Posts By: Jackie Osborn, President

Few people like change – on the contrary, most of us are comfortable in our routines and resist anything that goes against the norm. Still, there are ways to minimize the stress and uncertainty of change and ensure a smoother outcome for all involved. Here are some tips for communicating…Read More

Whether you work part time or full time, the odds are good you’ve experienced an employee evaluation on occasion. And while these conversations can be awkward, they help workers develop their skills and determine what steps they need to take to climb the career ladder. Even if your company doesn’t…Read More

As strong as your current team is, your workers might not be prepared to handle every situation that arises. For example, just because a staff member is adept at management doesn’t mean he understands that new computer system. In the long run, skill gaps and mismatches can bring your whole…Read More

There are many reasons you might be absent from the workplace for a lengthy period. You may have taken time off for parental leave, suffered a personal loss, got laid off or be struggling to find a job that suits you. Here are some tips to jump back into the…Read More

As a hiring manager, you understand that checking references is just another part of the job. However, you might not always know how to interpret the information you’re given from previous employers. While a glowing review is easy to comprehend, a neutral or negative reference check can be far more…Read More

Introverts sometimes get a bad reputation in the job market. However, the truth is reserved job seekers can be just as successful, if not more so, than their more outgoing counterparts. Here are some tips to show off your strengths and make a great impression in your next interview: Celebrate…Read More

How do you think your employees would rate your leadership skills on a scale of 1 to 10? If you don’t listen as much as you talk in conversations with workers, the odds are good they’d give you a low score. In fact, the best bosses recognize that listening well…Read More

We’ve all been there. After going on a (seemingly) great job interview, we sit around for days waiting for a phone call that never comes. Not hearing back after a job interview is frustrating to say the least. However, if the employer doesn’t call, it’s not necessarily a sign you…Read More

When an employee makes an error at work, you might be tempted to take your frustration out on him. However, the truth is praise is far more impactful than criticism when it comes to helping your team learn and grow. Here are some tips for using constructive criticism to manage…Read More

Applying for a new job is rarely a fun-filled journey. However, if your search seems to be stalling, our team might be able to help. We understand that roadblocks are common on the road to gainful employment. And our years in recruitment have taught us how to circumvent these obstacles.…Read More