How to Toe the Line Between Fun and Productivity In Your Office

How to Toe the Line Between Fun and Productivity in Your Office

As a manager, you want to ensure that your employees enjoy coming to work each day, but that their time is being spent productively. In order to successfully maintain a balance between productivity and fun at work, keep these tips in mind: Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.

Setting Office Guidelines for April Fools’ Day

Office pranks can be a lot of fun.  As Michael said, in an episode of The Office, “The thing about a practical joke is that you have to know when to start as well as when to stop.”  That episode, when Dwight finds that Jim has encased his stapler in jello is one that really gets you wondering what pranks your employees will think of for April Fools’ Day.  Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.

How to Hire an All-Star Recruiter

So, you’re thinking of hiring a new recruiter and you are wondering how to identify that All-Star.  You can determine if you’ve found that A-Player by evaluating experience, work history, and personality. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.

How to Use Social Media to Make Recruiting Easier

When you work as a recruiter, things like Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn become huge assets. Use social media correctly and your job instantly becomes much easier. However, it’s important to learn how to leverage social media most effectively in order to recruit. Using LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter for recruiting purposes is far different than how you might use these platforms to interact with friends and family members. Here’s how you can become a highly social, effective recruiter: Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.

The Benefits Employees REALLY Want

“How do I keep my best employees?”  This is the question that many companies are asking today, when skilled talent is limited. My first answer to this question is that it all depends on the employee. Some employees are motivated by money, while others are motivated by time off or just general acts of appreciation.  Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.

The ‘Stay Interview’ – An Improvement On the Exit Interview

If you’re like most managers, you probably hold regular performance reviews that are designed to let employees know how they’re doing, and give them a chance to improve on their weaknesses. But what about performance reviews for you, the employer? Wouldn’t it make sense to give employees an opportunity to tell you, as an organization, how you’re doing? Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.

Top Tips for Niche Recruiting

Top Tips for Niche Recruiting

When you’re trying to fill a highly specific position, you’ll need to alter your recruiting approach accordingly. Tricks and techniques that may work effectively in other instances will likely fall short in this situation. Instead, try the following strategies in order to land the ideal candidate for the job: Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.

Time Management BKM’s of an Experienced Recruiter

Most recruiting positions can be stressful and demanding.  We are inundated with applications, phone calls, emails, and multiple job openings.  Trying to stay on top of everything can become quite the juggling act for many.  However, by developing and sticking to a time management system, success is possible!  Some of the Best Known Methods (BKM’s) that I practice are the M.S.C. list, blocking of time, and asking “what’s closest to the dollar?” Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.

Top Tips for Letting a Job Seeker Down Respectfully

When you’ve got a desirable job opening in your organization, you can expect dozens of people to apply for that position. It’s never easy to tell people who have taken time to come in and interview that they didn’t end up getting the job. And while it may feel easier to disappear and hope that the candidates end up losing your e-mail address, the respectful thing to do is to be upfront when you’ve filled the position. Here are some easy tips for doing this: Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh Continue reading

Why Use A Recruiting Service?

There is a new opening on your team and what is the first thing you do?  You immediately post an advertisement for the position, resulting in about 100 applications flooding your inbox. A day or two goes by, with your inbox receiving another 50 or so applicants which you have yet to review due to your already busy schedule. Glancing at your phone messages, you pause and take notice of another message from that recruiter who has been leaving you messages for the past several months to discuss your hiring needs. Picking up the phone, you dial the number and begin Continue reading