Spotting the Best Talent in Everyday Life

July 26th, 2016

If you own a company or manage employees on a regular basis, you know how important it is to hire the top talent to keep your company running successfully and thrive on a daily basis. Often, the best talent can be found in everyday life – somewhere you wouldn’t normally think to look. Here’s how you can spot the best talent in everyday life:

Be Open to Spotting Talent.

The first way to be able to spot talent in everyday life is to be open to the possibilities. Too often, hiring managers only look for talent through their staffing agency, resume, or job portal connections. If you open yourself up to the possibility of spotting talent out and about, you have taken that crucial first step of being aware that true talent can surround you; those who submit resumes may not always be the best fit.

Put Yourself in Ideal Talent Participation Situations.

While you can find talent “in the wild,” there are going to be certain locations and situations that lend themselves much more to finding the kind of talent you want. For example, while you’re less likely to find the talent you want at a rave, but you could find the talent at a networking event – any type of networking. Other situations you should be made aware of are lifestyle hobby activities like hiking or surfing, meet-ups, or organizational events.

Look Out for Specific Workplace Qualities. 

When you look for talent out and about, you primarily want to look for the qualities and traits that are important to you for an employee in your workplace. For example, if you see an individual displaying a high level of leadership in a transportation crisis and you need your employees to be leaders, they could be a good fit for your team.

If you allow yourself to be able to spot talent for your company in everyday life, you’re just opening up your talent pool and increasing the chances that you will hire the absolute best fit for that particular position. If you need help figuring out how to identify the hallmark qualities of a good candidate, contact Olympic Staffing. We will be able to help you identify these qualities and characteristics so you can be on the lookout for top talent no matter where you are.

 


 

Questions You Should Ask Your Partner Before Accepting a Job

July 19th, 2016

If you’re married or have a serious partner, you need to understand that taking a job affects both of you. You shouldn’t accept a job offer on the spot before talking to your partner to see if it’s the right decision for both of you. Here are the questions you should ask your partner before accepting a job:

Is This Salary in Line with Our Expenses?

Salary is extremely important to take into consideration when you’re about to accept a new job. Take some time to go over your monthly and yearly expenses with your partner and see how your new proposed salary fits into that. Make sure to discuss how long you would be on the job and any possible changes that could come up such as one of you taking maternity or paternity leave, or one of you going back to school to further your education.

Is the Commute Okay for Where We’re Currently Living?

The daily commute is a big factor in any job, and it is something you will need to discuss with your partner depending on where you’re currently living. It could be the case that this new job is a great fit for you financially, but it’s farther away from where you’re currently working. Some topics you may want to discuss, include whether one of you is willing to relocate to be closer to the other one’s job, or if you want to find a job that’s equally close to where both of you are currently living.

Are the Benefits Consistent with What We Need?

Benefits are an important factor to take into account because it affects both of you, depending on your marital status or living situation. You will need to figure out whether this job is a good fit regarding vacation time, medical and dental benefits, as well as maternity and paternity leave. If you don’t discuss these factors now, you may find yourself in a bit of a pickle when you realize that things don’t necessarily align with the life you and your partner have built for yourselves.

If you and your partner have determined that it’s time for one of you to get a new job, contact Olympic Staffing. We will be able to help you find a job that will be a good fit for the needs of both you and your partner. We will also be able to make sure that the job is a good fit for your needs and skill sets.