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Are You Selling ‘Small’ in Your Small Business Recruiting?

Posted by Robert Half on May 6, 2015 4:30:00 AM

small_business_recruitingWhen it comes to hiring, think big and sell small.

Free cafeteria. Employee concierge. Sabbaticals. Do you get green with envy when you hear about the cool perks offered by large companies because you think you can’t compete as a small business? Do you have a hard time capturing the attention of the types of people you’d like to hire?

Battling with the big firms to find top talent may not be as hard as you think. Here are six tips to make the most of your small business recruiting:

Topics: Hiring, Small Business

Throwing Curveballs: Are Off-the-Wall Interview Questions Worth Asking?

Posted by Robert Half on Apr 29, 2015 6:00:00 AM

off-the-wall-interview-questionsTired of receiving canned answers from job interviewees? Get creative and consider tossing some curveball questions into the mix.

Topics: Hiring, Interviewing

How Does the Affordable Care Act Affect Small Businesses?

Posted by Robert Half on Apr 27, 2015 6:00:00 AM

affordable_care_actOn the first day of 2015, the employer mandate under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) went into effect. Here are six frequently asked questions about how its provisions affect small businesses.

Topics: Small Business

Why Company Leaders Need Strong Storytelling Skills

Posted by Regina Woods on Apr 23, 2015 6:00:00 AM

storytelling_skillsStorytelling skills are increasingly critical for company leaders. Here's why.

Topics: Management

Writing a Resume? 6 Buzzwords to Avoid at All Costs

Posted by Robert Half on Apr 21, 2015 6:00:00 AM

writing_a_resumeWhen it comes to your resume, banish the buzzwords.

Connectitude. Possimpible. Linkativity. These buzzwords come from Barney Stinson, a character on How I Met Your Mother. It’s unlikely that you’re using such ridiculous terms when writing your resume. But maybe you are using clichés that aren’t doing you any favors either.

Topics: Job Search, Resume

Office Humor: Redefining Work-Life Balance

Posted by Robert Half on Apr 16, 2015 6:00:00 AM

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Topics: Workplace, Management, WorkVine

6 Ways Professional Development Training Benefits Your Entire Organization

Posted by Robert Half on Apr 14, 2015 6:00:00 AM

professional_developmentFunding for employee training and continuing education is often one of the first things to go when budgets get cut, but this practice is often costly and counterproductive. Here's why.

Professional development helps managers attract and retain top job candidates, boost the bottom line and identify future leaders. Investing in each of your workers is beneficial to the organization as a whole, and job training provides rewards that everyone can enjoy.

Topics: Training, Management

Salary Evaluation 101: Are You Paying Your Employees What They're Worth?

Posted by Robert Half on Apr 10, 2015 6:00:00 AM

salary_evaluationYour employees likely know what they're worth in today's job market. Do you?

You evaluate your employees and communicate with them on a regular basis to ensure they know how they’re performing in their jobs. You may even give them raises for good evaluations. But how often do you assess the competitiveness of the salaries themselves, both for current employees and for positions you’re trying to fill?

Topics: Salary, Management

Chronological, Functional or Hybrid? Pros and Cons of 3 Resume Formats

Posted by Robert Half on Apr 7, 2015 6:00:00 AM

resume_formatsWhich resume format is the best option for you? It depends on a number of factors. Here are the pros and cons of three different resume formats.

Topics: Job Search, Resume

The March Jobs Report and Key Takeaways: Should You Re-Review Your Hiring Budget?

Posted by Paul McDonald on Apr 3, 2015 9:36:00 AM

MarchBLSjobsreportThe March jobs report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows that U.S. employers added fewer jobs than expected – just 126,000 – which is the lowest number of job gains since December 2013. However, the overall unemployment rate stayed steady at 5.5 percent, which remains the lowest rate since May 2008. And the unemployment rate for college-educated workers 25 and older is now 2.5 percent, down from 2.7 percent in February and 3.4 percent a year ago.

Topics: Hiring, Employment News, Management, BLS Jobs Report