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The Morning Call “Lehigh Valley Workplaces” column: The employee shortage hits home

Posted on: June 19th, 2018 | Category: Hiring Methodology, hiring process, Morning Call Colulmn, Our Blog, Talent Management

Many companies are struggling to find good employees. In fact, a survey conducted late last year by the National Association of Manufacturers reported that 73 percent of manufacturers said attracting and retaining a quality workforce was a chief business challenge. Seventy-three percent! Let’s look at some reasons why: Our population is aging out. By 2025,…

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MODERN EMPLOYER: Avoid recruiting bias, embrace a 40-hour work week, get the new W-4

Posted on: April 5th, 2018 | Category: Employee Relations, Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, hiring process, HR Outsourcing, MODERN EMPLOYER, Our Blog


YOUR CONNECTION TO HR NEWS AND WORKFORCE IDEAS Check out what great news, advice and activities are making workforce waves right now. Six mistakes to stop making to avoid recruiting bias. Fast Company recently reported on common recruiting mistakes that can lead to trouble. Get advice to avoid EEOC hiring issues. The 40-hour workweek: Melinda…

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1998 called. They want their recruiting program back.

Posted on: January 11th, 2018 | Category: Applicant Attraction, Hiring Methodology, hiring process, How To Hire Good Employees, Our Blog

Two decades ago, recruiting looked a lot different. When a position needed to be filled, most employers placed advertisements in (print!) newspapers. A few “online” ads were placed, but the platforms were limited. A few big corporations used computer programs to catalog information (on floppy disks!), but for the most part, the internet had not…

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The 10 Hottest MODERN EMPLOYER Topics of 2017

Posted on: December 28th, 2017 | Category: Employee Relations, Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, hiring process, How To Hire Good Employees, HR DirectLink Service, Human Resources, Legal Issues When Hiring, MODERN EMPLOYER, Our Blog, Talent Management

Top HR Stories 2017

Employers had one heck of a year in 2017. So many things happened! It was a year of “keeping” measures: Keeping up with legislation Keeping away from litigation Keeping an edge on the competition Keeping talent happy in the company fold Keeping a steady flow of quality applicants coming in Keeping your sanity with all…

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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


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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