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 »

Work-Life Balance in 2016: How Can You Help Your Employees Achieve Goals?

Your workers deserve the best of everything, but having it all isn’t easy. Many employers expect staffers to dedicate their lives to the company by working nights, weekends, holidays and being on-call at any time. Taking this route might work for a while, but it will eventually lead to high rates of turnover, low levels… Read more »

Five Job Perks Today’s Employees Want

Now that the recession is drawing to a close, employees are feeling more confident about their job prospects than they have in years. Instead of simply accepting a position to earn a living, people are seeking out companies that offer great perks. If you want to appeal to top talent, you’ll need to institute some… Read more »

Questions to Determine a Candidate’s Independence

Many bosses prefer to keep employees on a close watch, giving them very little freedom to act independently, but micromanagement isn’t your style. When hiring a new person to join your team, you need to choose a candidate who is confident enough to make their own decisions. The last thing you want is to hire… Read more »

Could Cross-Generational Mentoring Help Your Team?

Traditionally, workplace mentors are older, more experienced employees who help guide the careers of younger colleagues, but this relationship can be so much more. Cross-generational mentoring acknowledges the value each generation brings, making it a valuable learning experience for everyone. In this type of setup, employees at different points in their careers work together to… Read more »

Creating a Performance Review Strategy for Your Clerical Team

Performance reviews as we know them are going through a major transformation. In February, we discussed the changing landscape of these annual assessments. As they’re now conducted more than once per year, employees no longer dread them and the process has become much more laid-back. Now that it’s time to conduct performance reviews for your… Read more »

How Important is Onboarding for Employee Success?

Starting a new job is a major life change. Whether your new hire is a seasoned professional or fresh out of college, getting acclimated to a new company takes a lot of time and effort. New employees count on you to guide them through the transition, and if you don’t, there’s a very good chance… 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 »

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 »