Why Government Workers Stay In Their Jobs Longer

When it comes to retention, the government has something over the private sector: loyalty. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employees for government agencies typically stay in their job for an average of 7.8 years, compared to 4.6 years for non-government jobs. What’s more, data from Aon Hewitt, the human resources and consulting company, shows government…

A Guide To Social Recruiting

Whether you are looking to hire a college graduate or a veteran worker, social media is increasingly becoming an important recruiting tool. From LinkedIn to Twitter to Glassdoor, companies who don’t embrace social media risk missing out on what could be a great employee. “It’s more than important, it’s an essential part of the formula,” says Steven Canale,…

Five Ways It’s Your Fault When Employees Slack Off

A happy employee equals a productive one. Every company wants their employees working optimally but often they unwittingly undermine their productivity. From embracing a culture of order-givers to communicating ineffectively, here’s a look at five ways you’re making your employees slack off. 1. Giving orders, not sharing ideas. Collaboration is a buzz word at many companies, yet there are…

6 Steps To Hire The Right Candidate Now

With the job market on the mend, companies can’t afford to drag their feet when it comes to hiring for sought-after skills. Nobody wants to be rushed into making the wrong hiring decision, but they also can’t risk losing the right talent simply because they took too long to make an offer. “Acting fast to choose the most…

7 Interview Mistakes That Scare Away Top Talent

Employers may think they hold all the cards when it comes to interviewing job candidates, but they too can do things that will scare off would-be workers. That may not matter if it’s a low-level position the company is seeking to fill, but if its top talent the company is after, then interviewers have to tread carefully…