Leadership

Humility in the workplace, not just for leaders.

“Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less.” - C.S. Lewis We often hear how great leaders are humble.  This is an important attribute to have in team members as well. One of the biggest challenges in talking about humility is that we...

The Truth about what’s Holding You Back in Your Career

When it comes to advancing in your career having a mentor, a strategic growth plan, and certifications are all aspects that will help ensure your success. However, career advancement involves more than just credentials and networking. Presentation and communication skills are invaluable traits for professionals who...

How to Advance in Your Career

“All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.” – Calvin Coolidge Whether you are seeking a new career opportunity or career advancement, professional development is the key to reaching your goals. Here are three tips to help...

Do You Have a Strategic Growth Plan?

Have you ever thought about why so many successful companies spend the extra time and money every year to develop a Strategic Plan? If creating a strategy for growth is so crucial to an organization’s success, then why do so few individuals take the time...

Stuck in Your Career? This Could Be Your Breakthrough

As talent acquisition experts, it’s our job to identify top talent for our clients. There are literally over a hundred attributes we consider when assessing candidates. One attribute in particular separates the good candidates and employees from the best – being coachable. What is Coaching? Coaching is...

The Secret to a Successful Candidate/Recruiter Relationship

Honest and open communication plays a critical role in identifying, developing, and sustaining long-term relationships between recruiters and candidates. The recruitment process can be challenging, but setting expectations regarding communication at the beginning of the candidate/recruiter relationship will help ensure a positive outcome. To build and maintain...

Why It Pays To Communicate

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” – George Bernard Shaw Effective communication between clients and vendors is vital to an organization’s success. However, what often starts out as a strong partnership can begin to dwindle over time; projects...

One Behavior That Is Destroying Your Manager-Employee Relationship

The best places to work are built on healthy manager-employee relationships, and yet there is one behavior that may be limiting your ability to retain your organization’s top talent: Blame No one is perfect. We all make poor decisions and mistakes. I daresay anyone wakes up in...

How to Lose Your Candidate in 10 Minutes

In recent blogs we’ve shared mistakes candidates make that cost them their job offers.  However, filling a position requires  a 50/50 partnership, which is why we also wanted to share some of the classic mistakes companies make that cause them to miss out on top-notch...

5 Interviewing Tips for Hiring Mangers

Many hiring managers tend to be anxious regarding the interview process; no one wants to make a wrong decision and be left to deal with a hiring mistake! To increase the efficiency of your hiring process and to ensure that you are selecting the right candidates...

How Important Is Gratitude in the Workplace?

Nobody likes an ungrateful person.  Sometimes we watch a person display a lack of appreciation and wonder why the person is acting that way.  At other times, we are the ones that are guilty.  What we all need to realize is that gratitude does not...

Playing to Your Strengths

When working in a team environment it is important to acknowledge the role that each employee plays in contributing to the overall success of a company. Making people aware of their strengths and the strengths of their coworkers is a great strategy for ensuring team...

Emotional Intelligence: A Factor in Predicting Employee Performance

When interviewing and selecting candidates hiring managers are looking for top talent; this means candidates who are educated, have experience and possess the skills that will make them successful in their new job. However, hiring a top performer is more than just a match in background...

Upcoming Runs/Walks in the Triangle

Create an opportunity for your employees to have fun and get fit all at the same time! There are numerous runs/walks going on in the Raleigh area this fall and winter. Whether it’s to raise money for a worthy cause or an excuse to break out...

The Secret to Guiding Employees through Workplace Change

Major transitions in the workplace such as a company layoff or merger can certainly have a negative impact on employee performance if handled incorrectly.  As a manager you will want to see your employees through these changes as smoothly as possible. The first step to navigating...

3 Steps to Creating a Strong Culture in Your Workplace

Creating and maintaining a strong workplace culture is one of the most important aspects for ensuring the growth of a company. Studies have shown that companies that possess a strong workplace culture not only beat out their competitors in the categories of employee engagement and...

How to Keep Your Competition from Stealing Your Top Talent

September 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day, so we started talking about how we could join in the fun and give ye a few tips to keep ye in the fair winds. Well, blow me down, and didn’t we come to a fine realization...

Why A Leader’s Community Engagement is Important

In today’s dynamic business landscape, leaders are challenged with balancing an abundance of activities and critical success factors. Whether leading a team of employees, managing the company’s financial health or overseeing the organization’s branding or marketing activities, leadership requires the ability for one to keep...

Shepherd’s Table Soup Kitchen

“It was one of the best days of my life, a day during which I lived my life and didn't think about my life at all.” – Jonathan Safran Foer Recently a few coworkers and I had the privilege of volunteering at Shepherd’s Table Soup Kitchen...

How Volunteering Can Help Your Business

Not only is volunteering a great way to give back to your community it can also be a huge advantage in the business world. Here are a few benefits that volunteering can create for you and your company. Broaden your skill set and experiences It’s easy to...

The market for talent is heating up. Don’t be left in the cold.

For the past several years, the hiring market has been chilly with the exception of a few sectors that remain hot no matter what. Our recruiters are seeing multiple offers for candidates as they have more choices than they have in the past few years. Candidates...