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 »

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 »