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Posted on Monday, January 23, 2023
With the number of job openings nearly double the number of unemployed persons and record-setting quit rates, job seekers have more options than ever before. They have high expectations, and if your recruiting and hiring process falls short, they’re going to walk.
Article Categories: Recruiting/Hiring
Posted on Tuesday, December 27, 2022
We won’t pretend to know much about what’s going to happen or how to withstand the upcoming challenges, but we can help you put yourself in the best position to face the new year head on.
Article Categories: Human Resources, Business Tips
Posted on Monday, September 26, 2022
Employees must be treated with appreciation and respect in order to retain them. It’s more cost-effective to work on creating a better work environment and opportunities for your existing workforce than it is to recruit and train their replacements.
Posted on Wednesday, August 3, 2022
Trends in compensation have evolved dramatically in recent years, particularly as the coronavirus pandemic reshaped the labor market.
Article Categories: Compensation
Posted on Tuesday, July 12, 2022
Blunders in HR can hurt profits and prevent growth, which could be detrimental to any business – most especially smaller businesses. As an expert in human resources and workforce solutions, we offer these 10 HR tips for small business:
Posted on Friday, June 17, 2022
The fact is… recruiting is really tough right now! There’s no single solution that solves all hiring challenges, however, we do have a tip we believe will increase your chances of snagging the top talent you’ve found and bringing them on board: simplify your process and reduce your time to hire.

Posted on Tuesday, May 24, 2022
As these and other changes are put into action by more and more employers, it will become easier for recruiting and staffing agencies to attract and retain the qualified talent clients are looking for.
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2022
It’s a constant challenge to stay ahead, especially in today’s employment market. Filling your open positions is harder than ever considering the low Unemployment Rates and large number of job openings you’re competing with.
Article Categories: Recruiting/Hiring
Posted on Thursday, March 17, 2022
Providing constructive feedback is key to every team member’s success, even when it’s difficult. Take the time to get to know your employees on an individual level, so you can tailor and deliver any message in a way that they will appreciate and understand. Here are 6 tips to get you started.
Posted on Thursday, March 3, 2022
Employees are now questioning several aspects of their work lives, demanding more flexibility and empathy from employers, and finding themselves with increased negotiating power as employers struggle to find talent to fill open positions.
Posted on Friday, December 17, 2021
Managers are the key to retaining your workforce. If management isn’t showing their genuine gratitude for their team's hard work, the chance of keeping that top talent is incredibly low. Your employees work hard. It shouldn’t be difficult to acknowledge their effort and show how much you appreciate them.
Posted on Monday, November 8, 2021
While there’s no single formula or questionnaire for perfectly assessing every candidate for each position you need to fill, there are some key questions to ask yourself about every candidate you interview.
Article Categories: Interviewing, Recruiting/Hiring
Posted on Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Since the onset of the pandemic, the nature of work has undergone a major transformation, with many positions and even entire companies going fully remote. As the world transitions into what the “new normal” of work will be, seven major trends have emerged that all employers must now consider:
Posted on Wednesday, August 25, 2021
As an employer with an open job position, the first thing you want to know is, “How fast can we get this position filled?” and the last thing you want to hear in response is, “It just depends…”
Posted on Thursday, July 29, 2021
It’s never too early to start planning for the future, especially when it comes to your business. To remain successful and stay ahead of the competition, you have to understand the priorities and trends of the future. As far off as it may seem, it’s no longer unrealistic to start thinking about 2025.
Article Categories: Business Tips, Career Advice
Posted on Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Even though we’re all exhausted from the hardship of 2020, prioritizing employee engagement is just as important as ever – if not even more so. Improving your team’s engagement is not only beneficial for your company culture, but also for employee satisfaction and retention – not to mention productivity and profitability.
Posted on Monday, June 28, 2021
Although it often dominates the dinner table, compensation is more than just a dinnertime topic – it’s one of the most personal aspects of employment for every employee, at every level. So as an employer, you want to make sure the conversation is a good one.
Article Categories: Compensation, Human Resources
Posted on Thursday, May 20, 2021
Having an understanding of your turnover rate is an essential part of any HR function – monitoring the movement of employees out of your company will allow you to better minimize the causes of turnover and increase your employee retention.
Article Categories: Business Tips, Recruiting/Hiring
Posted on Monday, April 12, 2021
Employees want to be thought of as people with individual needs, not cogs in the machine. You’ll gain productivity and boost engagement by offering a safe and healthy workplace and putting yourself in employees’ shoes. Adapt your approach to hiring to address these factors, and your recruiting job is likely to get a little easier.
Article Categories: Human Resources, Recruiting/Hiring
Posted on Tuesday, March 16, 2021
When filling an open position, it can be difficult to know which candidate is the right one. Unfortunately, there’s no way to know for sure which candidate is the “right” one until they’ve spent some time in the role, but there are some signs to watch for that show the candidate might be a great fit.
Article Categories: Recruiting/Hiring
Posted on Friday, March 5, 2021
Like most employers, you want to see a variety of additional candidates before making a final hiring decision.
