11 07, 2018

Why and How Your Company MUST Invest in Its Employees

By | 2018-05-31T18:01:19+00:00 July 11th, 2018|Employee Relations, Management|0 Comments

The Great Recession is long gone, a distant memory. The years immediately following the recession are also gone. Those years were typified by hordes of candidates applying for even a single open position. How times have changed. Now we’re in the throes of a candidates’ market that shows no signs of slowing down or turning [...]

7 02, 2018

Tips and Best Practices for Checking References

By | 2018-02-07T13:48:43+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Management|0 Comments

We’ve written before on numerous occasions about the high cost of making a bad hire. A mistake at any point in the hiring process can result in such a calamity. That’s why employers must be extremely vigilant during the process, especially during the decision-making portion of that process. References should certainly be part of what [...]

8 03, 2017

The Dangers of Leaving a Position Open for Too Long

By | 2017-06-14T17:40:28+00:00 March 8th, 2017|Management|0 Comments

As you might have noticed, we used the plural form of a word in the title of this blog post. That plural word is “dangers.” That’s because leaving a position open for too long doesn’t just carry one danger with it. It carries multiple dangers. Organizations are often under the mistaken assumption that not filling [...]

22 06, 2016

5 Reasons Your Organization Should Use a Recruiting Firm

By | 2017-06-14T17:40:32+00:00 June 22nd, 2016|Hiring, Management, Professional Placement Services|0 Comments

Companies don’t want just any candidates when they’re attempting to fill their most important positions. They want the best candidates. However, hiring those candidates is not an easy proposition. If it was easy, then every company would be doing it. Obviously, every company is NOT doing it. This is especially the case in the always [...]

25 05, 2016

5 Reasons You’re Not Hiring the Best Candidates

By | 2016-05-25T13:00:47+00:00 May 25th, 2016|Hiring, Management, Professional Placement Services|0 Comments

“Wait a minute,” you might be thinking. “We DO hire the best candidates . . . well, we want to hire the best candidates, anyway.” Take a moment and conduct a quick mental assessment of your organization’s hiring success. Do you hire A-players? B-players? Tell us you’re not hiring C-players. (In fact, you should be [...]

27 04, 2016

6 Characteristics of the Employee You MUST Retain

By | 2017-06-14T17:40:32+00:00 April 27th, 2016|Employee Relations, Management|0 Comments

There’s no doubt that skills and experience are paramount when considering which candidates to hire and bring on board as employees. Most hiring managers would agree wholeheartedly with that statement. But what about retaining employees? Does your organization take the same approach with retention that it takes with hiring? Does it devote as much energy [...]

30 03, 2016

5 Things That Top Candidates Consider in a Job Offer

By | 2017-06-14T17:40:34+00:00 March 30th, 2016|Hiring, Interview, Management|0 Comments

Every organization wants to hire the very best candidates it can, so they can turn those great candidates into great employees. However, in order to do that, you must “get inside the head” of top candidates in the marketplace. Remember, top candidates are already employed, performing at a high level for their current employer, and [...]

2 03, 2016

How “Topgrading” Could Help Build Your Team

By | 2016-03-02T13:00:44+00:00 March 2nd, 2016|Employee Relations, Hiring, Management|0 Comments

There are three things that all companies want to do (among others): Hire the best candidates in the marketplace Retain the best employees they have Motivate their low-performing employees to achieve more However, a company and its hiring and management officials only have so much time, energy, and resources. If you were to rank these three objectives, [...]

3 02, 2016

How Your Company Could be “Turning Off” Top Candidates

By | 2017-06-14T17:40:34+00:00 February 3rd, 2016|Hiring, Interview, Management|0 Comments

Hiring the best candidates is about a lot more than having a great opportunity. It’s about more than writing a great job description. It’s about more than being an industry leader with a great company culture. That’s because if your organization brands itself in a negative fashion to candidates during the hiring process, then all [...]