Feb 032016

Resumes should be written like an autobiographical professional stat sheet. Education, skills, work experiences, these are the things resumes should contain in order to accurately convey information and ultimately land a qualified applicant. However, given that the “human factor” is inseparable from “Human Resources” there are bound to be resumes and applications that include information outside of the essentials. Some places where applicants are given a bit of freedom to share like cover letters, career objectives, associations and affiliations, and additional skills are all potential minefields of sensitive information. Applicants who use poor judgment and include divisive or controversial details in their applications are often not even qualified for the position being applied to so the issue can often be […]

Sep 162015

Whenever you are running or managing a business, it is important that you recruit the correct employees for the job to ensure your growth isn’t just in quantity, but in quality as well. Getting the right person on your team can be extremely beneficial; they can bring experience and even enthusiasm into the office that can rub off on your other employees. However, it is often a far more difficult task than expected – you can have a number of obstacles in your way, such as agency fees and poor CV’s coming your way. Trailing through endless CV’s that don’t offer what you need can grow frustrating, and some agencies will charge 20% of the salary you are offering your […]

Sep 092015

All businesses have some sort of program to get the new employee up to scratch. Generally, this procedure will range from defining their role to making sure they have the basic information to complete their job. However, very few businesses actually have a program to make new hires feel welcome. This is strange considering a firm’s first impression is often highly correlated with long-term employee retention, loyalty and happiness. This article will share 5 essential tips to make sure your new hires feel welcome. Personalise their workspace It is important to show your new hires that they are appreciated. There is no better way to do this than presenting them with a fresh, clean and personalised workspace right off the […]

Sep 012015

Mobile recruiting is here to stay. However, a shocking 59% of recruiters haven’t invested anything in their mobile career sites. It’s certainly no secret that people are consumed by their mobile devices, which has led to the surge in popularity of this innovative recruiting method. In fact, a total of 1.75 billion people now have a smartphone, so recruiters who aren’t taking advantage of the opportunity to reach candidates using via mobile technology are seriously missing out. Mobile Recruiting Statistics When it comes to mobile recruiting, many candidates and companies are currently at a disconnect. Lots of hiring managers falsely believe their organization has a more advanced strategy than it actually does. For example: 13% of hiring managers believe their […]

May 112015

It’s important to make a good first impression to anyone you meet. When you’re trying to get hired for a new job, it’s even more critical. It only takes 100 milliseconds for someone to form an opinion of you, so that fraction of a second better be a good one or you may have just sentenced your email to the trash folder to never be seen again. Content is Key As soon as a job candidate walks into a room, the interviewers form an opinion based on what they see. It’s psychology at its most basic form, which is also known the halo effect. A person who is well kempt, smiles when they meet you, and looks professional is viewed […]

Oct 272014

Finding reliable and hardworking employees isn’t as easy as it seems. Whether you are a small business owner or a part of a human resources division, finding the right candidate to fill a position requires skill and endless hours of going through resumes. In most cases, the recruitment process doesn’t result in the ideal candidate you are looking for to fill the job position. You shouldn’t need to settle for less than what you are looking for in an employee. Fortunately, there are a number of useful tactics that you can incorporate into the recruitment process to secure the employee that you deserve. The Checklist According to About Money, the first step to securing the employee that you are looking […]

Oct 202014

In today’s competitive business environment, success depends on many factors, but most executives would agree that staffing is the most crucial piece to the puzzle. That’s why a smart recruitment strategy is essential to any organization. Just a decade or two ago, HR recruiters relied on classified advertising to reach potential employees, but finding the best candidates now takes a combination of techniques. Here, we’ll discuss four of the top strategies HR recruiters can leverage for more successful outcomes. Social Media Strategy Social media recruiting is a great way to find new employees. Millions of business professionals use social media networks like Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Google+ every day, and HR recruiters should, too. Try these social media recruiting strategies: […]

Jan 142014

The current job market is saturated with highly qualified individuals, and the most qualified job seekers are looking for much more than just a paycheck in their search for employment. In order to attract the best candidates, you should have certain measures in place in your recruiting and hiring processes. What do the top talents in your industry look for? How can you attract them? Here’s a look. The Employer of Choice You can start by approaching talent acquisition and recruitment from the perspective of branding. If you position your company as the “employer of choice” to potential employees, you will be able to choose from the best of the best. To do so, you’ll want to describe what differentiates […]

Sep 072012
Make the Right Decision! - Exempt vs Non-Exempt vs Independent Contractor

Employers are always looking for ways to cut costs.  Be aware, however, that it can be easy to make risky decisions on how to classify your employees.  Whether it is with existing employees or additions to staff, be sure you are making informed decisions on what category your employees should be in and why. We understand that with these challenging times, business owners try to find as many ways as possible to control costs. Many are not aware that there are risks in making the wrong decision, even if it is out of “ignorance”. We all know that when it comes to the law, ignorance is no defense. Employers look at the rising cost of health benefits, coupled with high […]

Jul 282010

Many employers are facing turnover issues that they may not have had to deal with in the past. Some of the turnover is downsizing due to a tough economy. That type of turnover is not the common turnover that employers deal with consistently. It is usually a one time issue and hopefully will go away as the economy turns around. The turnover I’m talking about is the “revolving door” of employees being hired, staying for a little while, and then leaving. This type of turnover can be symptomatic of a deeper, organizational problem. Some employers say, “So what. Turnover is inevitable and if the employee doesn’t want to stay, they should leave.” These employers don’t seem to understand how costly […]