"Is Your Firm Due for a Salary Review?"

Hiring is tight across the industry.  Firms are offering higher compensation to attract the best talent.  Minimum wage increases just became law in 18 states.  The new tax law has raised expectations that some of the tax savings for businesses will translate into higher wages...

"Get Ahead of the Hiring Crunch"

Current economic and construction forecasts bode well for the A&D industry in the coming year. Growth is expected to be moderate but positive nonetheless. Some sectors, such as commercial and residential, could see more rapid development as a result of increased demand and a more...

"Hire People, Not Positions"

Firms wrestling with issues of poor performance, high turnover, and low levels of engagement are coming to realize that there’s more to an employee than just their resume. They are beginning to pay more attention to other important qualities in a candidate, such as their...

"Having Second Thoughts About Remote Working?"

Remote working has become a common practice for nearly any professional or technical job. For today’s mobile and mobile-connected workers, remote working is as much a requirement as it is a lifestyle choice. On any day, their office may be a hotel room, airline seat,...

"Attract New Talent with Student Loan Debt Assistance"

Coping with student loan debt is one of the biggest financial challenges for a large majority of recent college graduates. In addition to meeting their monthly payments, borrowers have difficulty obtaining credit, car loans and mortgages, which holds them back from moving on with their...

"Two Heads Make a Better Hire"

When it comes down to making that all-important hiring decision, which criteria get the most weight? Skill set? Experience? Education? Demonstrated promise of talent and creativity? In most cases it’s none of these. The fact is, the criteria we tend to use when making a...

"Upgrade Your Staff"

What do you do when your technology is not operating at its peak or has become outdated to perform the functions you need to operate your firm? You upgrade, right? And what about your staff? If they've been with you a while, chances are their...

"Treat Your Also-rans Well"

In most cases, recruiting and hiring is a long, drawn-out process. When you’ve finally selected that promising candidate, made them an offer, and they have accepted, what is your procedure for communicating with all the other applicants? Do you ignore them? Send them a brief...

"What Employees Want Most"

Of all the things you can offer employees to attract or retain them, which is the most critical do you think? Money? Healthcare and other benefits? Perks? Ability to work away from the office? Better work/life balance? A nicer office? Opportunity for promotion? Financial management...

"Balancing Merit and Fairness"

In my previous blog, I talked about the current trend of employers offering candidates a more enticing and/or wider range of benefits and perks in order to attract and retain top talent. One of the potential pitfalls of that practice is that current, hard-working, loyal...

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