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One of the most costly mistakes companies can make, and one of the easiest to avoid, is poor hiring practices. Ryan Holmes, CEO of HootSuite, quoted US Department of Labor estimates, saying the cost of a bad hire can amount to 30 percent of the employee’s first year’s earnings. Business Insider interviewed Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh… Read more »

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Most positions now require candidates to apply online, or at least to spend time filling in the appropriate information on a web-enabled form. Alternatively, a candidate may partner with a staffing agency, which again entails forms that collect relevant data concerning education, skills, and experience. With that said, is a resume really necessary? According to… Read more »

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What may appear as gaps on your resume, if presented wisely, could be an opportunity to show your versatility to an employer. If you have been out of work, or had periods where you took on alternative projects, consider a functional resume that will highlight your skills rather than your chronological employer history. For some… Read more »

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Many businesses consider the use of an employment or staffing agency to be an additional and unnecessary human resource expense. However, the economic benefits are often underestimated and include reduced financial risk, better quality hires, and flexible hiring practices that can accommodate peak seasons. The Recruitment Processing Outsourcing Association states that outsourcing recruitment to experts… Read more »