3 Things to Do After Graduating This December

December is an eventful month filled with holidays, vacations, and for some, college graduations. It’s an exciting time, but can also be stressful if you have a new degree and no job lined up. Luckily, we have three steps to help ease your job hunt so that you can enjoy this holiday season (with a …

Veterans Placement Capability

KNF&T Supports Veterans in the Workforce Did you know that KNF&T offers help to veterans in their job search? We are committed to helping veterans find the right fit in their next career and support them along the way. Many of the organizations that we work with are actively looking to assist veterans and provide opportunities for these men …

EXIT INTERVIEWS: How to Get the Truth from Employees

  While retaining talent is ideal, sometimes an exit interview is unavoidable. So, when it comes to the discussion, having an impartial person conduct the exit interview is critical. As a rule of thumb, the employee’s immediate manager should never conduct the interview so that the employee feels they are in a safe place to …

Avoid THIS Phrase in your Interview

Once you land an interview, one of the best things you can do is prepare. We often advise our candidates to read up on the company and its mission, plus review some commonly asked interview questions. But regardless of how much you prepare, a cliché response can really hurt your chances of success. And there’s …

3 Tips for Attracting Top Candidates

There’s no denying that it’s a candidate’s market, which is why strategic hiring and retention are crucial. Here are the top three approaches to ensure workforce planning success. 1. Act Quickly – Many employers feel that conducting several interviews across multiple weeks is the best way to perform their due diligence. This is a common misconception and …

The Secret to Hiring Great Candidates: Behavioral Interviews

What is a Behavioral Based Interview? A behavioral based interview is when a candidate is prompted to provide comprehensive information regarding his or her actions and behaviors during specific employment-related situations. The theory behind this style of interview is that the best predictor of future behavior is to look at past behavior. You, the interviewer, …

The Right Candidate Isn’t Always Right in Front of You

Author: Beth Tucker, CEO What do a restaurant manager, an administrative assistant, and a stay-at-home mother have in common? They all have the soft skills needed to be excellent customer service representatives. I was reading an article in USA Today that described how these candidates didn’t traditionally fit the mold of customer service reps, but …