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Category: Business Advice

interviewee sitting across from a hiring manager vs recruiter
Business Advice, Insights
As companies look to grow their employee headcount in the new year, terms such as “hiring manager” and “recruiter” will be tossed around as growth plans are implemented. At times, firms will partake in a recruiter vs hiring manager debate, in which they evaluate whether hiring one of the two positions will help them achieve...
two colleagues at a table discussing how to find an executive recruiter
Insights, Business Advice, Career Advice
So, you’re thinking about how to find an executive recruiter to help you elevate your career? Congratulations! But when it comes to your next professional move, you don’t want to settle – and you shouldn’t settle for just any executive recruiter, either. Tips for Finding an Executive Recruiter: Do Your Homework As excited – or...
an employer shaking hands with a recruitment consultant
Business Advice, Insights
In today’s era of increasingly unpredictable economic stability, job candidate pools, and market conditions, it can be difficult for organizations to secure and retain top talent. With many teams focusing on the latter of the two initiatives to keep operations afloat, recruitment practices and output have suffered across nearly every major industry. This has resulted...
a headhunter and recruiter sitting at a table discussing differences between a headhunter vs recruiter
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It’s common for the terms headhunter and recruiter to be used interchangeably. Both roles aim to fill open positions on behalf of an organization, though there are some differences between a headhunter vs recruiter. What is a Headhunter? So, what is a headhunter, and how does it differ from a recruiter? A headhunter, also known...
woman doing flexible work from home on a computer
Business Advice, Insights
While it is widely accepted that the apex of the COVID-19 pandemic is long behind us, the lasting effects of the 2020 outbreak are very much prevalent over three years later. In particular, the American perception of flexible work changed drastically as a result of social distancing mandates. Quarantine periods shut thousands of offices across...
Business Advice
What Is External Recruitment? External recruitment is when an employer seeks to fill a job with someone who does not work for their organization. Conversely, internal recruitment is when an employer fills a position with someone who already works for the company through a lateral move, department or position transfer, or promotion. So, what are...
Business Advice, Career Advice
A recent study found that post-pandemic employees plan to work from home 20% of the time. This figure has risen a startling 15% since the outburst of COVID-19.   Before the pandemic, many doubted the efficacy of the WFH model. Could employees remain productive without face-to-face accountability? Was it cost-effective to duplicate technology for home...
Business Advice, Career Advice
A difficult employee behaves contrary to your company’s professional expectations. Some characteristics of difficult employees are as follows: Disruptive to workplace efficiency. Poor performers who won’t take responsibility for their substandard work. Confrontational and given to unproductive debate or undermining.   When dealing with a problematic employee, first identify the behavior’s origin.   There are...
Business Advice
A staffing shortage occurs when a business lacks sufficient workers to perform necessary tasks. Staffing shortages reduce productivity and efficiency, increase overtime costs, and cause financial losses. To address a staffing shortage, you must identify the reason(s) for the deficiency. Potential reasons may include these factors: Increased demand — Increased consumer demand creates a need...
Business Advice
Employee experience defines the overall inclusiveness of the corporate culture. However, creating an inclusive environment where diverse perspectives thrive is a challenge for every workplace. A well-designed recognition system should build and sustain this inclusive office environment. At first glance, this high-minded goal seems counterintuitive since recognition usually singles out top performers. So, how can...