Why Experts Say Don’t Accept a Counter Offer

Numerous career experts suggest it is never a good idea to accept a counter offer: 1) A counter offer is just a temporary solution to a bigger problem. Much like a Band-Aid on a severe cut, a counter offer only masks underlying issues. For this reason, you should never waver on your decision to leave… Read more »

Trend to Watch: Increased Focus on Performance Management

The year 2020 will mark fierce competition among employers who want to hire and, more importantly, retain the best talent at their organizations. After all, unemployment in the U.S. is hovering at near-historic lows, with the most recent Employment Situation report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics illustrating that the unemployment rate within the executive,… Read more »

How Job Candidates and Interviewers Can Communicate with Each Other Successfully

The job interview is the first opportunity for job candidates and employers to get to know one an-other in person. It’s a critical step in the recruiting process because it gives employers the chance to learn more about a candidate’s strengths and weaknesses, while also enabling the candidate to see if the job they’re applying… Read more »

3 Ways to Successfully Assess a Candidate with Little Industry Experience

 When hiring for an open role, experience isn’t everything. In fact, it should only be part of the reason you bring someone to your company. There are many other qualities that will enable employees to thrive and provide value to your organization, and it’s important to evaluate candidates on these attributes as well. Therefore, it’s… Read more »

Why You Should Consider Candidates with Transferrable Skills in a Tight Labor Market

National unemployment remains at record lows, especially in the executive, managerial, and professional labor market. In fact, unemployment in this sector has been hovering around 3.3% most recently, according to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers. As a result, many businesses are struggling to find the best talent, with the necessary skills for their… Read more »

Benefits Your Organization Can Offer to Attract New Talent

When you’re facing an especially tight labor market, benefits such as sign-on bonuses can help you attract a candidate and get him or her to choose your company over a competitor. “Ensuring your company has benefits that fit the needs of the next generation workforce is one of the most important things you can do… Read more »

How to Boost Efficiency During the Recruitment Process

(Without Losing the Human Element!) When looking to hire top talent, it can often become a numbers game. According to the 2019 MRINetwork Recruitment Trends Study, 95% of candidates said their interview experience strongly influenced their decision to accept a job. Here’s how to boost efficiency while recruiting, without losing the human experience: 1) Make… Read more »

3 Tips Managers Can Follow to Prepare for Candidate Job Interviews

When it comes to interviewing, there is often the assumption that hiring managers know how to interview candidates in a meaningful way that provides clarity around applicants’ experience and overall fit with open roles. However, depending on their experience interviewing, managers can be just as nervous as candidates. After all, hiring managers are human too.… Read more »

A Top Candidate Rejects Your Offer, Now What?

Here’s how to move forward when a top candidate rejects your offer: Revisit your interviewing process, as a company. If a candidate rejects your offer, it can be because they had a bad experience. To figure out what went wrong…review the structure of the interview process with key stakeholders. That way, everyone is on the… Read more »

How Sharp Are Your Negotiating Skills?

Chris Voss, a featured keynote speaker, one of the preeminent practitioners of negotiation skills in the world, and a former top FBI hostage negotiator and author of the book Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It, has developed a handbook of negotiation principles and techniques that are invaluable in the… Read more »