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When applying for jobs, you have plenty of options. Hiring managers want to know exactly what interests you about their opening. At first glance, “Why do you want the job?” seems like a relatively simple question, but putting your reasons for applying into an impressive response can be more challenging than you realize. Despite its… Read more »

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If your company is experiencing an expanding client base and rapid growth as a result, it’s a good problem to have … but as you celebrate your success, don’t lose sight of the very people who made it happen: your employees. Change – even change for the better – is never easy, and for some… Read more »

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Searching for the right person to fill an open position at your company is incredibly stressful and time-consuming, so finally finding your dream candidate feels amazing. What doesn’t feel great is having that generous job offer rejected by your top choice. Unfortunately, this happens rather frequently, as the best and brightest candidates often receive multiple… Read more »

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Did you know according to the most recent HR industry estimates, the average cost of a lost employee is 38 percent of their annual salary? And, since the average income in the United States is about $50,000 a year, this adds up to $19,000 per person – or higher in top-level jobs. It’s uncommon for… Read more »

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Attending a job fair can be a great way to gain exposure to a variety of employers in just a few hours’ time. This is a golden opportunity to meet with recruiters and establish a personal connection while submitting your resume. Of course, all job fairs aren’t created equal, so pay close attention to the… Read more »

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Being a manager isn’t just about you. It’s equally important to instill leadership skills in your employees, for the good of their careers and for your future business success. When people are equipped with the right management skills, they are able to make more informed decisions, guide others, and be better qualified for opportunities that… Read more »

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The job search process has changed a lot in the past decade. If you’ve been with the same company — or out of the workforce — for the last 10 years, you need to get up to speed before jumping back in. Technology has largely guided the transformation, causing a shift in everything from the… Read more »

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The recruiter who partners with you to fill your business-critical vacancies should be your leading ally in attracting, hiring and retaining top talent. Choose wisely. Recruiting for professional and leadership positions is no easy feat. As you meet your goal of getting the right recruiter on board for your company, look for these qualities: Strong… Read more »

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A single workplace injury or illness can have far-reaching, debilitating effects on your business and the people who make it work. Lives can be changed forever … for employees, families, communities and co-workers. Does your safety plan need improvement? The answer should always be “yes” – no matter how well you finished last year in terms… Read more »

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As an ambitious professional, you’re constantly looking forward. Now that we’re in the second month of 2017, you need to start figuring out what you’ll accomplish in your career this year. Creating a plan now gives you plenty of time to achieve some pretty lofty goals in the next 11 months. Follow these four steps… Read more »