17 Dec 2017
Habiba Fouad
Senior Executive Search Consultant
Adapting Education to Overcome the STEM Workforce Shortage

Adapting Education to Overcome the STEM Workforce Shortage

BY: PK AGARWAL Many recruiters these days are struggling to overcome the shortage of prized skills in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. To address this problem, the U.S. government recently announced a $200 million initiative to teach computer coding to young girls and minority students — groups typically underrepresented in the STEM field &mdash...

By Habiba Fouad on 17 Dec, 2017 at 15:23:07
14 Dec 2017
Nariman Maher
Associate Director
Taking a Gap Year: the Benefits of Being an Out-of-the-Box Candidate

Taking a Gap Year: the Benefits of Being an Out-of-the-Box Candidate

BY: ALEXIS ANDERSON  While some employers might prefer prospects who make a beeline straight for college after high school, more and more graduates are taking gap years to work toward specific goals, including saving for college. If you’re currently a gapper — that is, someone taking a gap year — or have a gap year in your sights, here are some tips for m...

By Nariman Maher on 14 Dec, 2017 at 17:16:05
13 Dec 2017
Jonna Marjorie
Admin Assistant
Rejection: the Worst Thing That Can Happen to Your Job Search?

Rejection: the Worst Thing That Can Happen to Your Job Search?

BY: MARK ANTHONY DYSON  When I lived in Tampa, I watched the Bucaneers go 0-14 in a season. It was brutal, but by no means was it as brutal as being rejected for a position after making it through several rounds of interviews. Sure, some of us can disengage our personal feelings from the process. Some of us handle rejection pretty well. But many of us don’t. After...

By Jonna Marjorie on 13 Dec, 2017 at 16:45:18
12 Dec 2017
Habiba Fouad
Senior Executive Search Consultant
5 Things NOT to Do in Your First Interview

5 Things NOT to Do in Your First Interview

BY: CARY J. GREEN   Congratulations on scoring your first interview! You’ve likely read up on what you should do during an interview, but this article focuses on the equally important topic of things you should not do in your first interview. 1. Don’t Let Your First Interview Be Your First Interview Interviews can be nerve-racking, especi...

By Habiba Fouad on 12 Dec, 2017 at 15:59:02
11 Dec 2017
Nariman Maher
Associate Director
Make Your Work Week Even More Fulfilling

Make Your Work Week Even More Fulfilling

BY: LAURA BROTHERS Conventional wisdom says that self-care is a weekend and evening thing. It's when you splurge on a spa deal, or cook a healthy Sunday breakfast after meditation and a jog. It's a state of mind that's downright incompatible with work, in part because it's supposed to be the counterweight to it. The two should never, ever be mixed. To that we say: You'...

By Nariman Maher on 11 Dec, 2017 at 16:24:19
10 Dec 2017
Jonna Marjorie
Admin Assistant
Social Media Mistakes Your Recruitment Business Is Making

Social Media Mistakes Your Recruitment Business Is Making

...’t hearing your message. Your message sounds too sales-y. Your chosen conversion funnel isn’t working. Lack of investment. Mistake No. 1: The Right People Aren’t Hearing Your Message Generating results on social media is dependent on the number of people who see your updates. To ensure a wider audience is reached, it is essential to try one or more of the following methods: - Grow a large following of the right people in your sector who are interested in what you are saying. - Work on building solid relationships with key influencers in your field, who will share your messages with their large followings. - Focus on working out the best way to reach the right people for a reasonable investment via paid advertising. - Master individual social sites so t...

By Jonna Marjorie on 10 Dec, 2017 at 16:54:21
07 Dec 2017
Habiba Fouad
Senior Executive Search Consultant
15 Ways Your Body Language Is Killing Your Business Etiquette

15 Ways Your Body Language Is Killing Your Business Etiquette

BY; MATTHEW KOSINSKI Etiquette’s not just fodder for fusty advice columns. Despite the increasing casualization of work — in the sense of both increasingly gig-based work and Mark Zuckerberg’s t-shirts — bad business etiquette can still blow a deal if you’re not careful. That said, maintaining proper etiquette is not always easy. For star...

By Habiba Fouad on 07 Dec, 2017 at 15:26:55
06 Dec 2017
Nariman Maher
Associate Director
How Do Employees Feel About Performance Management? That Depends:

How Do Employees Feel About Performance Management? That Depends:

BY: MATTHEW KOSINSKI   The annual performance review is dead. We need continuous feedback. Performance management should be a two-way conversation. You’ve likely heard these declarations and similar ones before. Today, it’s all the rage to issue sweeping statements about performance management. But as with most things, it turns out performance management is ...

By Nariman Maher on 06 Dec, 2017 at 16:12:20
05 Dec 2017
Jonna Marjorie
Admin Assistant
Protect Yourself: 3 Workplace Cybersecurity Tips All Workers Should Follow

Protect Yourself: 3 Workplace Cybersecurity Tips All Workers Should Follow

BY: JOHN STEVENS  We live in a connected world, and most of us cannot complete our jobs without using a computer. In fact, according the United States Department of Commerce, 62 percent of working Americans use the internet as part of their jobs. But as more and more people rely on computers at work, that puts more and more organizations at risk. Consider, for example, the rece...

By Jonna Marjorie on 05 Dec, 2017 at 16:07:43
03 Dec 2017
Habiba Fouad
Senior Executive Search Consultant
Not Getting Results? You’re Probably Using Outdated Job Search Tactics

Not Getting Results? You’re Probably Using Outdated Job Search Tactics

BY: SCOTT ENGLER  Those of us who are heavily involved in recruiting and hiring know that a lot of companies are extremely dissatisfied with the quality of their new hires. Those of us who are lucky enough to have insight into both sides of the coin — recruiter/employer and job seeker — also know that dissatisfaction is widespread. Job seekers, too, are unhappy with the cur...

