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Staffing Advisors Blog

The Busy Person’s Guide to Smart Job Research

Posted by Staffing Advisors on December 1, 2022

Research is an important part of the job search process. But it can often take undue time and fail to yield the kind of information that will help you choose the right company and position. You need to know what to look for, where to find it, and most importantly, how to evaluate what you find. This guide will help you focus on what matters most, prioritize your time, and make an employment decision you can be satisfied with long term.

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How Unrestricted Giving Empowers Nonprofits

Posted by Staffing Advisors on November 16, 2022

MacKenzie Scott announced on Monday that with the help of her team, she gave close to two billion dollars to “343 organizations supporting the voices and opportunities of people from underserved communities.” Unrestricted or general operating support giving can be transformative in the immediate, unlocking the ability to allocate funds wherever they are needed most. But this kind of giving can also have less obvious effects on staffing, creating sustained growth into the future. With Giving Tuesday 2022 fast approaching—a source of unrestricted fundraising for nonprofits nationwide—this is a great time to think about the long-term impact of philanthropy on nonprofit teams.

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Are New Hires Jumping to the Head of the Line for Raises?

Posted by Staffing Advisors on November 14, 2022

Workers changing jobs to maximize their paycheck is nothing new. But this year, a few twists present real challenges for employers. There are twice as many jobs as people looking, inflation accelerated faster than salary budgets, and more organizations are posting salaries publicly than ever before. New hires are expecting, and often getting, higher pay than current employees; suddenly, maintaining your salary budget has become incredibly complex. Let's dive into some factors driving this trend and what you can do to remain competitive while hiring.

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Work Sample Testing in the Wild

Posted by Staffing Advisors on November 4, 2022

At Staffing Advisors, we are big fans of behavioral economics—using economics and psychology to understand why people behave the way they do in the real world. Our Evidence-Based Interviewing practices include many proven principles from this field of study. You can imagine our delight when we heard award-winning behavioral economist Steve Levitt report that his team used similar practices when hiring for his center, Radical Innovation for Social Change (RISC), at the University of Chicago. Their results beg us to consider how hiring will evolve as more organizations embrace an evidence-based approach.

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Answers to Your Questions About Recruiting Through the Holidays

Posted by Staffing Advisors on October 18, 2022

There is a chill in the air, fall colors are bursting, and looming deadlines are cut even shorter by upcoming holiday breaks and travel; autumn is here. As many organizations push to meet end-of-year goals—including hiring for a January new hire start—we frequently hear questions about recruiting through the holidays. The good news is that 2022 still has seven valuable recruiting weeks left. Here’s how to make the most of them.

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How to Think Critically About a Counteroffer

Posted by Staffing Advisors on October 12, 2022

Counteroffers are nothing new. But with many organizations asking, “Where did all the employees go?” we have seen a marked increase in the number of candidates receiving them. While accepting a counter may seem like an attractive way to get more out of your working life without the stress of changing jobs, it comes with considerable risk. Our team shares insights to help you think critically when a counteroffer is on the table.

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How to Talk About Hybrid Work in Your Job Ads

Posted by Staffing Advisors on October 11, 2022

As many wrestle with return-to-office practices, defining what hybrid work means in your organization is essential. If you stop at how many days on-site, you’re missing an opportunity to attract great employees. When we talk to candidates, they want to know more than where they will work and when—they want to know how you will support them and your long- and short-term plans. Here are some suggestions to communicate the real value behind the words, “We’re hybrid.”

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Where Did All the Employees Go?

Posted by Staffing Advisors on October 6, 2022

People often ask us why there are not enough great employees to go around. And while there’s no simple answer, some core factors are driving the shift in how people live and work today. Understanding these factors is important, but the better question is: How can I attract the great candidates who are out there?

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The Principles of Evidence-Based Interviewing (Webinar)

Posted by Bob Corlett on July 23, 2020

Hiring managers want to feel confident that their new hires are being selected using valid criteria that actually predict their success on the job, working from home, in this new pandemic economy. And familiar old ways of hiring are failing us more obviously now (it’s hard to have a “gut feel” for someone you only “met” on a video call). The good news is that better approaches to hiring already exist.

In this session you will learn what 100 years of research shows about effective hiring, and how to reduce bias and become more evidence-based in every step of the hiring process:
HubSpot Video

If you missed it, part one of the webinar can be found here.

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How to Hire People for Remote Work

Posted by Bob Corlett on July 23, 2020

What predicts whether your new hire will be successful in a fully remote position? Four things:

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