4 Hiring New Year’s Resolutions for 2016

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The New Year is usually a time when there’s a strong demand for fresh talent and when many hiring managers are looking to bring new employees on board. Consequently, the needs of many companies will often exceed the pool of qualified candidates. Fortunately, you can streamline the hiring process by making one or more of… Read more »

Cover Your Tracks: Why You Must Have an Employee Handbook

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There are several reasons why companies should provide their staff with an employee handbook. For starters, it helps streamline the onboarding process, explains company policies and provides employees with relevant resources. But more importantly, a handbook helps protect management against possible lawsuits in case of an incident. Let’s now go over some specific ways that… Read more »

Born to Lead: 4 Traits of a Successful Leader

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For almost any business to function at a high level and experience long-term success, it’s necessary to have a strong leader at the helm. When you look at some of the top companies in the world such as Apple, Amazon and Google, they all have one thing in common: Competent leaders. Let’s now examine four… Read more »

Give Your Staff a Holiday Gift: Temporary Employees

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Q4, and the holiday season in particular, are often a busy time for many businesses where they may struggle to keep up with consumer demand. To compound the problem, it’s common for permanent employees to request time off so they can travel, spend time with family and friends, etc. As a result, it can create… Read more »

How to Know if Your Candidate is a Team Player

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For a business to be successful, it usually requires a team of individuals who work in unison and who have the same objective in mind. When there’s selfishness or a lack of cohesion, it tends to inhibit productivity; so spotting a team player is important when sifting through job candidates. In terms of a formal… Read more »

Why Post-Interview Reviews are Crucial

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Post-interview team review

Sifting through a long list of job candidates to find the best match for your company can be arduous and time-consuming. In order to progress the interview process, it’s important to have some sound strategies in place that allow you to better identify high-quality candidates. One effective technique is performing post-interview reviews where you assess… Read more »

4 Priceless Benefits of Employee Recognition

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Getting the most from your employees and building strong relationships are critical components of running a successful business. One of the most effective ways to achieve this is through employee recognition, which is defined by HR Council as “the acknowledgement of an individual or team’s behavior, effort and accomplishments that support the organization’s goals and… Read more »

Reducing Cost-Per-Hire

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Lower unemployment rates and higher candidate demand are making it more difficult to find truly skilled candidates.  This decrease in supply and increase in demand is also driving recruitment costs much higher. While costs continue to rise, there are several things that employers can do to help try to contain total cost-per-hire.  Here are some… Read more »

Recruiting in a Tight Labor Market

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Rewind to 2009. We were in the middle of a recession and many highly skilled professionals were searching for employment. For companies that were hiring at that time, they had their pick of the litter and could be very particular in who they finally decided to bring on board.  Not to mention, recruitment costs were… Read more »