Blog Posts

The Benefits of Hiring an Overqualified Employee

For job seekers, it’s the ultimate ironic failure: “Sorry, we can’t hire you…because you’re too qualified.” For the company, it’s a form of instinctual risk management, a (sometimes irrational) way to deal with a situation that doesn’t fit the norm.

The fear generated by an overqualified hire comes from an implied uncertainty. Is there something secretly wrong with them or their abilities? Can we keep them long term? Will this person jump to a different position at another company the first chance they get?

How to Keep Your Employees up to Date and Informed

To stay responsive to customer and market demands, every company has to remain nimble. Easy for the two-person startup working out of a garage somewhere. More difficult for an organization with multiple teams working in multiple divisions to complete multiple interconnecting projects.

Communication becomes key. Goals and priorities can change quickly. Only setting quarterly benchmarks can leave you woefully behind the competition. What made sense during December's planning session can become moot when your competitor launches a surprise upgrade in January.

The Benefits of HR Professionals and Recruiters Working Together

You have no complaints about your HR department. They consistently deliver strong candidates. From these, they efficiently and effectively choose top-level employees. They administer the onboarding process and oversee ongoing human resource functions with a high level of professional aplomb.

So, why would you bring in outside help? Won't it just mess up a good thing? What's more, won't it stir up unnecessary suspicion and resentment?

The Benefits of Working a Seasonal Job

It’s the holiday season and with it comes a flood of seasonal job opportunities to help you with your gift-giving expenses. And while most of us associate these jobs with well-known retailers such as Walmart and Target, restaurants, the travel industry, and event planners are also increasing their roles during the holiday season and looking for great employees to bring on board. In fact:

UPS expects to hire about 100,000 seasonal employees to support the anticipated increase in package volume, while FedEx is adding 55,000 temps.

Important Interview Tips From Hiring Managers

As an active job seeker, your number one goal is to get invited for an interview. But it’s what happens during that meeting that determines whether you’ll reach your ultimate goal: a job offer. While every hiring manager is unique in their likes and dislikes, here are some comments that are relatively common among them. Take note of what they have to say and you could increase your chances of getting that coveted offer.

Know when to stop talking

Tips for Promoting Creativity Among Your Employees

Gone are the days when workplace creativity only happened in the upper echelons of a business. Today, many companies—and certainly those that are progressive and successful—are supporting an environment of creativity throughout the workplace. From offices to plant floors, employees in every type of workplace are being encouraged to put forward their ideas and think outside the box.