Employers

January 2019

How to do a Real Background Check

Screening candidates is an important step when it comes to keeping your business safe and secure. Background checks help in vetting your applicants more thoroughly than reference checks and social media screening. They also help to creating and maintaining safe working environments for all employees. Here are our tips to keep in mind when evaluating your current background check methods. You might consider making adjustments to your methods to avoid a costly mistake due to hiring the wrong person. Look [...]

How to do a “Real” Reference Check

A 2017 HireRight employment screening benchmark report tells us that 85% of employers have caught lies on a resume. A good way to be sure that your candidate is who they say they are is to do a reference check. However, many employers don’t want to discuss the performance of a past employee because it can open their company up for liability. Candidates may be able to request copies of a reference check which can make employers reluctant to [...]

December 2018

What is Considered Job Stability?

According to a Gallup poll, the new average employee tenure is 2-3 years. This is much different from the 3-5 years we have seen in the past and drastically different from companies who have made it the norm to retain lifetime employees or those who stay 15 years or longer. This can make it difficult to spot job stability among candidates, unless we have a strong understanding of what job stability looks like in the current market. The reason [...]

How to Conduct a Proper Year-End Review

According to business research firm Gartner, employee performance drops by 10% at companies without a performance evaluation process, and less than 5% of managers can effectively manage employees without it. We believe that performance reviews are extremely important—now more than ever. SHRM recognizes performance evaluations as the most important communication tool in an organization. It provides an opportunity to provide feedback on job performance, solve potential performance issues, reward good work with bonus compensation, and set new goals for [...]

November 2018

Is Your Company Millennial Friendly?

According to Gallup’s measurement of working U.S. adults, millennials (those born between 1980 and 1996) make up 38% of the workforce and this number is projected to increase as more members of this generation join the workforce over time. This means millennials are now the majority of the workforce in the United States. The reality is that millennials are more likely to switch jobs in order to pursue better opportunities. As a result, job stability in the future will [...]

51% of New Hires Quit Before Starting

According to a recent survey conducted by Harris Insights & Analytics (a market research firm in business for over 50 years), 51% of candidates keep looking even after accepting a job offer and 67% of employers report new hires not showing up after accepting a position. The expectations of candidates are rising faster than wages—which have increased 3.1% in the third quarter according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The unemployment rate of 3.7% is the lowest since 1969. [...]

October 2018

Hiring a Professional vs. a Professional Interviewer

How do you differentiate between a good candidate and a candidate who looks good on the surface but may not be a good employee? It is right to be skeptical. According to HireRight’s 2017 employment screening benchmark report, 85 percent of employers caught applicants fibbing on their résumés or applications. Sometimes people are so skilled at interviewing that it distracts from their actual qualifications. Sometimes the best candidates have little to no practice at interviewing. Here we will explain [...]

September 2018

4 Tips on How to Turn Down the Candidates You Don’t Hire

According to Glassdoor, each corporate job posting attracts 250 resumes. Of those candidates, 4 to 6 will get called for an interview, and only one will get the job. With such a great response rate comes great responsibility. The way you treat candidates throughout the hiring process, even those you turn down, will reflect on your company in a positive or negative way. The candidate experience matters more and more. There are now websites like Glassdoor that are dedicated [...]

How to Keep Recruiters from Taking Your Best People

The unemployment rate is at a multi-year low of 3.8%, with 7 million unfilled jobs in the United States. This creates an environment where top employees often receive multiple new job notices on a daily basis. In fact, certain companies in Silicon Valley are acquired just for their talent. Losing employees to your competition should be a real concern. Here are our recommendations for keeping your best employees under your roof. Benchmark your salaries It’s important to know the market salaries [...]

April 2018

Training is not just for new hires anymore.

Training is Not Just for New Hires Anymore

Employee retention and engagement weigh heavily on the minds of employers and HR professionals, in our local market and across the country. Having open positions in your organization can have an adverse effect on customer service, morale, turnover rate and revenue. Keeping your best performing employees is critical to the success and growth of your business. One emerging retention strategy among employers is to implement a Training and Development Program. If you’re skeptical about this strategy, you should know [...]