Hiring Tips

3 Benefits of Pairing with a Specialized Staffing Agency

Up to 90 percent of companies rely on staffing agencies to help optimize the effectiveness of their hiring processes. When you partner with a specialized staffing firm, your investment will be realized many times over as they enable you to slot the best qualified candidates into the right jobs. Here are some reasons why pairing with a niche staffing firm can ensure that you stay on time, on budget and on point with your recruitment strategy: Cost Savings Successful recruitment takes a lot of time and resources – and it’s an ongoing priority. By working with a specialized staffing partner, you can turn [...]

3 Benefits of Pairing with a Specialized Staffing Agency2015-01-06T21:26:35-06:00

Are Your Finance Manager Salaries Competitive Enough to Attract Top Talent?

In order to succeed in today’s competitive business environment, companies worldwide depend on the talent and expertise of their finance managers. The salaries of these mission-critical experts vary by industry, company, location and experience. How can you ensure that the compensation you’re offering candidates will keep you in the lead for attracting top finance talent? Current Pay Scales Industry sources report pay scales for finance managers ranging from a national average of approximately $80,000 to more than $100,000. Philadelphia area compensation fits this national picture. US News & World Report sets the median pay for US finance managers at $109,740, with the lowest [...]

Are Your Finance Manager Salaries Competitive Enough to Attract Top Talent?2014-12-03T15:50:29-06:00

The Qualities That Separate a Good Developer from a Great One

When your goal is to hire an outstanding developer, it’s relatively easy to pinpoint the needed technical skills. But what sets A-level talent apart is the perfect balance of high-tech and high-touch. In other words, strong interpersonal skills are just as critical in the individual who will successfully bring your ideas to life without wasting your time or money. Here are six key attributes to look for in your next great developer:   Trustworthiness Your developer is not just another hired hand. Ideally, they become your partner as they bring skills to the table that turn your vision into distinct reality. If your [...]

The Qualities That Separate a Good Developer from a Great One2014-08-27T13:51:33-05:00

4 Ways to Optimize Your Financial Analyst Job Listing

Job postings on your Careers page and online boards are a highly effective way to reach potential candidates while providing valuable insights on your positions, organizational culture and employment brand. These listings build links and drive targeted job seeker traffic to your openings. Search engine optimization enables you to extend the life of your postings, enhance your company’s page ranking and reach very specific online audiences. Used strategically, SEO can lower your cost per hire and help you reach top talent ahead of your competition. What steps can you take to set your postings apart from the others?   Use Keywords More than [...]

4 Ways to Optimize Your Financial Analyst Job Listing2014-06-09T19:52:07-05:00

How to Retain Top IT Performers

Now that the global recession has eased, it’s no secret that top-performing employees, particularly in areas like engineering and IT, are in prime demand. The tide has turned and for A-level talent, it’s become a candidate’s market once again. At the same time, there’s a disconnect between how happy company leaders think their IT employees are and the actual levels of satisfaction reported by these employees. While nearly 75 percent of CIOs in a recent survey rated their workers’ job satisfaction levels as high, more than a third of IT employees said they planned to look for another job within the next year. [...]

How to Retain Top IT Performers2014-04-04T19:06:51-05:00

How to Become a Social HR Manager

Social media is here to stay – and it provides an excellent means for you to connect to high-caliber talent in real time. The exponential growth of social media offers HR managers unprecedented access to vast numbers of job seekers. To optimize your use of social media to find, source and attract leading candidates, it’s important to build relationships that you can rely on when it comes time to hire. While social media is not a panacea, it’s becoming an increasingly critical technological toolkit, integral to your short and long-term recruitment success.   Your Social Recruiting Strategy Identify your employment brand and hiring [...]

How to Become a Social HR Manager2014-03-31T15:54:28-05:00

4 Ways to Hire for Administrative Potential

When hiring an administrative assistant, how do you find that top-level professional with the necessary aptitude, determination and savvy to help maximize your business? In essence, the key is to stop thinking “executive assistant” and start thinking “assistant executive.” Then, paint your perfect candidate picture. June Martino started out as Ray Kroc’s bookkeeper. She later took on the roles of corporate secretary, then treasurer and then director. Finally, she became part owner of McDonald’s Corp. Are you starting to get that picture now?   Build an Accurate Job Description Your job description for an executive assistant should be so detailed that if someone [...]

4 Ways to Hire for Administrative Potential2014-03-28T18:09:44-05:00

Qualifications to Look For in Your Financial Team

Hiring the right financial team is essential to meeting your short and long-term business goals. As your team manages the bottom line, it’s critical that you source, select and staff top-level talent that can literally be trusted with your future. The makeup of your financial team will vary depending on the size and nature of your organization. But here’s a snapshot of key positions and their qualifications.   Chief Financial Officer Your CFO works hand-in-hand with your CEO to lead the company in meeting its ongoing business objectives. A great CFO is a natural strategic thinker and an integral part of creating a [...]

Qualifications to Look For in Your Financial Team2014-02-14T16:04:28-06:00

Make Improvements to Your Workplace in 2014

As you plan for success in the New Year, consider this: Numerous studies have shown the things workers want most – and which correlate with improved energy, morale and productivity – are interesting work, appreciation for what they do, a feeling of involvement and “being in the loop.” Here are five tips for improving your workplace in 2014:   Respect People Foster a culture that’s inclusive, caring, creative and mindful of others. Facilitate work/life balance. Baxter Labs recently asked employees worldwide, what the company could do to make things better for them. The resounding response was that workers wanted to be “respected as [...]

Make Improvements to Your Workplace in 20142013-12-19T16:38:30-06:00

The Benefits Of Working With A Local Recruitment Agency

There are two major types of recruiters the average job candidate will work with: contingent recruiters and retained recruiters.   Contingent recruiters are usually large firms that handle a wide array of clients and specialties. They also tend to work internationally. On the other hand, retained recruiters tend to be in touch with a local market. They are more hands-on with their clients and can pursue a particular role. They may cost more than a contingent recruiter, but there are several benefits to working with a retained recruiter in a local market.   Communication is Key Staying in touch is an easy but [...]

The Benefits Of Working With A Local Recruitment Agency2013-11-14T18:22:01-06:00
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