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Making a Key Hire? Include this Essential Evaluation Step

Wouldn’t you like to know how the candidates would handle the opportunities and roadblocks that your organization is likely to encounter?  You’ve identified three skilled, experienced, and highly referenced candidates who appear to be a good fit to move your organization forward. Those traits are essential, but not sufficient enough to make a hiring decision….

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5 Easy Steps to Organize Your Job Search

I was the guest speaker for the annual Student Night program of an accounting association. It was a privilege to present to the membership organization and local students from the University of Maryland, NOVA, Marymount, and George Mason. Asked to address the group on a career-related topic, I decided a relevant subject would be “Jump…

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Recruiters: Who We Are and Why You Should Consider Working with One.

As someone who has hired for your team or organization, have you ever partnered with a recruiter? Some of you might not know exactly what we do, but there are several reasons we believe you should consider engaging with an external recruiting firm. In today’s competitive job market, recruiters help connect job seekers with potential…

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Uncovering the Best Candidates from Day One

The language used in a job posting plays a crucial role in attracting qualified candidates. Additionally, well-crafted postings can subtly imply to less qualified individuals that this may not be the suitable opportunity for them. When writing job postings, take the following steps to receive applications and resumes from the candidate audience you are trying…

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Finding Good Company Culture

These days it is increasingly rare to see someone spend 10 years at the same company. The competitive job market, combined with the technological advancements in recruiting, have made it easier to access new opportunities. These days, it is increasingly rare to see someone spend 10 years at the same company. The competitive job market,…

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Yes, your subjectivity affects new hires!

While the onus is on candidates to perform at their best during job interviews, it’s up to you to determine whether or not a candidate is a good fit for the available position. Without a well-crafted selection process, you and your peers may evaluate interviewees subjectively instead of objectively. Unknowingly, many managers and HR professionals…