While we agree that interviewing different candidates is the best way to ensure you’re making the best hiring decision, we believe wanting to keep seeing more candidates is a mistake… here’s why:
Posted on Friday, February 5, 2021
As an employer, you want to provide the best culture to keep your team as happy and healthy as possible. It’s impossible to eliminate every stressor within the workplace, but some common stressors can be, and the rest can be managed. Check out these best practices to help make your work environment less stressful:
Posted on Friday, January 15, 2021
5 Trends in Employee Benefits for 2021 Open Enrollment
Article Categories: Leadership, Human Resources
Posted on Monday, January 11, 2021
It’s no secret the challenges HR professionals face are constantly evolving. Throw in a global pandemic and those challenges rise to a whole new level – now HR professionals are having to solve problems they never dreamed possible.
Article Categories: Human Resources
Posted on Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Miscommunication can be blamed for a significant amount of workplace conflict, and it would be unrealistic to think it could be entirely prevented. However, with a better understanding of some of the causes and possible solutions, the chances of a miscommunication decrease.
Article Categories: Business Tips, Career Advice, Leadership
Posted on Monday, December 14, 2020
While things may not be slowing down at work, especially if you’re working in Human Resources, we want to not only bring you a little extra cheer but also make some of your to-do list items a little easier with the 12 Days of HR.
Article Categories: Human Resources
Posted on Monday, November 30, 2020
Employee retention among the millennial generation is a growing concern as they are known for job hopping. So how do you keep millennials around? We have come up with a few retention strategies to help.
Article Categories: Employee Retention, Leadership
Posted on Thursday, November 12, 2020
Whether temporary furloughs due to COVID-19, other related employment separation, or even re-hiring boomerang employees, how do you effectively bring your employees back-on-board?
Article Categories: Human Resources
Posted on Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Employee handbooks that are purposeful, detailed, and well-written have the ability to minimize many of the HR challenges business owners dislike taking on.
Posted on Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Whether you’re new to the game or are just starting out, keep these ‘7 Deadly Recruiting Sins’ in mind and use them to help determine your attitude, mindset, daily activities, and goals as well as preserve your reputation as a great partner for job seekers.
Article Categories: Recruiting/Hiring
Posted on Wednesday, October 7, 2020
In the last few years, McKinsey, Corporate Executive Board, PwC and others have concluded that HR still has "far to go" until it reaches the status of a true business enabler.
Article Categories: Human Resources, Leadership
Posted on Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Terminating an employee is a difficult decision to make, but sometimes it’s the best decision for the company. Consider utilizing these suggestions to cover your bases and put yourself at low risk for any backlash.
Article Categories: Human Resources, Leadership
Posted on Wednesday, August 5, 2020
It’s impossible to know for sure you’re hiring the best person to fill that open position, but by doing thorough research, involving your team, and conducting working interviews, you can put yourself and your organization in the best position possible when hiring.
Article Categories: Recruiting/Hiring
Posted on Tuesday, July 14, 2020
With unemployment still at record levels, you would think that recruiting would be easy right now... but nothing could be further from the truth. The pandemic caused by COVID-19 has caused a ton of challenges that many companies are struggling with. However, these three easily to implement tactics can help to give you a leg up on the competition.
Article Categories: Recruiting/Hiring
Posted on Thursday, June 25, 2020
It’s the first day of your new leadership role and just a few hours in, an employee who is 10 or 20 years your senior stops you and asks point blank, “Just how old are you?” As someone in a leadership position in their twenties, you probably anticipated getting that question at some point, but it still stops you in your tracks.
Article Categories: Career Advice, Leadership
Posted on Thursday, June 25, 2020
The privilege of leadership is getting to believe in people before they believe in themselves. It’s a commitment to make a difference in the lives of your employees. As a leader, it’s not only your job to ensure your team meets goals and achieves success, but also to ensure you’re helping the individuals on your team be the best they can be.
Article Categories: Leadership, Career Advice
Posted on Thursday, June 25, 2020
A citation from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is no laughing matter. Citations often include multiple items, which multiplies figures quickly and can result in some serious financial consequences.
Article Categories: Safety and Wellness
Posted on Wednesday, June 24, 2020
You’ve worked hard recruiting and training your team, so it hurts when one of them leaves. Focusing inward and working to retain the talent you already have one of the best ways to stay ahead of the game. We have a few ideas to get you started:
Posted on Wednesday, June 10, 2020
The first days, weeks, and months are crucial to the success of your new employees, making your onboarding strategy extremely important. Creating an effective onboarding process starts with knowing the most common mistakes and how to avoid them.
Posted on Thursday, May 21, 2020
Neglecting to consider an open-door policy may severely hurt your company culture, leading to poor productivity levels and low employee morale. Implementing such a policy strengthens relationships and promotes better teamwork, which will lead to a happier and more successful team dynamic.
