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3 Ways HRM Software can Save the Day

3 Ways HRM Software can Save the Day

HR is the backbone of your business, but how much time and money does it cost you?   There comes a point during an organization’s lifespan when you can no longer manage employee data using even the most sophisticated spreadsheet or filing system. Fortunately,...

Stuck in a Job Search Rut? Take These Steps to Get Out

Stuck in a Job Search Rut? Take These Steps to Get Out

Do you see the same job titles (and the same salaries) come up over and over again? Is your motivation to find the right job starting to fade away?   You might be stuck in a job search rut   Feeling stuck is normal, and it can happen to anyone at any point during...

A Smoother Performance Review Process in 6 Steps

A Smoother Performance Review Process in 6 Steps

Does anyone like performance reviews?   Your management team hates them because they require paperwork, add to their workload, and use up valuable employee hours. Employees don't know what to expect or how to participate, so they don't like them either.   At the same...

Why Job Satisfaction Matters

Why Job Satisfaction Matters

How engaged are your employees, and does engagement matter as long as they’re getting the job done?   According to a Gallup poll completed in 2018, only 34% of employees report being “engaged” at work. While employee engagement is on the rise as a whole, it’s worth...

Explaining Employment Gaps

Explaining Employment Gaps

Employment gaps occur when you have more than a month or two in between jobs. Some people like to make a big deal out of them, but in reality, they are often just an indication that life happens.   The trick is to know how to explain them, so they don’t work against...

Do Temp Workers Receive Benefits? Yes They DO!

Do Temp Workers Receive Benefits? Yes They DO!

In previous posts, we talked about when you should and shouldn’t take a temp job.   One of the most common reasons people give for turning down a temp job is the lack of benefits. It’s a valid reason: employer-based healthcare and paid holidays are hard to turn...

Interview Questions to Ask to Reveal a Candidate’s EQ

Interview Questions to Ask to Reveal a Candidate’s EQ

In our last post, we talked about how emotional intelligence (or EQ) can outweigh the value of a candidate’s IQ.   A person’s EQ reflects their ability to pick themselves up when they fail, empathize with others, and motivate themselves. It’s the difference between an...

The Job Seeker’s Resolution Guide

The Job Seeker’s Resolution Guide

As the year and the decade has come to an end, it’s time to start thinking about the opportunities that the new year can bring.   For job seekers, it can mean starting a new job, transitioning into a new industry, or going after that promotion.   Are you looking to...

IQ or EQ: Which Is More Important When Hiring a Candidate?

IQ or EQ: Which Is More Important When Hiring a Candidate?

When you hire, you look for the best and the brightest, but what does that mean on the job floor?  Traditionally, hiring the “best” meant looking for someone with a high intelligence quotient or IQ, which demonstrates a candidate’s intelligence potential. A high IQ...

Want a Job but Lack Experience? Here’s What You Do

Want a Job but Lack Experience? Here’s What You Do

You need the experience to get a job, but you can’t get a job without experience. Next to getting a credit card without a credit history, it’s one of life’s most frustrating phases.   Your ability to get a job even without experience doesn’t require you to force your...