The Beginner’s Guide to Working with a Search Firm

For hiring managers who have never had the opportunity to partner with a search firm, the idea can seem a little foreign. It can be confusing trying to determine what the recruiter’s role will be, what information you need to provide for them, and what to expect from the whole partnership. If you are considering […]

3 Steps to Selecting the Right Recruiting Firm

There are certainly no shortages of choices available in the recruitment marketplace. There are mega-firms, boutique firms, regional firms, industry-specific firms, and so many others to take your pick from. Most hiring managers receive a high volume of phone calls from these recruiters, all vying for their business. It can be a bit overwhelming if […]

4 Key Questions You Should be Asking Candidates

Every hiring manager wishes they had a crystal ball. Hiring a new employee is a big investment, and there is a certain amount of risk involved any time you make that decision. There will inevitably be times when a poor hiring choice is made, and it’s only natural to wonder if there was some way […]

3 Signs You’re Using the Wrong Recruiting Partners

Recruiters are so plentiful these days, it can seem like they’re a dime a dozen. Hiring managers the world over are inundated with a ceaseless stream of voicemails from recruiting firms eager to provide their services. Not all recruiters are created equal, and with so many competing firms it can be hard to discern whether […]

Mind the Gap: 4 Ways to Address Skills Gaps in Your Organization

Addressing skills gaps within organizations is no simple task. Whether you are looking to improve technical skills, like software or systems knowledge, or soft skills, such as coaching or leadership, there is no shortage of approaches you can take. From hiring and training to continuing education, these gaps in skill should be addressed from several […]

The Three-Year Rule

There are several three-year rules in society: there is section 2035 of the U.S. tax code which is known by, and only interesting to, serious accountants, there is the guideline that dating people more than three years older or younger than you is socially unacceptable until after you reach the age of twenty five, and […]

The Ultimate Guide to Happy Employees

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that when someone is happy, they’re more likely to work harder and do more for the people around them. Blame it on the endorphins or the generally uplifted feeling, but happiness is infectious and has a motivating effect on everyone within close proximity. When you take that […]

Playing it Hard with Soft Skills

By 2020, “soft skills” will be in higher demand across industries than narrow technical skills. While working in the United Nations community for over 10 years, I observed something very interesting: High-ranking diplomats, regardless of their country’s stance, knew how to maneuver themselves successfully amongst each other and get the job done. This was no different […]

The Importance of Periodic Self-Evaluations

  You and everyone already knows the importance of employers conducting periodic evaluations on their employees, but they are not the only ones who should be checking on your work. Take the time every few months or when you switch projects to take a step back and look at yourself. Are you at the top […]

The Importance of Periodic Self-Evaluations

Adaptability is one of the most important skills that needs to be demonstrated in order to imply relevancy, willingness to change and resilience in every aspect of our lives. The one soft skill that tends get overlooked and slightly disregarded is adaptability –- and I am not sure why. It is one of the most […]