By Habiba Fouad on 03 Dec, 2017 at 17:27:23
29 Nov 2017
Jonna Marjorie
Admin Assistant
5 Steps to Building an Intern Feedback Loop

5 Steps to Building an Intern Feedback Loop

BY: JEANETTE MAISTER  Feedback, both positive and negative, is critical to employee success. In fact, 60 percent of employees want feedback on a weekly or daily basis. If your employees are begging for feedback, it’s likely that your interns — whose job it is to learn and grow — want feedback just as much, if not more. How do you bring more...

By Jonna Marjorie on 29 Nov, 2017 at 17:29:49
28 Nov 2017
Nariman Maher
Associate Director
3 Steps to Help You Tackle Unpleasant Grunt Work

3 Steps to Help You Tackle Unpleasant Grunt Work

BY: SUCCESS MAGAZINE Every job has some degree of grunt work: those repetitious, uninspiring tasks that can often be boring and exhausting. Most people dread tasks like stuffing envelopes or filling out expense reports, preferring more fulfilling and stimulating work instead. As a professional organizer who encourages people to find the joy in tidying up their desks, calendars, and filin...

By Nariman Maher on 28 Nov, 2017 at 17:21:45
27 Nov 2017
Karen
Senior Associate Consultant
How to Succeed at Work Without Kissing Up

How to Succeed at Work Without Kissing Up

BY: TIM COLE   That promotion you were hoping for just went to the guy in the department next to yours. He is nowhere near as qualified as you are, and you’re pretty sure his I.Q. places him just below the plant you have sitting on your shelf on the office intelligence scale. How could this have happened? No, wait – you know exactly how it happened. Marvi...

By Karen on 27 Nov, 2017 at 17:09:53
26 Nov 2017
Habiba Fouad
Senior Executive Search Consultant
Job Board Knockout: the Showdown Between Well-Known and Niche Job Boards

Job Board Knockout: the Showdown Between Well-Known and Niche Job Boards

BY: WILL ZIMMERMAN You can probably name a few job boards right off the top of your head – probably well-known boards that have been around for years. However, there are hundreds if not thousands of lesser-known boards out there you may not be aware of. Some of these job boards can be phenomenal places to find new employees. The question is: What kind of job board is r...

By Habiba Fouad on 26 Nov, 2017 at 12:43:47
23 Nov 2017
Jonna Marjorie
Admin Assistant
Job Board Knockout: the Showdown Between Well-Known and Niche Job Boards

Job Board Knockout: the Showdown Between Well-Known and Niche Job Boards

BY: WILL ZIMMERMAN You can probably name a few job boards right off the top of your head – probably well-known boards that have been around for years. However, there are hundreds if not thousands of lesser-known boards out there you may not be aware of. Some of these job boards can be phenomenal places to find new employees. The question is: What kind of job board is r...

By Jonna Marjorie on 23 Nov, 2017 at 15:24:58
22 Nov 2017
Nariman Maher
Associate Director
Why Are Companies Still Struggling to Attract Millennials?

Why Are Companies Still Struggling to Attract Millennials?

BY: ALISON NAPOLITANO By 2025, millennials will make up 75 percent of the workforce. Despite this fact, some companies are still struggling to meet their employment expectations – which could have significant ramifications down the road. Here, we’ll identify the traits millennials look for in a workplace and a few reasons why some companies are strugg...

By Nariman Maher on 22 Nov, 2017 at 16:57:38
21 Nov 2017
Karen
Senior Associate Consultant
15 TED Talks to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

15 TED Talks to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

BY: TAYLOR POPPMEIER   Do you ever feel like you’re stuck in a rut? How do you come up with creative solutions when you’re feeling stalled out? Maybe you get outside to recharge. Maybe you take a break to watch videos of cute animals. Maybe you’re unsure where to begin. One great place to look for inspiration when you’re in need are TED Talks. ...

By Karen on 21 Nov, 2017 at 16:57:59
20 Nov 2017
Habiba Fouad
Senior Executive Search Consultant
3 Recruiting Strategies We Should Stop Using

3 Recruiting Strategies We Should Stop Using

...l screening process, take the candidates through trial periods. Consider paying them as contractors to perform tasks similar to ones they’d be performing if they were to get the job. Prospects can do the work on the job site or could take the assignment home, depending on what works for your company. This arrangement isn’t for everyone, but companies that have tested this method often make higher-quality hires in less time. From a cost point of view, you can figure out a standard pay rate for short assignments you give to candidates during the hiring process and adjust your hiring budget accordingly. Solution No. 3: Use Innovation to Promote Diversity Diversity results in innovation and market growth; lack thereof results in the opposite. Corporate leaders mus...

By Habiba Fouad on 20 Nov, 2017 at 17:10:10
19 Nov 2017
Jonna Marjorie
Admin Assistant
You’re Fired! How Losing a Job Pushes You Forward

You’re Fired! How Losing a Job Pushes You Forward

BY: DEREK HERMAN  The day began like any other. You went to work, sat down at your desk, logged onto your computer, and started planning for the day. Then your boss called you into his office. You sat down. His face was expressionless. You couldn’t tell what was coming. The buildup was agonizing. “You’ve done some great work here,” he said. “Your pro...

By Jonna Marjorie on 19 Nov, 2017 at 17:40:38