The time has come to hire your first employee. Congrats. Now, what? While finding the right employee might seem simple- it isn’t. Each company has a different culture, which can impact standard duties and job requirements. Here are our tips for hiring the right first employee.
Start with not trusting your instincts. This is business, not friendship. Nearly 40 percent of all job applications and resumes include bogus or inflated facts when not accompanied by a firm like ours (which vets for this type of stuff). Trusting your gut when… Read more
Building Team Solutions is seeking the perfect person for a non-– profit project in Haiti. The Christian foundation is helping to rebuild Haiti with a state – of – the – art concrete block plant. So, how does this help Haiti? Well, it will bring job opportunities to Haiti and help create a concrete plant. Self-sustainment is the mission. The country is still struggling after the devastation three years ago. However, you don't hear about this any further into days evolving and 24 hour news.
We are seeking a mission… Read more
We are all part of the daily grind. Regardless if we are seeking work, hiring employees, or are employees- we suffer from work-related and workplace stress. So, how do you combat this stress in order to function with accuracy and a pleasant demeanor?
First, understand it isn’t the end of the world. Whatever it is you are worried about in relation to work – it isn’t a death sentence. Things may be bad, but stay positive. I know, it is easier said than done but a positive mental attitude will… Read more
I recently heard someone say there is no wrong answer. Well, that in itself, is indeed a wrong answer! There are some terrible answers out there. No, we shouldn’t simply embrace idiocracy because people are “being themselves.” For example, if you are applying for a job as a cashier and you have served time for armed robbery- while you may have recovered and changed your life- applying for that job isn’t the best idea because the answer you will have to give to certain cash related questions will be the… Read more
I recently read an article on the 40 reasons Your Kid will Become a Barista. First, I’m not too sure there is anything wrong with being a Barista. I love coffee. My clients love coffee. What could be better than serving delicious coffee all day? This said, I understood the point of the article. The workforce of the future might be lacking a little drive when it comes to separating jobs from actual career ambitions.
The article I read suggested kids don’t have enough match and science training in elementary… 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
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
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
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