The Carlton Connection

Why ‘Experience Required’ is Killing Innovation: Embrace the Newbie

In the realm of job hunting and career advancement, the phrase “experience required” has become ubiquitous, almost like a barrier separating the experienced from the inexperienced. While it might seem like a logical requirement to ensure competence and efficiency, the reality is that this obsession with experience can stifle innovation and hinder progress in both… Read more »

How to Keep Candidates and Employees Happy: Best Practices for Strengthening Relationships

For every company, the key to success is happy employees and candidates. Keeping your workforce engaged and motivated is easier said than done, and many businesses struggle with attracting and retaining both seasoned professionals and promising young talents. It’s not enough to offer competitive salaries and benefits; you need to create a workplace culture that… Read more »

Unlocking Diversity: Strategies for Inclusive Hiring and Sourcing

In today’s rapidly evolving workplace landscape, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) have become not just buzzwords, but essential pillars for success. Companies that prioritize diversity in their workforce reap the benefits of varied perspectives, innovative ideas, and enhanced creativity. However, achieving true diversity requires more than just good intentions – it demands intentional and strategic… Read more »

Improving Your Candidate Experience

Recruiting is not just about filling open jobs with candidates; it is also about providing a great candidate experience. A positive experience can make your candidates feel enthusiastic and valued, increasing the possibility of them accepting your job offer. On the other hand, a negative experience can damage your brand’s reputation, drive candidates away, and… Read more »

The Importance of Employer Branding in Attracting Quality Talent

  In today’s competitive job market, attracting top talent goes beyond simply posting job openings and offering competitive salaries. Companies must also focus on cultivating a strong employer brand to stand out from the crowd and attract the best candidates. Why is employer branding so important in attracting quality candidates? Let’s delve into some key… Read more »

Deck the Halls with Talent: Creative Approaches to Holiday Hiring

The holiday season is not just a time for festive decorations and joyful celebrations—it’s also a unique opportunity for businesses to enhance their teams with top-notch talent. As the year draws to a close, many organizations find themselves in need of additional hands to meet increased demand, cover holiday vacations, or launch new projects. Instead… Read more »

Finding the Perfect Fit: Recruiting Strategies for Seasonal Holiday Positions

The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes a surge in demand for seasonal workers to fill temporary positions in various industries. Whether it’s retail, hospitality, logistics, or customer service, businesses are gearing up for the busiest time of the year. Finding the perfect fit for seasonal holiday positions requires a strategic approach… Read more »

Unlocking Success: The Vital Role of a Powerful Employer Brand and Culture in Your Business

  In today’s job market, job seekers have more choices than ever before. Top talent isn’t just looking for a paycheck, they’re looking for an employer who shares their values, beliefs, and vision. To capture their attention, businesses need to create an employer brand that stands out from the crowd. Your employer brand is the… Read more »

The High Cost of Employee Turnover: How it Impacts Your Business and What You Can Do About It

Turnover might seem like a minor issue, but in reality, it can have major financial implications. We’ve all seen the stats: hiring and onboarding a new employee costs an average of 6 to 9 months of their salary. That number skyrockets when you take into account the cost of training, loss of customer relationships, and… Read more »

8 Red Flags to Look For During a Candidate Initial Pre-Screen Call

By Annette Monks, CTS President, Carlton Staffing Pre-screening an interested candidate by phone is typically the first step in the hiring process for hiring managers. This is an important step because it helps to establish rapport with the candidate which is a vital part of recruitment, especially in today’s competitive labor market. During this call,… Read more »