• The Effects of a Bad Hiring Decision
    Bad hires can have detrimental effects, including increased turnover, lost productivity, brand damage and risk of legal woes. Read more.
  • How to Spot a Bad Boss During the Interview Process
    To ensure a good match between you and the job you're applying for, you also need to be on the lookout for one more thing: signs of a bad supervisor. Keep your eyes open for the following red flags to spot a bad boss during the interview process.
  • Good Strategies for Delivering Bad News
    Delivering bad news is a lot like delivering mail. You need to sort it out before you pass it around. The last thing you want to do is blurt out “we’re laying off a third of the staff” without first doing the proper preparation and planning. Sharing a difficult announcement is a delicate task, an...
  • The Rules of Engagement of Hiring from Suppliers or Partner Companies
    There are some basic rules of engagement which should be heeded when hiring from a partner company or trusted supplier. Proceed with caution, and remember these critical rules of engagement:
  • Hiring Trends We’re Thankful For
    We have a lot to be thankful for in our professional lives this Thanksgiving. In the spirit of the holiday, we’ve decided to look at the hiring trends we’re thankful for and consider how they could shape recruitment in the years to come.
  • How Soon Is Too Soon To Let Someone Go?
    You were so happy when you filled the position with what seemed like the ideal candidate. But after a couple of weeks it has become apparent your new hire is not living up to expectations. What should you do?
  • How to Interview the Right Way
    How to Interview the Right Way...or what a CHRO would tell you about how to interview.
  • What To Do About Underperforming Employees
    Maybe an industrious employee has hit a slump, maybe a bad hire can’t grasp the basics, or maybe a lazy employee flies under the radar for ages without poor behavior being addressed. Whatever the case, every manager must eventually deal with an underperforming employee. The good news? There are p...
  • The Worst Hiring Mistakes We’ve Seen
    Lately, it feels like the only thing more difficult than hiring quality applicants is keeping quality employees. If you’re starting to notice a pattern of mis-hires, it’s time to revamp your interviewing practices to bring on more successful candidates. To help, we’re recounting the five worst hi...
  • Should You Quit Your Job Before Reeling in a New Job?
    Should You Quit Your Job Before Landing a New Job? This is a tricky decision that many employees face. Read our take.
  • Make New Hires Your New Year’s Resolution
    Few tasks are as time- and energy-consuming as the recruiting process. According to a 2017 study by the Society of Human Resource Management, each new hire costs your company $4,425 on average—and the recruiting process typically takes 42 days to complete. Given the reality of tight budgets and t...
  • The Importance of Finding The Right Talent
    Companies who invest in talent acquisition strategies end up winning in today's business world. Learn why.
  • Recruiters Distinguish Between Good And Bad Cover Letters Within Minutes. Here's How.
    You can't judge a book by its cover—but you can judge a job applicant by a cover letter, according to recruiters. One quick glance at a cover letter, and a recruiter has formed a strong impression of you as a job candidate. If your cover letter is good, you'll get another look; if it's not, well,...
  • Groundhog Day! The Mistakes Hiring Managers See Over and Over Again
    It’s Groundhog Day at the job interview. Sigh. Hiring managers see these same mistakes over and over. Avoid them, and you can move past repetitive mistakes and into a job.
  • Do I Need An Employee Referral Program?
    Do you need an employee referral program? Need is a strong word. But could you benefit from an employee referral program? Absolutely. That is, of course, as long as you do it right. The good news is, doing it right is pretty easy. Here’s how.
  • Recruiters Share the Number 1 Aspect They're Looking For in Candidates They're Hiring
    Job candidates come in all shapes and sizes, and most recruiters aren't looking to hire cookie-cutter employees. However, there are certain standout qualities that seem to be universally preferred. Lucky for you, several prominent recruiters in the D.C. area have revealed the top assets they are ...
  • Red Flags to Look Out For During a Job Interview
    When you’re desperate to leave a bad job or land any job at all, there’s a temptation to take the first offer you get. But accepting the wrong position can prevent you from landing a much better one. Fortunately, signs of a bad job often reveal themselves during the interview. Here are red flags ...
  • Is It Appropriate To Recruit Former Employees?
    Not long ago, it was rare for hiring managers to see former employees applying for new positions at the company. But today, it’s a common occurrence—so common, in fact, the trend has even been given a catchy name, “boomerang employees.” This has lead many hiring managers to wonder: Is it appropri...
  • Is It Appropriate To Ask Why A Position Is Open During An Interview?
    You might wonder whether it's appropriate to ask why a position is open during an interview. Not only is it appropriate—it's critical to ensuring the position is a good fit. Here’s why.
  • Why You Should Be Empathetic When it Comes to Resume Gaps
    You may think a resume gap is a sign of inconsistency or a lack of commitment. However, having a space between jobs isn’t always a negative. In fact, the explanation behind those gaps could actually reveal characteristics you would want in a new hire. So if you’re automatically tossing out resume...