Category: Recruiting Top Talent

Why Are Bad Hiring Decisions Made? (And How to Avoid Them)

May 21st, 2015

How often do companies choose the wrong candidate? According to a study by CareerBuilder, quite often. In an online survey of 2,494 hiring managers and human resources professionals, 69 percent of their companies experienced costly bad hires in 2012. And just one bad hire can make a big financial impact on a company. In fact,… Read more »

In a Booming Marketplace, How Can Your Company Find the Best Candidates?

May 7th, 2015

As the economy roars back to full strength, the dynamics of the candidate pool have changed. Now, top candidates often find themselves fielding several offers from various companies. Once again, the hiring competition is fierce – but now, companies find themselves competing with one another. How can your company position itself to attract the top… Read more »

Need to Hire a Supervisor? Top Traits to Look for in Candidates

March 24th, 2015

Whether your current hiring needs call for a supervisor or you hope to promote staff members to management roles in the future, choosing candidates with the top traits of excellent managers is a great start. It’s a “must” when hiring for management positions. When non-management candidates have the “raw materials” good supervisors need, however, your… Read more »

Fast-Talker or Skilled Candidate? – How to Tell the Difference

February 27th, 2015

A nice vocabulary and good communication skills can conceal a poor fit. Too often, employers will hire the most articulate, engaging candidate without thoroughly vetting his experience and credentials. Careful interviewing and a more objective decision-making process can help you avoid hiring a candidate who is all talk. Ask Substantive Interview Questions. Skip standard questions… Read more »

Thinking Beyond a Job Description: Identifying & Refining Your True Hiring Needs

December 12th, 2014

All too often, when companies need to hire a new employee, they dig up an old job description, post it on a few sites and hope for the best. While this may get your position some attention, you may not be happy with the candidates you attract. Finding the right candidate goes far beyond hoping… Read more »

Does Company Culture Matter When Hiring Temp Help?

October 28th, 2014

Companies looking to hire permanent employees have long known the importance of understanding their company’s culture.  When you know and can sell your company culture, your chances of finding a candidate who “fits” well with the current team increases.  But when a worker will be with your team for only a few weeks or months,… Read more »

Seasonal Staffing Strategies You Should Use

October 21st, 2014

The holiday season is closer than you think.  Although decorations and parties won’t be in the works for several more weeks, businesses that experience a seasonal “rush” during the holidays – or at any other time of year – have the people they need only when they start planning in advance. If you need to… Read more »

Are You Adequately Addressing Workplace Safety When Onboarding Talent?

September 16th, 2014

Effective onboarding must be planned and organized with the same care used to plan and organize the hiring process. To shorten the “learning curve” for new talent and improve the chances of retention, onboarding must provide the new employee with essential information without overloading him or her. Workplace safety should be a top concern for… Read more »

Placing a Temporary Job Order: 5 Things You Need to Include

July 31st, 2014

Placing a job order with their staffing firm helps employers reduce the stress and burden of finding qualified temporary help. To maximize the effectiveness of the job order you place, however, it’s important to include certain pieces of information. Including these items helps your staffing partner find the best candidates, creating a more qualified candidate… Read more »

Benefits of Hiring Recent Grads

April 23rd, 2014

When unemployment is high and tenured professionals are available in abundance, why should you take chances on a recent graduate? What do recent grads have to offer that more experienced candidates may not? Cutting edge knowledge. Particularly if you are in a technical field, new graduates can be up on the latest developments in the… Read more »



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