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The Strategy of an Exit Interview

Exit interviews can be beneficial for both the company and the employee, providing they are doing with the right strategy in mind.  When employers have exit interviews, they need to make sure they are consistent, productive and provide information relevant to the exiting employee.   Employer Perspective. To make the exit interview consistent, have a [...]

By |2019-09-08T08:02:40-04:00March 11th, 2019|RFT Search Group Blog|Comments Off on The Strategy of an Exit Interview

Sick Time Law and Small Business

For anyone interested in reading about the negative impact on SMALL BUSINESS in Michigan regarding the Sick Time Law that was just 'gutted', check out this link: The negative impact of the law as it was passed is HUGE for small business.  Read through this carefully, then put yourself in the shoes of a [...]

By |2019-09-08T08:02:40-04:00December 5th, 2018|RFT Search Group Blog|Comments Off on Sick Time Law and Small Business

Preparing for the Best

Recently a new client said he was disappointed that we coached a candidate prior to their interview.  Since I have very strong feelings about recruiters coaching (and have a strong referral network for both candidate coaching and resume writing), I was taken aback, but asked for clarification. The client said the candidate was ‘so well [...]

By |2019-09-08T08:02:40-04:00February 28th, 2018|RFT Search Group Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Preparing for the Best

For Cause or Not For Cause, that is the question.

Normally when I read an article about an employee being fired for ‘doing the right thing’ (trying to stop a shoplifter, leaving the store to catch a dog before it runs into the road, etc.) I empathize with the employee, but redirect the question to the rule that was violated to cause the firing. Store [...]

By |2019-09-08T08:02:40-04:00April 19th, 2016|RFT Search Group Blog|Comments Off on For Cause or Not For Cause, that is the question.

Ask the Question!

Constructive feedback after an interview is always a good thing. Most companies won’t provide it, however, for a number of reasons: too busy, can’t put their finger on it, didn’t like the personality, didn’t have the right background, sloppy dresser, poor grammar, negative attitude, and the list goes on. That’s on the company side. What [...]

By |2019-09-08T08:02:40-04:00November 5th, 2015|RFT Search Group Blog|Comments Off on Ask the Question!

An Unintentional Motivator

When I was young, I had two classmates who knew what they wanted to be when they grew up. Not fireman or astronauts, but would you believe car racing and comic books? Bill Riley used to love talking about cars. Racing cars, technology, etc. His dad was in the business and Bill knew exactly what [...]

By |2019-09-08T08:02:40-04:00December 2nd, 2014|RFT Search Group Blog|Comments Off on An Unintentional Motivator

Two Words: Monica Lewinsky

Monica Lewinsky. Two words I’ve never used in conjunction with job searching or hiring an employee. This blog, however, is all about her career path AFTER the ‘scandal’. When Monica Lewinsky set out to accept her intern position with the White House, I’m pretty sure she had an idea of what she wanted to do [...]

By |2019-09-08T08:02:40-04:00June 11th, 2014|RFT Search Group Blog|Comments Off on Two Words: Monica Lewinsky

Go With Your Gut

Last week I received an email, then had several emails exchanged, a gentleman who was interested in hiring us to find him some new employees.  The type of employee he was looking for wasn’t an issue, but the thought process behind his email was concerning.  Here are some of the points to his email: “You’re [...]

By |2019-09-08T08:02:40-04:00April 17th, 2014|RFT Search Group Blog|Comments Off on Go With Your Gut

The Cat’s Meow, er, Poop

Frustrated with his job search, a gentleman from St. Louis sent bundles of cat droppings to each of those companies who rejected him.  (Article link here:  Aside from the obvious repercussions including two years’ probation, this job seeker will forever be known as the cat-poop guy.  How does that increase his chances of landing a [...]

By |2017-04-25T20:39:36-04:00February 12th, 2014|RFT Search Group Blog|Comments Off on The Cat’s Meow, er, Poop

Able, Willing AND Available

The first time I found myself in a position to file for unemployment was a real humble moment.  I had been ‘downsized’ from a company that said they were closing their doors.  I called my dad as I left the office that final day and was sobbing as I told him I was ‘fired’.  I’m [...]

By |2017-04-25T20:41:09-04:00January 15th, 2014|RFT Search Group Blog|Comments Off on Able, Willing AND Available
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