What Should You Do if Your Top Candidate is Actually Overqualified?

When you’re in search of the perfect candidate, your ideal situation is when everything clicks with a great match. But what happens if the best person for your open job opportunity is overqualified for the position? You may be worried about their long-term plans with your company. And you have every right to be concerned… Read more »

Planning for Your Peak Season: How to Look at Past Data to Plan for the Future

Whether your peak season lies in the middle of summer or during the holidays, it’s critical to have enough staff in place. When you don’t, you risk overtaxing your workforce—and this can lead to mistakes, turnover and a dip in customer satisfaction. As an employer, you can prepare for your busy season with just a… Read more »

New trends to pay attention to regarding background screening

Your employees are the heart of your business. They help you create your product or service, maintain your brand identity and keep customers satisfied. It’s critical to maintain a workforce you can trust to do a good job, and it’s important to avoid hires who present safety concerns to your company and your staff. Background… Read more »

Four Reasons to Use Temporary Employees During Your Busy Season

If your business ramps up during a certain time of year, you may find yourself in need of more workers. It can be stressful and time-consuming for employers to handle the added burden of staffing up, in addition to the rest of the work that comes along with a busy season. Advantages of Hiring Temporary… Read more »

How Can Your Business Hire Quickly…and Effectively?

Having to go through thousands of resumes and hundreds of candidates on a weekly basis can become very stressful, not to mention time-consuming. But if you have a routine in place and access to valuable tools, you can streamline your hiring process so that it’s efficient and effective. Sell the Role Be straightforward when you’re… Read more »

Band Together: Five Ways to Improve Poor Team Culture

Team culture is crucial in any workplace. It defines your ability to work together, collaborate, communicate and it’s indicative of employee satisfaction and their likelihood to stay with the company. If you have employees who aren’t happy at work, they’re much more likely to seek employment elsewhere, in a place where they can be happier.… Read more »

Three Ways to Build a Safety Culture at Work

Workplace Safety

Safety is a priority for all companies, and so it needs to be one of your priorities, too. Your managers can empower your safe habits with appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and providing you with the proper training, but so much of workplace safety comes down to your daily decision-making. You don’t want to be… Read more »

How’s Business in Middle Tennessee? 2019 Nashville Employment and Economic Outlook

Nashville

The flowers are blooming, the weather is warming and spring is in the air. That means it’s time once again to check in on the Nashville metro area’s economy and job market. Each March, we use data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on the Nashville / Davidson / Murfreesboro / Franklin Metropolitan… Read more »

Hire People Who Can’t Do the Job (Yet!)

Excited New Hire

How many of your jobs include the phrase “experience needed”? Unless you’re hiring for true entry-level roles, some kind of work experience is likely required for your jobs: industry experience job skill/technical experience experience in a similar position even experience using certain “soft skills” But are all of these types of experience mandatory – or… Read more »

Want to Recruit and Retain Middle Tennessee Tech Workers? Make Sure You Offer What They REALLY Want

Software Developers Working

Ping pong tables and swing chairs? They may entertain, but gimmicks aren’t the best way to attract and keep tech professionals. With competition for qualified tech talent at an all time high, Middle Tennessee employers that understand the unique perks, benefits and opportunities these professionals want will have a decided advantage. So, what are tech… Read more »