Can Using Social Media Help You Find Better Candidates?  

In 2020, hiring top talent usually requires much more than posting a job online and waiting for the applicants to roll in.   In order to bring in the most qualified people, you must go to where they are, and these days that’s on social media. For recruitment, you ought to be using social media to… Read more »

5 Red Flags That Lead to a Bad Hire  

New hires rarely hit the ground running, and it can take a while to find out if any new hire has been a good decision. However, there are a few red flags you can be on the lookout for when assessing a new employee.    First of all, it’s crucial to distinguish red flags from screaming… Read more »

Should You Ever Rehire an Employee Who Was Fired?  

A wise man once said, “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me, you can’t get fooled again.”   Wise words indeed, especially for companies thinking about rehiring someone they fired. However, times are tough, and a lot of companies are having trouble filling open positions. Does this open the door to hiring someone who was… Read more »

What Soft Skills Should You Look for in a Candidate?

What Soft Skills Should You Look for in a Candidate?

As you may or may not know, ‘soft skills’ are abilities like leadership and communication that allow us to more easily handle the more technical aspects of our job. Soft skills are becoming more important as companies look to get more value from their workforce. Employees with good soft skills are more likely to be… Read more »

How to Attract More Candidates to Your Jobs

As the massive Baby Boomer generation passes into retirement and leaves the workforce, the war for talent will only become more intense, and companies will have to increasingly do what they can to attract as many candidates as possible to their open positions. If your company is looking to attract more candidates to its open… Read more »

What to Look For In a Warehouse Associate

At first glance, the job of a warehouse worker can seem quite simple, and while the job doesn’t involve a lot of technical skills, there are several interpersonal soft skills shared by the most effective warehouse employees. If you are currently looking for a warehouse worker, consider the following essential soft skills. Technology Literacy From… Read more »

4 Off-the-Wall Interview Questions That Uncover the True Personality of Your Candidate

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“If you were a color, what color would you be?” “What is your spirit animal?” “Which dinosaur do you most identify with?” We’re all familiar with these off-the-wall interview questions. “Weird” job interview questions should not be used to simply throw candidates for a loop. Rather, they should reveal aspects of an applicant that can’t… Read more »

Should You Ever Hire an Underqualified Candidate?

Hiring a new staff member, regardless of the role, can be one of the most challenging tasks for any company. Given all the work that goes into hiring, you might be reluctant to give serious consideration to applicants that are underqualified. However, hiring an underqualified applicant can be a smart move for your organization if… Read more »

How to Create a Stronger Team by Hiring for Diversity

Diversity in the workplace is a popular topic for discussion, and while the focus of these conversations usually revolves around equality – employers shouldn’t lose sight of the fact that diversity is actually better for their bottom line. Research has consistently shown connections between increased diversity and things like higher productivity or greater innovation. Consider… Read more »

4 Steps to Get Chronic Job Hoppers to Stay

The US economy has heated up in recent years and companies are hiring more than ever. While that’s good news, it also means competition has led to many employees jumping ship and taking better offer from another company. Companies face steep competition in the labor market, and they also have to figure out how to… Read more »