The Secret Weapon for Finding the Perfect Candidate

Jenna SpinelleCandidate Selection Process Strategy, Emotional Intelligence, Initial Interviews, Interview for Culture Fits, News

Two young employees sitting across from an older gentleman at a cafe who looks to be interviewing for a job.

There’s a lot riding on a job interview — for the candidate and the employer. Both parties need to evaluate whether or not the candidate will be a good fit for the position and the organization, which is always easier said than done. Even defining the term “fit” can be difficult. In the end, it … Read More

4 Ways to Win at Passive Recruiting

Stephanie TroianoAdvertising, Candidate Experience, Finding Top Quality Candidates, Job Advertisements, News, Recruiting

Creating a job advertisement that's attractive to top talent

Passive recruiting is the act of targeting individuals who aren’t in the job market or currently looking for employment. To find the talent you need, you may want to engage in this type of recruitment, but it takes some skill. Because these candidates aren’t actively seeking work, they are harder to find and more difficult … Read More

3 Benefits Your Employees Really Want

Jenna SpinelleCompany Culture and Environment, Employee Engagement, Promotion & Employee Performance

Employees huddled around a desk collaborating on a project.

With unemployment continuing to hover below four percent, the competition to attract and retain quality talent is higher than ever. Salary and company culture go a long way toward hiring and retaining quality talent, but employee benefits count for more than you might think, especially in a tight job market. If you own or manage … Read More

What the Latest Jobs Numbers Mean for Your Hiring

Jenna SpinelleEconomic Status, Employee Engagement, Finding Top Quality Candidates, Hiring Process, News, Time to Fill; Hiring Timelines, Unemployment

Person typing on a computer with facts and statistics.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its November jobs report last week and the signals are mixed about what the numbers mean for the overall health of the economy and the employers who comprise it. Let’s take a few minutes to review the numbers and what they might mean for your hiring as we close … Read More

Your Candidate Selection Strategy: 3 Considerations

Stephanie TroianoCandidate Selection Process Strategy, Finding Top Quality Candidates, Initial Interviews, Interview for Achievement, News

Two people dressed in business attire shaking hands over a table

Choosing between two or more great candidates isn’t a terrible problem for a business owner to have. 1. Previous Performance One way we evaluate candidates is by looking at their past performance to determine if they’ve successfully navigated the challenges of their previous position with ease. Did they learn from their challenges and were they … Read More

3 Ways to Help Employees in Times of Crisis

Jenna SpinelleCandidate Experience, Employee Engagement, Remote Workers & Employment, Using Pre-Employment Assessment Tests, Work Tips & Productivity

stressed out employee staring at her computer

From Hurricane Michael in Florida to wildfires in California, natural disaster strikes impact more and more people around the country and disrupt every facet of life in the process. When someone is dealing with a crisis like this, often one of the last things on their mind is work. These trying times are opportunities for … Read More

Is Your Candidate is a Team Player?

Stephanie TroianoClosing the Deal with Candidates, Finding Top Quality Candidates, Initial Interviews, Interview for Achievement, Interview for Attitude, Job Advertisements, Using Pre-Employment Assessment Tests

Group of people in a huddle with their hands together

Assessing teamwork ability in potential employees can be tricky. Without the chance to truly witness your candidates interacting with others in the workplace, you must rely on interview questions, references, and assessment tests. The first two should focus on candidates’ past performance in previous jobs. Getting the applicant and, if possible, their past supervisors to … Read More

How to Cope When You’ve Made a Bad Hire

Stephanie TroianoFinding Top Quality Candidates, Interview for Achievement, News

Red image with the word "help" spelled out in matchsticks.

Avoiding a “bad hire” is a standard goal for every organization. Bad hires are stressful, costly, and time-consuming. They cause emotional and practical difficulties for everyone involved and have a negative effect on productivity and growth. But how do you know if you really have a bad hire on your hands? A seemingly bad hire might improve … Read More

The Holidays Don’t Have to Stop Your Candidate Search

Jenna SpinelleAdvertising, Closing the Deal with Candidates, Job Advertisements, Job Descriptions

Close up shot of Christmas gifts sitting on the floor near a tree

The holiday season is one of the busiest times of the year, and conventional wisdom suggests that people are too busy to look for a new job. This is enough to deter some organizations from posting new positions, which means there’s an opening for others to step in. Hiring follows a slightly different rhythm during … Read More