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Millenial Work Life Balance

Work-Life Balance: The Way Millennials Do It

Millennials have consistently been known for making ‘work-life balance‘ a high priority. The ideal work-life balance allows the millennial to be part of a winning organization and remain involved in their community. Millennials seek employers who have established flexible work environments that allow them to learn, and earn, more overtime. Flexibility: Flexibility is regarded by millennials [...] READ MORE


How to Interview and Assess Your Candidates’ Success

When speaking with candidates it is important to listen for keywords and successfully identify the multiple areas that are important to the position you are looking to fill, but wait 30 minutes after interviewing a candidate to establish an opinion. Only after understanding each candidate individually, looking over any notes taken, and reviewing the entirety [...] READ MORE

6 Barriers Candidates Face in Accepting Your Offer

If you have picked your top candidate, you may be surprised to learn that they are hesitating to accept the offer. You can turn those barriers into hurdles that can be overcome. First, learn what they are and take the steps below to secure your ideal candidate: 1. Family Relocation This isn’t just whether or [...] READ MORE

3 Ways a Thankful Workplace Culture Pays You Back

3 Ways a Thankful Workplace Culture Pays You Back

It’s that time of year again when gratitude becomes the topic of conversation at the table. The question that most don’t think about is: Is this a regular topic at your work table? Having a workplace that shows gratitude and expresses appreciation returns that gratitude in the form of a productive environment that retains employees. [...] READ MORE

Prep for Success: Finding the Right C-Suite Successor

“Most company directors greatly underestimate the difficulty, time, and cost associated with CEO and C-suite succession planning,” according to Scott Saslow, the founder and CEO of The Institute of Executive Development. The Institute’s 2014 Report on Senior Executive Succession Planning and Talent Development Search in partnership with Stanford University found that most companies center succession [...] READ MORE

EQ Interview Questions

How to Find Emotionally Intelligent Candidates

Many companies work hard to improve the emotional intelligence of the workforce, but Mariah Deleon, Vice President of Glassdoor suggests the best way to improve your company’s EQ is to hire it! Carefully structured interview questions are your golden opportunity to evaluate candidates EQ and lead to employees that have numerous positive effects on the [...] READ MORE

Emotional Intelligence

10 Characteristics of High Emotional Intelligence

In a recent study, 1 in 3 hiring managers reported placing an increased emphasis on Emotional Intelligence, otherwise known as EQ. Finding candidates with high EQ has a positive effect on organizational effectiveness and company culture (Ind Psychiatry J). Fortunately, candidates with a high EQ can stand out from the crowd if you know what [...] READ MORE

Mobile Recruiting Strategy

Recruiting Trends: Tips for your Mobile Recruiting Strategy

There is no question about it; mobile technology has changed the way that we live our lives. It is influencing every area and recruiting is no exception. MarketWatch recently published the results of a survey indicating that 90% of job seekers have utilized mobile devices during their search. It is not just in one area [...] READ MORE

Hiring Mistakes

The Cost of Making Hiring Mistakes

Time. Effort. Productivity. Quality. Morale. What do all of these factors have in common? They are all aspects of your business that are affected when hiring mistakes are made. As much as 80% of employee turnover is due to bad hiring decisions. In fact, according to a Global HR Research article: 25% of companies reported [...] READ MORE

IQ vs EQ

IQ vs. EQ: What is Emotional Intelligence and Why does it Matter?

Why is it that 70% of the time people with an average IQ outperform those with high IQs? The answer lies in Emotional Intelligence (EQ). So what is EQ? Daniel Goleman, a New York Times science writer and Harvard trained psychologist, published a book in the 1990’s highlighting the work of Peter Salovey and John [...] READ MORE