Reminder: Clean Up Your Digital Footprint When Job Hunting

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Your digital footprint is everything that shows up when someone searches for you online. From images to comments to blog posts, it can make or break your reputation. In today’s market, cyberspace is among the first places prospective employers will look before they make hiring decisions. 7 tips to ensure that everything that could possibly be… Read more »

Managing Employee Turnover in a Positive Way

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Even the best employees resign. Regardless of your work environment or staff relationships, team members leave for reasons beyond your control. It may be a better opportunity, a return to school or a family relocation or commitment. Handled effectively, you can work through employee turnover so that the exiting individual knows they’ve added value and… Read more »

3 Reasons New Grads Should Consider Temp Positions

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Close to a third of all U.S. workers are employed in temporary or consulting jobs. In many cases, these non-standard work arrangements are stepping stones to permanent, full-time employment. The American Staffing Association reports that 90 percent of employers work with temporary staffing firms as they seek to find the best and most qualified candidates…. Read more »

Go from Temp to Full Time with These 3 Steps

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While there’s no guarantee that your temporary job will become full time, you can increase the likelihood of that happening if you position yourself as an invaluable asset to your employer. In many cases, companies have been known to actually create permanent positions so they could keep their temporary workers, based on the positive impact… Read more »

Explaining Your Work Experience with Numbers

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Even job seekers with sterling track records and impeccable credentials will struggle to top the competition if they fail to effectively translate their achievements onto paper or into talking points for interview purposes. When it comes to getting your resume noticed or trouncing other candidates during interviews, numbers count. Show How Many, How Much and… Read more »

Social Media: Are Your Hurting your Hiring Potential?

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There’s a reason it’s called social media. Your postings on Facebook, LinkedIn, twitter and other online outlets are far from private. By their very nature, they’re easily searchable – and to a certain extent, you are what the Internet says about you. CareerBuilder recently reported that at least 40 percent of companies use social networking… Read more »

Job Shadowing to Become a Better Coworker

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Often associated with new hires, job shadowing can be equally valuable to current employees to provide a broader knowledge of various jobs and functions within their organization. Although job shadowing has proven its value to organizations of all sizes and scopes, the practice is commonly applied by only 31 percent of global corporations, according to… Read more »

Preparing for 2014 – Setting Challenging yet Reachable Goals

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Your company is only as good as its employees. Think about it: Where would you be otherwise? Midway through this year’s fourth quarter, it’s time to set goals and objectives for 2014. And in order to be successful, you need total workforce buy in, right from the start. Engagement is No Longer Enough. According to… Read more »

Finding the Perfect Job (What’s Even in a Perfect Job?)

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Are you having trouble finding the perfect job? Does it even exist? And for starters, do you even know what your perfect job is? You spend a lot of time at work – and it is your livelihood. So that means – or should mean – more than just a paycheck. It should be on… Read more »

Is it the Right Time to Search for Candidates?

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Searching for candidates often involves a precise formula. Many employers assume that temporary staff will be readily available whenever and wherever. However, the truth is that there are ideal times to search for qualified candidates. And knowing when and how to start searching reduces the likelihood that you’ll be stuck understaffed during a crucial time… Read more »