Three Things You Can Do For Your Job Search That Your Resume Can’t

While it is almost universally acknowledged that a strong resume enhances employment potential, it is often “soft skills” that can make or break a job search.  Simply put, soft skills encompass emotional intelligence.  High academic scores and honors are desirable, of course.  But, emotional intelligence during a job search and after hiring is a key… Read More »

Are Your Job Postings Costing You Top Candidates?

It is no secret that the U.S. job market is highly competitive due to the lowest unemployment in decades.  However, even given that fact, candidates for employment are available and new candidates enter the market each day.  If your postings are drawing little or no attention, it may be time to re-examine your approach. When… Read More »

Small to Mid-Sized Businesses: Here is How You Can Compete in Today’s Market

Job openings today are occurring at a faster rate than potential employees are entering the market.   As an employer in this environment, you want to hire the best candidates, but you also need to do so with cost constraints in mind. Share Your Success on Your Website When you operate a small or mid-size business,… Read More »

Simple Steps You Can Take to Recognize Team Accomplishments

Favorable recognition is something almost everyone values and appreciates, and something managers want to do right.  While it may involve awards and recognition, it must not discourage other employees.  So what is the right way to do it? When You Manage a Team, Be Inclusive to All Your team might be large—say 20 or more… Read More »

Maximize Productivity with Employee Referrals

If the relationship you have with your employees is strong, you already have the basics of a good employee referral program.  Best of all, when you maximize the loyalty employees have towards you, everyone associated with the referral program can be a winner. Starting a Referral Program Rewards to employees who refer staff who are… Read More »

Training is Key! How to Get the Most Out of Your New Hire

Both forward-thinking employers and job seekers rank training as a top priority. Training plays a key role in developing strong, competitive organizations that have satisfied customers who speak well of them.  Another plus is good training has been proven to be highly effective in reducing turnover; in contrast, poor training plays a major role in… Read More »

Make Sure You Are Hiring The Best Talent

Your people are your biggest asset, but when it comes to hiring, how can you increase the odds that the individuals you select to join your team are, indeed, your best choices? Prepare Ads That Attract Strong Candidates At Salem Solutions, we know the words and the tools used to attract strong job candidates are… Read More »

Five Ways to Stay Motivated at Work

Last year, a Gallup survey found nearly 1 in 4 employees feels burned out, either always or often.  While a lack of motivation may not always be caused by feeling “burned out,” there is little doubt that finding it difficult to stay motivated at work is a common issue. Fortunately, it is an issue that… Read More »

The Top Benefits of On-Site Staffing Firms

Money that is invested in recruitment and its associated tasks can run into thousands of dollars, and it is important that those dollars return the value you expect. Because of that fact, it is always good to know that you have individuals dedicated to helping you find the staff you need. Salem Brings Special Expertise… Read More »

Lets Talk: Easy Methods to Improve Business Communication

Communicating in a business setting is multi-faceted.  It may involve speaking directly to staff and clients or it may require written communication.  It requires a combination of skills and appropriate word choices.  Whether a spoken or written reply is appropriate, good listening is always an important starting point.   In fact, according to the University of… Read More »