Reasons to Switch to a New Technical & Management Recruiter

They fill your technical jobs. Most of the time. They understand your business challenges and strategic goals. Sort of. They know what it takes for professionals to thrive in your organization’s culture. For the most part. Are you settling for mediocrity from your staffing partner? Your technical & management recruiter should be creating amazing results… Read more »

Why Isn’t Anyone Applying to Your Jobs?

Hiring? It’s tough out there. With Nashville’s unemployment rate one of the lowest in the entire nation, you can’t just copy an old job description, slap it up on a job board, and call it a day. Well, you can do that, but your ideal candidate isn’t likely to apply to it. In today’s employment… Read more »

Assess Emotional Intelligence to Make Better Hires

Workforce demographics are changing. Skills gaps are widening. Employee loyalty isn’t what it used to be. In today’s environment, hiring mistakes can be extremely costly. What’s the best way to ensure success? Obviously, you need to make sure your candidate has the right experience and job skills. Beyond that, however, you should also assess the… Read more »

“You’re Doing That Wrong”: Tips for Providing Constructive Employee Feedback

Employee feedback that: is rooted in frustration or anger? only criticizes behavior, without sharing constructive advice for improvement? is shared publicly? Yikes – that’s a recipe for disaster. When employees feel personally attacked, are humiliated or receive no clear direction for improving their performance, they’re not likely to take advice to heart. They’ll just wind… Read more »

The Lowest of the Low: Unemployment in Nashville is the Lowest of Any U.S. Large Metro Area!

How low is Nashville’s unemployment rate? 5%? 3.5%? Try 2.7%! This recent Nashville Business Journal article shared several eye-opening facts that galvanize exactly how strong our employment market is: For the month of February 2018, government data showed the Greater Nashville area’s unemployment rate was just 2.7%. Among the 51 U.S. metro areas with populations… Read more »

Vacation Like Royalty on a Shoestring Budget

You deserve a vacation. You NEED a break. But if you’re like most people, you don’t have an unlimited budget! Thankfully, you don’t have to spend a fortune to vacation like royalty. Using the tips we share in today’s blog post, you can take a vacation that feels expensive on a shoestring budget: Create a… Read more »

How’s Business? Nashville’s Employment and Economic Outlook

It’s that time of year again! Each spring, we take a step back to evaluate how the Nashville metro area’s economy and job market are doing. Using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on the Nashville / Davidson / Murfreesboro / Franklin Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), we’ve compiled a few insights that… Read more »

Is Reviewing Employee Emails Being Vigilant – or Spying?

Is it ever okay to read an employee’s work emails? Consider the following scenarios: You suspect an employee of sexually harassing a co-worker. You suspect an employee is using company time to run their own business. You receive information leading you to believe an employee is sharing sensitive company information with a competitor. There’s a… Read more »

Work Smarter – Not Harder – and Get More Done (part 1)

Each of us is given the same 24 hours per day to accomplish our work. So, why do some people seem to get so much more in a day than others? Have they found a way to slow down time – or maybe clone themselves? Nope. They have simply mastered the ability to focus on… Read more »

That Candidate Looks Great on Paper – But Will They Fit Your Culture? (part 2)

They certainly have the skills and experience you’re looking for. But will that new hire thrive on the job – or clash with your team? In our first post of this “hiring for cultural fit” series, we detailed hiring techniques you can use to gauge how well a potential employee will match your organizational culture.… Read more »