Logging onto LinkedIn these days can be as depressing as listening to the news. Each day, there seems to be yet another company announcing massive layoffs. We knew a lot of layoffs were occurring in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19 and it still seemed to hit more of the smaller companies and family-owned businesses… Continue reading Supporting Your Employees During Layoffs
When is the last time that you actually sat back and thought about that job ad that you keep using? Like job descriptions, many companies don’t continually read and revise job ads before posting. They don’t take into account what they have learned about the position that now needing filling, changes to the role over… Continue reading Please Write Realistic Job Ads!
It happens all the time: You land a new position and find that there are other open positions that maybe your previous co-workers would be interested in. You tell your new supervisor and, on your recommendation, they give you the “green light” to reach out to them and ask. Nothing wrong with that, right? But… Continue reading Poaching: Is It Just Business or Vengeance?
There are so many different ways that companies are conducting interviews these days that it begs the question: Should there be different steps in the interview process? Some will say the process depends on the size of the company…others will say it depends on the level of the position. But too many times either a… Continue reading As the Interviewer: Stages of the Interview
The days of posting an ad on the various job boards and receiving hundreds of resumes is long gone. And if that is how you are still trying to find your next employee, then here is some insight into why it is taking so much longer for you to fill a position than even 5… Continue reading Where Have All The Good Hires Gone?
Every time a new piece of software comes out, everyone is quick to check it out and jump on the bandwagon of “ooooh, we need this!” A company will spend thousands of dollars to buy the new software, customize it to what they think is their needs and then train everyone on how to use… Continue reading Why Your Company Should Not Use an ATS in Recruiting
How quick are we to believe what we read and find on the Internet! Remember the State Farm Insurance commercials promoting their mobile app where the girl tells her friend “If it on the Internet, it must be true.” We laugh and roll our eyes at the stupidity of the comment…yet, so many people pass judgment or… Continue reading If Its On the Internet, It Must Be True!
Monster.com put out a “Veterans Career Confidence Index” in November 2011 to gauge how both veterans and employers view employing our vets in civilian jobs. At the time, 77% of employers “agreed that veterans or those with prior military experience are prepared for a career transition out of the military.” What a great thing to see… Continue reading Shame on Companies for NOT Hiring Veterans!
When some people think of HR professionals, they think “paper pushers” or “company rule enforcer.” Others, nickname us the “counselor.” An effective HR professional needs to be – as Mae West put it – fluent in body language as well as a good listener. We have all come across friends and family that “tell us… Continue reading A Psychic Side to Every HR Professional
You were impressed with their resume. You conducted the phone interview. You were equally impressed with them during an in-person interview. Could they be the perfect candidate? Aside from the typical background checks HR professional do these days: reference checks, Google searches, LinkedIn/Twitter/Facebook searches, criminal background checks…are there other signs that can point to a… Continue reading Top Signs You Should Think Twice About Hiring An Applicant