Top Strategies to Retain Top Talent

Your top employees are incredibly valuable to your organization. These people are constantly finding ways to save your company money, increase efficiency and bring in new business, so what are you doing to retain them? If your answer is “not much,” it’s time to get to work. A 2014 Jobvite survey revealed that 71% of… Read more »

Why Candidates Like Rejection Letters (Kind Of)

The only thing worse than being turned down for a job is never actually being informed that you weren’t chosen. However, many companies leave people in the dark. A 2013 CareerBuilder survey revealed that 75 percent of applicants didn’t hear back from employers. In total, 60 percent of respondents said they weren’t informed of the… Read more »

Hiring Top Talent in a Competitive Market

In a down economy, companies have their choice of talented candidates vying for jobs — often-times those they are more than qualified to hold. However, California appears to be regaining its momentum, as the unemployment rate is lower than it’s been in years. The California unemployment rate has been steadily declining in 2015. In January,… Read more »

Breaking the “Perfect Hire” Mentality

When searching for a new member of your team, you want to find the best possible candidate. In a perfect world, you’d always have someone with all the right skills and a winning personality walk through your door. However, it doesn’t usually work that way. It’s important to realize that the “perfect” candidate rarely exists…. Read more »

Selling the Job

The purpose of a job interview is two-fold — not only are you tasked with evaluating candidates, you’re also responsible for making them want to work for your organization. The best and brightest people can find work anywhere. If you want them to join your team, you’re going to have to sell the job to… Read more »

Should You Consider Overqualified Talent?

When you’re hiring for an entry-to-mid level position, you expect to get a stack of resumes from younger candidates trying to get their foot in the door. It’s only natural to be a bit surprised if you receive an application from a more seasoned professional who clearly has much more than it takes to do… Read more »

Red Flags to Watch For During an Interview

When interviewing candidates, it’s important to see the big picture, rather than simply focusing on their responses to your questions. You can actually learn a lot about their fit for the company and interest in the position by reading between the lines. Watch Out for These 7 Red Flags Be cautious about a candidate who… Read more »

Don’t Burn Out as a Manager

Being a manager is a huge job with a lot of responsibility. It may seem like you’re permanently tasked with managing competing priorities, interpersonal conflicts and a heavy workload. Whether you’ve had this position for years or were recently promoted, it’s important to figure out how to handle the pressure now – or you could… Read more »

Making a Temporary Employee Feel Welcome

Temporary workers can be a huge asset to your team. You’re able to hire them to fill the gaps when you need some extra help, without any commitment to keep them on staff when their services are no longer needed. It’s true that these people will only be part of your team for a limited… Read more »

Balancing Fun and Productivity in the Workplace

If you think your company should be “all work and no play,” there’s a good chance you have a team of highly unsatisfied workers. When employees have fun at the office, they’re happier, more productive and retention rates are higher. Of course, you still have a business to run, so it’s important to find a… Read more »