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Industry news, information on careers and hiring, updated regularly.

Are You Sabotaging Your Interview? Don’t Make These Common Mistakes

You know you’ve got the training, the experience and the knowledge that employers need — so why aren’t you making it past the interview stage? You may be sabotaging your chances without even knowing it. Here are a few of the most common mistakes that job candidates make to nuke their employment prospects. You’re Late… Read more »

Which Is More Cost-Effective, Temporary Help or Paying Overtime?

You see it every year: during strategic periods, such as summer vacation times, holidays, and locally busy periods, your staffing budget bounces out of bounds as the cost of employee overtime rises. Hiring more full-time — or even part-time — employees is out of the question, leading you back to your original problem — controlling… Read more »

Fired? How to Discuss It During Your Next Interview

When you’ve been fired from a job, interviewing for another position can be even more daunting than usual. You know you’re likely to be asked about the reasons you were fired, and just thinking about it can be upsetting. Don’t make matters worse by winging it — before your next interview, prepare for that uncomfortable… Read more »

Does Your Hiring Process Include Reference Checking? Four Reasons Why It Should.

When you’re faced with choosing between several candidates for a vacancy, or need to hire numerous candidates quickly, checking references can seem like a drain on time and resources. If your organization’s hiring process doesn’t routinely include checking references, it may be because your idea of due diligence is more diligent than duly. Here are… Read more »

Is Your Job Search Strategy Efficient?

Don’t Make These Common Mistakes. You’re checking the online job boards. You’re using social media. You’re sending out resumes. But you’re still hitting the wall in your job search – what gives? Even if you seem to be doing everything right in your job search, your strategy may be at fault if you’re making these… Read more »

When is the Right Time to Look for Candidates?

Filling your organization’s staffing vacancies with the right kind of candidates can be a challenge, especially in fields where competition is fierce and star candidates are snatched up quickly. And these are just the routine vacancies — add in seasonal staffing shortages, and finding great candidates can be even more frustrating. You may be contributing… Read more »

5 Steps to Creating a Powerful Personal Brand

It used to be that a job search was all about a good resume and great interviewing skills, but nowadays your resume comes second to your website, and the interview begins before you even step foot in the building. Build a powerful personal brand online and in person, and you’ll make yourself unforgettable to potential… Read more »

Seven Avoidable Workplace Health and Safety Hazards

As an HR professional or manager, you’re well-aware of the cost of accidents in the workplace. Workers’ compensation claims, lost employee hours and replacing injured employees all take their toll both on management and other employees. Identifying the most common contributors to workplace accidents can help you improve the safety and health of your employees,… Read more »

Want to Build Your Resume Experience? Try Volunteering

They say your resume should never be longer than one page, but if yours is less than half of a page, then you know you need more job experience. Until you find the employer who knows you’re the best for the job, build up your resume experience by volunteering. Starting Your Volunteer Career If you’re… Read more »

How to Ace a Phone Interview

Whether you’re the person who has the gift for gab or the still water that runs deep, a phone interview can seem intimidating. Here are a few of the best ways to ensure that you ace a phone interview every time: Practice Makes Perfect Before your phone interview, practice your phone skills with someone you… Read more »