Overcoming Top Hiring Challenges

With job postings receiving hundreds of applications shortly after being publicized, it would seem that hiring managers would have their pick of several top candidates. Unfortunately, many managers still struggle with finding candidates with the right skills. Hiring managers in smaller locales like Guam can have more difficulties  – especially since relocation isn’t as simple… Read More »

Your Biggest Strengths and Weaknesses: How to Discuss During an Interview

One of the most common job interview questions involves the hiring manager asking you to talk about your biggest strengths and weaknesses. Often there is no “right answer” hiring managers are looking for – instead, it’s seen as an opportunity for them to evaluate candidates on their overall self-awareness and honesty, as well as their… Read More »

Is Temporary Staffing the Right Solution for Your Company?

Temporary staffing is growing in popularity with employers throughout various industries. Although there is a misconception that temporary employees are only of use for non-skilled labor, staffing firms also place candidates for more specialized and high-ranking positions. Temporary staffing is also flexible time-wise, and can be of use for vacation or sick day coverage, as… Read More »

Interview Follow Up: When, How and Why

When you’ve applied for a job and completed an interview, the effort shouldn’t stop there. How a candidate follows up with a hiring manager after an interview can be a major deciding factor. Not opting to contact the hiring manager after may indicate that you’re not enthusiastic about the job. However, if you follow up… Read More »

The Benefits of Hiring for Personality

Technical skills and work experience are an important part of the candidate selection process, but for a hire to be a long-lasting fit, their personality needs to fit with the company culture. Hiring for personality rather than focusing solely on qualifications doesn’t mean only going for the most charming candidates – it means narrowing down… Read More »

What Costs More – Paying Overtime or Hiring Temporary Employees?

Guam employers are subject to following the provisions of the Federal Labor Standards Act, which requires most hourly employees to be paid a 1.5 times higher rate for overtime, or any hours above 40 in a week. If employee overtime becomes excessive, it can cause a significant hit in the company’s budget. When unexpected or… Read More »

How to Discuss Your Past Employment During an Interview

Job interview questions regarding your past employment can be tricky to deal with as a candidate. Discussing the details behind why you left a previous job, whether voluntarily or not, can make you feel uncomfortable or even defensive. Hiring managers generally use this question to gain insight into the type of employee you’re likely to… Read More »

Strategies to Prepare Your Team for Temporary Employees

Temporary employees can help employers maintain productivity, even in times of changing circumstances. Whether you need extra workers to handle a short-term influx in business or provide coverage for employees’ vacations or sick time, temporary employees are a flexible option. However, integrating temporary employees with your current staff can have its own challenges. Use these… Read More »

How to Connect With Your Interviewer

Interviews can be intimidating to say the least – as a candidate, your fate at the company in question is in the hands of the hiring manager who is openly judging your qualifications in no uncertain terms. Due to this imbalance in power, it can be difficult for candidates to make personal connections with their… Read More »

Evaluating a Candidate’s Work Ethic During an Interview

It’s the scenario every hiring manager dreads: a candidate gives a great interview, but ends up being unmotivated and giving a lackluster performance once hired. There are a variety of skills, both technical and soft, that hiring managers need to look for during the interview process, but inevitably work ethic (or lack thereof) is likely… Read More »