“What’s Your Favorite Breakfast Cereal?” How Non-Traditional Interview Questions Can Help You Learn About Candidates’ Personalities

You have to be careful of what you ask in a job interview, of course. To avoid asking anything illegal, most interviewers avoid asking anything too personal. However, challenging applicants with unusual questions can reap unexpected rewards. Asking non-traditional interview… Read more »

What’s the Latest? Trends in Employee Salary and Benefits

The results of a recent employee survey delivers a clear message to employers: you need to take a long, hard look at employee satisfaction, or you may find yourself losing multiple employees as soon as the economic recovery strengthens the… Read more »

How to Avoid Being a Stepping Stone Employer

What is a stepping stone employer? A decent company to work for, but one that doesn’t keep its employees. People will work there for a while, either for the paycheck, the benefits or the atmosphere, but they’ll move on as… Read more »

4 Ways To Use LinkedIn To Get More Exposure For Your Job Postings

LinkedIn is gaining momentum as the go-to social networking site for recruiting both active and passive candidates. The potential for LinkedIn to play a major role in your employee recruiting strategy increases as millions of potential employees profile themselves on… Read more »

As The Economy Improves, Will Job Satisfaction Decrease?

After years of layoffs, downsizing and cost cutting, the economy is showing signs of recovery. But companies that assume their employees who weathered the storm are there to stay may be in for an unpleasant surprise. Recent surveys have shown… Read more »

Checklist for Managing Your Performance Assessment Process

A performance assessment, also known as an employee evaluation, is a formal, written document summarizing an employee’s job performance for the current assessment period and setting goals for the next assessment period. It is meant to promote and enhance ongoing,… Read more »

Reduce Turnover in Younger Employees

The youngest generation in the modern workforce – Generation Y, Gen Next, The Millennials – have a tough reputation to live down before they’ve even started. People think of them as slackers, lazy, entitled kids who know nothing about job… Read more »

Add Job Value for Employees with Personal Development Coaching

Hiring a personal development coach for your employees may seem outrageous, but research has shown that it can help both employees and employers achieve better satisfaction and higher revenue. One study found that more than 60% of employees who were… Read more »

5 Things HR Professionals Love About Staffing Agencies

While some HR professionals still have a wary relationship with staffing agencies, savvy HR managers know that professional, experienced agencies can be a terrific resource when used correctly. 1. They save you money by saving you time. Finding and attracting… Read more »

How You Can Turn Rejection Into a Positive

Nobody likes to be the sender of bad news, particularly during hard times. These days, with a greater number of candidates vying for fewer openings in your company, you may find yourself having to say “No” more often.  Applying a bit of… Read more »