Great Tips on Improving Your New Hire Process

Your company’s new hire process is good chance to make a great impression. Don’t waste the opportunity. Poor onboarding links to both lower retention and engagement rates. (SHRM, 2015) If your organization’s onboarding could use a bit of an overhaul, here are seven ideas to design a more effective program. Plan Ahead A new hire… Read More »

Advantages of Leveraging a Recruiting Partnership When Looking for Work

You are looking for a job. It is exciting and exhausting. There are so many options. Maybe you could use some help? Have you considered calling a recruiter? Although most people think they can find a job on their own, a partnership with a recruiter can provide numerous advantages in an employment search. How Can… Read More »

Improve Your Company Culture through Communication, Team Building and Focus on Your Values

Culture seems to have taken on buzzword status lately. Every organization wants to have a great culture, and there are plenty of exceptional examples from Zappos to Southwest Airlines. The benefits of a strong company culture are well documented. They include an engaged workforce, higher retention rates and a more recognizable brand identity. However, great… Read More »

How to Turn Your Temp Job into Permanent Employment

Let’s say you just have been offered a temporary work assignment. It is a great company and a great opportunity. But, what are the chances you might be hired full-time? Depending on the organization, your odds may be quite good. Many companies use temp-to-hire options as extended job interviews. Sometimes, bosses even create new positions… Read More »

Employee Incentives That Attract and Retain Employees

As a manager, the idea of incentives may sound appealing. Offer employees rewards, they will work harder, and the company will flourish. Unfortunately, the reality is never that straight-forward. An effective incentive program must be thoughtfully planned and executed. Types of Incentives Generally, employee incentives can be grouped into the following categories. Financial Incentives Financial… Read More »

Important Tips on Evaluating Job Applicants

Your organization is hiring, and the interview process has been very successful. Hooray! You have two or more candidates with all the technical and soft skills required. This is a good problem to have. But, which one should you choose? After you have considered applicant quality, it is a good idea to look beyond skills.… Read More »

Improve Efficiency and Quality of Hires Using a Staffing Partner

Is your company searching for top talent? Has it occurred to you that if you are recruiting the same way as your competitors by posting jobs, screening resumes, interviewing a few candidates and picking the best bet that everyone is ending up with average results? Attracting quality candidates requires skill and dedication. And many organizations… Read More »

5 Ways You Can Use LinkedIn to Help with Your Job Search

LinkedIn is a professional social networking service for employees and businesses. Owned by the Microsoft Corporation, LinkedIn is the third most popular social media site after Facebook and Twitter (Lifewire, 2018). If you are job hunting, LinkedIn is an essential tool. In fact, many potential employers will expect you to have an online presence. Here… Read More »

Underproductive Employee? Here are Best Practices to Get Them Back on Track

As a manager, dealing with underproductive employees is sure to be on your “least favorite things to do” list. Perhaps a worker is not fulfilling their job requirements, distracting others in the organization or just clearly slacking off. It is tempting to put your head in the sand. Maybe this will be short-lived? Maybe it… Read More »