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Introverts in the Workplace

“Introverts” are often thought of as shy or unsocial. However, this is not necessarily true. While shyness is a fear of people due to insecurity or social anxiety, introversion is a more complex personality trait. [...]

February 6th, 2019|

How to Discover Happiness at Work

The Danish have a word to describe their happiness at work: “arbejdsglæde”. This concept has given them much press lately, and for a good reason. What can we learn about their happiness as it translates [...]

January 3rd, 2019|

Create Conversations to Increase Motivation

Increased communication in an office setting clearly improves productivity, motivation, and collaboration. Unfortunately, numerous employees feel voiceless at their jobs daily. Many managers overlook the importance of getting to know their staff. Discovering what each [...]

December 3rd, 2018|

Interview Questions To Ask

Being prepared for an interview can demonstrate to a future employer that you’re truly invested in your career. Besides familiarizing yourself with the company’s website and objectives, good interview questions can also help you uncover [...]

November 4th, 2018|

Offer Accepted!

Job seekers in Colorado have more options than ever; there is no denying that we have come into a candidate’s market. This makes hiring more competitive and challenging. Top contenders likely have several job offers [...]

October 6th, 2018|

The Importance of Cultural Fit

Adding new members to a team is difficult. Not only does the new hire need to have a specific set of skills to perform a certain job, but they also need to fit in as a new [...]

September 5th, 2018|

How to Attract and Impress Top Talent

The hiring process is, in a way, like dating. Both company and candidate are determining if they are a good fit. Organizations hope to find strong talent that fits the culture and will work well [...]

August 8th, 2018|

The Effect of Disorganization on Productivity

Staying productive at work can be difficult with colleagues stopping by to discuss new ideas or projects, office phones interrupting meetings, and email notifications continuously dinging. The good news is that it is possible to [...]

April 9th, 2018|

The Evolution of Employee Retention

For many organizations, a retention plan is focused primarily on employees that have been working within the company for an extended period of time. However, retention really begins with hiring and doesn’t end until the [...]

March 15th, 2018|

Above and Beyond: Perks to Increase Retention

At Experience Factor, we recognize that recruiting is just the beginning. After hiring the top talent, the second half of the battle is retaining them. Most organizations offer benefits and retirement savings plans to full-time [...]

February 13th, 2018|

Finding a new position as a mature job hunter

Searching for a job when you're 50 or older requires a different approach than a typical search. You're likely to seek opportunities higher up on the corporate ladder and may face perceived age bias. To succeed, you [...]

June 29th, 2015|

Six critical rules of resume writing

Fred Runyan didn’t want to be left holding the bag when the Northern California based management consulting firm he worked for completed a pending merger. After 10 years with the firm, the senior consultant knew there would [...]

June 29th, 2015|

Answering the “tell me about yourself question”

Let’s face it; interviewing is stressful enough without having to answer stupid interview questions. But unfortunately, many interviewers, because of habit, lack of preparation time, poor training, or yes, even laziness, often ask stupid interview questions. Of [...]

June 29th, 2015|

Working With A Recruiter

Working with a recruiter is one of the best ways to fast-forward your career. It is your opportunity for a one-on-one relationship with a career professional who is dedicated to serving your interests. You probably [...]

June 29th, 2015|

Interview Questions To Ask

Toward the end of most job interviews, the interviewer will give you the opportunity to ask questions. You must ask at least one question; if you do not it signals the interviewer that you don’t [...]

June 29th, 2015|

Interview Questions You May Be Asked

Below is a sampling of some behavioral questions that you may be asked in an interview: Initiative / Self Starter What kind of constructive criticism have you received from your supervisors/managers that you have [...]

June 29th, 2015|

Why the Hiring Process is Broken

As recruiters, we say and believe that human capital is a company’s greatest asset.  But the common approach to hiring often ignores this principle.  One veteran head hunter says it’s gotten so bad that our [...]

August 28th, 2013|

Advice For Unemployed College Grads

Landing the first professional position after college has never been easy, but we’re noticing that these days, it’s harder than ever. And judging from recent reports and news headlines, it’s not just here in Denver. [...]

May 23rd, 2013|

Corporate Culture and Recruiting

Corporate culture once again came into consideration following Yahoo’s decision to end its work from home policy. CEO Marissa Mayer says it was a necessary step to rebuild employee creativity, accountability and engagement at a [...]

