, “stays at a job for approximately one to two years.” Although a popular move for millennials, many employers consider job hopping a bad move. Why? Because employers spend a lot of money on new hires. Applicants with job hopping on their resume might discourage a recruiter from reaching out…. Read more »