When an Employee Gives Notice, Should You Go All In With a Counter Offer?

shutterstock_139187918Having one of your top employees come to you to let you know about another company’s job offer means you have a big decision to make. Think of it like a poker game in which your employee just raised the stakes.

Do you fold and wish your loyal staffer well, or do you go all in with a counter offer?Continue Reading

Top 5 Hiring Trends for 2014

Which projected hiring trends in 2013 came true, and which should employers continue to use next year?Several buzzwords — social media, branding, diversity — plunged into the human resources and hiring fields in 2013 and pushed forward recruitment and retention of employees.

Many of the hiring trends predicted for 2013 will continue into 2014, says Paul McDonald, senior executive director for Robert Half, a staffing services company that specializes in placement in the accounting, finance, technology, legal, creative, and administrative fields.

McDonald shared five trends from 2013 that will grow in the new year. He writes and speaks frequently on hiring, workplace, and career management topics, and has advised thousands of job seekers and company leaders during his nearly 30 years in recruiting.Continue Reading