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2 02, 2018

For the Best Hiring Decisions, Rely on Data – Not on Gut Feelings

By | February 2nd, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on For the Best Hiring Decisions, Rely on Data – Not on Gut Feelings

Gut feelings have guided much of human behavior throughout our history. Sometimes they help us make decisions about trivial matters, such as what to order for lunch. And sometimes they help us make much more important decisions, such as those that affect our survival. In fact, it’s possible that you’re reading this right now because [...]

8 01, 2018

Modern Hiring Challenges

By | January 8th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Modern Hiring Challenges

It can sound cliché to talk about the changing role of HR and the hiring manager in 21st century business processes, or about how Millennials are upsetting the traditional employee-manager status quo, or about how technology is revolutionizing how we recruit and retain employees. But in truth, these are facts that cannot be understated. It [...]

13 11, 2017

The High Cost of Drug Use

By | November 13th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on The High Cost of Drug Use

Drug use in the workplace is at its highest point in more than a decade, a recent Quest Diagnostics study has shown. In fact, according to a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) survey, about 70% of all drug users are employed—as they make their way into and out of your workplace, they [...]

29 06, 2017

Senior Living Safety and Satisfaction

By | June 29th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Senior Living Safety and Satisfaction

The role of caregiver is known to be a stressful one, with nurses, aides, and memory care givers prone to burnout and fatigue. However, it can also be a risky job – more dangerous in some respects than construction. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, “Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants had the [...]

12 04, 2017

How to Retain Your Best People

By | April 12th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on How to Retain Your Best People

The recruitment and hiring process is an expensive and time-consuming one. Between advertising, reviewing resumes, and conducting interviews, drug screens, and other pre-employment processes, direct and indirect costs mount quickly, and they are just the starting point. When you factor in the cost of training, of salary and benefits, and of what Annie Mueller at [...]

23 03, 2017

Choosing the Right People to Hire

By | March 23rd, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Choosing the Right People to Hire

Past behavior is supposed to be a good predictor of future job performance. That’s why behavioral interviewing became a popular hiring method. Unfortunately, behavioral interviews are labor intensive. Plus, job seekers have learned how to beat these interviews. Just plug the words “beat the behavioral interview” into a search engine and you’ll come up with [...]

6 03, 2017

Frontline Hiring for Retention and Performance

By | March 6th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Frontline Hiring for Retention and Performance

As qualified employees become scarce, what actions can be taken today to ensure stability and continuity of frontline staff for tomorrow? Senior care is one of the most challenging industries there is. With jobs ranging from health care to dining services to administration, the field requires special people with exceptional skills.  As baby boomers retire, [...]

4 01, 2017

The True Cost of a Bad Hire

By | January 4th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on The True Cost of a Bad Hire

Behind every tip, trick, and tool that today’s HR professional utilizes is a single motivating factor: avoiding a bad hire. There is so much effort and expense put into hiring, that the wrong decision does more than put you back at square one: it can have consequences that far outlast the employee’s departure. This is [...]

5 10, 2016

The Ethics of Social Media

By | October 5th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on The Ethics of Social Media

Due to the high cost of recruitment and turnover, along with the desire to make the best hiring decisions possible, many hiring managers are trying to “get to know” their applicants in advance through reviewing their postings on social media websites. Some sites, like LinkedIn and various alumni or trade association groups, are designed for [...]

6 07, 2016

7 Tips for Today’s Changing Labor Market

By | July 6th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on 7 Tips for Today’s Changing Labor Market

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Millennials are now the largest generation in the workforce. This is a scary thought for people reviewing their hiring budgets, because the average employment of a Millennial with a specific company is just two years, according to a 2015 article. To further complicate the process, there are fewer [...]

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