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Career Development Plans: Every Padawan Needs a Master

Posted by Robert Half on Jan 28, 2015 6:00:00 AM

career_development_plansYour support of your employees’ career development is a win-win for them and you.

It lets them know they’re working for an organization that cares about their growth as much as they do. And it’s rewarding for you, too. As they learn and develop new skills, they are more valuable to your business.

Take a tip from the Jedi. The secret to career development is mentorship. Here’s why.

Topics: Career, Professional Development, Mentoring

Resume Experts: Does Your Resume Need Professional Help?

Posted by Robert Half on Jan 26, 2015 9:41:29 AM

resume_expertsHave you sent out your resume to more organizations than you care to mention and haven’t gotten many (or any) callbacks?

Or have you been out of the job market for a long time and want someone who knows about resumes to look at yours? If so, you may want to consider using resume experts.

Topics: Job Search, Resume

Cubicle Etiquette Matters! How to Avoid Making the Top Four Blunders

Posted by Robert Half on Jan 21, 2015 6:00:00 AM

cubicle_etiquetteToday’s workplace is so prone to etiquette blunders that Miss Manners herself has tackled the topic. When it comes to cubicle etiquette, most people could use a refresher course on what to avoid when working in close quarters.

Topics: Workplace Etiquette, Workplace

How to Retain Your Employees and What to Do if You Lose Your Star Player

Posted by Robert Half on Jan 19, 2015 6:00:00 AM

how_to_retain_employees_weinar_recapPaul McDonald, senior executive director at Robert Half, and Alison Hadden, director of brand strategy at Glassdoor, discussed during a Thursday webinar a topic crucial for every manager: “How to Retain Your Employees and What to Do if You Lose Your Star Player.”

In case you weren’t able to join us for the live event, below is a recap for your reference. (You can also watch a recording of the full event here.)

Topics: Management, Retention

7 Telephone Interview Tips Any Manager Can Use

Posted by Robert Half on Jan 16, 2015 6:00:00 AM

telephone_interview_tipsQ. Why should a hiring manager schedule a phone interview?

A. Once you have your applicant pool narrowed down, dialing up candidates to ask some initial questions – and further narrow down your list – can be more efficient than inviting them all in for in-person interviews.

But since talking on the phone is very different than meeting in person, you may need some telephone interview tips to follow when calling your top job candidates. Here are a few:

Topics: Hiring, Interviewing

Did You Catch These 5 Career Lessons From the Golden Globes?

Posted by Robert Half on Jan 12, 2015 11:04:00 AM

career_lessons_from_golden_globesAre you one of the millions of viewers who watched the 2015 Golden Globe Awards on TV? Of course, it’s fun to comment on what the celebrities are wearing and root for your favorite movies and shows. But if you paid close attention, you may have noticed that the event offered more than just entertainment.

By watching Hollywood’s glitterati accept and present awards, you could glean valuable career lessons that can help you advance professionally and succeed in the workplace. Here are five from yesterday’s event:

Topics: Career, Professional Development

Free Webinar: Learn How to Retain Your Star Employees

Posted by Robert Half on Jan 12, 2015 6:00:00 AM

Robert_Half_Glassdoor_webinarEvery manager has experienced that moment of panic when a star performer announces he or she is leaving. Departures not only affect the bottom line — they can decrease employee morale and accelerate other exits.

Global staffing firm Robert Half is teaming up with Glassdoor, an online jobs and career marketplace. The companies are presenting a complimentary webinar, “How to Retain Your Employees and What to Do if You Lose Your Star Player,” which will examine the reasons star employees leave and what managers can do to keep them.

Topics: Training, Management, Retention

Why the New Jobs Report Means Employers Can’t Hire the Same Way

Posted by Paul McDonald on Jan 9, 2015 7:54:00 AM

december_jobs_report_detailThe December jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistic finds that 252,000 jobs were added in the final month of 2014. That caps a very successful year for the U.S. economy. Here’s what the numbers mean for both employers and job seekers.

Topics: Job Search, Hiring, Employment News, Management, BLS Jobs Report

Thoughts From an Intern: Clean Up Your Social Media, People!

Posted by Mackenzie Burch on Jan 7, 2015 6:00:00 AM

clean_up_your_social_mediaWhether you are a college student or in a steady profession, you likely spend a lot of time on social media. Yes, it’s “social” media and you want to chat with your friends, but social media is no longer just a personal platform.

Everything you do on social media reflects you not only as an individual but also as a professional. Here are three tips for putting your best self out there on social media.

Topics: Social Media

New Year’s Resolution: Help Employees Achieve a Healthy Work-Life Balance

Posted by Robert Half on Jan 5, 2015 6:00:00 AM

work-life_balanceEmerging from the holiday season, it’s easy to see the value of work-life balance: Your employees (and hopefully you) have had a chance to relax and spend time with family. And that makes the new year an ideal moment for letting your staff know you respect their personal time, which can make them happier, more productive and more likely to stick around.

So make your New Year’s resolution to promote a better work-life balance for your employees. Then consider these four tips:

Topics: Workplace, Management, Retention