Five Reasons to Workout with Colleagues
As a recruiting consulting firm, JCSI often advises clients on strategies to improve their hiring and onboarding processes as well as other human-resources related issues--many of which include newer trends as companies look to build employee brand, strengthen team connections, and retain talent overall. Like many of today's progressive firms, JCSI has long recognized the value of promoting health and exercise awareness among its staff--including workout classes during lunch, challenging weight-loss or fitness competitions, and general heath-awareness sharing as part of the office culture--literally exercises in teamwork.
The benefits of working out with your colleagues are many, but here are just five of the top reasons JCSI has found it makes good business sense to strengthen your work community by encouraging and providing time/space for employees to workout together.
1. Health Gains
2. Teamwork Strengthened
3. Healthier Lifestyle Encouraged
4. Increased Energy at Work
5. Improved Job Satisfaction
Phone vs. F2F Interviews
First off, it's not just a phone interview. As more companies reserve the time and expense of on-site interviews for later in the hiring process, it helps to understand the distinct role a phone interview plays and how it complements the more expensive and time-consuming face-to-face interview. Read these four tips to learn how you can leverage your phone and f2f interviews for a more efficient and effective discovery process--resulting in significant time and resource savings for your team and your candidates, as well as a better hire!
Ask These Interview Questions Instead
Although most HR professionals know questions to avoid in an interview, you would be surprised how many managers don’t. In some cases, asking the wrong question is not only awkward--it's illegal! See these options to common questions you should NOT ask candidates.
Five Tips for Effective Employer Branding
Whether you’re a new startup that hasn’t defined your niche or a well-known corporation that hasn’t felt the need to tout the benefits of a career with your firm, employer branding is taking hold and having an increasing impact on the quantity and quality of talent you attract. Invest in employer branding that aligns with long-term business goals or risk being left behind in the race for top talent. Continue reading for five tips to improve your employer brand...
Along with JCSI, Boston’s exuberance for St. Patrick's Day is intensified by the city’s roots and a personal history that includes Irish culture as well as American independence--but first, a wee bit about the past...
Five Tips to Improve Your Job Acceptance Rates
Nobody likes rejection. Have you ever seen a marriage proposal refused? It’s painful to watch—much like getting all the way to the offer stage and having the candidate decline your job. At JCSI, we’ve worked with many clients to implement best practices and help them improve their ability to close. See these five tips to increase your job acceptance rates and your chances at your own happy ending...
Analysis of 2014 data, show encouraging results from service and process changes implemented mid year...
Blizzard of 2015 offers reminder about the benefits of being prepared...
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