Advice

7 Ways to Stay Motivated & Productive While Working from Home

For many people, “work from home” was more of a Fifth Harmony lyric that is was a description of their job situation. However, COVID-19 came along and changed all that.  Many of us have suddenly been thrust into navigating the futuristic world of Microsoft Teams, Zoom calls and constant emails. This new situation can be fun, but… Read more »

10 Benefits of Having a Strong Relationship with Your Staffing Agency

Any successful executive will tell you that with great people – a business runs itself.   As a business grows, bringing in good people while keeping up with business activities becomes increasingly difficult. A staffing company can help. As experts in what they do, staffing agencies make smart, efficient talent acquisitions for their clients without negatively impacting productivity.  When a business has a strong… Read more »

How to Start Your Job Search in the Era of Coronavirus

The first wave of coronavirus may be behind us, but the pandemic is expected to have a lasting impact on society.  Some businesses that had planned to slowly transition into a remote work model fully embraced that model over the span of a couple weeks. Some older processes that were being phased out have now… Read more »

Attract Better Talent when You Build a Better Brand

As the ratio of younger-to-older workers continues to skew younger, companies are seeing that conventional recruitment strategies, based mostly on pay and benefits, are becoming less relevant.   Younger professionals want a more holistic job experience, such as one with a strong work-life balance or a sense of greater purpose. While experienced employees also want these… Read more »

Want to Turn Your Temporary Position into a Permanent Job?

When you’re looking to convert your temporary position to a permanent one, it can be hard not to overthink your performance and how much people like you.   But rather than basing your mindset on the reactions of others, you should be focused on making contributions and providing value. There’s never a guarantee that a temporary position will become a… Read more »

What are STAR Behavioral Interview Questions and Why Do You Need to Ask Them? 

Hiring great people should involve carefully assessing their expertise and work habits during the interview through behavioral interview questions.  These questions are meant to have candidates give examples of past work. Behavioral questions aren’t hypothetical. Candidates are asked “What did you do?” as opposed to “What would you do?”  Asking candidates to discuss earlier work ought to test… Read more »

3 Ways to Move Past Job Rejection 

Unfortunately, rejection is a part of life, and hopefully, you’ve reached adulthood with a healthy appreciation of that fact.   That being said, it’s perfectly normal and healthy to be upset by rejection. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to get over any negative feelings. Below are a few steps you can take to get over job rejection.  1) Keep… Read more »

You Can’t Hire Everyone but Here’s What You Can Do Instead 

Near the end of many hiring processes, managers are left with the difficult task of hiring one candidate from a group of several very strong candidates. Unfortunately, the strong candidates who are not hired may get hired elsewhere, possibly by the competition.  While you can’t hire every strong candidate who walks through the doors of your company, that doesn’t mean you should give up on… Read more »

Keep Your Career Recession-Proof with These Tips

The economy was surging ahead and the labor market was extremely tight. However, what goes up must come down, as they say. Some experts predicted that the economy would slow down in 2020, possibly due to the coronavirus outbreak. Even if some massive external influence didn’t hit the markets, it’s reasonable to assume that a period of sluggish growth or even a recession is in our future.  If you want to… Read more »

Big Hiring and Employment Changes in 2020

While technology is constantly disrupting hiring and employment operations, forces in the labor market and economy are poised to have an even greater effect in 2020. Consider the following ways hiring and employment will change throughout the year and beyond. Recruitment Chatbots Hiring personnel already use artificial intelligence (AI) to locate prospective applicants who have… Read more »