March 27th, 2013|

One step in hiring that is often overlooked

Making sure a new hire gets a smooth start on the job involves a carefully conceived plan, what Human Resource professionals and recruiters call “on-boarding.”  Put simply, it’s all the administrative, intentional, and logistical steps [...]

February 19th, 2013|

Sure Sign Hiring in Denver Will Continue

The Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation (EDC) forecast for positive job growth this year doesn’t surprise our hiring team here at Experience Factor.  In fact, for the past several months, we’ve been noticing one sure [...]

February 7th, 2013|

Talent-Management Strategies

At a time when the unemployment rate is above eight percent and people are desperately seeking work, employers are surprisingly having difficulty filling critical positions. According to a recent article in Chief Executive, the reason [...]

January 24th, 2013|

Negotiating Your Salary

Most of us would probably like to have a higher salary. Most of us are also probably hesitant to negotiate a higher salary. According to Bloomberg Businessweek reporter Claire Suddath, we don’t need to be. [...]

January 17th, 2013|

Distractions in the Workplace

In a recent Wall Street Journal article, workplace reporter Rachel Emma Silverman discusses the distractions bombarding the modern workday, which often prevent us from efficiently accomplishing our tasks. Such distractions could be questions from co-workers, [...]

January 10th, 2013|

Managing Job Stress

Most of us experience work-related stress on some level. In fact, pressure at work is the number two cause of stress after financial worries. The Wall Street Journal’s Sue Shellenbarger recently discussed some of the [...]

December 18th, 2012|

7 Tips for Successful Hiring

You have an open position and are ready to hire someone. That’s great news, particularly in our current Colorado jobs economy. As we see at Experience Factor daily, there is a wealth of talent waiting [...]

November 15th, 2012|

Base Pay a Top Priority for Job Seekers

Stephanie Klein, president and CEO of the Experience Factor, is a regular columnist for the Denver Business Journal. Her most recent column highlights how, according to a new study, base pay has become a priority for job seekers [...]

October 30th, 2012|

The Power of Recruiting

The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) recently released findings on the power of individual human resources functions and recruiting came out on top as the most impactful HR function for businesses. As we know here in [...]

October 1st, 2012|

Why Employers Should Use a Staffing Agency

Despite high levels of unemployment, many Colorado employers have difficulty finding qualified candidates to fill job openings. Employers point to the talent pool’s lack of technical job skills, experience, business knowledge or formal qualifications. However, [...]

September 21st, 2012|

Employers Digest – March 2012

Our Market Pulse Survey finds Colorado business leaders upbeat about 2012 The results are in. Colorado business leaders are feeling confident about the 2012 economy, according to the Experience Factor Market Pulse survey sent last [...]

April 26th, 2012|

So, You Want an “A” Player…

As appeared in the Denver Business Journal -- By Stephanie Klein The good news is hiring continues to pick up, and many companies are reporting a more optimistic view of the year ahead.  This confidence [...]

February 23rd, 2012|

Are Resumes Relevant?

Historically, resumes have been a critical part of the hiring process for employers and candidates. They have allowed candidates to highlight who they are and what they have done, and allowed companies to review a [...]

February 6th, 2012|

Employers Digest – January 2012

Recent articles on hiring, talent management and leadership: January 2012 Four questions to ask your recruiting partner Stephanie Klein is a regular columnist in the Denver Business Journal; her latest column looks at how you [...]

January 23rd, 2012|

Employers Digest – December 2011

Recent articles on hiring, talent management and leadership: December 2011 Prepping for the holidays, PC-style The holidays are a festive time, and holiday parties at your business should be too. Unfortunately, they are also an [...]

December 22nd, 2011|

Employers Digest – November 2011

Recent articles on hiring, talent management and leadership: November 2011 Skilled help wanted Stephanie Klein, President and CEO ofExperience Factor, is a regular columnist for the Denver Business Journal. Her column looks at one of [...]

November 25th, 2011|

Employers Digest – October 2011

Recent articles on hiring, talent management and leadership: October 2011 Let’s Get Creative It’s easy to put “creatives” in a category all their own, where they’re revered for their innovative thinking. Creativity and innovation, though, [...]

October 25th, 2011|

Employers Digest – September 2011

Recent articles on hiring, talent management and leadership: September 2011 Predictions for employment in fast-changing world Stephanie Klein, President and CEO of Experience Factor, is a regular columnist for the Denver Business Journal. Her most [...]

