Five Best Practices for Writing Job Descriptions

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Looking for a specific type of candidate for your next job opening? Reel them in with a well-written job description. The hiring process, when efficiently carried out, can get you a pool of qualified candidates to choose from; a poorly constructed job description makes that same process drag out far longer than necessary. But good… Read more »

Temp or Temp-to-Hire? Staffing Choices Demystified

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When it’s time to make a hiring decision, does the prospect excite or worry you? If it’s the latter, why the concern? Some companies aren’t quite sure what type of employee to hire but perhaps have made some unfortunate permanent hiring decisions, so they’d prefer to go the temporary or temp-to-perm route. So let’s look… Read more »

Validating Candidate References

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Now that you’ve got the final candidate chosen and feel confident in your decision, do you really need to check references? In a word, yes. Doing so can give you insights that go beyond a resume and even an in-person interview … and in some cases, make you rethink a decision. Here are a few… Read more »

Why “Good Enough” Isn’t

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Of course you want to fill vacant positions as quickly as you can; an unfilled position means more work for the other employees as they scramble to do their own work and that of the missing employee. It can feel like trying to use a chair with one of the legs missing: functional but not… Read more »

Yes, Candidates Are REALLY Checking Your Social Media

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As of January 2014, 74 percent of online adults used social media sites—and that number has likely remained the same or grown in the past twelve months. It stands to reason that at least some of those 74% are prospective candidates, and some of them have checked your contribution to social media. So what do… Read more »

Your Hiring Process Is Costing You Talent

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It may seem obvious, but one of the best ways to have a successful company lies in good quality hires who can bring their talents to your organization. So why haven’t you found that sort of talent yet? It may well lie in your hiring process. Take a look and see if either of these… Read more »

Lessons You Can Learn from Last Year

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As you move into 2015, it may help you to look back a bit and see what 2014 brought to your business in terms of positives and negatives. Specifically, look at old reports and statement from the previous year to evaluate where your strengths and weaknesses lie, then formulate a plan to enhance the former… Read more »

New Policies You Need for 2015

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As the new year begins, it’s important to get your team started on the right note. Creating new policies will help keep your team on track and allow team members to reach their productivity potential. Below are several policies that will help your team and company start the new year off right. Vacation Time. If… Read more »

Recruiting Resolutions: Bring on New Talent

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Is there a “season” for adding new, quality talent to your company or one time that seems to yield better results than another? Quite simply, yes, and it’s approaching fast: the end of December/first few weeks in January. In fact, the first three weeks of January have the nickname “the golden recruiting window.” Here are… Read more »

Affordable Care Act Update: Take Action Now

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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has made some extensions to its employer mandates, but January 2015 is fast approaching. The best way to benefit your company is to prepare now for what’s coming so you are in full compliance with the required health insurance changes. To remind you of the basics: The mandates stated that… Read more »