According to a recent survey by Magnify Money, half of all full-time workers are expecting a year-end bonus this year. That, just on its own, is a compelling statistic. But as we near the end of an incredibly busy, often unpredictable year of executive recruiting in the Twin Cities, I’d like to offer a few observations – and words of caution – to employers, starting with this:
This time of year is full of nostalgia and tradition. No two families are the same, which keeps holiday stories interesting. Today, we would like to celebrate the uniqueness of how each of us holds space for family and tradition each holiday season. Here are stories of holiday traditions, some sweet and some spicy, from the unique families of SkyWater.
What happens when your number one job candidate turns down your best offer? Here’s what happens: you’re suddenly breaking all speed records to reach back out to Finalists Two and Three (and maybe Four). But if they were so great, they may no longer be available. And if they’re no longer interested, you’re starting all over again, re-working your network for the same job. The repeat calls, emails, postings, conversations and negotiations cost you time, money and credibility.
Happy Mother's Day!
On this very special Mother's Day, we would like to take the time to recognize the mothers of SkyWater for their hard work, their brilliance, their strength, but most of all...
Perhaps you're thinking it's about time to review your career path options and explore the opportunities available out there. You might be asking yourself what your long-term career goals are and which employers will match those aspirations to support your career development.
Is your resume up-to-date? You may think it is if you’ve been diligently adding every new role and accomplishment as you’ve been racking them up over the year.
In the ongoing battle for top candidates, a liberal vacation offering is a powerful perk. In fact, a generous and flexible PTO policy does more than attract great new candidates. When designed, communicated and managed well, it can also help you retain your current employees.
Maybe you saw the early warning signs: budget cuts, hiring freezes, key projects getting placed on hold. Or maybe you were caught completely off guard. Lay-offs in November seemed impossible, cruel. No company would lay people off just before the holidays, right?
Overcome Candidate Objections Before They’re Raised
After an extensive search and a round of interviews, your client agrees with you: you’ve found the perfect candidate and it’s time to write that offer. You’d be celebrating right now…
According to recent research, around 60% of hiring managers have caught applicants lying on their resumes. During the recession, numbers rose as competition became for jobs became so fierce yet it still continues today. The impact of hiring a candidate who has deliberately misled the hiring manager on their resume can be destructive.