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What would cause you to leave?

There is a question that has surfaced many times in my management career and I’m finally convinced it’s one of the best ways to gauge your employee’s happiness. “What would cause you to leave?” This simple question opens up a few avenues to collect feedback from your employee.  Here’s what to listen for: “Nothing, I’m [...]

By | July 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What would cause you to leave?

How to make the most of your One-on-One meetings with your manager!

How to make the most of your One-on-One meetings with your manager!   Whether you meet with your manager weekly or monthly, the time you have scheduled can either be productive…or painful.  Here are some tips on how to make the most of your 1-on-1 meetings with your supervisor. Prepare a short list of priority [...]

By | July 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to make the most of your One-on-One meetings with your manager!

From Hiring Top Talent to Retaining Top Talent.

From hiring top talent…to retaining top talent. Many companies are in the beginning stages of creating Retention and Inclusion programs that fit into their current goals and company culture.  Starting a program does not need to be as complex as you may think.  By keeping these three strategies in mind, you are sure to create [...]

By | July 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on From Hiring Top Talent to Retaining Top Talent.

How Strong is your Referral Program?

How strong is your referral program?  On average, 24 percent of employee hires originate from a referral (www.icims.com); and referred candidates are a better company culture fit and they stay with your organization longer.  Within a hot job market where candidates have more companies to choose from, now is a great time to ramp up [...]

By | June 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How Strong is your Referral Program?

Relocating to a new area? Here’s your timeline for job hunting

Relocating to a new area?  Here’s your timeline for job hunting Relocating to a new area can be exciting and stressful.  And what about looking for a new job?  Here are a few best practices that will help you map out the best strategy and timeline for job hunting in a new city. Update your [...]

By | May 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Relocating to a new area? Here’s your timeline for job hunting

Negotiating your Offer Letter

Negotiating your Offer Letter You’ve just about crossed the finish line.  Interview after interview.  You have an offer of employment with a pretty great company and all you need to do is…sign.  The offer meets almost all your needs. Almost.  Should you negotiate your offer letter?  Yes.  There is no harm in asking, right?  If [...]

By | May 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Negotiating your Offer Letter

Veteran Hiring – Simple Steps to Hiring More Veterans

Veteran Hiring – Simple Steps to Hiring More Veterans Do you work for a growing company that is trying to attract top talent while also being committed to boosting your diversity hires?  Keep in mind that diversity in the workplace goes beyond gender and ethnicity metrics.  Here are some free or budget-friendly resources to add [...]

By | May 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Veteran Hiring – Simple Steps to Hiring More Veterans

5 Minutes to a Better Resume

5 Minutes to a Better Resume The goal, when applying for any job, is simple: make it past the resume review stage and into the hands of an interviewer.  In just five short minutes, you can improve your existing resume and encourage corporate recruiters, executive search firms and hiring managers to call you for an [...]

By | May 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 5 Minutes to a Better Resume

Temp or Perm? Weighing Your Employment Options

Temp or Perm?  Weighing Your Employment Options In today’s strong job market, there are many factors to consider when weighing your employment options.  Both temporary (contract) and permanent hire jobs can be lucrative and career enhancing.  Here are some high-level differences to consider when looking at both options. Temporary / Contract Employment       [...]

By | April 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Temp or Perm? Weighing Your Employment Options

Diversity Hiring – A Deeper Definition

Diversity Hiring – A Deeper Definition Diversity hiring is as important in today’s job market, as it has ever been.  However, it may also be as difficult as it has ever been.  Depending on the size of your company, you may have hiring metrics in place for things such as gender, ethnicity, military, and disability [...]

By | April 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Diversity Hiring – A Deeper Definition