The Latest Trends in Salary and Benefits

With so many changes rocking the corporate world over the last 3 years, it’s only natural that companies have had to reconsider their salary and benefits programs. While experts are projecting a slight uptick in salary increases in 2012 compared to 2011, many companies are continuing to focus on variable pay. According to the U.S.… Read More »

Real Recruiters Win Out

Well-rounded, dedicated recruiters know the difference between sourcing and recruiting; they also know the difference between passive candidates compared to the active ones. To be an effective, successful recruiter, there are several characteristics you must possess that help define you from hiring average employees to hiring candidates that reside at the top of the talent… Read More »

How to Manage a Team of Conflicting Personalities

  The American Management Association once surveyed 250 executives and managers and found that they spend approximately 24 percent of their time dealing with conflicts. That’s a huge investment of time — which equals a huge amount of payroll dollars being wasted! Let’s not forget the potential effects of conflict on retention and turnover. Poorly… Read More »

Should You Hire a Candidate With an Online Degree?

As online degrees become more popular in our increasingly wired world, human resources personnel and hiring managers have to decide: how do they view online courses and degrees? Should they give equal credence to job candidates based on whether their academic credentials are online or traditional? Are there any circumstances where online degrees are viewed… Read More »

5 Questions You Must Ask When Interviewing a Candidate

When you have gotten through the initial screening of job candidates, it’s time to bring in the top two or three in for an interview. What questions should you ask them? What answers should you be looking for? From a general perspective, you want to ask questions that tell you whether the person has the… Read More »

How Staffing Firms Can Help Grow Your Business

One of the most difficult aspects of running a business is growing it at a healthy rate while keeping costs under control. Business needs also change quickly due to absences, new clients, rush orders, and other unexpected events. What’s an easy way to handle growth without spending too much or losing out on productivity? Take… Read More »

How Can HR Pros and Recruiters Work Together Successfully?

To answer that question, let’s start by analyzing some of the innate conflicts between HR and recruiters. HR professionals often perceive recruiters, especially outside recruiters, as a threat to their jobs. Because recruiting is at least part of their role in a company, they may not like it when someone comes in to do it… Read More »

When Is It the Right Time to Hire?

Now that the economy is starting to pick up, so is hiring. Is it the right time for you to hire some new employees? Obviously, the first question you should ask yourself is “Can we afford it?” After assessing your cash flow, existing revenue and inventory, you may be unsure. But don’t make the mistake… Read More »

Top 10 Reasons to Hire a Search Firm

Executive search firms have long been used by big businesses, but mid-sized and small firms are starting to realize their value for higher level hires. A company’s success depends on its employees, and a strong management staff can make the difference as to whether a company meets its goals. The importance of finding truly qualified… Read More »

Get Motivated

I don’t know about you, but quite frankly I’m sick of hearing about the tough economy. So today, we’re going to focus on 5 ways to turn negative thoughts into positive action. 1. You have a lot of potential – start recognizing it! You may not be built like Arnold Schwarzenegger or be mistaken for… Read More »