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Should You Include Temps in Your Team-Building Exercises?

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If your employees are the all-stars on your team roster, temporary employees are often treated like the ultimate back-up squad — even though without the effort of these short-term workers, the rest of the team wouldn’t be victorious in their workplace endeavors. Learn about the benefits of making temporary employees feel like part of the… Read more »

4 Tips for the Holiday Season Job Search

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You may think job searching is a lost cause during the holiday season, but believe it or not, most managers don’t get to check out for the last part of the year. Work still has to be done, and that often includes hiring. Plus, since there is a preconceived notion that no one hires during… Read more »

3 Myths About Temporary Employees That Simply Aren’t True

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Temporary employment can be a win-win for employers and workers alike. Companies are able to retain flexibility in their staff and workload on an as-needed basis, while temporary employees can gain experience, fill any resume gaps, and earn a paycheck. Unfortunately, there are some falsehoods about temps that just won’t quit — check out these… Read more »

How Hiring Temporary Employees Brings Holiday Cheer

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The holidays can be a hectic time in the workplace – making it prime season for bringing on temporary employees. These workers can help you for your preferred duration, saving you and your team from having to pick up all the slack on your own. Check out all the ways temporary employees can benefit your… Read more »

You Don’t Want the Job? Well, This is Awkward…

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It is an awkward situation when you turn down a job that you interviewed for – you were literally just telling the hiring manager how much you wanted to be hired. Unless you’re in the habit of wasting your own time, you probably didn’t apply with the intention of giving a “thanks but no thanks,”… Read more »

Short and Sweet: How to Hire the Highest-Quality Temps

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The ideal situation when hiring temporary workers goes something like this: You hire them, they help you with whatever projects or coverage you need to keep the place running smoothly, and when they leave, your organization is much better off. Unfortunately, if you bring on bad hires, their short duration may range from useless to… Read more »

Let the Bargaining Begin! How to Negotiate Salary

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Once the initial excitement wears off after receiving a job offer, there’s a shift in the dynamic between you and the hiring manager. Now that you have sufficiently impressed them and they’ve made it clear they want you, you’re on a more level playing field with talking cold hard money. An overly aggressive negotiation could… Read more »

The Importance of Fact-Checking Your Resume

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Once a job listing is made public, it’s all about timing. If you wait too long, the opportunity may be long gone and filled. While procrastination can make you miss out, there’s an alternative that’s even worse: Not proofing your resume for accuracy. Learn why it’s so important to take the time to perform a… Read more »

Should You Hire a Candidate Who Didn’t Properly Dress for the Interview?

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One key detail that can provide a great deal of insight into a candidate’s personality and attitude is how seriously they appear to take making a good first impression through proper appearance. While you never rate candidates based on physical attractiveness, how much effort they put into being well groomed and properly dressed for the… Read more »

Following up an Interview: How Long Should You Wait?

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Time can feel like it’s standing still when you’re waiting to hear back about a job interview. How candidates follow up after an interview can help or hurt their chances. Don’t throw away a great interview by messing it up with bad follow-up. Use these tips on the best practices for following up on an… Read more »