How the Unemployment Rate Affects Your Recruiting

Did you know that Colorado currently has the lowest unemployment rate in over 40 years? This is very good news! Having lots of people with jobs is something to celebrate. However, it can make for a very long recruiting process. If you are hiring, this is the time that you can make fear-based mistakes, so

What did your bad boss teach you?

In my early 20’s, I worked as a manager in a retail store, and one of my co-workers was a middle aged woman with three children. After working there for some time, her husband was offered not only his dream job, but also the opportunity to move back to California near both of their families.

Maintain your form and go for the win!

Phyllis Francis represented the United States in the 400 meter race, and she completed her semi-final looking very relaxed. She won both her first round heat and her semifinal heat easily with a time of 50.58 seconds and 50.31 seconds, respectively. When the reporter asked her what she was thinking about during one of the

Meet my new employee, Stephanie… I mean Jan

Last week, I met with a new client and I was introduced to their new employee, Stephanie. “But we call her Jan.” said my client. Wait… what? Apparently when Stephanie first started her job, my client said to her, “What’s up, man?” She asked, “Did you just call me Jan?” And, the name stuck: EVERYONE

Interviewing again? BLAH!!!

Yesterday I was interviewing with a client who turned to me and said “Beth, I am so sick of interviewing people!” I responded “Well, you better learn to love it.” He looked horrified, and asked “WHY?” I replied, “Because if you are going to grow and evolve as a company, you will be constantly interviewing people.” He

The Interviewer, the Client and the Bridesmaid

Several weeks ago, my client and I called a candidate to get her scheduled for an interview. She asked for a phone interview at noon on the Friday afternoon that we had available for interviewing. She was very specific about the time. When I asked her if there was a reason for that particular time,

Playing with Legos in a Staff Meeting

One dreary Monday morning, a friend of mine dragged himself into his weekly staff meeting. Sighing deeply, he prayed that his enormous coffee would somehow get him through the worst time of the week… the weekly staff meeting. BORING!!! This week, however, his manager came in and dumped a huge bucket of Legos on the table.