September 21st, 2011|

Denver Employment Outlook

As appeared in the Denver Business Journal -- By Stephanie Klein It goes without saying that things in the Colorado business marketplace are changing at warp speed. The recently roller coaster of economic outcomes and [...]

September 1st, 2011|

Employers Digest – August 2011

Recent articles on hiring, talent management and leadership: August 2011 Difficult Decisions: Principles to Live By You’re constantly bombarded with complex questions and issues that require quick, decisive action. If you’re like many others, you [...]

August 17th, 2011|

Employers Digest – July 2011

Recent articles on hiring, talent management and leadership: July 2011 Hiring in a Crisis When a business is weathering a crisis, the emphasis is usually placed on just keeping its collective head above water. Often [...]

August 12th, 2011|

Employers Digest – June 2011

Recent articles on hiring, talent management and leadership: June 2011 Succeed at Hiring Hiring someone new is hard enough – posting the job, screening applicants, interviews, benefits and pay negotiations. What’s even harder is dealing [...]

June 13th, 2011|

Employers Digest – May 2011

Recent articles on hiring, talent management and leadership: May 2011 The Truth Behind What Motivates Us Carve a few minutes out of your day to watch this entertaining and surprising video about the truth behind [...]

May 17th, 2011|

Employers Digest – April 2011

Recent articles on hiring, talent management and leadership: April 2011 Walking the Line The difference between effectively managing your employees and micromanaging them can be difficult to discern. Walking that fine line is no easy [...]

April 26th, 2011|

Employers Digest – March 2011

Recent articles on hiring, talent management and leadership: March 2011 What Happens When Your Business Stalls? Don’t be put off by the alarmist title (“Reinvent your business before it’s too late”) in thisHarvard Business Review [...]

April 26th, 2011|

Employers Digest – February 2011

Recent articles on hiring, talent management and leadership: February 2011 How to Influence Change We all have a love-hate with change. We really, really want to, but then we don’t because we are emotionally attached [...]

February 15th, 2011|

Employers Digest – January 2011

Recent and relevant business articles on leadership, hiring and talent management. Introverts Make Better Bosses? This Harvard Business Review article, published in the December 2010 edition, looks at why introverts may actually make better bosses, [...]

February 8th, 2011|

Employers Digest – October 2010 (Denver, CO)

Recent and relevant business articles on Leadership, Hiring and Talent Management: October 2010 How a manager can be a positive influence Dole out compliments. Think about teams rather than individuals. Encourage personal fitness. BusinessWeek columnist John [...]

October 19th, 2010|

Employers Digest – April 2010 (Denver, CO)

Relevant Articles From Around the Country on Hiring, Leadership and Employment: April 2010 Does Your Passion Match Your Aspiration? Spring provides an opportunity to renew goals and refocus ideas and intentions. Leaders who create extraordinary new [...]

April 1st, 2010|

Generation B: They Feel Your Losses

The New York Times- by Michael Winerip New York Times Generation B columnist Michael Winerip talks with workers from The Boomer Group about their special attributes.   For more information on how to recruit the best [...]

April 17th, 2009|

Street Talk: Sooner Have boomers

Denver Business Journal - by Bruce Goldberg Bruce Goldberg chats with Stephanie Klein about boomers and jobs in today’s environment. For more information on how to recruit the best employees, call us today for a free [...]

April 10th, 2009|

Employers Digest – April 2009

Boomer Love Stephanie Klein: We’re back! Crazy times mean drastic measures—like re-launching The Boomer Group newsletter, getting covered in the New York Times, Denver Post and Denver Business Journal—all this month. News to Use U.S. government focuses [...]

April 1st, 2009|

Entrepreneur Magazine 2008 Hot List

Entrepreneur Magazine - by Amanda C. Kooser, James Park, Lindsay Holloway, Laura Tiffany and Nichole L. Torres Boomer staffing agencies are named an area to watch by Entrepreneur Magazine and The Boomer Group’s Stephanie Klein is [...]

December 12th, 2007|

Most Boomers Not Ready to Retire

The Denver Post - by Tom McGhee Human-resources expert Stephanie Klein starts job-placement service for older workers who thrive in tough jobs. For more information on how to recruit the best employees, call us today for [...]

June 28th, 2007|

Catering to the Boomer Crowd

Ere.net - by Elaine Rigoli New methods for attracting baby boomers to the workforce, like The Boomer Group, are chronicled in this article.   For more information on how to recruit the best employees, call [...]

January 26th, 2007|