What to Do If They Say, “You Don’t Have Enough Experience”

It’s an age-old dilemma. You apply for the position you want, but you’re told, “We’re sorry, but you lack experience.” Your first thought is, Well, how can I get experience if you won’t hire me? Fortunately, there are options for coping with this issue and for building up your resume for future job-seeking endeavors. Start… Read More »

12 Laws That Can Affect Your Business in 2012

A host of regulatory changes are coming in 2012, according to Paychex, a leading provider of payroll, human resources and employee benefit services. Some changes are more likely than others to go into effect this year, but every small business should be aware of the potential consequences should they be enacted into law. Here are… Read More »

Just Say “No” To Job-Hoppers!

Every business knows the type – employees who accept an open position but who aren’t truly committed to staying on. They see the job opening at your business as a place to settle “for the time being, but are always on the look-out for “something better,” which of course does nothing you and your company. So how… Read More »

Be Your Company’s MVP (Most Valued Performer)

Businesses have always sought valued employees, these days more than ever. When a company’s resources are scarce and the number of jobs is limited, there’s a lot of pressure on employers to make sure they have true MVPs (Most Valued Performers) on staff. These are the individuals they rely on. Savvy business owners know that growth doesn’t happen with… Read More »

Reference Checks – What You Can Learn and How to Conduct Them

You’ve reviewed an applicant’s resume, had her in for an interview, come away impressed by what you’ve seen and heard. In an ideal world, that would mark the end of the hiring process. But in the real world, the next step is conducting a reference check. What do employers hope to uncover as a result… Read More »

Your First Day on the Job – How to Prepare, What to Expect

Congratulations! You’ve landed the job you’ve been looking for. Your next step? Make a great impression. Nowhere is the first impression more important than on your first day at a new job. What you do, what you say, and the way you do these things will tell your new boss and co-workers a lot about you, so… Read More »

Recruiting Tips for Salaried and Hourly Employees

Not all employees are created alike. And one of the big differences in successful recruiting is knowing the differences between what makes a great hire for a salaried position versus what’s best in an hourly employee. The hiring strategies can be very different. Start by considering the open position you’re recruiting for. What are the features… Read More »

Why Job Offers Go On Hold and What You Should Do about It

It’s a mistake even experienced job-seekers make. An offer gets put on the table, you accept and–nothing happens. Days, weeks, even months go by and you don’t hear back from the company that once said, “You’re the right person for the job.” Why does this happen? According to recruiting experts, there are several reasons, including: Budget… Read More »

Let Employees Gripe on Facebook

Earlier this year, a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) judge ruled that five employees fired by a non-profit after airing complaints about their jobs on Facebook must be rehired.  Hispanics United of Buffalo terminated the employees for criticizing work conditions on a Facebook comment thread. The NLRB judge determined that the National Labor Relations Act protected these… Read More »

Match Your Resume and Cover Letter to the Job You Want

In the world of resumes and cover letters, one size definitely does not fit all. It’s a common error. Many job-seekers submit the same resume for every open position they find, no matter what the business or job title. But these days companies employ tracking systems that mine data from resumes by searching for relevant phrases or keywords. If your… Read More »