16 Jul 2018
Nariman Maher
Associate Director
Are the Big 5 a Big No for Predicting Performance?

Are the Big 5 a Big No for Predicting Performance?

BY: KRISTEN HAMILTON  Do you hire for personality or performance? You’d likely say both, but if you’re evaluating candidate personality against factors such as the “the Big Five” or “OCEAN” dimensions (openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism), you should know that the results you get aren’t showing yo...

By Nariman Maher on 16 Jul, 2018 at 16:06:34
15 Jul 2018
Jonna Marjorie
Admin Assistant
My 9-Year-Old Gave Me Career Advice That Changed My Life — and It Might Change Yours, Too

My 9-Year-Old Gave Me Career Advice That Changed My Life — and It Might Change Yours, Too

BY: SUCCESS MAGAZINE  My son is nine years old. One morning not too long ago, he asked, “Why do I have to go to school before the sun is even up?” He loves school, but he doesn’t hit his stride until sometime between noon and 7 p.m. I remember feeling the same way as a kid, but at some point, I stopped wondering about the reasons and just fell into the routine of risi...

By Jonna Marjorie on 15 Jul, 2018 at 17:06:59
10 Jul 2018
Jonna Marjorie
Admin Assistant
Tips for Looking Refreshed and Rested for Your Interview

Tips for Looking Refreshed and Rested for Your Interview

BY: MELISSA FEDERICO  Heading into the interview for your dream job, it’s important to show your prospective employer that you’re up for the challenge of a new role. To make a lasting impression you’ll have to do — and look — your best. This pre-interview regimen is sure to help you look refreshed and rested leading up to the big day: Step ...

By Jonna Marjorie on 10 Jul, 2018 at 17:26:16
08 Jul 2018
Shweta Srivastav
Senior Search Consultant
What’s in Your Tool Kit? How to Be a Conversational Class Act

What’s in Your Tool Kit? How to Be a Conversational Class Act

BY: CHERYL HYATT  Networking is an inevitable and integral part of professional success. Some of us are naturals. Many of us are not. The small talk at networking events or before meetings can be perfunctory at best and anxiety-producing at worst. Whether you attend every networking event you can or avoid them whenever humanly possible, there is room for each of us to...

By Shweta Srivastav on 08 Jul, 2018 at 17:41:31
05 Jul 2018
Nariman Maher
Associate Director
Stop Letting Clients Slow Your Candidate Placements Down

Stop Letting Clients Slow Your Candidate Placements Down

BY: JOSH TOLAN  It should be no surprise that more than half of sourcing and hiring pros want to shorten their time to hire, according to “2018 Growth Hiring Trends in the United States,” a report from the team at Spark Hire. Even those pros who say their average hiring time is less than a week would like to further expedite the process! But as badly...

By Nariman Maher on 05 Jul, 2018 at 17:13:57
04 Jul 2018
Jonna Marjorie
Admin Assistant
Creating Dynamic Video Training Content on a Budget

Creating Dynamic Video Training Content on a Budget

BY: SEAN GORDON  The modern workforce is changing — quickly. With each passing year, employees become more tech savvy than ever before. Today’s workers want technology infused into every aspect of their jobs — including training. As a result, many companies have begun to create video-based training content for employees. Such content tend to resonate with tech...

By Jonna Marjorie on 04 Jul, 2018 at 17:40:15
25 Jun 2018
Shweta Srivastav
Senior Search Consultant
40 Feedback Phrases to Help Employees Feel Empowered

40 Feedback Phrases to Help Employees Feel Empowered

...timeframes. - creates well-designed projects and content. - organizes projects and content effectively. - works diligently on tasks/is always busy. - moves through project lists easily. Setting Goals [Employee Name], going forward we should: - balance time management with productivity through an clearly organized schedule. - learn how to use different or new design and creation methods. - coordinate how to effectively sort projects and content by level of importance. - set up productivity lists to check off as projects are completed. - include short, weekly check-ins to monitor progress on projects and in areas for improvement. — One final note: Using a “we” mindset is crucial when setting goals with an employee. It turns feedback into a ge...

