Employers

June 2019

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 [...]

April 2019

4 Reasons Every CEO Needs a Great Assistant

Time is everything when it comes to business, and negotiating habits to optimize your time can be challenging. An executive assistant could be the answer. Such support can be invaluable to the growth of your business as they work to save you time so that you can focus your energies on the most important tasks. Below are four of the biggest reasons to hire the right assistant. 1. Outsource your Communications The Harvard Business Review conducted a study of 27 CEOs over three months and found that [...]

3 Tips to Get the Most out of your Job Board Budget

According to Statistic Brain Research Institute, 18.5 million people are hired from online job postings each year. Online job boards can be a great tool for hiring, but they can also become expensive to manage. A single job posting for 30 days costs $375 on Monster, $419 on Career Builder, and $495 on LinkedIN. Bearing in mind that the average time to fill is over 30 days, these expenses can add up quickly with additional costs for renewal. In such a competitive market it’s important [...]

March 2019

How to Write an Attraction-Based Job Description

Employers are now competing for talent in a candidate-centered market due to a growing talent shortage. As Baby Boomers continue to enter retirement, the smaller Millennial generation will be unable to replace them with a deficit of over 5 million qualified workers each year. There are currently a record 7.6 million open jobs in the United states. This trend is starting to affect the job market. One of the simplest changes you can make to remain competitive in the [...]

5 Tips to Avoid Hiring Highly Toxic Employees

According to SHRM a toxic employee is an employee who exhibits “problem behaviors” such as gossiping, incivility/insolence, bullying, and insubordination. These behaviors decrease productivity and morale and can have a negative impact on your company reputation. SHRM reports that 87% of workers say that workplace incivility has an impact on work performance. It often takes several weeks or months to terminate employment in these cases. The best way to deal with toxic employees is to avoid hiring them in [...]

February 2019

How Not to Lose a Candidate (In 7 Days!)

A recent article from CNBC reports that 70% of jobseekers lose interest in a job if they don’t hear back within 7 days. It’s a candidate’s market. With a low unemployment rate and a growing demand to fill jobs, jobseekers are in the driver’s seat. Candidates have greater freedom to explore their options and can find new opportunities at a rapid pace. Without proper engagement, a positive candidate experience, and a streamlined hiring process, candidates will quickly move on. [...]

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 [...]