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Will The Four-Day Workweek Catch On?

Will The Four-Day Workweek Catch On?

In earlier times, employees were lucky to get one day off work each week – usually Sunday in Western cultures. Then a great stride forward was taken and most employees got half of Saturday off as well.  Then all of Saturday. Of course, those particular days of the week don’t apply to many sectors such… READ

Is “Over 50” “Over The Hill”?

Is “Over 50” “Over The Hill”?

If you aren’t there already, you’re going to get there eventually (hopefully). In some people’s minds, 50 may be the new 30 but, in some employers’ minds, candidates who are over 50 arouse stereotypical concerns such as “coasting to retirement”, inflexibility, outmoded thinking, unwillingness to change, lack of energy, unfamiliarity with new technology (and being… READ

Picking Star Players Doesn’t Just Happen

Picking Star Players Doesn’t Just Happen

Finding the right candidate for a key role is a mix of science and art. You need to find someone with the right education, experience, and other qualities needed to be successful in the role, often just over the span of a few conversations. You have to quickly sort through a group of  potential candidates… READ

Underperforming New Hires (It Might Be Them, But…It Is Probably You!)

Underperforming New Hires (It Might Be Them, But…It Is Probably You!)

Hiring is a time-consuming and expensive process, and it can cost your company even more if your new hire is not working out. Our best guess is that a failed recruiting exercise will cost you a year and the damage done is directly proportional to the seniority of the position. A botched front-line hire is… READ

Bad Glassdoor Rating? Let’s Get It Fixed!

Bad Glassdoor Rating? Let’s Get It Fixed!

Now more than ever, current and past employees are taking to review websites like Glassdoor to rate and review their experience in working for their employer. More importantly, potential candidates are going to business rating websites to view how your company measures up to others and read reviews before they apply or take a job… READ

How To Avoid A Toxic Work Culture

How To Avoid A Toxic Work Culture

Even if your company is performing better than last year by the numbers, the signs of a toxic workplace may lie hidden. Like a rotten apple, it may look good on the outside, but rotten at the core. Why does this happen? How can you prevent it? The answer is to start with your employees:… READ

Unlimited Paid Time Off – Is It Right For Your Company?

Unlimited Paid Time Off – Is It Right For Your Company?

The idea of unlimited paid time off has become an oft debated topic among leaders of large and small companies alike. It sounds like a crazy idea, right? However, giving adults the autonomy to make their own schedules, work remotely, work within flexible hours, and other ways of adapting their lifestyle to their work is… READ

ABR!!! (Always Be Recruiting)

ABR!!! (Always Be Recruiting)

Being proactive is better than being reactive, particularly when it comes to hiring. The best time to be recruiting is all the time, not just when a position becomes vacant. If you wait until someone submits their notice, you are already behind when it comes to filling that position. Especially when it comes to key… READ

Fired! And The Long Road Back – One Individual’s Story

Fired! And The Long Road Back – One Individual’s Story

The transition was especially hard for me as I didn’t see it coming. My numbers were good, my boss was happy, my peers were friendly. Everything was going great, except for one thing – fit. The experts will tell you it’s all about fit, and it is. But fit is a complex concept. Not only… READ

Recruiting Is Also A Numbers Game

Recruiting Is Also A Numbers Game

We often talk about the importance of analytics, data, and measuring key performance indicators when it comes to the basics of running a successful business. When it comes to sales, marketing, and operations – measurement is a no-brainer. But, many companies do not measure their hiring and recruiting process at all. Instead, hiring and recruiting… READ