Employers

December 2018

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 [...]

March 2018

A woman is being pulled in different directions by ropes to illustrate an increase in counteroffers in the current job market.

The Rise of the Counteroffer

A wise recruiter said it best when she said “the war for talent is over and talent won.” Finding and attracting top talent is harder than ever. The latest BLS numbers indicate that the unemployment rate is holding steady at 4.1% and projected to decline to 3.5% or lower by mid-year. With nearly 6 million open jobs in the U.S., it is clear that companies across many industries are experiencing growth and are in need of talent. Counteroffers are [...]

February 2018

Business person running away from a bad hiring process

6 Ways You’re Repelling Candidates with Your Hiring Process

The candidate interview is a vital part of the hiring process. Employers and hiring managers should be well versed on the appropriate way to conduct interviews to ensure they choose the best fit for the company and culture. The interview process also contributes greatly to the candidate experience, which has been topic of interest discussed at length by organizations like the American Staffing Association (ASA) Here are some of the ways good companies are creating bad experiences that could [...]

January 2018

Business person stretched between two cliff edges to illustrate the Skills Gap

Breaking Down the Skills Gap

If your organization is planning to grow your team this year, you’re not alone. A recent Employer Report by Indeed revealed that 61% of employers expect to hire more people in 2018 than they did in 2017. You may be expanding your staff due to business growth, a need for additional proficiencies, or turnover. In the course of your hiring process, you are likely to encounter what industry professionals refer to as the skills gap. In this article, we [...]