A Hurried Hiring Decision May be Based Upon These Common Mistakes

When a top candidate leaves or company growth requires the creation of new positions, hiring managers may be tempted to hire the first promising-looking candidate in order to fill the opening quickly and keep short-term disruption to a minimum. However,…

Interview Questions to Address Interpersonal Skills and Self-Awareness

A candidate's resume offers valuable information about the person's skills, experience, and most recent work.  But it gives little away regarding the candidate's personality, communication style, or interpersonal skills – all key elements of working as part of a team…

Optimize Your Job Search – Follow These Prime Rules

by Jez Martinez Applying for jobs online can often times feel as if you’re sending your resume off into a black hole.  Was your resume received? Will you be called in for an interview? Did anyone even look at your…

Tips For Implementing a New Company Policy

Companies grow and change, and their policies must often be adjusted to fit. For employees who are comfortable with the old way of doing things, however, a change in policy can lead to confusion and frustration.  Whether your organization is…

Sorry, You Didn’t Get the Job

In the ideal hiring process, the final step is choosing among several top-quality candidates.  Each has the experience, skills and personality fit the hiring manager is seeking.  What's more, they each embody a set of professional ethics that fit perfectly…

"Stuff" Happens. How to Help Your Team Recover

Challenges and conflict are inevitable in any business, and in some cases, mistakes or failure result.  While managers can't always avoid mistakes or failures by their teams, they can use these hurdles as valuable learning experiences and as a springboard…

What Would Woody Say…

About Success Through Staffing by Jez Martinez American actor, writer, comedian, and director Woody Allen once said, “Eighty –percent of success comes from showing up.” And although he never said it in relation to staffing, it is definitely applicable. A…

Is Your Hiring Process the Difference Between Being a Good Company, and a Great Company?

Hiring connects your company to its employees for the first time. It's a key part of creating a talented team that can drive a business toward its goals. Unfortunately, because hiring requires time, money, and energy outside the company’s regular…