What to Offer Employees When You Can’t Give Them Raises

With more than two-and-a-half years gone by since the COVID pandemic triggered “The Great Resignation,” employee retention is still a big problem. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the annual employee turnover rate is 20% higher than it was pre-pandemic. Unfortunately, many businesses don’t have the budgets to increase salaries to bolster retention numbers. […]

What’s Your Employee Value Proposition?

The job market is in a great period of upheaval. Staff shortages have forced employers to step up their recruiting efforts and add hiring incentives that would have sounded absurd a few years ago. For example, The Economist reports that truck drivers in Portland, Oregon, are getting $30,000 signing bonuses.   You probably don’t have that […]

Doing Homework During Hiring Will Provide Answers to Questions Down the Road

Some hiring managers, particularly those who are new to the role, have a tendency to minimize the importance of the initial hiring process. These hiring managers tend to work quickly, oftentimes hiring every single applicant who meets the qualifications of the job at hand. While this might be a great practice if you are desperate […]

Does Your Company Understand the Importance of Cybersecurity

With an increasing reliance on Internet-based services and more digital data than ever before, the issue of cybersecurity is a leading concern. In fact, according to recent research compiled by Gartner, Inc., the global cybersecurity market exceeded $75 billion in 2015. Given the recent boom in cybersecurity spending, it’s safe to say that many organizations […]

What Should Be in Your Post-Interview Thank-You Note

Job seekers of today have a tendency of minimizing or underestimating the importance of a thank-you letter. More than just professional courtesy, a well-written thank-you letter will ensure that your name stays fresh on the interviewer’s mind, that your resume is being reviewed, and it might even increase your overall chances of landing that dream […]

What’s the Right Decision – Overtime or Temporary Employees?

It’s no secret that many employers struggle with the decision between onboarding temporary employees or mandating overtime for their current staff members. While there are a number of pros and cons associated with both choices, most companies will benefit from the effective use of temporary workers. We’ll take a closer look at some of the […]