Yearly Archives - 2016

February 2016

How To: Properly Prepare For A Career Fair

It’s that time a year again. Graduation is fast approaching and students are looking for their first career opportunities. Career fairs and networking events are important parts of the entry-level job search. Below is how to properly prepare for a career fair:   Research the company list. Schools may distribute a company list for the career fair. Researching the companies on the list and what job opportunities they are looking for can help narrow down which tables you may want to go...

Tactics For A Healthier Workforce During Winter

Companies who create environments encouraging a healthy and happy workforce can make for a more productive team. Employees who take part in their workplace health programs are three times more likely to be engaged and satisfied with their jobs. (Keas.com) Here’re tactics on how to keep your employees healthy during winter: Prevent the spread of germs. The flu alone costs U.S. companies $10.4 billion in direct costs including hospitalizations and outpatient visits. (Centers for Disease Control) Keep soap, towels, and cleaning...

10 Motivating Quotes Said By Presidents

“Ninety-nine percent of failures come from people who make excuses.” – George Washington   “Honesty is the first chapter of the book wisdom.” – Thomas Jefferson   “A little flattery will support a man through great fatigue” – James Monroe   “Try and fail, but don’t fail to try.”- John Quincy Adams   “It’s easier to do a job right, than to explain why you didn’t.” – Martin Van Buren   “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your...

Top 5 Reasons Why Candidates Reject Offers

44% of job offer rejections occur because the candidate has already accepted another job (ERE Media). In this candidate-driven market, competition for top talent is fierce. Top candidates are often placed in 10 days or less. Here are the answers to why most candidates would reject an offer: The company takes too long to make an offer Submitting an offer to a candidate 3 to 4 weeks after the first interview increase the company’s chances of an offer turn down by...

The Biggest Interview Mistakes Entry-Level Candidates Make

According to Glassdoor.com, you have between a 1% to 3% chance of receiving an interview after applying online for an open position.  Because the chances of receiving a call back are so low for entry-level candidates, it is essential to extensively prepare when the right interview comes up. Take a look at the biggest mistakes entry-level candidates make in interviews: Relying on school achievements to get you the job. Sports, extracurricular activities, leadership opportunities, and clubs are a great thing to...

5 Ways to Tell if Your Employees are Interviewing

Each year the average company loses 20-50% of its employee base according to Bain & Company.  Employee turnover is a costly problem for the majority of companies.  There are several signs that people from your company are actively interviewing.   The following is how to tell if your employee is interviewing:   1) Decreased productivity and employee engagement. It is never a good sign when employees are disengaged.  Not only does this cost a great deal to the company, it can indicate that employees...

How to: Increase your Salary by 20+%

1.Create resume stability Compounded raises where your salary increases by a certain percentage every year can be a benefit of resume stability. Also, for most companies, year-end bonuses increase according to how long you have been with the organization. Sticking with your company for a long period of time also opens up leadership and seniority opportunities to increase your pay. (Not to mention additional benefits such as more paid time off days!)   2. Education Gaining certifications or additional degrees can dramatically improve...

January 2016

What Work Benefits do Millennials Want?

91% of Millennials don’t intend to stick with their job for more than three years according tofutureworkplace.com. Millennials, according to census.gov, were born between the years of 1982 and 2000 (16 to 34 years old). Millennials make up ¼ of the working population. Updating company benefits to attract and retain millennials will be important for years to come as millennials go from entry level employees to managers. Career Advancement and Professional Development Career path or skills development opportunities are things millennials...

3 Ways to answer “What Motivates you” in an Interview

Can you impress a hiring manager or recruiter within the first 90 seconds of your interview? According to theundercoverrecruiter.com, 33% of hiring managers and recruiters make their decisions within that time.  Besides your first impression and knowing about the company, successfully answering big interview questions can set you apart from other candidates in the interview process. Below are tips on how to answer the question “what motivates you” during your interview: 1) Before the interview, list successes. Take a look at your...

5 Benefits of Hiring Referrals

1) People who are referred to your company stay longer. According to theundercoverrecruiter.com, on average 47% of referred employees stay longer than 3 years at a company compared to 14% of employees placed through a job board. Referred employees most likely know someone else within the company who is able to introduce them to the company and help build relationships. 2) Referrals are less expensive to hire. Less money spent on job boards, advertising, and the hiring process. Spending $500- $2500 to...

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