Blog2020-05-29T17:08:37+00:00

Show the Love

Is the Grass Greener? Most recruiters in Colorado will tell you that their phones are ringing off the hook with candidates who are eager to find new opportunities. The callers aren’t necessarily unemployed - many [...]

July 27th, 2020|

Remote On-boarding

From the minute a new employee accepts an offer, they are evaluating whether they made the right career choice. Believe it or not, having a solid on-boarding strategy for your new employee, especially those will [...]

July 14th, 2020|

Important Reference Check Questions

Checking references should be a key part of learning more and digging deeper into a new potential employee. After all, this is someone you may spend more time with than your own family! Here are [...]

June 24th, 2020|

10 Best Interview Questions

While these general questions can be a good jumping off point, we find the best interview questions are specifically tailored for the position you are hiring. If you would like assistance crafting questions to help [...]

June 9th, 2020|

Top 10 Hiring Mistakes

Experience Factor has helped hundreds of companies hire thousands of candidates.  We’ve learned many lessons along the way and understand how detrimental it can be to make simple mistakes during the hiring process.  Here are [...]

June 1st, 2020|

The Pause

From the desk of Stephanie Klein – CEO Experience Factor Nothing like an international pandemic to force us all to pause. Pause our day-to-day lives, pause how we socialize, how we shop, how our kids [...]

May 5th, 2020|

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, 2020|

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, 2020|

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, 2019|

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, 2019|

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, 2019|

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, 2019|

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, 2019|

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, 2019|

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, 2019|

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, 2019|

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|

HR Strategies: 5 Signs It’s Time To Go

Stephanie Klein, president and CEO of the Experience Factor, is a regular columnist for the Denver Business Journal. Her most recent column, reposted here, focuses on health care benefits. There is not a better job than