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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

What to Do When a Top Candidate Turns You Down

After weeks of searching, you’ve found the perfect hire for the job opening. The interviews have gone well and there’s a definite interest on both sides. You think you have the perfect fit and the offer is presented. Everything is going according to plan.  You hear back – and the candidate has accepted another offer.   Being turned down is something every… Read more »