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6 07, 2016

7 Tips for Today’s Changing Labor Market

July 6th, 2016|Blog|

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 [...]

1 04, 2016

Social Media Hiring

April 1st, 2016|Blog|

It’s no longer news – to employers or to potential employees – that social media accounts offer a glimpse into the lives of applicants that has never before been possible. At least, that’s the case for those whose information is made available to the public, whether by design or by accident. This enables hiring managers [...]

4 01, 2016

Getting Started with an Employee Development Plan

January 4th, 2016|Blog|

Perhaps the wisest investment a company can make is in its employees. Coaching and mentoring the employees you already have pays dividends in more ways than one – you create a pool of talent that you can draw from as needed, develop a loyalty that reduces turnover and increases morale and productivity, and foster an [...]

1 10, 2015

The 5 Best Hiring Practices

October 1st, 2015|Blog|

A solid hiring policy affects your company at all levels. From the beginning, a policy that complies with all federal, state, and local regulations helps protect your business from legal challenges, and the resulting disruptions and costs. A well-crafted policy also consistently delivers the best and most promising members to your teams, resulting in increased [...]

2 09, 2015

Pre-employment Tests and Legal Requirements

September 2nd, 2015|Blog|

With the use of pre-employment screening nearly doubling in five years comes increased scrutiny. Companies large and small strive to ensure their practices are fair, that they are in line with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) regulations, and that they aren’t participating – knowingly or unknowingly – in discriminatory practices. With this in mind, there [...]

3 08, 2015

The Cost of Fraudulent Workers’ Comp Claims

August 3rd, 2015|Blog|

While the vast majority of workers’ compensation claims are legitimate, fraudulent claims comprise a significant portion of payments made by insurance companies when it comes to cost. Different sources estimate fraudulent claims at anywhere from $6 to $7 billion of the estimated $60 billion paid out every year. Of course, this isn’t something insurance companies [...]

1 07, 2015

The Responsibilities and Regulations of Background Checks

July 1st, 2015|Blog|

Crafting a hiring policy today can be an intimidating task. Any policy that integrates background checks of any kind needs to be vigilant about compliance with any number of federal, state, and local regulations; these laws are constantly changing and being updated, and the nuances need to be thoroughly understood. Many states are implementing “ban [...]

1 06, 2015

Expanding Your Talent Pool

June 1st, 2015|Blog|

In a previous post, we’ve discussed the importance of using your hiring process to identify the best applicants – those who are more likely to stay with you in a productive capacity for a longer time. None of it works, though, if those people never make it into your recruiting pool. Whether it’s because of [...]

1 05, 2015

Hiring – and Keeping – the Best

May 1st, 2015|Blog|

Turnover rate is a number every employer is aware of because it directly impacts their bottom line. Whether it's the cost of offboarding an exiting employee, onboarding their replacement, the knowledge drain, or the cost of training a new hire, it all equals a potentially preventable expense. Turnover costs are commonly cited as about 150% [...]

1 04, 2015

Keeping Your Workforce Process Legal and Fair

April 1st, 2015|Blog|

Turnover, theft, drug use, absenteeism: all can cost a company in a financial sense, but also in time and knowledge drain, and many companies have turned to more thorough pre-hire procedures to try to reduce these factors before they become an issue. With the use of pre-employment screening nearly doubling in five years comes increased [...]

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