Four Traits to Look for in Automotive Contract Employees

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Even if they’re only employed for a short period of time, engineers and IT professionals can have a major impact on your company–especially in the automotive industry. Consequently, hiring decisions need to be taken very seriously — even for contract employees. During their tenure at your business, contractors represent your organization and work alongside your… Read more »

Hiring for Future (Rather Than Current) Needs

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When you’re short-staffed and desperate for talent, it’s easy to give in and hire the first moderately qualified candidate, just to fill your roster. However, this tactic doesn’t equal lasting success. If you want to take your company to the top and stay there, you need to hire with the future in mind. Oftentimes, the… Read more »

Why You Should Look for Candidates Who Have Failed

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It’s only natural to want the best possible candidates to fill open positions on your roster, but if you’re filtering out those with a less-than-perfect track record, you’re missing out. On the surface, it may seem best to hire only the most polished professionals, but these people don’t have what it takes to push your… Read more »

Does Your Management Style Evolve?

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If you’ve been in a managerial role for a while now, you’ve probably supervised many different personality types through a broad spectrum of projects. You’re well aware every day is a learning experience, but if you haven’t applied these lessons to your management style, you’re not as effective as you should be. The business world… Read more »

What Does Generation Z Mean to the Workforce?

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Now that you’ve finally gotten used to working with millennials, it’s time to shake things up again and welcome Generation Z to the workforce. Defined as those born in the mid-1990s to the early 2000s, the oldest crop is starting to graduate from college, so it’s important to learn more about these young professionals and… Read more »

Modernizing Your Performance Reviews

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In the past, performance reviews were an annual task dreaded by managers and employees alike. Viewed more as a formality than anything else, the experience didn’t really offer much value. Today, things have changed. Millennials are now the largest percentage of employees in the workforce, and these young professionals thrive on feedback. If you want… Read more »

Are Your Employees Settling?

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When it comes to employee ambition, there are two types of workers — those always looking for the next big opportunity, and others who find a job they like and are content to stay there forever. A difference largely based on personality, neither approach is necessarily wrong on the surface, but it does become an… Read more »

The Benefits of Behavioral Interviewing

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Past performance is the greatest indicator of a person’s future behavior, but many standard job interview questions focus solely on hypotheticals. Finding out what a candidate would do in a certain situation is nice, but learning how they’ve actually handled certain incidences in the past is significantly more helpful. Behavioral questions like “Describe a time… Read more »

Is Your Candidate Driven to Learn?

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Choosing the best person for the job is rarely an easy decision. It’s only natural to assume the most experienced candidate is the one you should hire, but in reality that’s not always the case. One key factor to take into consideration is a desire to learn and grow. Your company won’t sustain long-term success… Read more »

Creating a Talent Pipeline by Working With a Recruiting Partner

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Finding top talent isn’t easy, so filling positions with quality people is typically a very long process. Of course, business needs tend to suffer during the interim, as your existing team can only accomplish so much with limited resources. Thankfully, there is an answer to this problem — a talent pipeline. A talent pipeline focuses… Read more »