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 »

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 Can You Make Your Application Stand Out?

Finding job prospects that interest you is hard work — but that’s only half the battle. The best opportunities always attract a lot of candidates, and many of them have pretty impressive credentials. You’re definitely qualified to be the last candidate standing, but to achieve this, you’ll need to exert plenty of extra effort. Learn… 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 »

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 »