Is your website one of those slow websites? You have two seconds for your website to load before visitors start jumping ship, says Smashing Magazine. In fact, Website Magazine says every passing second after that equates to a seven percent drop in people actually buying stuff from the website. Even Google considers load time when it ranks websites; slower load = lower rank.Read More
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An old saying goes, "a cupcake without frosting is just a muffin." When forced to choose between the two, wouldn't you rather have a cupcake? Don't let your job postings be a muffin! The world is full of muffins...make your job post a cupcake.Read More
Some companies conduct exit interviews immediately upon learning an employee will be leaving. Other companies conduct them on the employee's last day...and still others don't conduct them at all. An exit interview may appear to be a formality, but it's actually a critical part of the employer and employee relationship, and can give you some unique insights into your company and employees.Read More
Personal Branding: Autumn in a Cup
If you’re lucky to live in a part of the country that changes with the seasons, the fall brings vibrant leaves and cool night air. No matter where you live, the fall also brings the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte. Nothing says fall like the cinnamon, clove, ginger and nutmeg of that perfect hot brew. It’s like autumn in a cup. Starbucks has done a wonderful job marketing the beverage under their brand. There are Pumpkin Spice Latte groupies, posts on Instagram galore, and it even has its own Twitter account. Could the PSL teach us about our own personal branding efforts?Read More
It's every human resources manager's worst nightmare: the top talent leaves and then everyone else follows, one by one.
It's easy to see why it happens; many staff members invest quite a bit into following the top talent of a business, even if they aren't in a committed mentor-mentee relationship. They look to this person for guidance and when he or she leaves, they suspect that something has gone awry.Read More
A question our recruiters are often asked is "Should I have an online portfolio?" The answer is a resounding - YES! Regardless of your profession, you should have an online portfolio.Read More
Linking Employers with an I-9 Workforce
Today, 53 million Americans are freelancing instead of working fulltime. This “I-9 economy” makes up one-third of our country’s workforce. Freelance employees really are "the new black." Workers cite the freedom of entrepreneurship as their main attraction to the gig economy, and employers love having a mobile workforce that can be turned on or off as needed, allowing them to adapt to changes in the economy. It also enables many employers to “try before they buy;” many I-9 contractors eventually go on to become full-time employees.Read More
A Good Project Manager is worth their weight in gold. They can make or break a project. Their work can have a very positive – or negative effect – on your company’s bottom line. No matter what industry, hiring the right Project Manager can be very important to your business.Read More
Making a bad hiring decision can be extremely costly to your business. Filling in positions with the right people is crucial to making your business work smoothly, but the wrong people cost you time and energy.Read More
Does you need a resume objective? What about a summary? The modern resume seems to be in an eternal, ever-changing state of flux. What everyone thought was an absolute essential inclusion yesterday is suddenly old news, superfluous, and in some cases a bad idea. But what about the resume objective?Read More
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Creating a great user experience for your software is critical to keeping your customers happy. No matter how useful your application may be, if the design is frustrating or confusing, no one will want to use it. Hiring an experienced UX designer as early as possible during the development of your project is a good idea. But, what should you look for when you are interviewing candidates for the position?Read More
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