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July 31, 2020

How to Avoid Unconscious Bias in Hiring

Many hiring managers like to treat an interview as a casual conversation between the manager and a potential employee. They want to get to know candidates as more than just…
June 11, 2020

How essential is the post pandemic time to the staffing industry?

The momentary pause recently created by “stay at home” efforts, and a slowing down of business, must be viewed as an opportunity, but the window is closing and closing fast!…
May 11, 2020

How to Prevent Workplace Harassment

Harassment in the workplace is a serious issue. In 2017, the #MeToo movement reenergized the focus of employers, along with state and federal governments, that there is no place for…
April 24, 2020

Integrity Testing – a Vital Hiring Tool

In thanks to the expertise of PhDs in Industrial Organizational Psychology, and 20 plus years of Insight Worldwide validation research into the understanding of human behavior, it is possible for…
April 9, 2020

As a business owner, do I need to be concerned about employees faking injuries?

The concept of Cognitive Dissonance is the psychology behind an individual’s inconsistent thoughts, beliefs, or attitude to rationalize their behavior as normal, appropriate, or acceptable; even if their behavior is…
March 31, 2020

Hiring During Social Distancing

As the United States navigates obvious change, not all companies and individuals are able to shift to a work-from-home model. If your company is essential or must continue to operate,…
March 9, 2020

Are all applicants hireable?

The goal of the hiring process is to assess fit. During all stages—resume review, preliminary phone interview, in-person interview, etc.—the hiring manager keeps two main questions in mind: “Is the…
January 30, 2020

How to Address (and Prevent) Workplace Harassment Claims

“Workplace harassment.” That’s a phrase no company ever wants to hear. But as the business world becomes increasingly educated about workplace harassment—what it is, why it’s illegal, what rights employees…
December 12, 2019

Insight’s Year in Review and Looking to 2020

As Insight Worldwide enters 20 years in business, we continue to focus on our high excellence in pre-employment integrity and behavioral solutions for employers. The construct of our solutions and…
November 7, 2019

New Requirements for Sexual Harassment Training

When the #Metoo movement swept through the U.S. in 2017, it forced employers across the nation to take a closer look at sexual harassment in workplaces. This wasn’t a new…
September 30, 2019

Making Space in the Budget for Pre-employment Testing

As we enter the final quarter of the year, you know what that means: budget season is here again! It’s the time when companies take a close look at how…
August 29, 2019

Retaining Talent in a Tight Labor Market

A tight labor market brings many challenges aside from recruitment headaches for hiring managers.  When new hires take longer than expected, the costs of turnover are exacerbated: increased customer service…
August 14, 2019

Commit to a Harassment-Free Work Environment

Americans spend a lot of time at work. Some estimates point out that we average over 13 years of our life at our place of employment. While not everyone has…
August 1, 2019

Taking Safety on the Road

There are straightforward steps you can take to ensure the safety of your employees in the workplace. Rules are posted and enforced through on-the-job oversight, and employees see safe habits…
June 27, 2019

Employees with Strong Communication Skills Bring Value to Your Business

When companies want to fill open positions, they look for candidates with certain attributes. Usually organizations describe which skill sets and experiences they want potential employees to have, but most…
June 5, 2019

How to Become an “Employer of Choice”

Making choices is a fundamental part of the human experience. Every day, people make countless choices—some as spur-of-the-moment actions, but many only after research and deliberation. The proliferation of Yelp,…
May 3, 2019

The Importance of Building Trust Within a Company

The strongest structures rest on solid foundations made of stone, concrete, and rebar. Similarly, the strongest organizations, too, rise from solid foundations—but theirs are made of services, products, and company…
April 8, 2019

Will integrity testing improve workplace safety?

Despite advances in our knowledge of the factors that contribute to on the job accidents and injuries, incidents continue to occur at alarming rates. As evidence from an October 2018…
March 1, 2019

Great Employees Don’t Always Make Great Managers

Every day, the top salespeople in companies everywhere get huge promotions to leadership positions. And every day, many of these freshly minted sales managers and executives fail in their new…
February 6, 2019

The Hidden Costs of Employee Turnover

Although employee turnover isn’t always a bad thing (for example, the departure of poor performers gives an organization an opportunity to replace them with stronger performers), most executives focus on…
January 4, 2019

Integrity Testing: A Vital Tool for Staffing Firms

Companies that sell things have the ability to control every step of the manufacturing process. From the sourcing of materials to the production of parts and even to the assembly…
December 3, 2018

Avoiding Unconscious Bias in Hiring

Many hiring managers like to treat an interview as a casual conversation between the manager and a potential employee. They want to get to know candidates as more than just…
November 5, 2018

Solutions for Staffing Shortages

With unemployment levels at historic lows, few industries have been able to avoid the challenges associated with finding the talent they need to fill their open positions. One industry that…
October 11, 2018

Make Better Hires by Expanding Your Data Sources

In many companies, the hiring process follows a predictable path and usually involves the same decision makers. Typically, hiring managers and HR representatives do most of the work when it…
September 4, 2018

More than a Paycheck

No company can succeed unless it has employees who are engaged, competent, and willing and able to do the best work they can for the organization. But great employees don’t…
August 1, 2018

How to Hire (and Keep) Great Employees: Train Them!

With unemployment in the USA continuing to hover around 4 percent, the struggle to fill open positions remains one of employers’ biggest concerns. In fact, just over 40 percent of…
July 2, 2018

The Four Pillars of a Leadership Development Program

We’ve written before about the importance of implementing a structured interview and development process to assess the leadership ability of your applicants and hire the strongest candidates into your community.…
June 4, 2018

Learn from Your Competition

“It's competition that forces companies to get out of their complacency.” —John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Companies that rest on their laurels are often doomed to fail. Just take…
May 7, 2018

The Power of Focus

In both life and business, it’s always a good idea to be open to new opportunities. Especially in the business world, getting stuck in a rut poses real dangers: the…
April 9, 2018

Assessing Leaders Through a Structured Interview and Development Process

You can have a solid business plan, offer stellar senior care, employ the best CNAs and skilled nurses available, and have all the capital your communities could ever need; however,…
March 2, 2018

How to Win the War for Talent

With U.S. unemployment rates hitting remarkable lows, more and more companies are struggling to fill their open positions. Offering higher salaries and better benefits isn’t enough to lure top talent,…
February 2, 2018

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…
January 8, 2018

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…
November 13, 2017

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…
June 29, 2017

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…
April 12, 2017

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,…
March 23, 2017

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…
March 6, 2017

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…
January 4, 2017

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,…
October 5, 2016

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…
July 6, 2016

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…
April 1, 2016

Social Media Hiring

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.…
January 4, 2016

Getting Started with an Employee Development Plan

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…
October 1, 2015

The 5 Best Hiring Practices

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…
September 2, 2015

Pre-employment Tests and Legal Requirements

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…
August 3, 2015

The Cost of Fraudulent Workers’ Comp Claims

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…
July 1, 2015

The Responsibilities and Regulations of Background Checks

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,…
June 1, 2015

Expanding Your Talent Pool

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…
May 1, 2015

Hiring – and Keeping – the Best

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…
April 1, 2015

Keeping Your Workforce Process Legal and Fair

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…
March 2, 2015

View Marijuana Through the Lens of Your Alcohol Policies

With four states – Oregon, Washington, Colorado, and Alaska – as well as the District of Columbia now having legalized the recreational use of marijuana, many employers are concerned about…
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