News and Insights

When to Cut Ties With an Underperforming Employee

June 25th, 2018

Whether your employee has been there for ten days or ten years, you need to take immediate action when their work performance begins to suffer. Sometimes it’s worth working through it and other times its best to let them go. 

Reference Checks

4 Ways to Streamline the Reference Checking Process

June 15th, 2018

Despite criticism, reference checking is useful in minimizing a business’ risk of a bad hire. Find out how to save time and resources by streamlining the entire process.  

Interview no-shows

Interview No-Shows: When a Candidate Stands You Up

June 8th, 2018

Being stood up by a job candidate who fails to show for their interview is both disheartening and disappointing. Here's why candidates aren't showing up and how you can reduce the number of interview no-shows.  

Covering for a coworker

Do’s and Don’ts of Covering for a Friend at Work

June 5th, 2018

Friendships at work make challenges less stressful and a tough day more enjoyable, but they can lead to trouble when loyalty to the friend trumps duty to the company. So when is it appropriate to cover for a coworker and friend? 

5 Illegal Phrases You’re Writing In Your Job Ad

May 8th, 2018

Crafting the perfect job ad is tricky and even the most well-intentioned business could be using discriminatory and illegal language in their job ads.  

Forklift safety

Forklift Safety—Who is Responsible?

May 4th, 2018

It is all too easy to put off forklift safety training or consultations. But consider that if you do delay and there is an accident, your business may be cited for negligence and a lack of oversight. 

Hiring new graduates

Hiring New Graduates? Avoid These 4 Mistakes

April 24th, 2018

Career-minded, highly trainable, willing to go the extra mile… and completely inexperienced. New college graduates are full of potential for employers, but a one-size-fits-all approach to hiring won't work. Here are four mistakes employers make when trying to recruit new graduates. 

Unconscious bias

How to Recognize Unconscious Bias Lurking in Your Business

April 19th, 2018

You rely on many things to do your job—your experience, training, and even your gut feelings help you make decisions every day. But can you be sure that these feelings aren’t your unconscious biases at play? 

Unpaid Internships Are Back with New Federal Guidance

April 16th, 2018

Thanks to new guidelines recently adopted by the Department of Labor, employers may now have more flexibility to run an unpaid internship program. 

5 Interview Questions Not to Ask

5 Questions You Should Never Ask a Candidate

April 11th, 2018

Not all interview questions are created equal. Make sure you choose the best candidates by steering clear of these five truly awful interview questions.