Article Categories: Human Resources, Leadership
Posted on Tuesday, May 5, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is taking a serious toll on everyone, and expecting the stress to just blow over may place your employees and business in harm’s way again.Now is the time for leaders to act. Getting the response right might define your career—and serve as your organization’s defining moment. Here are a few steps to take right now to post-pandemic-proof your business.
Article Categories: Human Resources, Business Tips
Posted on Thursday, April 9, 2020
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a new version of the electronic, fillable Form I-9 for all employers to use starting May 1, 2020.
Article Categories: Human Resources
Posted on Monday, March 23, 2020
Whether your business is on modified operations or temporarily on hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s likely your entire team could use a morale boost. With current social distancing protocols, business shut downs and economic uncertainty, it’s more important, and also more difficult, than ever to keep your employees’ morale up.
Article Categories: Business Tips, Leadership
Posted on Friday, March 13, 2020
If an employee approaches you thinking they’re underpaid, don’t simply dismiss them believing it’s untrue – even if their salary is based on market research and you know they aren’t underpaid. Compensation is tied directly to perceptions and feelings, so you need to navigate the conversation carefully.
Article Categories: Compensation
Posted on Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Running a small business has plenty of challenges to contend with, but finding the right talent doesn’t have to be one of them. Use these tips to enhance and tailor your recruiting strategy to make the talent acquisition process as streamlined as possible so you can focus on your core business.
Article Categories: Recruiting/Hiring
Posted on Monday, January 20, 2020
Employee turnover is normal at any company, but if you’re losing employees more often than expected, it may be time to take a look at what you can do differently.
Article Categories: Employee Retention
Posted on Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Reviewing your employee handbook on an annual basis will ensure your policies are up-to-date regarding both employment regulations and your company culture. Failing to review and potentially update your handbook could result in far more harm to your business than you think.
Article Categories: Human Resources, Employee Handbooks
Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Recruiters engage with multiple candidates for a variety of job positions on a daily basis. Over the course of their careers, every recruiter comes across a situation or two that they’ll never forget. With Halloween right around the corner, we’ve complied some of the craziest recruiting nightmares we could find.
Article Categories: Recruiting/Hiring
Posted on Tuesday, September 17, 2019
The future simply came too fast for HR. As new technology is increasingly introduced in the workplace, HR faces an existential moment—it’s time for HR departments to stand up and fight to keep the Human in HR. But that doesn't mean HR should resist technology adoption.
Article Categories: Human Resources
Posted on Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Many employers are feeling the strain of the skills gap. Here are 6 approaches to help businesses make adjustments and bridge the gap.
Posted on Friday, May 31, 2019
Human Resource departments have a big role in creating and maintaining safety procedures and standards by assisting management in ensuring employees are trained in and appropriately following organizational safety procedures. Here are 8 workplace safety guidelines to help your HR department better promote workplace safety practices.
Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Some of these skills may come to you more naturally than others, but keeping in mind the top soft skills employers and managers consider when making employment decisions will help keep you on track for both personal development and professional success.
Article Categories: Career Advice
Posted on Friday, February 22, 2019
Company culture remains a hot topic. It encompasses a company’s basic core values, workplace norms, communication styles and even decision-making processes. Culture begins with the HR department and management team, as they directly impact the dynamics of a work environment.
Article Categories: Recruiting/Hiring, Business Tips
Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Still searching for that unicorn candidate? You know, the one whose resume sparkles with the perfect qualifications and turns every project they touch into gold from the moment of hire? If so, you’re not alone in your quest… but you’re also not alone in your efforts coming up short.
Article Categories: Recruiting/Hiring
Posted on Tuesday, November 20, 2018
In today’s market, it’s no secret that it’s easier than ever for employees to job hop, making one of the best ways for your company to stay ahead of the game is to focus inward and retain the talent you already have.
Article Categories: Employee Retention
Posted on Monday, July 16, 2018
Every business is different so it is difficult to simply plug policies into a handbook template. Instead, you are best served by investing time and resources to developing a well-written, purposeful, and detailed employee handbook tailored specifically to your business.
Article Categories: Employee Handbooks, Human Resources
Posted on Friday, March 16, 2018
Employee handbooks are not the most exciting project to take on, nor are they extremely important in day-to-day operations. When purposeful, detailed, and well-written, however, employee handbooks have the ability to minimize the HR challenges you might face in the future.
Article Categories: Business Tips, Employee Handbooks
Posted on Monday, September 25, 2017
It’s a common misconception that safety is something only large businesses or specific industries should worry about. Here are a few budget-friendly tips that apply to all businesses that will help ensure the health and safety of your workforce:
Article Categories: Business Tips, Safety and Wellness
Posted on Tuesday, May 23, 2017
The cost of recruiting, hiring, and onboarding a new employee can be high – but well worth it for the right hire. But what about the cost of the wrong hire?
Article Categories: Recruiting/Hiring
Posted on Friday, March 17, 2017
[Several clients] want to compare top candidates before making a [hiring] decision. We’re losing great candidates because it’s taking too long to find more candidates to compare. How do I help them understand we need to move smarter and faster?
Article Categories: Recruiting/Hiring