Yearly Archives - 2016

April 2016

6 Ways To Derail Your Interview

Talking negatively about a previous employer Employers would expect confidentiality and professionalism after leaving a position.  If you speak about an old employer in a bad light, they may be concerned about you doing the same with their company. You may also be portrayed as a negative person who could hurt your chances of being offered the position. Not coming prepared and not asking questions Not coming prepared to an interview is a huge mistake. Many companies will ask you...

5 Truths of a Toxic Employee

According to the harvardbusinessreview.com, 1 in 20 workers was ultimately terminated for toxic behavior. A toxic employee can be a challenge to identify, but these four habits should help recognize which workers are creating a toxic work environment. An employee who takes meetings off track This person is the one who may attack or argue during a meeting to take the meeting off track. The employee tries to get others involved in their off topic argument during the meeting which...

5 Ways Living A Healthy Lifestyle Can Impact Your Career

Your health is crucial to your career. How do you ask? Take a look at our top 5 ways living a healthy lifestyle can impact your career: Makes you more alert, awake and happy. Multiple cups of coffee each day may be delicious and wake you up, but exercising and eating healthy could have the same impact. Exercising and eating healthy can boost productivity at work because you can be more alert and awake. When you exercise, Dopamine (a chemical that plays...

4 Reasons Why Employee Training Is Essential For Company Success

HR Magazine states that companies that invest $1,500 or more per employee per year on training average 24 percent higher profit margins than companies with lower yearly training investments. On-boarding, job enrichment, technology training, development training, and career management training are just the start of topics companies can train. Below are four reasons why employee training is essential for business success: Builds loyalty and company engagement. According to SHRM, workers are the most engaged with a company for their first six...

March 2016

How To Research A Potential Employers

“Nearly two thirds of those surveyed consider this lack of preparedness a real problem” according to CNBC.com. One of the most critical parts of an application and interview process is properly researching potential employers. Below are four tips on how to research potential employers for your job search: Company website This may seem obvious, but some interviewees will only read the description of the business on the job posting. Researching a company goes way beyond that. You should read the...

Did You Know… The New Overtime Rule Could Affect 10 Million Workers?

The final Overtime Rule is edging closer to its release date while many companies still have no idea it will be released. According to SHRM.com, the new rule may be published by July 7th and take effect on Labor Day. Or the rule could be issued the Friday before Labor Day and take effect November 1st. Below are a few predicted effects of the new law: Wage and Hour Lawsuits will increase. Companies will need to develop methods to track work...

Quick Guide: Optimizing Your LinkedIn Profile

Whether you are searching for a job or happy in your current profession, optimizing your LinkedIn profile is vitally important to expand your professional network. Our quick guide shares the top things professionals focus on when reviewing your LinkedIn profile. Include a professional profile picture and cover photo. Getting a professional head shot is ideal when it comes to a LinkedIn profile photo. Although, if you are unable to get it professionally done make sure it is not any of...

4 Reasons to Consider a Diversity Recruiting Program

Forbes stated 85% of 321 large global companies agreed or strongly agreed that diversity is crucial to fostering innovation in the workplace. Creating a diverse workforce can be challenging, but it can have a huge positive impact on your company. Here are five reasons to consider a diversity recruiting program.  It can create profit “The annualized return for the 100 companies which rated lowest in equal employment opportunities issues, average 7.9 percent, compared to 18.3 percent for the 100 companies...

4 Biggest Differences Between a CV and a Resume

Depending on the job that you are applying for, you might see a request for a resume or a Curriculum Vitæ (CV). Curriculum Vitæ, which means the course of life in Latin has many differences from a resume.   Below are our top 4 differences between a CV and a resume:   1)    Length. Resumes are typically not longer than a page to two pages depending on the length of your work experience. CV’s are longer documents that are usually 2 or more pages.   2)    Content. The...

February 2016

Top 5 Human Resources Metrics You Should Be Tracking

1)    The cost of Hire. This is the most traditional method of calculating recruiting costs. You take the total cost of all hires and divide that figure by the number of new hires. The total cost includes all advertising costs, recruiting and agencies, referrals, screening costs, travel expenses, salary, and the overhead of the company’s hiring staff. For a typical business in the 20-49 employee range, though, the cost is of $40,165 per worker. (Forbes.com)   2)    Recruitment Effectiveness and Efficiency. The cost of recruiting, in...

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