Foolproof Plan for Not Hiring Fools

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Most hiring managers have dealt with bad hires…you know, those moments when you look back and think to yourself, “What was I thinking?” Not all candidates who end up being duds necessarily show red flags during the hiring process. The perfect solution to avoid committing to candidates until you know they’ll perform satisfactorily: Temp-to-hire, in… Read more »

Summer Productivity Doesn’t Have to Suck

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The laidback vibe of summer doesn’t exactly bode well for productivity, particularly if you have a seasonal increase in business. Temporary employees can be the life jacket to keep your business goals afloat this summer. Check out the ways temp staffing can keep summer productivity on track Covering for Vacation Time In a perfect world,… Read more »

4 Ways to Make a New Temporary Employee Feel Welcome

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Bringing new temporary employees on board is often treated as strictly business – there seems to be little incentive to extend a warm welcome when you aren’t setting the foundation for retention, like when you onboard permanent employees. By making temporary employees feel included, it will make them more engaged and productive. Try these four ways… Read more »

Why You Should Offer Incentives to Your Temporary Employees

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Temporary employees may only be part of your team for the interim, but they aren’t second class employees. It’s understandable if it doesn’t occur to you to give them incentives (such as bonuses, time off, or small gifts) like your permanent employees. After all, most incentives are meant to improve performance and retention, but temps… Read more »

Why Panel Interviews Suck

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There’s a reason panel interviews are often (semi) jokingly compared to firing squads. Candidates pull up a chair in front of a group of people launching questions at them like bullets. This unpleasantness for candidates, more likely than not, isn’t for the greater good. Tempted to scare great candidates off by including panel interviews as… Read more »

3 Ways to Answer “Why Should We Hire You?”

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Polishing your resume, doing your homework, and showing up in your lucky interview outfit can’t help you if you can’t persuasively answer one basic question: “Why should we hire you?” Your main task during an interview is to show why you’re better than your competition. If you give a generic answer, it’s the equivalent of… Read more »