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Does Your Company Culture Attract Great Candidates?

Why do companies as disparate as Google, Southwest Airlines and Zappo’s get such great reviews from their employees? How do they attract top candidates? Easy. They’ve worked hard to develop company cultures that epitomize strong values, a modern work ethic… Read more »

“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 »

“My Favorite Color is Purple and I Collect TV Guides” – What Does an Employer Want to Know When They Say “Tell Me About Yourself”?

There’s a reason this question is asked at the very beginning of an interview. “Tell me about yourself” really means “give me an overview of who you are, professionally speaking.” “Professionally speaking” is the key phrase here. You want to… 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 »

7 Tips For Making A Temporary Job Permanent

Often, organizations contract with temporary employees to fill a position as a way to “try before they buy.” Here’s how to get them to buy – that is, offer you a permanent position with their company. 1. Select Your Target… 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 »