Employer Policies All Companies Should Have in Place

September 28th, 2012

At the SHRM 2012 Annual Conference and Exposition last July, attorney Lynn Lieber, a subject matter expert with Austin, Texas-based Workplace Answers, Inc., led a presentation on Five Must-Have Policies: Social Media, Retaliation, Data Protection, Wages and Confidentiality. As part of our commitment to our clients, we’d like to share Lieber’s thoughts about these five… Read More

Don’t Be a Generic Candidate: Personalize Your Cover Letter!

September 21st, 2012

When you read this headline, you probably thought to yourself, “Does anybody read cover letters anymore?!” YES. Savvy recruiters and hiring managers still read cover letters and any other correspondence to get a sense of how strong a candidate’s communication skills are. Cover letters, or any emails or other correspondences, are crucial to the initial… Read More

How (and why) to Motivate and Retain Your Employees

September 14th, 2012

Does this sound familiar?  At a recent family gathering, several people are “discussing” their dissatisfaction with their current jobs when one of the family elders shakes his head in disbelief and asks “Do they pay you?  After a moment of pause, the younger family member answers inevitably “Yes” (the elder  would cut them off before… Read More

What Should You Do If Your References Are Ignoring You?

September 7th, 2012

When you leave a job on good terms, you should always ask your manager or colleagues with whom you’ve worked closely if you can use them for a reference in the future. And hopefully, they’ll say yes. But what happens when you need to alert your reference that they’ll be getting a call from a… Read More