The Real Deal: “Overqualified Candidates.”

It’s not unusual for hiring managers to be overwhelmed with resumes…sometimes hundreds for a single job posting. And with more resumes, comes a likelihood of overqualified candidates applying for work with your company. What’s the real deal with overqualified candidates? Don’t miss out on a potential superstar for your organization by overlooking candidates who appear… Read more »

The Importance of Reference Checks

You’ve invested a lot of time in finding the right candidate, and understandably, reference checks can seem like an afterthought. But, they shouldn’t be an afterthought at all! Reference checks should be an integral part of your hiring process. They can provide: Reasons for leaving previous employers Eligibility for re-hire Integrity Communication, teamwork and organizational… Read more »

Let Them Gripe (And Eat Cake?). The Benefits of Blowing Off Some Steam.

Are your employees chronic complainers? Is every meeting bombarded with complaints about other departments, clients, or another area of your business? That could be a problem. But, a little complaining from time to time, when in the proper element, can be beneficial. No one is happy all the time, and everyday frustrations can build up… Read more »

Dear Recent College Graduates: Don’t Make These Mistakes!

Now that school is done and you’re ready to start your career, you may be eager and ready to hit the job market. Maybe you’ve completed an internship or summer job along the way, and you feel invincible. What economy struggles? Who says there’s a slow job market? Hold on there, recent grads! The economy… Read more »

Avoid the Job Hoppers! 3 Tips to Nab Long-Term Employees

While showing some signs of improvement, the economy is still struggling, and the job market is incredibly fierce. Experienced professionals are searching for any type of work, while college grads continue to flood the market. Not all professionals are looking for your job. But, they may be applying. The law of supply and demand makes… Read more »

Will LinkedIn’s new “Apply” button help you find better candidates?

At the end of the summer of 2011, with the economy at all time lows and unemployment at all time highs, LinkedIn launched an “Apply Now” button that recruiters can use to invite candidates to apply for open positions. As hiring professionals, we can use all the free tools and support we can get to… Read more »

Acing a Group Interview

Employers are constantly finding ways to make interviews easier and more effective. The cost of making a bad hire is a burdensome one, and innovative new approaches to interviews are proving effective tools in the hiring process. One innovative approach that is gaining in popularity is the group interview. Don’t worry – group interviews don’t… Read more »

5 Things You Should Know About Every Candidate You Interview

Hiring can be boring. And time-consuming. And stressful. By the time you start interviewing candidates, you may have sifted through hundreds of resumes, made dozens of screening calls, and spent countless hours trying to find the “right” new employee. Finding new employees is hard work. And when you start the actual interviews, you might be… Read more »

Land Your Next Job Using These Unconventional Tactics

It can be a tough market for job seekers out there. The economy is up and down, with no clear end in sight. And traditional job search methods can result in your resume ending up in a heap of dozens — or even hundreds. To find your next career opportunity, you have to stand out.… Read more »

Win the Talent War – 5 Tips for Employee Retention

There is a talent war going on in today’s marketplace. As the economy shows some signs of improvement, organizations are seeing the value in keeping their top employees – and recruiting the top employees of their competitors (that means you!). Keep your best talent from poachers by following these five employee retention tips: Hire the… Read more »