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How to Ensure a New Hire’s Success

When filling an open position, finding a quality candidate is only half the challenge. The other half is retaining good candidates and ensuring their ability to succeed once in the role. Even a great candidate is unlikely to stay if …

How to Handle Criticism at Work

People’s sense of self is paramount to how they navigate the world. When we feel good about ourselves, the personal and professional things in our lives – tend to flow better. But when we feel vulnerable or insecure, these things can …

JHA is a First Place Winner for Best Places to Work!

Jeff Harris and Associates, an Executive Search Firm specializing in the Senior Living Industry, has been selected as a first-place winner for Best Places to Work in the Triad!   “I am grateful and honored that Jeff Harris and Associates was recognized as …

8 Strange Interview Questions and How to Prepare for Them

Interviews can be stressful at the best of times, let alone when the interviewer throws a curveball question that you didn’t see coming. Despite our best efforts, unique or downright strange questions have become a reality of most modern interviews. …

Recruiting in the Time of COVID – The Unique Challenges of Recruitment in a Crisis

In today’s society, predictability is how we establish security and make sense of the world. Every day, we observe repeatable patterns (the sun rising, our cars starting, our phones and computers working) that provide stability, control and belonging in an …

Can You Hear Me Now? – An Employer’s Guide to Video Interviews

In our last blog article, we highlighted the fact that Covid-19 and subsequent social distancing measures have contributed to a spike in the use of Zoom and other video conferencing programs. Given companies and employees are getting so used to …

Don’t Get Caught with Your Pants Down – A Candidate’s Guide to Video Interviews

    With the rise of Covid-19 and subsequent social distancing measures, we’ve seen a spike in the use of Zoom and other video conferencing programs. They’re being utilized for everything from meetings to seminars to workshops and even interviews …

Mental Health in the Time of Covid

In the midst of the Covid-19 crisis, Senior Living operators have scrambled to respond to the immediate challenges of maintaining the physical safety of their residents and staff.  Massive amounts of time, energy and money have been spent in securing …

Taking your Pulse: A Simple Tool to Gauge your Organization’s Response to the Corona virus

Since the beginning of the year, Senior Living organizations have had to dramatically alter their policies and modify how they deliver care and services to their residents as well as how they function organizationally. Many are wondering how the adjustments, …

8 notable trends for the hospitality industry in 2019

Our industry has seen vast disruptions and fluctuations over the past two decades. Which of the key trends have steadily reshaped the industry? Where are we headed in the future? There are 8 notable trends that we need to take …