March 15, 2018

4 Interviewing Tips for Hiring Managers – Part Two

In the work of avoiding costly bad hires, hiring managers must approach each candidate carefully and conscientiously. There are interview methods and techniques that will be wise to practice whether you’re new or experienced. Building off of the tips listed in Part One of this series, we’ll jump right in to discussing even more things you can do to make sure your interview process uncovers the best candidate(s) for any position. Get used to awkward silences. A common mistake among new interviewers is to prattle. Interviews can be awkward or […]
March 14, 2018

4 Interview Tips for Hiring Managers – Part One

A bad hire can cost your organization a lot of money. According to a CareerBuilder survey, 41% of companies say that hiring the wrong person ultimately cost them upwards of $25K, with 25% reporting a loss of $50K+. That’s not a loss you need to accept with your own organization, and to avoid it, follow these key interview tips before filling your next open position. Know the position in and out. How well do you, as the hiring manager, understand the specific position you are trying to fill? Your company […]
March 13, 2018

Volunteerism Best Practices and Trends

When it comes to running a non-profit, especially a new one, it may feel like there aren’t enough hands to do the work that needs doing. It may be tempting to simply take what you can get without slowing down or discouraging volunteers with a strict vetting process, but to do that means to jeopardize the mission and purpose of your organization and the communities you serve. Here’s what you need to know about the trends of volunteerism and its best practices. Understanding What Drives Volunteers First of all, who’s […]
March 6, 2018

Employee Screening Essentials Before Making Your Next Hire

What you don’t know about your potential hires can hurt you, your current employees, and your company in the end. For that reason, it’s important to follow a few employee screening best practices as you select the members of your team. Your Role You will be outsourcing certain aspects of the employee screening process, but it will fall on your internal team to decide if the candidate is the right fit in terms of personality and industry-specific qualifications. You may also be calling and interviewing references and past employers for […]
February 28, 2018

Finding the Perfect Tenant

When you’re renting property, it’s only a matter of time before you encounter a problem tenant. If you’re lucky, that tenant won’t become a nightmare, but you’ll still wish you’d screened them a little differently in the beginning. When you’re screening first fully consider what’s at stake: unpaid rent property damage legal bills court fees and your own mental health Now, train yourself to spot these red flags and save yourself the sleepless night and thousands of dollars that come from renting to a problem tenant. Do they have a […]