Staff Has an Attitude Problem? Maybe it’s Not Their Fault

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When there’s low morale among one or two employees, it’s usually caused by those individual employees. However, low morale across the board could mean that there’s a management problem. In this scenario, it’s necessary to take action to rectify the situation and do whatever it takes to boost morale. Here are some practical ways to… Read more »

Don’t Let Perfectionism Ruin Your Hiring Process

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When it comes to hiring, it’s not all that hard to get caught up in a perfectionist mindset where you’re only willing to hire a model employee. In reality, there is no “perfect hire,” and everyone is going to have flaws to some extent. The problem with perfectionism is that it can actually throw a… Read more »

The Pros and Cons of Workplace Drug Testing

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Having employees who abuse drugs is a concern for many business owners because it creates a bigger risk of accidents, reduces productivity, increase absenteeism, etc. And with a recent survey from the Society for Human Resource Management showing that “approximately 14 million people – about 10 percent of the U.S. workforce employed either full- or… Read more »

Should You Hire Friends and Family?

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One decision that employers may face at some point is whether or not to hire friends and family. Because these people are so accessible, it can be very tempting especially for a small, tight-knit business. But before you decide to go this route, it’s important to look at the big picture and examine the pros… Read more »

Should You Hire a Candidate With an Online Degree?

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Online degrees are becoming increasingly common these days. Due to the flexibility and convenience, more and more students are earning bachelors, masters and in some cases PhDs online. In fact, a 2011 survey by Pew Research found that “77 percent of colleges and universities reported offering courses for which the instruction takes place exclusively in an… 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 »