What are Soft Skills and Why They are Important in Hiring?

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When hiring for your organization, there is no question that hard skills are important. However, soft skills are often overlooked which can be a mistake as well. Finding a balance of the right hard and soft skills in potential candidates is ideal when hiring in 2023. Hard Skills vs. Soft Skills Hard skills are objective,… Read more »

How to Write a Thank You Note After an Interview

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Writing a thank you note after an interview is a very important step in the process and one that we advise all our candidates to do. In fact, 68% of hiring managers say that receiving a thank you note impacts their decision-making process. When done correctly, writing a note post-interview will only improve your chances… Read more »

Finding Talent: Hiring Recent College Graduates

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In 2023, college graduates will be entering one of the most unstable job markets in years. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in March of 2023 job openings fell by 384,000 and layoffs increased by 248,000. Not the most optimistic of landscapes for those grads that walked the stage over the past few weeks.… Read more »

10 Common Recruitment and Hiring Mistakes to Avoid

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When recruiting to fill a position at your company, there are so many factors that need to be taken into consideration such as requirements, hiring process, expectations, and more. With all these factors at play, it is common for hiring companies to lose sight of the end goal and get caught up in some of… Read more »

8 Effective Tips to Make Your Resume Stand Out

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So you decided to search for a new job, you put a great resume together, you apply to a ton of great positions… and it’s crickets. I’m sure this is a story we have all been a part of at some point in our careers. While there is no guarantee that your resume will be… Read more »

13 Strategies to Retain Your Best Employees

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No matter what the economy or hiring landscape looks like, employee retention is a very important part of a successful business strategy. Not only is it expensive to hire and train a new employee (costing up to 6-9 months of an employee’s salary on average), but having high retention rates creates a positive experience for… Read more »

8 Common Resume Mistakes that Recruiters Hate to See

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If you are thinking about entering the job market, you will probably need to update your resume. Is this task annoying? Yes. Is it necessary? Definitely! Making sure your resume is up to date with your most current experience is very important when targeting your top job opportunities. As a recruiting firm, we look at… Read more »

Labor Shortages in 2023 (The Causes and What You Can Do)

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Coming off a whirlwind of hiring this past year, I am sure you’re wondering how 2023 will shake out. Will you be unable to keep up with filling job openings like in 2022? Or will the labor market slow down and shift some of the power back to employers? While no one can know for… Read more »

Hiring Decisions – When Is the Right Time to Hire?

Let’s face it, in many businesses payroll is one the largest (if not the largest) line item on your monthly budgets.  So, it can sometimes be a very difficult decision to add on more staff.  BUT, in some cases adding staff strategically can help drive a lot of profit to your bottom line. So when… Read more »

Interview Mistakes That Will Keep You From Receiving an Offer

You have a great resume, a cover letter that dazzles, impeccable references–the only think left is the interview. So make sure you don’t make these mistakes: Don’t show up late! The easiest way to look bad right off the bat is to show up late. It gives the impression that you’re irresponsible and makes the… Read more »