4 tips for winning the talent game

In any job market, talent can come and go in the blink of an eye. This is especially true today.

Six years after the recession began, the economy and the job market continue to inch towards recovery at a glacial pace. However, while the general unemployment rate hovers above 7 percent, the unemployment rate for college graduates with a bachelor’s degree or above is less than 4 percent. The gap between college educated professionals and those without high school degrees is even more profound, as the unemployment rate for the latter segment is 12.7 percent. The competition for well-educated, well-prepared professionals is fierce (a function of supply and demand), and the opportunity to hire them is fleeting.
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Tips for hiring and attracting millennials for your business

No  matter how you feel about the label itself, “Millennials” are the future of business. Generally considered to be the generation born between 1980 and 2000, Millennials represent the current crop of young professionals. Whether your business needs hungry entry-level recent grads or young thirty-somethings with talent and a few years of experience under their belt, landing Millennial hires requires a change in hiring paradigms not seen since the Baby Boomers shook things up many decades ago.

Five ways to attract Millennials

Millennials are tech-savvy and constantly connected. They’re also often motivated by more than just the almighty dollar. This generation, is not just about “me, me, me”, but are also starting to ask questions like “where do I belong?” and “how can I make a difference?” Taking those questions into account, how do you land the best of this future workforce?

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Hiring mistakes, the cost of a bad hire

When it comes to costly workplace mistakes, few carry as hefty a price tag as making a bad hire.

According to recent CareerBuilder survey, consisting of more than 6,000 hiring managers and human resource professionals worldwide, more than half of employers in each of the 10 largest world economies have felt the affects of a bad hire.
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Top digital trends to grow your small business in 2013

There’s never been a better time to be a small business owner. Start-ups are booming, and a 2012 study showed that 12% of American adults started or began running a new business during the previous year. Technology — from e-commerce to social media to mobile — plays a large part in start-up growth, giving business owners more opportunities to grow their brand and expand their customer base. Technology also enables small business to innovate faster and more effectively than before, and can unshackle business owners from the need for costly brick-and-mortar storefronts.
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Small Businesses enter now to win a $10,000 grant for staffing services

Enter now through June 16th, 2013 to win $10,000 in grant services for your small business

What is the biggest challenge you face as a small business? Answering that question now through June 16th, 2013 could win you a $10,000 grant in staffing services to build the team you need to grow your business, without growing your budget.
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