3 Business Leaders Share the Most Important Soft Skills They Look for in a New Hire

by: Maxwell Huppert October 18, 2017 It’s hard to imagine Google having hiring problems, but in the early 2000’s the then CEO Eric Schmidt realized they had an issue—they weren’t hiring people that would lead the company to success. Google was hiring “glue people,” said Eric in a recent Masters of Scale podcast. These are people people who […]

7 Things to Never Say In a Job Interview

by Kristina Rudic It’s terrifying to know that the person you’re speaking to is weighing your every word—and could hold the power to change your future. This is why interviews can be so stressful, and why sometimes it can be hard not to blurt out the first thing that comes to mind. No matter how long you […]

The Advantages of Managing Yourself

The business environment is challenging, with demands placed on you each and every day, presenting themselves in myriad forms. Whether it’s negotiating with clients, trying to meet hectic deadlines, managing the work-life balance, or handling conflict with colleagues, there will always be something that will test your patience and your resolve. Most importantly, though, there […]

PIHRA – Monthly Meeting

ABOUT PIHRA | MEETINGS & EVENTS | MEMBERSHIP RESOURCES | PIHRA SOUTH BAY South Bay Employment Law Preview: A Look to 2018 Thursday, November 9 7:30am – 10:30am Don’t miss this event to gain new strategies to help you avoid common pitfalls and prevent new problems. Favorite speaker Laura Petroff will discuss employment law developments, new […]

Questions To Ask and Also Avoid During a Phone Interview

By Matt Zajechowski The hiring process can often take eternity for hiring managers. Phone interviews allow for basic candidate screening as well as easily ruling out bad fits for your company.  A phone interview is the time to figure out whether or not the candidate fully understands the role of the job and the requirements that come with […]

5 employee benefit trends we will be talking about by 2022

by: Jennifer Weinstein 1. Programs to reduce loneliness. A recent Harvard Business Review articlehighlights that “Loneliness and weak social connections are associated with a reduction in lifespan similar to that caused by smoking 15 cigarettes a day and even greater than that associated with obesity.” With the rise of open work spaces designed to promote in-the-moment collaboration, […]

Candidates Share 5 Things That Will Make Your Interview Process Stand Out

by Samantha McLaren October 17, 2017 The interview process can make or break a candidate’s decision to join your company: 65% say a bad interview experience makes them question whether they want the job at all. As a recruiter, you want to make sure your interview process is set up for success. The questions is: what do candidates […]

15 Ways to Assess If a Candidate Has High Growth Potential

October 12, 2017 Written by: Dr. John Sullivan Any recruiter or hiring manager would be crazy not to consider a recruiting approach that could double the value they bring to the company. Well, this amazing result can be obtained by hiring individuals that have what is known as a “steep career trajectory” or high potential […]

4 Leadership Lessons from Walt Disney

by Kevin Delaney (Originally Published on June 9, 2015) When you hear the name Walt Disney many words spring to mind – imagination, innovation, creator of the happiest place on earth… overwhelmed, failure, emotional wreck usually don’t make the list. Yet in the pursuit of his dream, Walt Disney found himself at the end of […]

Identifying Your Job Interview Strengths and Weaknesses

by: Simply Hired Staff One of the favorite questions of interviewers across industries and job positions is asking candidates to name their personal and professional strengths and weaknesses.  An applicant’s ability to identify their areas of excellence and improvable traits demonstrates critical thinking skills, higher level analytical ability and on the spot conversational know how. While […]