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
HR is predictable. However, we’ve noticed 3 HR trends that weren’t predictable, yet already started to happen in 2014. Below is the list of these 3 trends and why they are happening so early in 2014.
#1. Less Baby Boomers in the workforce. Yes, 2014 is going to be the year of the construction worker and the year of the IT worker. As a result, many people in their late 20’s and early 30’s are crossing over to the IT field with paid internships and competitive training programs being offered… Read more
It is a New Year. As we wind down the first month of 2014, there have been some changes in how to find work that are noticeable. We here at Building Team Solutions thought it would be a great way to end the week by sharing the top three tips for finding work in 2014.
#1. Are you really looking for a job or are you looking for a career? This has to be the first question you ask yourself. If you’re looking for a job in the field of… 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
We help people find work each and every day. But what if you're trying to go it alone? We pulled the easiest ways to start making small changes in your job search that will yield big results.
#1. Learn from resume and interviewing mistakes you made this year. Don't keep doing the same thing. If your resume hasn't landed you any promising leads for more than two months, it is time to make a change. If you get to the interview, but haven't received an offer- the same rule applies.… Read more
Do you event wonder why some people seem to always get promoted? Consider the term progress. Several studies are finding financial benefits, while appreciated, are not always the top motivator to finding qualified candidates or jobs.
Progress is becoming more and more of a factor for employees seeking a career versus a job and for candidates seeking great employees who are motivated by success, not just money. One study out of Maine recently compared employment progress to simple task progress and I agree.
If you have a to-do list for… Read more
There is a new trend involved with the hiring process. What is it? Ignoring the obvious. Yes, deciding to ignore the obvious things that make a candidate great or a job description complete can help you find a better hire. Here's why;
First, job descriptions and titles set limitations on both you as the employer and the employee. Stating someone is the "manager" means that is all they can do... Instead, giving titles like "part of customer team solutions" opens up the ability for your team members to take charge,… Read more
The other day I heard someone say that college was a waste of time in this economy and job market. I couldn't disagree more. While more and more people are obtaining jobs meant for those with a college degree, there is something to be said for the levels of networking and character building brought on through the college experience. No one, and I mean no one, should let their future be dictated by the current challenges of society. Society's needs change, the value of a good education does not.
Here's… Read more
You're applying for a job. So are 30-40 other people. Each person believes there is something on his or her resume that makes them stand out. How can this many people, all applying for the same job, be extraordinary? Well, it is possible but it doesn't mean it is obvious.
Here are a few traits that make job candidates stand out. If you possess these traits, feature them on the very first line of your resume... .even if you have to do this before your name and title line.
1.… Read more
I recently watched a video where an HR Specialist stated "it is a great idea to have a candidate do the job while interviewing to make sure they can do it." In a perfect world this suggestion would solve all of our problems. But it could create many problems, too. Think of the confidentiality clause issues you may have!
I would love to tell my clients (when interviewing a candidate) to throw him or her on a sales call or forklift. But what happens if they get hurt on the… Read more