What Does Your Online Reputation Say to Candidates?

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Job seekers know that they need to have a strong online presence and use it well, but what about the employer and the company’s presence on the Web? Bear in mind that the Internet face you present to candidates can attract or keep away the talent you want. Read on to learn some tips about… Read more »

Strategies to Reduce Turnover in Young Employees

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Turnover costs quite a bit, on various fronts. In the literal sense, turnover becomes expensive: Depending on the industry, it can cost thousands of dollars to replace just one good employee. A higher turnover rate adds up over time. There’s also the cost of lost productivity (finding someone to replace who’s left, time taken to… Read more »

Strategic Staffing: Creating a Staffing Contingency Plan

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As you look at your business plan for the coming months, you should put together that sometimes unpleasant but absolutely necessary task: A contingency plan for staffing. Of course, you can always look at your needs over the past year and use that to project what future requirements will be, but to put your mind… Read more »

The Hiring Process: Is Yours Costing You Great Candidates?

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All companies want to find and bring in the best possible talent; it makes logical sense. Now ask yourself a question: When was the last time you truly examined your hiring process? If you feel you haven’t managed to attract the kind of candidates you want, you may need to look at your hiring practices… Read more »

Do You Have an Employee Handbook? Three Reasons You Should.

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If you want employees to remember the rules and the ropes, it helps to have a tangible document they can get their hands on — or that you can show them — as needed. As a written record of a company’s policies, regulations, legal statements, and general information, an employee handbook can cover a number… Read more »

Happy Workers are Productive Workers

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Once you have your chosen employees hired and in place, you have two aims: keep them there and encourage them to stay actively involved on the job. On the one hand, a job is just that, and, to use an old adage, “there’s a reason why they call it ‘work’.” But if you want to… Read more »

Interpreting Nonverbal Communication to Select the Best Candidate

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While the statistic ranges from 93 percent to 55 percent, the fact remains that a significant part of our communication has nothing to do with our words. Nonverbal communication makes up an important part of the message we send to others, either intentionally or unintentionally. And while most job seekers understand the basics of proper… Read more »

Benefits of Passive Candidates

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When looking for the right person to fill a position, there are various ways to go about it. Of course a company can utilize active recruiting: Post a position online or in a newspaper, searching for that unknown person who has a great resume, solid references, and a positive attitude that shines through in an… Read more »

When Is The Right Time to Start Looking for Candidates?

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It’s come to your attention that you have to hire new employees – someone has given a notice, or you’ve expanded and need to bring on more people (either temporarily or permanently). So what’s the best way — and time — to start searching for candidates? You have several factors to consider that will help… Read more »

The Cost of Mediocrity: Does it really save you money when you hire an “acceptable” employee?

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It happens: You have a position that needs filling right away, and you hire quickly so numerous people don’t have to spend hours of their time looking at resumes and conducting interviews. Or you get a good gut reaction from one of the candidates. After spending even more time (and money) hiring, training, and paying… Read more »