By Shweta Srivastav on 25 Jun, 2018 at 17:19:33
21 Jun 2018
Nariman Maher
Associate Director
How Transparency and Inclusion Help Drive Profit

How Transparency and Inclusion Help Drive Profit

BY: WAGGL   In my role as head of consulting at Waggl, I have worked with diverse clients, and I have seen the clear evidence of the relationship between transparency, inclusion, and profit. Of course, many senior executives prefer to focus almost solely on increased productivity in order to boost profit and shareholder returns. This is understandable and often approp...

By Nariman Maher on 21 Jun, 2018 at 09:19:39
19 Jun 2018
Jonna Marjorie
Admin Assistant
How to Get the Job When You Don’t Have the Degree to Back It Up

How to Get the Job When You Don’t Have the Degree to Back It Up

BY: SUCCESS MAGAZINE  Companies need people, not collections of degrees. Despite that obvious truth, many people who would otherwise be great candidates for open positions don’t apply for roles that advertise education requirements they don’t meet — even when their other experiences and skills would make them the perfect fit. This phenomenon is more apparent in som...

By Jonna Marjorie on 19 Jun, 2018 at 17:27:39
18 Jun 2018
Shweta Srivastav
Senior Search Consultant
To Buy or Not to Buy: An LMS Purchasing Checklist

To Buy or Not to Buy: An LMS Purchasing Checklist

...ill meet their needs in the not-too-distant future, possibly because they need to train larger workforces or their employee numbers fluctuate regularly. 3. Subscription Models (SaaS) SaaS LMS solutions almost always involve cloud-based hosting, which means teams can access the software from anywhere at any time. LMSs offered under this model generally use one of two methods to determine monthly fees: by the number of users who have access to the software or via a flat monthly licensing fee. A. Pay per User This pricing model requires payment based on the number of program users. Each learner who signs up for a course and logs into the LMS will result in an additional fee for the business. Occasionally, vendors will charge for only the users who are activ...

By Shweta Srivastav on 18 Jun, 2018 at 17:09:12
17 Jun 2018
Nariman Maher
Associate Director
Your Best Friend Won’t Help You Land Your Next Job — But a Stranger Might

Your Best Friend Won’t Help You Land Your Next Job — But a Stranger Might

BY: ANGELA COPELAND  A job seeker recently came to me with a problem. They’d been looking everywhere for the right job, and they had finally found it. It was just the role they were looking for, and their skills were a perfect match. Even better, a close friend had connections within the company and offered to advocate for the job seeker. It seemed to be a slam dunk opportunity &...

By Nariman Maher on 17 Jun, 2018 at 12:38:17
12 Jun 2018
Jonna Marjorie
Admin Assistant
Does Your Recruiting Budget Take These 4 Expenses Into Account?

Does Your Recruiting Budget Take These 4 Expenses Into Account?

BY: JEANETTE MAISTER   Every organization has its challenges, but recruiting shouldn’t be one of them — and it doesn’t have to be. It may seem impossible to plan for the future when it comes to hiring, but you can avoid many problems — and more easily solve that ones that do arise — if you just go into the process with the right budg...

By Jonna Marjorie on 12 Jun, 2018 at 12:55:54
10 Jun 2018
Nariman Maher
Associate Director
Smoke It, Don’t Sear It: How to Create and Preserve a Genuine Culture

Smoke It, Don’t Sear It: How to Create and Preserve a Genuine Culture

BY: AYTEKIN TANK Business bloggers glorify company cultures without any consideration of their origins. Anyone can point at Netflix, Zappos, or other cultural icons and say, “Do that.” But how do you build a genuine culture if you’re justing copying someone else’s? You don’t. Cultural imitation has a terrible track record (e.g., the whole 20th...

By Nariman Maher on 10 Jun, 2018 at 15:12:55
07 Jun 2018
Shweta Srivastav
Senior Search Consultant
How to manage GDPR in your recruitment process?

How to manage GDPR in your recruitment process?

BY: Elisa Ceze Getting the candidate consent or using the legitimate interest? That is the question … In practice, you’ll need to identify your lawful basis for controlling and processing a candidate’s data by deciding whether to pursue consent or rely on legitimate interest. If you rely on legitimate interest, you’ll still need to request consent to st...

