How to Ask for a Job Reference

Managing Through Good and Poor Employee Performance Staffers

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 »

Staffing Needs: Choosing Temp or Direct Hire

Staffing needs

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. Staffing Needs: Pros of Hiring a Temporary Employee You can hire employees for specific tasks… Read more »

How to Pursue a Career as 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 vary from industry to industry, but more than likely, they will require answering phones, scheduling appointments and meetings, and… Read more »

Make Sure Top Candidates are Applying to Your Job

Is Your Application Process Pushing Away Top Talent_ Staffers

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 candidates. Where did you go wrong, when you… Read more »

How to Prepare for Interviewing with a Recruiter

Job searches and the ways job seekers need to approach them have changed drastically over the past decade. Methods that once ensured a shot at snagging the top positions have become less effective. However, many job seekers have successfully found great jobs by employing the help of a recruiter. Here are some tips for how… Read more »

Hire Based on Skills Match or First Impression?

Your hiring process for that new position is coming to a close. Your candidate pool has been narrowed down to two excellent potential new hires. Each of these candidates brings something unique to the table. However, they each stand out to you for very different reasons. One candidate is a picture-perfect skills match, but lacking… Read more »

Boost Your Team’s Customer Service Skills with These Tips!

Managing Through Good and Poor Employee Performance Staffers

Where customer service is concerned, there is no gray area; it will make or break your business.  That’s why it is so imperative to begin viewing your own company’s customer service as a source of profit, rather than cost.  Fortunately, stepping up your company’s customer service skills is not a difficult transition when approached in… Read more »

How to Make an Attractive Compensation Package

Staffing needs

When it’s time to make an employee an offer, you’ll want to make sure your compensation package is at least comparable to what your competitors are paying. It’s so easy these days for candidates to look up the salary range for their job. If what you offer is lacking, you may have gone through the… Read more »

Ready to Make a Career Move? Consider These Steps

When do you know the right time to make a career move? You may realize this when you feel as though you no longer have room to grow in your current role. On the other hand, it might be something you determine based on your longer-term career goals. Either way, deciding what to do next… Read more »

The Future of Management

Experts predict that management will change over the next few years. According to Harvard Business Review, many managerial tasks will become automated and that “up to 65% of the tasks that a manager currently does has the potential to be automated by 2025.” Moreover, as jobs become remote, the need for management and the type… Read more »