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  • How to Combat Pushback On Salary
    For most people there’s no aspect of a job more important than salary. It’s a big reason why potential candidates don’t accept offers, and it often determines whether a person is willing to leave a current position—which is why it’s never a good idea to lowball an offer. So what do you do about e...
  • How to Upskill Your Employees — For Little to Nothing
    Who says learning has to cost you an arm and a leg — with a little creativity, you can foster a culture of continuous learning in your organization for little to no cost. The goal is for employees to become inspired to seek out knowledge and best practices to fill in knowledge gaps or supplement ...
  • Ways You Can Use Facebook In The Recruitment Process
    Facebook isn’t just a platform for political memes and kitten videos. It can also be a valuable tool in the recruitment process. Whether you’re using social media to attract new candidates or get a clearer picture of your current applicants, Facebook has a great deal to offer job recruiters. Her...
  • What We’ve Learned So Far About Recruitment Trends in 2018
    It's no surprise technology has drastically changed the way companies recruit new employees. This isn’t a trend anymore—it’s just the new normal. But many industries are still grappling with the ramifications of these changes…even as the corporate plane continues to shift. Read on for some of the...
  • How to Keep Your Top Performers from Quitting
    Losing one top performer is tough, but if good people are consistently leaving your team, you already know you have a problem. To increase retention of your best performers, you'll want to take the time to focus on identifying any potential warning signs and/or shortcomings on your end. Once you'...
  • 5 Unusual Traits Employees Want Their Managers to Have
    You want to be a good manager who brings out the best in your team, and you spend a lot of time considering each person’s skills, goals, and ambitions, but have you thought about what traits your employees want you to have—and whether or not you’ve developed those qualities? Everyone knows that t...
  • The Importance of Leveraging a Resume Database
    The days of waiting for job seekers to find you are coming to an end. Employers are expected to reach out to prospective candidates through the digital job market, yet the number of job seekers can seem limitless—a never-ending stream of resumes that’s simply impossible to appraise meaningfully. ...
  • Interview Questions for Hiring College Interns
    Offering a college internship program can be a rewarding experience. You'll enjoy the benefits of having extra hands on deck—plus, your employees will stretch their own skill sets by serving as mentors to younger professionals. Be sure to include these interview questions on your list the next ti...
  • Tips to Motivate Employees During the Summer Slump
    Sun, sand… sluggishness? While the summer months are perfect for beach parties and cookouts, they are notorious for plummeting productivity. How can you beat the odds and help keep your employees engaged, motivated and productive as temps around the country soar? Here are some ideas.
  • What You Can Do When You Can't Offer Your Employees Raises Who Deserve Them
    Your employees are doing a great job, but the budget doesn't allow you to give them the raises they deserve. You want—and need—to do something to show your appreciation—but what? While salary definitely matters, there are other approaches you can take to reward your employees for their good work,...
  • 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...
  • What Is the Employee Experience, and Why Does It Matter?
    Move over, employee engagement—there's a new buzzword in town. And whether you're leading a small business or a Fortune 500 company, "employee experience" is worth paying attention to. Employee experience is defined as the sum of all employee interactions with your company, from initial applicati...
  • 5 Summer Team Outings You Can Try
    Summer is finally here, and it's the perfect time to get your employees out for some bonding and fun. Want to break up the day-to-day monotony but not sure what to do or where to go? Here are our top five suggestions for summer outings that will show your staff just how much they’re appreciated.
  • Should You Be Offering Your Employees Summer Fridays?
    If you haven’t heard, summer Fridays are a popular trend where companies give their employees some or all Fridays off all summer. This allows everyone to get a jump-start on the weekend and enjoy life in the sun with friends and family. But are summer Fridays really beneficial to companies or jus...
  • What to Do When Your Best Employee Quits
    Employers can do everything they can to increase employee satisfaction and retention and mitigate turnover, but the reality is they can’t prevent top talent from walking out the door for the promise of a better opportunity. That’s why, when your best employee puts in her resignation letter, it’s ...
  • Should You Be Reaching Out to Prospective Candidates on LinkedIn?
    Employers have had to get creative to identify skilled employees. They cannot rely solely on posting job listings to bridge a growing talent gap. Job boards can definitely serve a purpose, but recruiters and hiring managers must sort through hundreds of unqualified candidates in hopes of digging ...
  • How Do You Decide Between Two Equally Qualified Candidates?
    You were hoping for one close-to-perfect candidate to fill the position. But now you find yourself in the enviable, yet stressful, spot of having two candidates who are ideally suited for the job. While every situation is different, here is some advice that will help you select between two equall...
  • 10 (More) Must Ask Interview Questions
    Knowing what to ask during an interview isn’t always easy, so we created a set of 10 must-ask interview questions to help recruiters assess an interviewee’s approach to decision making, working habits, and cultural fit. But 10 questions don’t leave a lot of room, so with that in mind, we created ...
  • 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.
  • Employee Engagement Ideas At Little to No Cost
    You’ve got your team together — now you’ve got to keep them engaged and optimize performance. Engagement is key to retention and therefore cannot afford to be overlooked. The good news is: Employee engagement ideas, particularly at the team level, don’t need to break the bank to be successful. He...