Employers

November 2015

When to Pull a Job Offer Away from a Candidate

According to Crimescreen.com, 51% of employment, education, and/or credential reference checks revealed a difference of information between what the applicant provided and the source reported.  In certain cases, the employer must make the difficult decision to rescind the job offer. Here are a few scenarios, where you should consider rescinding an offer. When a candidate falsifies their resume or company job application. 49% of the 3,100 hiring managers surveyed had caught a job applicant fabricating some part of his/her resume according [...]

October 2015

4 Reasons Employers Should Track Their Cost Per Hire

Cost per hire increases dramatically in markets where top professional talent is scarce. According to SHRM, cost per hire is  financial investments include advertising agency fees, employee referrals, travel cost of applicants and staff, relocation costs, and recruiter pay and benefits.  This metric is calculated as the sum of these costs divided by the number of hires. The HR Departments are judged for the quality of talent they recruit and retain.  Now more than ever, this is an important [...]

Top 3 Reasons Why Employees Quit Companies

According to equifax.com 41.55% of employees left their most recent organization within 6 months or less from their starting date. If you are a U.S. Company with 100 employees and an average annual salary at $40,000 a year, according to bonus.ly your turnover cost is about $620,548.   Here are the top 3 reasons why employees quit companies: 1) Relationship with boss and/or coworkers.  Poor management is the top reason employees leave.  An employee should feel respected and valued and a layer [...]

How Many Cracks are in Your Glass Door? Knowing Your Company Reviews

According to Indeed.com, 83% of respondents said employer reviews influenced their decision on where to apply, and 46% said that a company’s reputation had a significant impact on their final decision to accept a job offer. In this candidate centered marketplace, ignoring this statistic will have a dramatic impact on your ability to hire new employees. Poor online reputation increases hiring costs. Because of your time invested in your recruiting process, your hiring costs will increase dramatically if you need [...]

September 2015

3 Additional Ways to Avoid Offer Turn Downs

As it becomes more challenging to find qualified candidates for open positions, here are 3 additional ways to avoid offer turn downs. 1) Avoid a long interview process. Keep your interview process to 2-3 interviews max. First round should be a phone interview and second being an in-person interview. In the current job market, top candidates receive offers quickly and your company could miss out on hiring a great person, due to timing. An overlying long or arduous interview process [...]

5 Secrets to Attract the RIGHT Candidates to your Job Posting

Job openings were at a record high in July of 5.75 million according to CNBC. With the increase in job openings, competition is strong between companies to find the right candidates for their open positions. Below are 5 secrets that will attract the right candidates to your job postings: 1) Create a marketing AD, not a job description. Most companies simply take a job description that may be 5 -10 years old and post this job description. A job description is designed to hold [...]

August 2015

Top 5 Ways to Avoid Offer Rejections

Ensure a proper reason for leaving their current job. This shouldn’t be simply about the money. The new position should offer something that their current job does not. Avoid low ball offers. Ask an expert, or research what a correct salary bump should look like. According to The Wall Street Journal, about 5.6% is a typical pay increase. Low ball offers are not only insulting, but gives a candidate a warning signal not to take an offer. Ensure that your online [...]

Top 5 List for what Makes Happy Employees

72% of people say respect for all employees at all levels is very important to them to be satisfied in their current position. Although, only 33% of people are currently happy at work according to SHRM. Below is the top 5 list for what makes happy employees: 1) Treating employees with respect. Respect from leaders and peers can improve the employees health and well being; greater enjoyment and satisfaction in their current position; as well as greater focus and prioritization of work. The [...]

4 Key Ways to Save Money in your Hiring Process

Here are 4 key ways to save money during your hiring process: 1) Research and complete personality profiles. Personality profiles shouldn’t be the entire hiring decision, but can greatly increase the chance of someone being successful in a role. Finding the right person the first time saves money. $4,000 is the average costs that employers will pay to hire an employee according to the Society for Human Resource Management.  2) Tap into referral networks before posting your job on the job boards. Many companies [...]

July 2015

New Record- 27.5 days to fill a job

Why it takes employers a record 27.5 days to fill a job It is officially a candidate’s job market again.  Many employers who are looking to fill open positions are finding it much more challenging to hire, with offer turn downs and no-shows for interviews becoming very common.  In fact, it now takes an average of 27.5 days to fill an open position, according to DHI Group/ Dice.com.  This is higher than in the booming economy of 2007, where the [...]