Employers

September 2019

3 Ways Employee Development Will Help You Keep Your Best People

Employee development may not be the top priority for your company, especially in a tight labor market where hiring is more competitive than ever. However, investing in skills training and creating career paths could help you keep your most promising employees. Below are 3 ways employee development will help you keep your best people. Increase Job Satisfaction & Employee Retention The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that over 3.5 million Americans quit their jobs every month. That’s about 2.3 % of...

6 Tips on Conducting Interviews in a Candidate-Centered Market

In a Candidate-Centered market it is more important than ever to be sure your interview process is above standard. Candidates expect a streamlined and organized interview experience. Below are 6 of our best tips for adjusting your interview process during a Candidate-Centered market. 1. Don’t Start Too Early It’s important not to start interviewing candidates until your management team is prepared. If your interviewers or decision makers have limited availability in the coming weeks, you should hold off on beginning the...

How to Survive the Mid-Level Worker Shortage

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are a record 7.3 million open jobs in the United States. Open jobs in the United States have now surpassed the number of unemployed. According to a local search on Indeed.com (the #1 online job search engine), about 90% of open jobs within 25 miles of Wayne, PA fall under the mid-level category (a salary under 50k). Many of these postings remain unfilled for long periods of time. Mid-level workers are in...

August 2019

4 Tips to Manage Your Love/Hate Relationship with Glassdoor

Glassdoor has become a popular tool for job seekers to research prospective employers and evaluate the work environment. Glassdoor publishes information about your company’s culture, benefits, and salary data. Revealing this confidential data can be problematic for many companies and beneficial for others. According to a Glassdoor U.S. Site Survey, 70 percent of people now look to reviews before they make a career decision. Below are 4 tips to manage your company’s reputation on Glassdoor. Claim Your Business Profile Users are...

When is it Time to Hire HR Support?

When you own your business or become a key executive, it may not always be easy to know when it’s time to hire HR support. Depending on your needs and company size, this support can range from part-time consultants, to full-time specialists, to office managers who handle HR functions. There are a few key indicators it’s time to put HR tasks in the hands of a dedicated person rather than do it all yourself. Below, we discuss 3 ways...

July 2019

The True Cost of a Bad Hire

Hiring is expensive but even more costly if you end up hiring the wrong person. Much of this expense can be financial, but a bad hire will have wide-reaching effects on other aspects of your business. Below are the top three costs of a bad hiring decision. Financial Costs According to a study by SHRM (The Society for Human Resources Management), the price of a bad hire can be up to 5 times their annual salary. A five-figure investment in a...

June 2019

3 Reasons Not to Wait for the Perfect Candidate

It may be tempting to hold out for the absolute perfect candidate, but in the current market it’s important to understand the importance of compromise. Below are our best 3 reasons why you shouldn’t wait for the perfect candidate—and why you should hire a great one instead. Longer Interview Processes Lead to Lower Quality Hires The best candidates won’t wait around through a long interview process. It’s a candidate’s market and they will likely have competing offers. In our experience the...

Quick Tips for the Top 4 Hiring Headaches

Hiring is a full-time job even when everything goes smoothly. But in our experience, we know well that certain problems can crop up and make hiring more difficult. Here are some of our tips on how to help and avoid some of the most common hiring headaches that we encounter. Extreme Hiring Speed Speed of hiring has been increasingly important in the tight labor market, and employers have had to hire faster in order to keep top candidates. In our experience the best candidates...

May 2019

3 Ways Hiring Inadequate Managers Will Sink your Company

Hiring good managers is important to the health of your business. Management has a great effect on employees and your ability to retain them. By hiring inadequate managers, you greatly limit your company’s productivity and opportunity for growth while creating additional risk related to costly hiring decisions. Below are 3 ways an inadequate manager will sink your company. 1. Lower Employee Satisfaction & Increased Quit Rate One of the biggest reasons good management should be valued is because it helps to retain good employees. An inadequate manager could...

Top 5 Reasons Great Employees Quit

In a candidate-driven market, companies must be more competitive to keep top talent under their roof. An emphasis on employee satisfaction can help keep your best employees engaged in an environment where they could be receiving multiple job notices and recruitment calls a day. According to a report by TinyPulse (a leader in employee-engagement pulse surveys) and data from our September 2018 Local Candidate Survey, the following are the top 5 reasons employees quit their jobs. 1. Poor Management The survey results revealed poor management to be...