Behavioral Interview Questions to Ask Top Administrative Candidates

Administrative professionals are the backbone of an organization. These hardworking people manage all the behind-the-scenes activities, to keep the company running smoothly. If you’re trying to fill an open administrative or clerical position, it’s important to perform adequate due diligence to make sure you’re hiring the best person for the job. Asking behavioral interview questions… Read more »

Getting The Most From Your Temporary Employees

Nearly every business in the world could benefit from workforce flexibility.  But what many professionals don’t realize is that “temps” can be used for more than just fill-ins for sick and vacation time.  In fact, when used strategically, temporary staffing can improve productivity, increase capacity to handle spikes in workload, and provide access to specialized… Read more »

Four Mindsets of a Successful Leader

Does your company have strong leadership that everyone looks to for guidance? If so, you’re very fortunate. Great leaders are essential to the success of every organization, but all companies aren’t fortunate enough to have one. Successful leaders motivate and inspire everyone around them to do their best work. These people help their team members… Read more »

Are Regular Performance Reviews Important for Your Team?

Do you conduct periodic performance reviews with your team members? If not, you’re missing out on an important opportunity to help your employees learn and grow. As a manager, it’s your responsibility to meet with each person to discuss their accomplishments and shortcomings. When employees know they’ll be held accountable for their performance, they’re much… Read more »

Are You Having Trouble Finding Top Talent?

Are you planning to hire new employees this year? If so, expect to have some competition. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that California’s unemployment rate steadily dropped from 7.4 percent in June 2014 to 7.2 percent in November 2014. As the number of unemployed professionals continues to decrease, you’re going to have to… Read more »

Interpreting Nonverbal Communication to Find the Best Candidate

When interviewing a candidate for an open position, you spend a great deal of time preparing a list of questions to ask and subsequently analyzing their responses. However, it’s often what they don’t say that can be the most telling. A person can actually reveal a great deal about themselves and their fit for the… Read more »

Get Motivated

I don’t know about you, but quite frankly I’m sick of hearing about the tough economy.  So today, we’re going to focus on 5 ways to turn negative thoughts into positive action. You have a lot of potential – start recognizing it! You may not be built like a body builder or be mistaken for… Read more »

Etiquette: Let It Make (Not Break) Your Chances At A Job

Etiquette, as Emily Post once declared, is the science of living. It may seem stuffy and outdated to some, but having established social protocols can be helpful in unfamiliar situations. A job search, for example, is a time where it can be a blessing to have guidelines to follow to make sure that you don’t… Read more »

Strategies to Boost Retention of Your Top Performers

Every member of your team contributes to the success of your company, but your top performers lead the charge. Their brilliant ideas and impressive drive are what keeps your company moving forward. You’re always amazed with their output, and their presence inspires other employees to put their best foot forward. You put a lot of… Read more »