3 Reasons Why You Should be Sending Rejection Letters to Applicants

For the busy human resources professional, taking the time to write rejection letters is probably the last thing on your to-do list. However, sending rejection letters can actually be a helpful way to improve your hiring practices and give your company a great impression at the same time. Here are three reasons why you should… Read More »

How a Staffing Company Can Help You Stand Out to Employers Who Overlook Unemployed Candidates

Unfortunately, it’s a phenomenon that some recruiters rule out potential employees that are currently without a job. While it may not seem fair, it’s a common school of thought in the world of human resources. There are several reasons for this practice, that may include the misguided ideas that unemployed people may not seem as… Read More »

5 Steps to Ensure Retention of Top Performers

It should come as no surprise that roughly half of all top performing employees are actively seeking new career opportunities. These A-list employees are typically those that have very high goals for their careers, and they will not be loyal to your company if something more attractive comes along. Companies that want to outperform their… Read More »

For Candidates: Temping Dos and Don’ts

Becoming a temporary worker can be an ideal solution for candidates who are either unable to find a permanent position or for those who are “trying on” jobs before settling on a specific career. Temporary workers can enjoy above average wages, flexible work hours and a wide variety of different tasks to be found at… Read More »

5 Non-traditional Interview Questions That Can Help You Select the Best Candidates

If you’ve been interviewing candidates for a few years, you know that the same worn-out interview questions become ineffective over time. That’s because candidates of today are much more prepared and ready to answer with canned responses. In order to take things up a notch, it’s time to employ a few non-traditional interview questions to… Read More »

5 Types of People Who Might be Interviewing You, and How to Prepare

If the big interview day is coming up, you are likely preparing to meet the person who may be deciding if you will be a good fit for the company. While this can be a nerve-wracking time, it can also be an opportunity to get inside the minds of the interviewers to gain the best… Read More »

The evolving role of HR Professionals

According to an article, “The Changing Role of Human Resources” on the website for Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, pressures like increasing globalization, rapid technological change, tougher competition, and organizational changes make HR’s role in navigating these transitions vital, but different from their limited responsibilities of yesterday. In shifting for “personnel” to “human resources,”… Read More »

Is recruiting via social networks as effective as traditional methods?

That question is akin to asking if you’d rather have a hammer or a screwdriver in your toolbox. Both are valuable tools and one can’t replace the other. So it is with social media versus traditional methods of recruitment—they will continue to complement, rather than replace– each other. As the economy revives, companies are staring… Read More »

Enhance your resume by volunteering

Interning isn’t just for college kids anymore. In today’s workforce, time between jobs can be turned to your advantage if you hone your skills or develop new ones, by volunteering. True, you won’t get college credit (or a salary) but the benefits include some valuable ones: Learn New Skills: Perhaps your old job as a… Read More »

How to use LinkedIn to get more exposure for your job posting

Though much of the attention in this economy is focused on job seekers, employers trying to hire just the right person for a position need to know how and where to post their open job to attract the right candidates. Making use of targeted social media is one way and, when it comes to networking… Read More »