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12 04, 2017

How to Retain Your Best People

April 12th, 2017|Blog|

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

March 23rd, 2017|Blog|

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

March 6th, 2017|Blog|

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

January 4th, 2017|Blog|

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

October 5th, 2016|Blog|

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

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 [...]

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