We have some amazing clients. Truly, we are so blessed to be able to connect great employers with talented employees. However, there are times we will be called upon to help connected an employer with employees and realize the new business shouldn't be thinking about hiring just yet.
If you’re an entrepreneur who is thinking about expanding your employee network, even temporarily, please read this to ensure you are ready to hire.
The first rule is you will have a real weekly expense to take care of. You can’t skip… Read more
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
It is no secret that construction jobs in Texas are booming. But, there are other jobs available too. One of the most popular growing jobs is the sales associate. While many people don’t want to do sales, a pay per performance scale (on top of an hourly wage) is worth consideration. Companies are looking for great sales people and they are willing to reward the ones who produce results handsomely.
We here at Building Team Solutions decided to put together a few tips to have a great sales meeting for… Read more
I was asked recently about Facebook posts and job seeking. While many of you know by now that whatever you put online has the potential to be viewed by an employer, there are still some questions as to if someone can refuse to hire you because of a photo taken over ten years ago at your 21st birthday (or an alike scenario). Well, yes and no.
While it is illegal to discriminate against someone for race, origin, sexual preference, disability and so on, not liking someone’s moral compass by way… Read more
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
One question we get asked a lot is how much information is too much information at work. Each company has its own culture and, outside of deviating from federal law, sharing can make or break you at work when it comes to fitting into the culture.
While it is always best to use your best judgement, you want to follow the following guidelines when it comes to creating boundaries within the workplace - either for yourself as an employee or for your employees as a manager / CEO.
1. Communicate… Read more
It is really sad to know there are millions of people in this country going without extended unemployment benefits this soon into 2014. While there is something to be said for a positive attitude, I know how hard it can be to keep the faith. As the New Year is headed into its third day, let me give you some quick and easy tips to help move your job search along. Yes, applying with us does improve your chances. But, if you're still curious, take a look at my best… Read more
Forbes recently published a report of the most in-demand jobs for 2014. Well, as we all know, the most in-demand jobs don't actually mean the most desired jobs. What's the difference? Simple, demand means these jobs are easy to come by and growing by the second. Almost anyone can get them- that's how short the supply of people for these positions is. Desired means the jobs are wanted by many. For example, becoming a nurse was a desired job in the seventies. Everyone knew it paid well and travel could… Read more
I recently saw a press release discussing the issue of paying a decent wage versus employment and homelessness. Being in the employment industry, I see the constant struggle in our community with companies who do not pay a “living wage” adequate for people to live on. We decided long ago that our clients would be only those who have the same core principles as we do, which is to pay a decent wage and hire good employees who are treated well.
I try to make sure we are aligned with… Read more
Everyone will make their resume look great. So, how do you get by the paper sell and actually know when you're hiring a great employee?
Seeking out amazing skills is harder than you think. We help our clients find the perfect employees because it is our company's main priority. It is what we here at Building Team Solutions do. But what if you want to learn this skill yourself? How do you seek out great qualities when hiring someone and what is the best quality to look for in a… Read more