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 »

What’s Next for Hiring?

In the first quarter of 2015, gen y — otherwise known as millennials — officially became the largest portion of the American workforce. A title previously held by gen xers, who composed 84 percent of the labor force in 2008, professionals born between 1981 to the mid-1990s have now taken over. If your company isn’t… Read more »

Social Media in the Workplace: Is It Time for a Company Policy?

These days, pretty much everyone is on social media, so it’s very likely your company has a presence on major platforms like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. These sites serve as a fun and effective way to connect with your target market. If you haven’t done so already, it’s time to formalize your efforts. If… Read more »

How Is Your Company Culture Impacting Your Team?

Your culture is the core of your organization. So much more than just a buzzword, these shared values, beliefs, practices, and vision for the future unites your employees and defines what it’s like to work at your company. Making sure these mainstays promote a positive and healthy work environment is essential, as they set the… Read more »

Promoting Teamwork

Getting your employees to work as a team is often easier said than done. If you’ve noticed a lack of cohesion among your staff, you need to help them break down the barriers so they can reach their potential. You already know each person can do great work independently, so image what they could produce… Read more »

Do You Know What Flexibility Means to Your Employees?

In the past, companies executed a one-size-fits-all philosophy to manage employees, and this was accepted as the norm — but it doesn’t work that way anymore. These days, top talent looks for an employer that is willing to compromise on things like work hours, paid time off, and remote work. If your company practices strict workplace… Read more »

Creating a Better Candidate Experience

When a candidate is really serious about finding a new job, they want an offer as soon as possible. With the exception of passive job seekers—who are typically content to take things slow—most people will quickly become discouraged by a hiring process that seems to drag on forever. If your hiring process takes months from… Read more »

What Do You Need to Improve Employee Engagement?

As an employer, you want your staff to be just as invested in their jobs as you are, but that may not actually be happening. Only 32.5 percent of U.S. workers are engaged in their jobs, according to a January 2016 Gallup survey. The majority of respondents — a total of 51.9 percent — described… Read more »

Time Management Strategies to Help You Take Control of Your Day

As a busy professional, you probably feel like there are never enough hours in the day to accomplish everything on your agenda. While you can’t make each day last longer, you can learn how to better manage your time and become more efficient. Imagine how much you’ll be able to achieve when you learn how… Read more »

Are You Looking for the “Perfect Candidate”?

If you have a hard time filling open positions because no one is good enough for your company, it’s time to re-examine your hiring strategy. Striving to find the perfect candidate is a very natural and understandable objective, but this behavior is holding you back. This laser vision mentality is causing you to miss a… Read more »