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 »

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 »

Can You Train Employees on Problem-Solving Skills?

Soft skills are highly valuable in today’s workforce. But can they be taught? Some employees may have a natural talent for skills such as problem solving, but there are ways to teach these skills as well. And if your team is lacking in problem-solving skills, it is vital you train them on problem-solving methods. This… Read more »

Interviewing for Interpersonal Skills

By the time you start scheduling interviews, you have narrowed down your candidates quite a bit. You’ve passed over anyone whose experience and education is not up to snuff. You’ve even done a bit of sleuthing on the candidate’s social media accounts to look for red flags. Likely, the resumes you are left with are… Read more »