Empathy Mapping: A Strategic Approach to Attracting Top Talent

Empathy mapping is a concept that’s largely applied to the world of consumers. It allows companies to gain a deeper understanding of how customers or end users think, feel, and behave, making it easier to design campaigns or product and service offerings that resonate with their target market. However, you can also apply the empathy… Read more »

Impact of SMARTIE Goals on Enhanced Outcomes

Developing effective organizational goals is critical to the success of many companies. It ensures that all leaders are on the same page, gives a company’s workforce direction, and makes sure that resources are appropriately allocated. However, outlining goals that genuinely drive success and improve outcomes requires the right strategy. Otherwise, the targets are potentially too… Read more »

The Dilemma of Silence Amidst Impending Layoffs

Layoffs are always challenging for companies to navigate effectively and compassionately, particularly during the early stages. Often, organizational leaders are aware that layoffs are impending well before they share that information broadly. While remaining relatively tight-lipped during the evaluation and planning phases makes sense, especially if the scope of the layoff isn’t yet entirely determined,… Read more »

4 Ways to Empower Your Working Parent Employees

While most employers work to support their entire workforce, it’s critical to understand that working parents can face unique challenges. Often, managing childcare responsibilities is surprisingly tricky, particularly if there isn’t a caregiver at home full-time. As a result, working parent employees may struggle with maintaining balance and engagement, harming their well-being and productivity. Fortunately,… Read more »

Have Accounting Degrees Lost Their Luster?

Accounting is a field that dates hundreds – if not thousands – of years. As a result, many employers may assume that there will always be an influx of new accounting professionals to meet their business needs. However, there’s evidence that an accounting degree is losing its luster, leading to far fewer young adults pursuing… Read more »

Key Recruiting Trends to Watch in 2024

With 2024 on the horizon, employers are preparing to meet their hiring goals for the upcoming year. A critical component of success is understanding how various trends will impact recruitment. By knowing about emerging patterns, companies can adapt their processes and expectations to align with the current landscape. If you want to ensure hiring success… Read more »

Becoming a Stronger Workforce Leader

Successful companies all have one thing in common: they have strong workforce leaders. Managers and other higher-ups are a guiding light for employees, serving as a model who can guide them through challenges and put everyone on a path that helps them excel. Through their actions, leaders can make employees more capable and confident, leading… Read more »

Achieve Your Goals with The Squires Group

When you’re seeking out new job opportunities, ensuring your next position elevates your career is a popular goal. Unfortunately, identifying vacancies that make that a possibility is often surprisingly tricky. Plus, job searches and hiring processes can be challenging to navigate, and that can leave you unsure about whether you’ll do well once you find… Read more »

Best Practices for Onboarding New Hires: From Orientation to Integration

Best Practices for Onboarding New Hires: From Orientation to Integration

The new hire onboarding process plays a big role in whether an incoming employee ultimately succeeds. By having a robust process in place, you’re ensuring that new hires have all the critical information they require. Plus, it helps your company gather what it needs to bring the employee onto your payroll, ensuring full compliance with… Read more »