Author - Shannon Hall

March 2020

How to Write the Perfect Thank-You Note

It might sound simple, but sending a thank-you note after an interview is an important step that candidates often neglect. A thank-you note is essential for leaving your potential employer with a positive impression and it can help you to stand out from your competition. Below are 4 of our best tips on writing the perfect thank-you note: Add Specifics It’s important to avoid making your thank-you note too generic. Language that seems too general could raise suspicion that it’s been...

Why You Should Hire Temporary Employees in Today’s Market

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports there are currently more than 6.4 million unfilled jobs in the United States. Companies are experiencing increasing difficulty filling open jobs with qualified workers. Meanwhile there is a great deal of uncertainty in the global economy. Below are a few reasons why you should consider hiring temporary employees in the current market. Flexibility Perhaps the most important benefit of hiring temporary workers is the amount of flexibility that goes along with it. Temporary hiring can...

4 Tips for Using Glassdoor for Research before an Interview

According to Glassdoor, 2 out of 3 employees say they’ve found a new job to be different than the expectations set during interviews. Luckily, Glassdoor has created a platform in order to inform and prepare employees for their experience at a new company. Below are 3 tips for using Glassdoor during your job search to research the best companies who are actively hiring. Read Employee Reviews Glassdoor can be an extremely valuable tool when it comes to evaluating what it might...

February 2020

Why Your Best Employees Leave in the Current Market [Part 1 of 2]

In a fast-paced candidate driven market, we are seeing more activity than ever. Companies can sometimes struggle to keep top talent under their roof. According to Gallup, the current quit rate of 2.3% is an all-time high. Employees quit their jobs for many reasons, but in today’s market losing good employees is an ever-present danger. Below are 4 reasons you might lose your best employees in the current job market. Rumors of Company Selling Perhaps nothing creates more widespread company panic...

4 Tips for Protecting Your Personal Info During Your Job Search

Protecting your personal information is an increasing concern in today’s technology-driven job market. Information can be found and shared at alarming speeds, and with a rise in activity on job boards, there is also a rise in employment scams. However, there are some measures that can be taken in order to ensure you keep your private information under lock and key. Below are 4 tips on how to keep your personal information safe as you carry out your job...

5 Ways to Hire Good People in Today’s Market

Hiring continues to become more and more challenging as trends in the job market wear on. Candidates are harder to find, and the right candidates are even harder. It’s important to know how to overcome the challenges of the current market and find the best possible candidates to fill your jobs. Below are 5 of our best tips for hiring good people in today’s market. Have a Referral Strategy Having a referral strategy in place is extremely important when it comes...

4 Ways to Identify a Toxic Workplace Before You Accept an Offer

A toxic work environment can make doing your job difficult and can take a serious toll on your wellbeing. It’s usually easy to know a toxic environment when you’re in one, but how can you spot a toxic workplace before you accept a job offer? It may be a little more difficult to identify, but there are a few red flags that can signal for you to think twice. Below are 4 ways to identify a toxic workplace before...

January 2020

4 More Hiring Trends to Watch in 2020 (Part 2)

Staying up to date on the current trends and patterns in today’s hiring market is important when it comes to being a competitive employer and finding the best talent for your company. In case you missed it, read Part One of this article for more hiring trends to look for. Below are 4 more trends that are likely to affect your business in 2020. Technology/Automation to Improve Processes Technology is always improving and we expect this trend to play a big...

4 Ways to Compensate for Lacking Experience for a Job

There are currently a record 7.8 million open jobs, and only 6 million workers looking to fill them. This means companies are having a harder time finding experienced employees to fill their jobs. If you find that your experience doesn’t measure up to the requirements of a certain role, you may still qualify for the job in other ways. Many employers have needed to compromise on experience and hire people with other valuable skills instead. Tech Skills & Certifications A great...

3 Hiring Trends to Watch in 2020 (Part 1)

It’s important to stay up to date on the current trends and patterns in today’s hiring market to be a competitive employer and hire the best candidates. The new year has brought several new reports and new data with insights for 2020. We have analyzed the trends most likely to affect your business and offer this 2-part blog in preparation of the coming year. Below are 3 hiring trends to watch in 2020. Speed of Hiring Must Increase The Bureau of...

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