Build a Successful Mentoring Program With These Four Tips

Mentoring programs are a great way to add value to your organization without adding costs. By building a strong mentoring program, you can reinforce and enhance company culture, encourage employee engagement and growth, and improve your recruitment and retention. Here…

5 Tips for Writing an Effective 2017 Strategic Staffing Plan

Fall is here, and the end of 2016 is just around the corner. Now is the time to start thinking strategically about the people and skills your company will need in the coming year. Here are five ways to craft, execute…

10 Outside-the-Box Ideas for Holiday Employee Appreciation

As the year wraps up and you analyze your 2016 results, you may want to take advantage of the holiday season to show your employees how much you appreciate everything they have done. But if you’ve been in business for…

6 Steps to Creating a Top-Notch Training Program

Many companies have abandoned on-the-job training due to its perceived high costs and low returns.  After all, why train people when you can hire staff with the requisite skills? But in reality, a well-designed training program can give your company results…

Facing the Hard Truth: Why Your Retention Rates Are So Low

Retention rates have made headlines in the HR world recently, and for good reason. High employee turnover imposes excessive time and financial costs on your company. It prevents your employees from functioning smoothly as a team. And it reduces motivation,…

Can You Use LinkedIn to Sell Your Company’s Culture?

As the candidate pool becomes increasingly tech-savvy and starts to take control of the hiring conversation in the booming economy, LinkedIn’s importance as a recruiting tool continues to soar. Companies with a strong LinkedIn presence position themselves to attract top…

“They Said What?”: Reputation Management Tips for Employers, Part 1

Every job seeker has been warned to clean up their online act: employers will be Googling them. But what most employers don’t realize is that the top candidates they’re seeking will be scouring the company’s online profiles, as well. Reputation…

Perks That Attract Top Talent: You Might Be Surprised

To get the best talent, you have to offer the highest possible salary - right? Not necessarily. Top candidates know what they're worth. They also know how their skills are valued in monetary terms by the industry. Since individual companies…

Hiring Picks Up in Portland – What This Means for Your Recruiting

The Portland job market has seen an upswing in hiring in recent months, as hiring trends rise - particularly in industries that require some degree of technical skill or a specialized license, such as a commercial driver’s license (CDL). With…