4 Advantages to Hiring from An Unrelated Field

When it comes to effective hiring, many HR professionals and hiring managers prefer to choose candidates who know their company’s industry inside and out. However, while industry experience is beneficial, hiring candidates from outside of your field can often provide unique value to the team.   Exploring candidates with potential rather than an exact match can provide a great opportunity to develop the employee and grow your organization. So, if… Read more »

Onboarding New Employees: How to Streamline Your Processes

It’s important for business owners and HR professionals to realize that employee onboarding can actually make or break how new–hires view your company.   For example, if a new employee has a negative experience due to little or no onboarding, they’re likely to run the other way – and tell their friends. If you have multiple employees quitting each year, it can cost you thousands in resources and productivity. Not good.    Reviewing your organization’s onboarding processes… Read more »

What Employers Can Learn from Employee Turnover

As an employer, hiring manager, or HR professional you know that good employees are hard to find. But once you’re found the right person, it’s often hard to retain those employees.   The fact is there are always going to be employees who have a “grass is greener” mentality and jump from job to job. For example, a recent study revealed that 21% of millennials… Read more »

Recruiting During Times of High Unemployment

As the COVID-19 pandemic slowly eases and businesses look to hire again, many of the millions of unemployed Americans will be knocking on employer’s doors.   This is creating a situation in which employers who are in a position to recruit—either now or when we fully emerge on the other side of this crisis—will do so in an environment of much higher unemployment than has historically been the case. … Read more »

Land the Best Talent by Improving the Candidate Hiring Experience

For corporate employers, hiring managers, and HR professionals, it goes without saying that offering a positive candidate experience (a job seeker’s overall perception of how a company recruits) is critical to landing the best talent. The current job market is candidate-driven, so you don’t want to drive away great talent due to a less than… Read more »

To Get the Right Job You Need the Right References

Whether you’re an experienced pro looking to further your career, or a temp-to-hire jobseeker hoping for a new challenge, an important part of landing any job is having a strong set of professional references. Having the right references can make the difference between a successful job search and a rejection notice. A strong endorsement from… Read more »

Companies Keep Making Bad Hires (Here’s Why)

As a business owner, hiring manager, or HR professional, it’s likely that at some point you’ve made the wrong hire. It happens – sometimes a job seeker can ace the interview – and still end up being a bad fit. Unfortunately, hiring the wrong person costs the company money – not just in the time… Read more »

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 »