Employers

November 2015

4 Tips to Set Goals for Success in 2016

83% of the population does not have goals according to personalplan.com. It is important to be a part of the 17% of people who do set goals to ensure success! Goals should be identified by writing them down every quarter throughout the year and kept track of on a daily basis. Below are 4 tips for setting your 2016 goals: 1) Think “S.M.A.R.T.” How specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time bound are the goals you are setting? If your goals are [...]

How to: Staff your Thanksgiving!

1) Hire a Turkey Carver. Hiring a turkey carver can give you more free time to be with your family. This will ensure the maximum amount of meat yielded per turkey. 2) Recruit a Food Analyst. Who is going to ration the leftovers? It is time to recruit a food analyst to handout equal portions to your family and friends. 3) Identify a TV Referee. Identifying a TV Referee not only increases family time, but can also help with dividing time [...]

Top 5 Considerations When Giving a Raise to Employees

According to Time.com, 90% of companies will give raises this year. Right now, many companies are hard at work figuring out these increases. Here are a few considerations to keep in mind when looking at raises for you employees. 1) Level of performance. The employee is performing at a level higher than expected in their goals and reviews.  Your company should reward this employee for their level of performance. 2) Critical player on your team. It would cost more money to [...]

4 Truths on Allowing a Work at Home Policy

According to Softchoice.com, 62% of employees say they’re more productive working outside of the office.   Below are 4 Truths on allowing a work at home policy: 1) Workers may be more productive. Working from home allows people to work more productive hours outside of the normal 9:00 am – 5:00 pm corporate schedule. In many national and global businesses, this is essential to success.  A study written about in the Harvard Business Review found that remote employees started earlier, took shorter breaks, and [...]

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 [...]