Pre-Counteroffers: Why All of Your Best Employees Should Be Getting Them

There is no doubt about it. The job is market healthier than it’s been in years and hiring is HOT. You are likely feeling the pressure to wine, dine, and roll out the red carpet for the best talent you can find out there. But while your company is out there, hyper-focused on scouting and recruiting fresh, new, top talent, are you overlooking…

LBF Recruitment Strategies, LLC Certified By The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council

LBF Recruitment Strategies, LLC, an independent executive recruiting and career coaching firm, is proud to announce national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) and a Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) by the Women’s Business Development Center, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). “We are so honored to have received these certifications as a women-owned business,” said Lisa Frank,…

What Are Your 5 Greatest Accomplishments?

What are your five greatest accomplishments? Seems like a pretty easy question to answer, doesn’t it? So – go ahead – grab a sheet of paper and jot them down. What’s that? You’ve got two or three, but now you’re feeling stuck?  And, you thought this would be a breeze…. Don’t worry! You’re not alone.  This is the very first question I…

Online Profiles: Are you Putting Your Professional Face Forward?

Do you have an online professional profile? Did you spend hours crafting your bio, sharing exciting details of your job history, and highlighting all of your skills and accomplishments to showcase your unique and amazing career journey? Of course you did. Because you want to do everything you can to impress and engage future employers and business prospects. Including, selecting the PERFECT profile…

Slacking Already? 5 Ways to Stick To Your New Career Resolutions

Just a few weeks ago, you took some quality quiet time for yourself to reflect – perhaps at your favorite coffee shop, or snuggled on the couch with your cat and some tea, or while laying out on the beach on your paradise vacation. As you thought about the year past, your excitement grew for all that the New Year would bring….

Disengaged Employees: Is It THEM or Is It YOU?

“Employee Engagement” – the new buzz-term popping up in HR departments, business journals, and company meetings everywhere as companies are scrambling to retain their talent in this new candidate-driven market.  According to a recent study by Saba and WorkplaceTrends.com, one-third of the US workforce will make a job change within the next six months. For the first time in years, employees are…

Pre-Counteroffers: Why All of Your Top Employees Should Be Getting Them

There is no doubt about it. The job is market healthier than it’s been in years and hiring is HOT! According to MarketWatch’s Jeffry Bartash’s report last week, “The U.S. economy has slowed down by almost every measure except for perhaps the most crucial one: jobs.” But while your company is out there, hyper-focused on scouting and recruiting fresh, new, top talent, are you overlooking…

Employers: Who is Fighting YOUR War For Talent?

More jobs. Fewer qualified candidates. Faster interview processes. Bigger salary increases. Premature promotions. Multiple offers. Counteroffers. It’s here and we are all feeling it. Your business is growing. You need to hire more top talent ASAP. You post a job description on LinkedIn. You get some responses, but none of them are even close to being qualified. You incentivize your employees with…

8 Ways You Are Sabotaging Your Job Search

You so are eager to find a new job, but you can’t seem to get anywhere with your search.  Could it be you? Are you getting in your own way of landing your dream job? Here are eight ways that candidates sabotage their own job searches – do any of these sound familiar? You Say “No” Too Quickly:  If it doesn’t sound perfect…

The 5 Golden Rules of Networking

Picture it: Early morning coffee at your neighborhood café. You hop on LinkedIn to update your profile with the new job that you are excited to start the next day. Within minutes, you receive a Facebook message from…wait, who is THAT? Oh, yeah, an old classmate from high school that “friended” you a while back. It reads: Hi Jane. Long time, no…