Are You Still Searching for the Perfect Hire?

Have you ever been stuck with a job opening you just can’t seem to fill? Sure, there are plenty of applicants, but you can’t find that one perfect candidate. And while you’re looking, your team is struggling to keep up with all the work left by the vacant position. What’s the problem; why can’t you… Read more »

What Are the Biggest Productivity Barriers Your Team Faces?

Productivity – it’s the driving force behind successful businesses, and one of the biggest concerns most managers have. Keeping a team productive can be a big challenge as many barriers can crop up and ruin productivity. Are you aware of the productivity barriers your team faces? Identifying these roadblocks is the first and most important… Read more »

Don’t Hire the Wrong Candidate!

When you post a job opening, who do you expect to reply? Ideally, only candidates who are right for the role. But we all know this is not an ideal world, and many unqualified resumes will come across your desk as you search for the perfect fit. However, there are other things which might make… Read more »

How to Evaluate a Candidate’s Safety Record

Three out of every 100 American employees will report a workplace illness or injury each year (Source: OSHA). So, it should be easy to see the importance of hiring with safety in mind. Any potential employee should have the right attitude about workplace safety. But how do you evaluate a candidate’s safety record? Interview Questions… Read more »

Recruiting During the Candidate Shortage

From 2010 to 2017, the U.S. unemployment rate has dropped from 9.8 to 4.5 percent (source: BLS). Here in Oregon, job opportunities are even more plentiful – our current unemployment rate is less than 4 percent. While that’s great news for employees and job candidates, it can be a frustrating situation for employers. During this… Read more »

Three Reasons You Need to Empower Your Workforce Now

What do we mean when we speak of employee empowerment? A great definition comes from the Human Capital Institute, which partnered with RiseSmart for an in-depth research project called “Career Empowerment: Building an Empowered Workforce.” According to HCI, career empowerment, or employee empowerment, is “an employee’s ability to influence their own career path and pursue… Read more »

Five Qualities to Look for When Hiring Healthcare Talent

Healthcare is a unique industry, especially for an HR professional. Hiring the right healthcare worker is different from hiring other professionals, because healthcare talent requires unique soft skills. We’ve compiled a list of the top five soft skills every healthcare worker needs. Keep these traits in mind the next time you’re looking for new healthcare… Read more »

Four Signs a New Hire Isn’t Working Out

When hiring new employees, most companies include a 90-day probationary period. This is the time you, as a manager, have to assess whether the new hire is going to work out long term. The sooner you can spot warning signs, the better your chances of correcting the problem before the employee’s 90 days are up…. Read more »

Preparing Your Team for Turnover

We’d all like to avoid turnover at work; when you have a good employee, you want to hang on to them. But the fact is every industry has turnover. The average annual turnover rate for all industries is around 15 percent, but some sectors are even higher than that. Healthcare, for instance, has a 20 percent… Read more »

Burnout Warning Signs to Watch Out For

Burnout has been called the biggest occupational hazard of the 21st century. And it seems the higher you climb on the career ladder, the more likely you are to experience it. Are you, or your employees, at risk for burnout? There are some clear warning signs that can alert us to potential burnout. These signs… Read more »