The Four Essential Types of Modern Employee

            The modern workplace is made up of diverse groups of people from a variety of backgrounds who possess an eclectic mix of skills and interests. Gone are the days when everyone in an office tended to look and sound the same. Today, you will find a variety of people […]

Grow Your Own Talent: 3 Ways to Develop Employees

There is much to be said for the benefits of developing employees internally. Not only will you have a happier, more engaged, and longer-tenured workforce than if you did not provide these opportunities for growth, but you can also save a fair amount of money by addressing issues such as skills gaps through training and […]

Three Signs You Should be Working with an Outside Recruiter

Obviously, in a perfect world, you would be seamlessly hiring talent without any external help. After all, why pay a fee to a recruiter when you can just find the talent yourself? However, the real world is far from perfect. Recruiters perform a valuable function and often their fees pale in comparison to the hidden […]

By the Numbers: Hiring Stats and Trends (Hire Smarter: Check the Trends)

Big data has taken root in today’s workplace. From employee engagement to time-to-fill, more and more businesses are tracking metrics and developing data-driven strategies. This unprecedented access to data has provided hiring managers the world over with the ability to look under the hood of the recruitment process. Here are just a few of the […]

3 Simple Ways to Start Writing Better Job Descriptions

If you read enough job descriptions, they start to blur together. There isn’t much to distinguish one from another; they are generally comprised of a long, bulleted list of very specific qualifications, followed by a paragraph requesting that candidates be able to sit, stand, and use Microsoft Office at a proficient level. All told, these […]

5 Ways to Improve Candidate Experience

The candidate experience is essential to a company’s ability to attract top talent. Unemployment is low and the competition for talent is tough, so it’s vital to get off on the right foot and create a positive impression. A lot can go wrong during the interview process, so striving for positive candidate experience is key. […]

What to Look for in a Staffing Partner

A staffing partner can be an incredibly valuable asset for businesses hoping to find the best talent. However, not all recruiters are created equal and you will only be as successful as the firm you choose to partner with. So how do you decide who to partner with? There are several simple ways that you […]

Recovering from a Bad Hire

A bad hire can be a costly, frustrating, and time-consuming mistake. The US Department of Labor has estimated that the cost of a single bad hire equals up to 30% of the employee’s first-year salary. The time and money spent to find, hire, and train these bad hires will all be for naught, and what’s […]

The Beginner’s Guide to Social Hiring

It’s a candidate’s job market and, if businesses hope to compete, it’s imperative that they can attract top talent. A huge portion of the talent pool today is, at most, “passively” looking for new opportunities. This means that you can’t just post your open jobs to a job board and hope that the right candidate […]

Why Good Employees Leave

Attrition is a major concern for business leaders, and it’s not one which can be easily resolved. When a good employee leaves your organization, you’re not only facing the immediate costs of hiring and training a new employee, the bottom line is also impacted by the internal knowledge that key employees take with them. There […]