Should You Hire a Candidate with an Online Degree?

In the past, online learning was seen as an easy way out, as people could earn a flashy degree without much of a time or financial investment. However, things have drastically changed. As of 2012, 62.4 percent of colleges and universities offered fully online programs — representing a nearly 30 percent increase from 10 years… Read more »

How Will Your Employees Respond to Change?

Change is a normal, healthy part of the business world, but everyone responds to it differently. Some employees crave change and can shift gears on a moment’s notice, but everyone doesn’t work that way. Many people fear the unknown and are very apprehensive to even the slightest adjustments. If a change is coming to your… Read more »

Do Your Employees Give Up Too Easily?

Everyone makes mistakes, but some people pick themselves up and try again, while others throw in the towel. If your team largely follows the latter philosophy, it’s time for an attitude adjustment. No one is perfect, but how one handles failure speaks volumes. You need a team of strong, committed, hardworking professionals who won’t stop… Read more »

How to Minimize the Impacts of Attrition

Every company experiences attrition on some level, so instead of hoping people won’t resign or retire, you need to expect it. Losing a staffer can be a huge business disruption, but it doesn’t have to be. Stop treating key employees as indispensable and start assuming they won’t stay on your team forever, making sure your… Read more »

What Does Your Online Reputation Say to Candidates?

In today’s tech-savvy era, job seekers no longer apply for positions at companies they’ve never heard of or know nothing about — they research them online first. If a quick Google or social media search produces a plethora of negative information, they won’t blink before moving on to the next. If you’re not sure what… Read more »

Top Traits to Look for in Entry-Level Administrative Talent

When hiring for administrative jobs, many companies make the mistake of assuming it’s always best to go with an experienced candidate, but that certainly isn’t the case. When you hire someone new to the field, you’re able to train them yourself, without having to undo bad habits introduced by a previous employer. Like most career… Read more »

Applying for a Specific Job Opportunity

Previously, we discussed writing a resume that represents you well; however, customizing this key document for each individual opportunity is just as essential. For hiring managers, there are few things more frustrating than reading a resume that could be applicable to any job in the industry. Choosing a new team member is a huge decision,… Read more »

Tips to Help You Prepare for an Administrative Interview

You submitted your resume for a great administrative position and the company clearly sees your talent, because you’ve been invited in for an interview. Now it’s time to start focusing on the big day, so you can make the hiring manager see you’re the obvious choice. Administrative roles are crucial to the success of the… Read more »

The Performance Review

For workers at many companies, performance reviews aren’t what they used to be. Many major organizations, such as Microsoft, GE and the Gap have done away with traditional performance reviews and replaced them with a style that’s more fitting for millennials. In 2015, this younger generation officially became the largest in the workforce, so companies… Read more »

Four Interview Questions to Ask About a Candidate’s Problem-Solving Skills

Deciding what type of questions to ask a candidate during a job interview can be a challenge. You only get a few chances to meet the person — or maybe even one — before making a hiring decision, so you need to ask pointed questions that reveal their true character. Including a few problem-solving questions… Read more »