With the popularity of social media as an engine for finding jobs, job seekers should be very concerned about what a potential employer might find online. Blog posts, photographs, videos and participation in forums can stay on the internet forever. There is no undo button on the World Wide Web and occasionally job seekers will… Read more »
Let Your Employees Be Your Best Brand Advocates
Many companies have been reluctant to give their employees access to social media at work. But the fact is, much of your employees’ social networking can be a competitive advantage to your company. How? Have you ever asked your employees to act as brand evangelists, promoting the company and its products and services to friends,… Read more »
2012 Job Market Looking Good
Since 2008, the job market has been brutal, but the slow and steady climb to recovery has begun. The 2012 job market is actually looking good. A recent poll of more than 3,000 hiring managers showed that 23 percent plan to hire full-time, permanent employees in 2012, while only 16 percent plan to cut back… Read more »
Interview Answers That Will Get You The Job
During a typical job interview, you’ll be asked many questions. The key to answering them correctly? Understanding what the interviewer needs to know. Employers aren’t there to play games, trick you try to outguess you. They’re trying to assess your answers to six key questions: Do You Have the Skills to Do the Job? The… Read more »
Is Personality Important On the Job? Reasons For Cracking The Personality Code
Why do top companies like Kraft and General Mills use personality testing as part of their hiring process? Because they want to minimize hiring mistakes, resolve conflict within the organization, build teams and retain good people when they hire them. How can personality assessments help you hire effectively, manage employees better and deal with difficult… Read more »
Are You Using Google+?
If you’re a regular visitor to the CornerStone Staffing blog, you know that social media should be an integral component of your recruiting plan. And the latest entry into the social media fray is known as Google+ (or Google Plus). A social media tool that is part of your Google account (which you may use… Read more »
Do You Have a Marketable Degree?
When we go to college, some of us arbitrarily pick a major and assume that we’ll automatically find great jobs after graduation. After all, how many 18 year olds know precisely what they want to do with their lives? But, the choice of college major could have a profound impact on your career path. Definitive… Read more »
Job Interviews Are Like First Dates…
Ever notice how job interviews are a lot like first dates? The similarities are eerie: in both instances, the other person is sizing you up, determining whether or not there’s a match with their needs, and to an extent, each holds your fate in their hands. And much like a first date, you can make… Read more »
Are You Using Your Smartphone in Your Job Search?
Recent data shows that nearly 40% of people over the age of 13 own a smartphone. Whether you have an iPhone, Android or Blackberry, smartphones have made it easier than ever to view, share and send information – wherever you are. Are you using your smartphone in your job search? Mobile job applications and websites… Read more »
It’s Not Always About the Money
Do you know what motivates your employees to come to work each day? Many employers would probably cite money as the primary reason employees show up for work every day. But there are, in fact, many other reasons employees choose to work for your company (yup, your employees choose to work with you!). You can… Read more »