• 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...
  • The Right Ways to Create a Mentorship Program
    A mentorship program has almost no down side for a business. It’s a great way to motivate employees, work toward company goals, and build bench strength. With a little planning, you can harness the power of mentorship in house. Here are some tips for doing that.
  • The Increasing Popularity of Remote Work
    We already know remote work is insanely popular—and for good reason. Employers are able to choose from a wider pool of talent, while employees are finding it an increasingly essential part of striking that ideal work/life balance. Read on to explore these benefits and to find out where we think t...
  • Top Tips to Lure Passive Candidates
    How can you garner the attention of those who are not actively looking for a job — let alone a job at your company? Well, that’s the tricky part. The good news is there are some universal steps you can follow to set the stage for luring qualified passive candidates to your organization.
  • Why Exit Interviews Are So Important
    Things move quickly once an employee gives notice: The departing employee starts to mentally check out but needs to finish up projects. The manager scurries about making action plans for being short-staffed. And HR both needs to tie up loose ends with the departing employee and start looking for ...
  • The Difference Between What a Good Candidate and a Great Candidate Says During an Interview
    A good candidate might say all the right things. But a great candidate will say all the “wow” things. Here are some examples of how a good candidate might answer standard interview questions as compared to a great candidate.
  • Q&A with the MIL Corporation—Why Washington Post Recruitment Solutions?
    Washington Post Recruitment Solutions sat down with The MIL Corporation’s Recruitment team to find out what qualities its team members look for while recruiting candidates and how Washington Post Recruitment Solutions has helped fulfil its mission.