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MODERN EMPLOYER: Employee burnout, exit retaliation, emergency leadership absences and more in this month’s roundup

Posted on: December 6th, 2017 | Category: hiring process, How To Hire Good Employees, Human Resources, MODERN EMPLOYER, Our Blog

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The last four weeks or so have been filled with employer-focused news and events, as tax and employment law changes became Congress’s prime focus, the start of holiday season reminded us about the effects of employee burnout and Twitter dealt with a very public exit retaliation issue focused on the president of the United States.…

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Think it’s going to be easier to hire quality talent in 2018? Ha! Better upgrade your recruiting efforts now.

Posted on: November 16th, 2017 | Category: Applicant Attraction, Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, Hiring Methodology, hiring process, How To Hire Good Employees, HR Outsourcing, Human Resources, Legal Issues When Hiring, Our Blog, Talent Management

recruiting 2018

Thanksgiving is one week away. The holiday season will be in full swing before you know it. At work, end-of-the-year tasks are also in full swing, with a good chance of employee vacation time throwing a monkey wrench into your team’s schedule. A lot of employers think it makes sense to put their 2018 hiring…

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The Pay Equity for All Act: What’s going on with it, and what employers need to know right now

Posted on: September 21st, 2017 | Category: Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, hiring process, Our Blog

It’s September 2017. Do you know if you can still ask job candidates about their salary history or not? As we promised back in February of this year, we are keeping tabs on the progress of the Pay Equity for All Act of 2016 (H.R. 6030). It was legislation introduced during the Obama administration aimed…

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Don’t bother asking a job applicant this typical interview question. It’s weak.

Posted on: August 24th, 2017 | Category: Hiring Methodology, hiring process, Interviews, Our Blog

interview questions

Figuring out what to ask a job candidate in an interview isn’t the easiest task in the world, which might be why some business owners and hiring managers rely on the typical questions. The problem with too many of these standard-issue questions, however, is that you get standard issue answers—sound bites, if you will. Aside…

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Robot hiring managers? Artificial intelligence and automation in the modern age of hiring.

Posted on: July 20th, 2017 | Category: Hiring Methodology, hiring process, How To Hire Good Employees, Our Blog

hiring process automation

Business news outlets are all abuzz this week about a new Google service called Hire that is designed to help businesses manage their internal recruiting process. This service is integrated with Google’s G Suite product with the purpose of helping organizations communicate with job candidates and track their progress through the interview process. This type…

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HIRING TIP OF THE MONTH: One hiring mistake can take up to 17 weeks to recover from, so don’t rush!

Posted on: June 1st, 2017 | Category: hiring process, How To Hire Good Employees, Our Blog

slow down to avoid hiring mistakes

Slow down! Just two words, that’s our hiring tip this month. This simple advice can be easy to forget in the heat of the moment, when you need that empty position filled yesterday and you’re stressed out about how your workforce is going to get things done in the meantime. But foregoing sound decision-making for…

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Interviewing is a skill, not a coffee klatch. Stop wasting your chances to acquire great talent.

Posted on: April 20th, 2017 | Category: Hiring Methodology, hiring process, How To Hire Good Employees, Interviews, Our Blog

Clickbait strikes again! We were recently shocked by a headline in The New York Times that read: “The Utter Uselessness of Job Interviews.” WHAT!?!?!?!? This one we had to read. As it turns out, the main thrust of the article was that poorly conducted interviews are useless…and they are rampant, too. Now that’s something we…

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HIRING TIP OF THE MONTH: Avoid wasting money by training your hiring managers right

Posted on: April 6th, 2017 | Category: Hiring Methodology, hiring process, How To Hire Good Employees, Our Blog

$44,000: You’d probably be pretty careful how you spent that much money, wouldn’t you? We thought so. Here’s another question: How often do you allow unqualified staff members to make decision that could cost your business tens of thousands of dollars? Not often, we suspect. Yet companies do this every day when they allow untrained…

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HIRING TIP OF THE MONTH: Don’t make emotional hiring decisions

Posted on: March 2nd, 2017 | Category: Hiring Methodology, hiring process, Human Resources, Interviews, Our Blog

Do you hire employees that are just like you? Why not—you’re amazing, aren’t you? Emotional responses, such as feeling excitement about your compatibility to the applicant’s personality or even the tremendous warmth and sincerity of a candidate, are hard to resist. While we would never disregard these attributes, they are not a sole justification to…

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What You Need to Know About the Salary History Ban

Posted on: February 9th, 2017 | Category: Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, Hiring Methodology, hiring process, HR Documentation, HR Training Programs, Interviews, Our Blog

Back in December, we blogged about how Philadelphia was the first city to pass a ban on companies asking job candidates about their salary history. A lot has happened in the news regarding this type of regulation since then, and we wanted to update you on where things stand as of now. NATIONALLY: Last September,…

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