Watch These 3 TED Talks to Boost Your Motivation

Maybe you are having a bad day? Maybe your week seems endless? Or, maybe you feel like you are stuck in a rut? Hey, sometimes we all could use a little extra motivation.  If you are looking for a new perspective, inspiration or a personal challenge, these three TED Talks will boost your spirits.    Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance Speaker: Angela Lee Duckworth Running Time: 6:01 minutes Views: 17… Read More »

More Offices Are Offering Non-Monetary Benefits, Here Are 3 of the Best

Of course, people want to know how much a job pays. Recently, companies such as Google have received lots of attention for their overly generous perks.   What benefits should your organization offer to attract and retain top employees?  Health Insurance Although this may seem standard, health insurance isn’t guaranteed. The Affordable Care Act only requires large employers to provide coverage to full-time staff or pay a penalty. The law excludes employees who work for small businesses (under… Read More »

With Unemployment so Low, Are You Utilizing Redeployment?

In a tight labor market, smart companies are becoming more creative when it comes to hiring. One untraditional, but effective, technique is redeployment. Redeployment refers to moving an employee from one job to another within an organization. Since workers receive or choose (rather than compete for) a new placement, redeployment is different from applying for… Read More »

The Importance of Background and Reference Checks

Background checks and reference checks are two of the most important parts of the screening process for companies in today’s business world. These two checks help companies sort out the undesirables prior to scheduling them for interviews so time is not wasted on candidates who will not be a good fit for the company. We… Read More »

Discussing Previous Employment in an Interview

One of the most difficult things a candidate will need to do during a job interview is discuss their previous employment. There are ways to make this easy, and we will discuss them in this post so you can better prepare for job interviews.   Plan What You Will Say Ahead of Time An excellent… Read More »

Nonverbal Communication Says a Lot: Part II, Employer

Nonverbal communication is an important part of the interview process for a job opening. It says a lot about the job candidate, which is why the employer needs to know what to look for and how to interpret the nonverbal communication. Knowing what signs to look for during a job interview will help the employer… Read More »

It’s Cheaper With Help – Creating a Staffing Partnership

Finding employees to fill vacant positions can be difficult and time-consuming for companies these days. Some might not have the resources or enough staff members to sit through multiple rounds of interviews. When this becomes an issue, it is an excellent idea to create a partnership with a staffing firm to fill vacant jobs using… Read More »

Are You Protected? Four Must-Have Workplace Policies

Working in a human resources department can be very challenging, even in the smallest of companies. In order to protect the company and the HR department, we are going to discuss four must-have workplace policies in effect. These policies should deal with social media, data protection, confidentiality, and wages.   Social Media Regulations Every company… Read More »