We are kicking off our 4th Annual “Walk a Mile for a Smile” in an effort to raise awareness and donate to Smile Network International.
You’ve sifted through stacks of resumes. You’ve found that elusive, perfect specimen of a candidate. Even better, they’re just as interested in the job as you – and the hiring manager – are in them. Best of all, they ace their interviews, leaving their competition in the dust. Your client is happy. You’re happy. And you pull together a great offer. It’s all systems go.
Two of Minnesota’s cities were named by ZipRecruiter as top ten job markets at the beginning of 2015, namely Rochester (4th) and Minneapolis (10th). Out of the big cities (population in excess of one million), Minneapolis was ranked top, ahead of Oklahoma City, Salt Lake City and Columbus.
What does Minnesota's cold snowy spring have in common with Accounting and Finance in the world of job searches. Unfortunately, a lot. A still sluggish (although warming) economy, a surplus of qualified candidates and a dearth of openings in this market have left many people making that long sighing sound.
Peer interviewing is the process of allowing potential co-workers to interview a prospective new hire. The pressure is on employers to get it right first time in the hiring process, so what better way than allowing potential future colleagues to offer their assessment of whether the candidate will be the right fit for their brand?
At SkyWater Search, we are often asked about the legal status of pre-employment tests and background checks. The fact is that companies are entitled to carry out pre-employment assessments provided that they are not discriminatory based on race, color, sex, religion, disability, age, national origin or religion. They must also be properly administered.
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) or ‘giving back’ plays a pivotal role in a growing number of today’s organizations and at SkyWater we embrace it wholeheartedly.
We were recently surprised and honored to learn that SkyWater will be the recipient of a second award as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Minnesota. This award comes from Minnesota Business Magazine for businesses that “excel in employee well-being.”