Employment

What You Can Ask During a Job Interview

On October 28, 1992, John Otero went into a Wal-Mart store in Las Cruces, New Mexico to interview for a job as a receiving clerk. During that interview, he was asked the question, “What current or past medical problems might limit your ability to do a job?” Unbeknownst to the interviewer, Otero had been injured in an automobile accident a few years before causing his right arm to be amputated below the elbow. Read more about What You Can Ask During a Job Interview

Synergy in Testing: Combining Assessments for Optimal Results

There are all sorts of tools you can use for screening job applicants. Two are particularly effective when used together…

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Top Careers for 2013

Of perennial interest to employment recruiters, the under- and unemployed, and those preparing for the workforce is what the “top” careers for the year are projected to be. In this case, “top” can mean most lucrative, most in-demand, least stressful, most prestigious or any combination thereof. Given that there are several measurement criteria, we’ll look at some of the most popular ones. Read more about Top Careers for 2013

What to Have Prepared Before You Call Us

Any sound, lasting partnership - personal or professional - requires effective communication. The sharing of information and understanding of wants and needs is essential. So, in this spirit, if you have questions about what products we offer and how we can help you find the best people for your organization, I’d like to make that process easy for you. I encourage you to give us a call, and when you do, here are some questions for you to think about when preparing for our call.

What hiring and employment challenges are you currently facing? Read more about What to Have Prepared Before You Call Us

Why Pre-Employment Test Scores are Job Specific

How important are job specific cut scores? Very. A cut score is the lowest score a candidate can achieve on an assessment to receive further consideration in the hiring process.  Frequently, people assume that positions with similar titles or levels will require similar scores based on their location in the organizational hierarchy. However, this is not the case. Read more about Why Pre-Employment Test Scores are Job Specific

Finding Good Substitute Teachers

Being a substitute teacher is a tough job. They have to try to memorize dozens of names in a day. They have to try to keep order while educating students who often don’t give respect to substitutes. They’ve probably been hit in the back by spitballs, pencil erasers, paper airplanes and the occasional foam football. They have to demonstrate the patience of a chess master, adaptability of a chameleon and discipline of a drill sergeant. Read more about Finding Good Substitute Teachers

Avoiding Retail Theft During the Holidays

This may be the season of giving for many, but for too many others, it’s the season of taking. As many retailers know, theft numbers spike around the end of the year. Almost $9 billion in losses is expected for the U.S. alone.

Holiday taking comes in three varieties: Read more about Avoiding Retail Theft During the Holidays

The Value of Certificates

Though the traditional path to a rewarding career and higher income has typically been associated with a four-year college degree, recent trends show the value of becoming certified is rising.

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What is Employee Engagement and Why Does it Matter?

There is a myriad of ways to address the issue of employee engagement. How much emphasis should you place on engagement? Ruby shares her expertise in this short video.

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The Value of a Job Analysis

Making a hiring decision without the benefit of a detailed breakdown of the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) required for successful job performance is like attempting to assemble a piece of furniture without instructions. It might go faster, but you’ll probably do it incorrectly, and there is a good chance that it will eventually fall apart. Read more about The Value of a Job Analysis

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