Is a Candidate a Good Fit or a Good Interviewee?

Posted by Megan Jewell on Dec 17, 2019 11:30:00 AM

There are countless resources available to help individuals prepare for interviews, whether it be a workshop, an online resource or a book. While these tools are extremely helpful for those interviewing, it can make the job of the hiring manager difficult. Interviewers have to decipher the difference between someone who is just a good interviewee versus someone who is a good fit for the position. Of course, a good candidate can be great at interviewing, too, but it’s crucial a hiring manager doesn’t hire someone solely based on their impressive interview skills.


SURVEY: “Some Like it Hot” & Other Office Squabbles

Posted by Jennifer DeLucia on Aug 8, 2019 10:50:00 AM

As the summer is now in full swing and the temperatures outside are high, there has been a lot of attention placed on social media recently surrounding one of the oldest, fiercest battles that is currently being waged within offices around the country…the thermostat setting. Although office temperature seems like a minor issue, it does have a significant negative impact on employee’s productivity and morale.


6 Ways to Make Your New Hire Feel Welcome

Posted by Brianna Puccia on Jul 25, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Beginning a new job is a big change and can be overwhelming. Many people feel nervous before their first day, wondering if they will fit in with the company culture and get along with their new colleagues. During a new hire’s first few weeks it is important that you, as a supportive employer, help ease the transition into their new position and the organization. For advice on how to make your newest employee feel welcome and comfortable, consider these six points.


6 Best Ways to Stay Focused During the Workday (Infographic)

Posted by JOHNLEONARD on Jul 16, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Staying focused for an extended period of time during a long and busy workday can be difficult. Depending on what tasks you need to complete, some days will likely be harder to remain motivated than others. When you have multiple distractions coming your way, such as the phone constantly ringing or catching up with a colleague, you may find that you are running short on time to complete your work.


The JOHNLEONARD Summer Outing at Urban Axes

Posted by JOHNLEONARD on Jun 21, 2019 11:30:28 AM

Last night, for our annual summer outing, the entire JOHNLEONARD Team buried the hatchet at Urban Axes in Somerville.


6 Exit Interview Questions You Should Ask and Why

Posted by Madison Norman on May 2, 2019 11:00:00 AM

It is inevitable that some of your employees will leave and pursue new opportunities no matter how much time and money you invest in retention strategies. When this happens, it is beneficial to conduct an exit interview as a way to receive honest feedback so you can continue to improve the position and your organization. By using this data and implementing these suggested changes, your organization will reduce turnover and progress as a whole.


Workplace Diversity & Inclusion: What You Need to Know in 2019

Posted by Lexi Albrecht on Mar 26, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Workplace diversity and inclusion has been at the forefront of recruiters and hiring managers in 2019 and it’s about time! This prevalent topic has become a major focus for small organizations to large Fortune 500 companies globally. Why? Because organizations who truly embrace gender, racial and ethnic diversity are proven to hold one of today’s biggest competitive advantage.


Happy Employee Appreciation Day to our Dedicated Staff!

Posted by JOHNLEONARD on Mar 1, 2019 9:08:14 AM

This Employee Appreciation Day we recognize and thank our talented team at JOHNLEONARD.  They are the best at what they do!  Each one of our employees brings a unique perspective and skill-set to the table, ensuring that JOHNLEONARD continues to remain a leader in the staffing industry.


The Cost and Effect of a Bad Hire (Infographic)

Posted by JOHNLEONARD on Nov 15, 2018 11:28:43 AM

Hiring Managers greatly fear taking on an employee that will waste their organization’s time, efforts and most importantly their money. In fact, the average cost of a bad hire is two to three times the person’s salary! While there is no sure way to completely eliminate risky hiring decisions, there are steps you can take to help your firm avoid bad hires and reduce the repercussions.


The Cost and Effect of a Bad Hire

Posted by Jennifer Kuchy on Nov 1, 2018 11:01:00 AM

Unfortunately, there is no red flag to be waved in front of a Hiring Manager when a bad candidate walks into an interview. With each new hire comes the risk of an employee that could waste your time, efforts, and most importantly your money. The average cost of a bad hire is two to three times the person’s salary. Poor hiring decisions are going to cost you a lot of money. Although this may seem like an exaggeration, if you factor in the costs of recruiting, prescreening, interviewing, onboarding, lost productivity, and training, it adds up quickly.


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