Archive for Employers – Hiring Tips

Onboarding for Millennials

Onboarding for Millennials On · board ·ing / än’ bôrdiNG / noun The action or process of integrating a new employee into an organization. Okay. Now that we’ve defined it, let’s talk about onboarding specifically for millennials. I can hear you already, “do I really…

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Attention Employers: Rude Workers Cost you Money!

It’s sad but true. According to a 2007 study published in the Academy of Management Journal, incivility costs companies approximately $14,000 per employee. And, a 2016 study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology says that incivility is contagious. We’re not talking about obvious inappropriate…

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How do I keep my top employees?

Have you ever received an unexpected resignation letter from a top-performing, long-term employee? Arrrrgggghhh! Why did this happen?! Let’s talk employee retention strategies. Doesn’t sound very exciting does it? However, thinking about, developing and putting into place an employee retention program can save you time,…

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Attention Hiring Managers – Interviewing Effectively

So you’ve done this hundreds of times, right? You’ve narrowed your search to the top candidates for a position in your company and it’s time to schedule interviews. You have this down to a science! Really? This is actually the hardest part of the hiring…

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Confused About New Overtime Rules?

Confession: we all are. But did you know that one of the ways you can safely get more work done without taxing your current staff, or evading the IRS, is to hire a temporary staffing firm to provide the exact expertise you need to accomplish…

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Keeping Your Star Candidates

Hanging on to a star candidate all the way through the hiring process to get a “yes” on the offer can be almost as hard as hanging on to a star player during the Baseball Winter Meetings in Nashville (just ask Dayton Moore… and Alex,…

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Manager Missteps, From Beginning to End

While the work world is full of truly great managers and mentors, we’ve been reminded lately of mistakes that some managers make that cost their employers a ton of money and grief. As hiring has increased significantly over the past several months and especially in…

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Employers: Emailing New Grads 101

Here are a few more thoughts to follow up on our last post about the spring influx of new graduate resumes – this one’s for the employers. The world turns really fast now, and sometimes civility and good manners are overshadowed in favor of the…

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The State of the Union in dress codes

Within the last several days, I’ve visited the offices of several clients. These firms are oriented around marketing and creative, so it’s natural that there would be a relaxed atmosphere. I was struck with the diversity of what I saw, although I was immediately able…

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Is there such a thing as corporate DNA?

Although the phrase “corporate DNA” can be irritating to some, we think it has some meaning in the context of talent discussions. It refers to the traits of the aggregate culture and personality of the organization, including the talent it attracts, the way it treats…

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