By Shweta Srivastav on 07 Jun, 2018 at 14:47:28
06 Jun 2018
Jonna Marjorie
Admin Assistant
If You Want Top Talent, You’ll Need a Top Brand

If You Want Top Talent, You’ll Need a Top Brand

...ghlighting the unique qualities, culture, and values they offer as an employer; communicating this to the right audience; and giving job seekers an inside look through their career resources, website, job descriptions, online job sites, and social media,” Coucoules says. The Evolution of the Talent Pipeline Glassdoor’s report also explores the effectiveness of various recruiting methods. One important conclusion to draw from the report is that recruiters must now, more than ever, leverage the right data to build more strategically valuable pipelines. “As recruiters move to becoming true talent partners, we must come armed with data,” Coucoules says. “Historically, we’ve looked at simple measures like numbers of interviews and hires, or time to fill an...

By Jonna Marjorie on 06 Jun, 2018 at 16:03:39
05 Jun 2018
Nariman Maher
Associate Director
Low Unemployment Forces Recruiters to Stop Fussing About Resume Gaps

Low Unemployment Forces Recruiters to Stop Fussing About Resume Gaps

BY: JASON MCDOWELL Oh no, it’s the dreaded resume gap! This candidate didn’t work for two whole years. Resume, meet trash can. Next! In the age of technology, recruiters must sort through dozens or hundreds of resumes to find candidates they want to bring to the interview table, so it’s easy to find arbitrary reasons to dismiss an applicant. However, with unemploym...

By Nariman Maher on 05 Jun, 2018 at 14:43:41
03 Jun 2018
Shweta Srivastav
Senior Search Consultant
It's OK if What You Thought Would Make You Happy Didn't

It's OK if What You Thought Would Make You Happy Didn't

BY: KAT BOOGAARD “I just don’t know what’s wrong with me,” my friend said, nervously shredding the drink jacket that came with her paper cup while we sat at the corner table in one of our favorite local coffee shops. We had agreed to meet for an hour or two so she could vent about various things that were stressing her out. She was well into her second year as a s...

By Shweta Srivastav on 03 Jun, 2018 at 14:24:40
31 May 2018
Jonna Marjorie
Admin Assistant
4 Leadership Mistakes That Ruin Your Retention Rates

4 Leadership Mistakes That Ruin Your Retention Rates

...ectations, targets, and goals - A lack of appreciation or reward systems - No defined system of feedback Techniques to improve management styles are often about enablement. Empower employees by allowing them to share their voices and contribute meaningfully to operational practices. Allow employees to get involved in decision-making. Instead of forcing your own management methods on workers, allow employees needs and desires to dictate your managerial style. 2. Negative Attitudes Toward Employees Your attitude toward your employees is critically important to retention. Employees who feel underappreciated, underutilized, or undersupported by their leaders are far more likely to quit. On the other hand, employees who feel appreciated are more productiv...

By Jonna Marjorie on 31 May, 2018 at 15:21:02
30 May 2018
Nariman Maher
Associate Director
Cover Your Bases With Your Next Resume by Appealing to Multiple Personality Types

Cover Your Bases With Your Next Resume by Appealing to Multiple Personality Types

BY; MICHAEL SEGOVIA   How you write your resume is just as important as what you put in it. I’ve written a few posts on the impact your personality type has on how you interview for jobs and the stress that can come with that, and now I’d like to discuss how you can leverage personality types to draft a resume that appeals to ...

By Nariman Maher on 30 May, 2018 at 15:05:37
28 May 2018
Shweta Srivastav
Senior Search Consultant
Innovation Is Now a Key Factor in the Escalating War for Talent

Innovation Is Now a Key Factor in the Escalating War for Talent

BY: CAROLYN SLASKI   In today’s transformative and disruptive business environment, companies must focus on innovation if they hope to stay in front of the competition and keep up with the economy’s rapid pace of change. Innovation is often thought of in terms of a technological breakthrough such as artificial intelligence (AI) or the successful integration of a new...

By Shweta Srivastav on 28 May, 2018 at 10:53:43