Does the holiday season make you feel less than jolly, because you’re afraid of being understaffed? Are you in charge of keeping critical projects running on schedule but wondering how to do it while losing employees to holiday-related time off? When recruiting a high volume of employees to meet seasonal workloads, follow some standard best… Read More »
What to Look For in a Marketing Job Candidate
Looking for a strong marketing candidate is a little like looking for a strong sales candidate. You want to find someone who is good at forming relationships and can tell you the strengths and unique features of a product. Since marketing is so web-reliant these days, marketing candidates also need a lot of tech savvy… 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 »
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 »
Accountant vs. CPA – Which One is Right for Your Company?
When you need someone to look after your company’s financial records and handle your taxes, an accountant and a Certified Public Accountant perform almost the same duties. They can both monitor your equity, cash flow, chart of accounts and balance sheet and tell you how these factors are affecting your business. While most people use… Read More »