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Top 3 Most Hated Jobs in America

Ever hear someone state that they “hate” their job. Well, CNBC actually did a survey to see what the most hated jobs in America are. Here are the results; 1. Marketing Manager. People in this position cited “no direction” 98% of the time as far as the reason behind why they hate their jobs. A marketing manager is responsible for overseeing advertising and promotion. This involves developing strategies to meet sales objectives, based on the study of such factors as customer surveys and market behavior. 2. IT (Technical) Support. 87%… Read more

Growing with Limited Resources

All businesses have to start somewhere. Unfortunately, that somewhere isn’t always backed by ideal resources and unlimited money to invest in growth. That’s why I am writing this blog. I want to share a few ideas to help you grow with minimal resources. Start with your social media marketing efforts. It you’re too busy to do all the social media updates for your company, focus only on email. This method is still the most impactful when it comes to actual ROI. So, if you are short on time and don’t… Read more

Jan. 2014 Jobs - Why Companies Aren't Hiring

Bloomberg recently reported the amount of jobs available in the U.S. went down in January. Here is the full article: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-02-05/adp-says-companies-in-u-s-add-fewer-workers-than-forecast-1-.html My concern isn’t that jobs are going down as much as it is that employers now have the means to hire and aren’t. Construction is booming. This is a plus. But other industries are failing. I think the reason is that we have learned to live with one person doing two to three jobs for so long now, as a result of the failing company, that hiring more support… Read more

Are You Hiring Inexperience?

The rule of thumb used to be that experience outweighed education. And, to an extent, this is true today. However, there is a shift in the thinking of many employers. Now, inexperience is valuable because employers can train their employees fresh out of school or entry into the field. They, so to speak, can mold employees how they want them to act and operate without having to break bad habits learned from other employers. Employees usually have to perform more than one task when it comes to their company responsibilities.… Read more

Asking the Right Questions

While we here at Building Team Solutions can provide you with amazing candidates and talent, it is your goal to ask the right questions to vet our matches for you. But what are the right questions? Gone are the days of asking template questions on an interview. If you really want to get to know a candidate, make him or her think on their feet. Ask unexpected questions that can’t be practiced. Watching how the candidate handles the question is more crucial than the actual answer. How someone handles the… Read more

Policies Can’t Prevent Employee Stupidity on Social Media!

It sounds harsh. Employee stupidity. The truth is that employees can’t navigate every aspect of an employee’s life. And, employees use social media to interact in and outside of the workplace. And these employees often interact with one another using social media outside of the work space. So, what happens when one employee posts something on social media that offends another employee? Is this your responsibility as an employer? It can be. First, no matter what type of internal and external policy your company lawyer draws up, an employee is… Read more

Steal your employee and competitors’ social media followers.

All companies are seeking to target the right customers and gain ROI when it comes to writing for and using social media avenues to grow business. But did you know you’re sitting on a gold mine with your employees and even your competition? A big trend so far in 2014 is social media swiping. While it may pose (to only a few) some moral issues, it is a generally acceptable thing to do when done correctly. So, what is it? Stealing the social media subscribers of your employees and competition… Read more

Employee benefits – are we all about money?

I recently read an article about employee benefits and today’s modern workforce. While companies like Zappos are really retaining talent because of their employment environment, the company seems to be the exception to the current trend’s rule. More and more employers are eliminating office perks like free coffee and bottled water because their employees report valuing cash over perks and benefits. The same goes for health care. Being “Obamacare” is only requiring employers to offer health insurance and not dental or vision plans, many companies are reporting their employees don’t… Read more

3 Questions You Should Be Asking Potential Employees

Social media has helped employees connect with employers. And while this is great for employers wanting to gauge character before interviewing an employee, many are missing the mark when it comes to asking the right questions when engaging with a prospect employee on line. Here are Building Team Solutions’ Top 3 Questions Every Employer Needs to Ask a Potential Employee Online! 1. Give me a random bit about yourself. This is a great question because you can tell a lot about someone’s personality by how they use this opportunity. Do… Read more

When You're Not Hired...

I run a staffing company. My clients are seeking the best employees who will also fit in with their company's culture, match their payment ability, and best represent who they are as a brand. As a result, different factors play into who obtains which jobs. The person with the most experience doesn't always get the job. So, how do you handle not landing the job or getting that promotion? Life is full of disappointments. I'm sure if you didn't get job A with us, we will be able to place… Read more