Skill Marketing

Creating a resume that stands out in the crowd doesn’t focus solely on impressive degrees and experience. Employers want to know that you have the skills for the position. They want a balance of specific functional skills and softer abstract… Read more »

Return–to–Work Strategies

Many companies will have, at some point, an employee who is injured on the job. Establishing an effective return-to-work program, benefits both the employee and the company. The worker benefits by being productive again and receiving a salary, and the… Read more »

Why Accurate Job Descriptions are Important

An accurate job description documents the responsibilities, the competencies, and the skill/experience/education required for a company position. They are essential to evaluate work distribution, organize your departments, recruit quality, and set standards for employee reviews. Last, but not least, they… Read more »

When a Negative Background Check Requires an Individualized Assessment

The candidate for hire made the short list. He/she is on the top, but the criminal background check came back with a negative report. This isn’t that surprising; according to the US Department of Justice, 30% of American adults have… Read more »

Hiring Leaders Watch for Five Traits

Every company wants to hire candidates who will be leaders in their field – candidates who understand the big picture while they actively pursue the details, helping take the company to new levels. Although anyone can list leadership qualities on… Read more »

Employees vs. Summer: How Can You Keep Employees Engaged?

Remember when summer meant time to relax and do nothing? Or play and enjoy life? Even as adults, it can be hard to shake that attitude, and summer is often the least productive time of the year. Your employees may… Read more »

Clean Up Your Profile!

The Internet has completely changed the way we socialize, with Facebook and Twitter leading the way. It has also changed the way companies hire. Whether you’re looking for a job or already in the workforce, it pays to remember that… Read more »

The Holidays Are Coming! How to Prepare for Seasonal Hiring

Does the holiday season bring you stress every year, due to understaffing? Are you in charge of keeping critical projects running on schedule but are losing employees to holiday-related time off? If you didn’t include holiday hiring plans in your… Read more »

Don’t Fake It to Make It: How to Enhance Your Resume and Look Great to Potential Employers Without Lying

Looking for a job in this economy can be incredibly frustrating, especially if you are sending out application after application without ever receiving a single request for an interview. It may be tempting to think about lying on your resume… Read more »

Keep ‘Em Healthy: Cold & Flu Prevention in the Workplace

It’s that time of year when you start hearing coughing and sneezing throughout the office. While cold and flu season typically runs from November – April, it seems to have started early this year. Because cold and flu viruses spread… Read more »