5 Signs It’s Time to Grow Your Team

The COVID-19 pandemic caused many organizations to take unprecedented measures to remain viable – including putting off hiring or reducing headcount.   But as your business recovers from the pandemic and you consider hiring again how do you know when it’s time to add new employees? Hire too soon, and there may not be enough work to go around. Wait too long and your staff… Read more »

Training Done Right: How Companies Contribute to Employee Growth

As a business owner, hiring manager or HR professional, it’s important to ensure that your employees are reaching their potential. One way to get there is with a well-structured training program.   Employers who undertake periodic training often reap the rewards of well-trained workers who have the knowledge and skills to help increase productivity and company profits. Investing in employee training should… Read more »

How to Create a Successful Remote Hiring Process

For employers, recruiters, and HR professionals, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way new hires are recruited, interviewed, and onboarded. With a large portion of the workforce conducting their jobs from home, recruiters and hiring managers are now faced with the task of vetting candidates remotely.    For many, remote hiring will remain the best option for moving forward. In fact, 80% of the workforce recently said they… Read more »

5 Ways to Build Your Company’s Wellness Program

If you’re an employer or HR director thinking of adding a wellness program, you probably have a lot of questions about how to go about it.   For starters, initiating a wellness program doesn’t have to mean installing a fitness center and hiring a full-time wellness coach. The reality is, a wellness program can be relatively straightforward – like implementing a no-smoking policy or a walking… Read more »

Why AI Should be a Big Component in your Hiring Process

For today’s hiring managers and HR professionals, artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming a significant part of the recruiting and onboarding process.   What’s that you say – “AI” sounds way too techy for your comfort level?  Well, it shouldn’t. In fact, for today’s recruiters and HR departments, the use of artificial intelligence can allow hiring companies to more efficiently filter through applications to weed out candidates that most closely align with their objectives. It also… Read more »

How to Deliver a Negative Performance Review

Whether you’re a long time manager, or just learning how to deal with direct reports, one thing is true: you’ll eventually have to give an employee a negative performance review.   While performance reviews are a great way to ensure a team is firing on all cylinders, the fact is, no one’s perfect. And giving an otherwise hard–working… Read more »

How to Interview More Experienced Job Candidates

For a hiring manager, interviews can often be stressful occasions. But interviewing an older job applicant can add additional psychological complications into the mix.  Interviewing someone older than you, and who may actually end up being your boss or running your department, is often awkward and intimidating. After all, how do you gain respect from someone who might be looking at you as an inexperienced… Read more »

5 Tips for Leading Conversational Interviews

We’ve all been there. You find yourself sitting across from a job candidate – either in person or virtually. After exchanging brief pleasantries, you dive into your checklist of interview questions about skills, experience, why they want the job, etc. After a few of these, the candidate begins getting bored and wonders if they even want to work… Read more »

Understanding Hiring Mistakes: Getting It Right the First Time

Bad hires are an incredibly common problem in the business world. And they impact companies in a variety of negative ways.   Whether you own a business, are an HR professional, or manage the hiring for your department, it’s important to get it right the first time. When a candidate doesn’t work out, the average cost for a typical company is upwards of $15,000 according to a 2017 survey.   Clearly, hiring the right candidate the… Read more »

5 Things to Learn from Employee Turnover

“Employee turnover.” Two words that can strike fear in the hearts of most hiring managers and HR professionals.   Today there’s serious pressure for business managers to engage employees and hit peak productivity. In fact, 56% of CEOs have reported that “recruiting and retention” are primary concerns – this coming before the COVID-19 outbreak.    While employee turnover can be costly for a business, it can also be an indicator of growth as an organization. Some employees will meet the… Read more »