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 »

Job Searching During Unemployment

Finding a new job can take months — which may seem like forever when you’re out of work. If you were laid off, fired or voluntarily decided to take some time off from the workforce, it can get very discouraging to keep hearing crickets and collecting rejection letters after submitting your resume. When competing for… 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 »

Why Are You the Best Candidate?

When interviewing for a job, you can be certain that you’re competing with a number of highly qualified candidates. The hiring manager already knows you’re talented, so now it’s time to prove your skills, experience and personality are the right match for the position. Prepare to be asked some tough questions, as this is the… Read more »

4 Nonmonetary Incentives for Temporary Employees

Many permanent employees are inspired to go the extra mile with hopes of eventually receiving a promotion or a hearty year-end bonus, but this tactic can’t be used for short-term workers. Temporary employees are only part of your team for a brief period of time, but that doesn’t mean their contributions aren’t just as valuable…. 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 »

The Goal of a Phone Interview

Finding the best person for the job is often easier said than done. There’s a very good chance that you get dozens of resumes for each posted position. It’s probably easy to automatically eliminate a portion of those applicants, but that still leaves you with a lot of potentials. Bringing each and every one of… Read more »