• 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...
  • 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...
  • The Feedback Your Employees Really Want
    The employee evaluation process is awkward at best. The trick to making the situation more beneficial and less painful for all involved is to focus on giving the types of feedback employees really want: feedback that's frequent, constructive, and actionable, as well as delivered in an appropriate...
  • How to Keep Company Culture Strong When Employees Work Remotely
    So your office is no longer filled to capacity, thanks to the modern age of technology and the ability to work remote. Don’t worry. You can still have a strong organizational culture even when some, half, or even all of your team is working from home. After all, the terms “community” and “culture...
  • 5 Things to Consider When Hiring College Seniors for Post-Grad
    Even with all the preparation available at most university campuses, some new college grads still struggle with the transition into the “real world.” This can be due to a variety of reasons, including immaturity, external hardships, or just plain inexperience. There’s a lot to be said for hiring ...
  • 5 Reasons Why Candidates Aren’t Accepting Your Job Offer
    After several rounds of interviews with potential hires, you've finally found an ideal candidate who expresses an interest in the position. You get excited thinking about nailing down the final details in your next conversation to seal the deal. Instead, you're shocked to find your offer is polit...
  • Is the Candidate Lying During This Interview? Here’s How to Tell
    So much focus is placed on the stress faced by job candidates, but it can actually be just as nerve-wracking on the other side of the table. Unfortunately, it's all too common for candidates to lie on their resumes or during interviews. As a hiring manager, you need to be on the lookout for signs...
  • How to Design a Collaborative Office Space
    Raise your hand if you like cubicles. What? No one? No big surprise there. Cubicles are the death knell of both privacy and collaboration. They’re the unhappy medium between private offices and open, shared workspaces. So if you want to get on trend and take advantage of the many benefits of col...