The Carlton Connection

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 »

Don’t Let These Resume Trends Scare You

Has your hiring team been noticing a major change in candidates’ resumes lately? When it comes to resumes of today, it’s not uncommon for job seekers to break the rules and add their own personal touch. Understanding modern-day resume trends are essential for recruiting the best and brightest talent in all industries. As you get acclimated, here are three… Read more »

Answering Interview Questions

Are you actively searching for a new job? No matter how prepared you may be, interviews can be unpredictable and challenging – even for seasoned interviewers. Knowing strategies to effectively answer even the most difficult interview questions can help you conquer nervousness and achieve top notch interview performance. Most importantly, you’ll be able to enter an… Read more »

How to Identify a Chronic Job Hopper

Have you found that one of your company’s biggest downfalls is poor employee retention? If so, you’re not alone. With it now being a job-seeker’s market, it’s become a major challenge for companies to keep their best and brightest talent. In most cases, the key to positive job retention is to hire the right people from the… Read more »

What To Do When a Candidate Rejects Your Job Offer

  When candidates reject your job offers, what does your hiring team do? Do they take time to discover the cause of rejection, or do they simply move on to other candidates? Establishing a general strategy for handling candidate rejections can be instrumental for present and future hiring outcomes. Think about it – if you’ve… Read more »

How Temporary Employees Can Solve Staffing Headaches

Do your employees seem to leave you during the craziest of times? At many companies, the expression, “when it rains it pours,” often applies when it comes to unpredictable staffing levels. When one major staffing shift happens, often a dozen more come along with it. If poor retention and increasing labor demands are causing numerous… Read more »

Interview Questions that Discover a Candidate’s True Personality and Cultural Fit

As a hiring manager, have all your candidate interviews begun to feel like a blur? Even with the best intentions, many hiring professionals struggle to get a sense of a candidate’s character, personality and attitude during the interview process. Unfortunately, failing to “break through” and learn more about a candidate can often result in a less than ideal hiring outcome for your organization.… Read more »

Why It Pays to Promote Employee Wellness

There’s a lot of buzz these days about culture-building, but many leaders underestimate the role that corporate wellness plays into developing a positive and productive workplace. Giving your employees more opportunities to lead healthier lives will show that you value their well-being and want to provide a healthy, productive environment in which they can thrive.… Read more »

Why You Should Be Contacting the Interviewees You Don’t Hire

carlton staffing communication with interviewees

Do you often find yourself passing up on great interviewees because they aren’t a fit for your current openings? Just because a candidate may not be the best hire for a position right now, doesn’t mean you should dismiss them altogether. In fact, these individuals may end up being prime candidates for future positions. As… Read more »