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Leadership Qualities to Look for in New Hires

Leadership Qualities to Look for in New Hires

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Looking to add to your team this year? Hiring new employees is a serious decision not to make lightly. Hiring the wrong person can be a costly mistake. Leadership qualities are important for all new hires to have, not just your managers. Employees with these qualities are likely to be more engaged and productive while…

2017 Employment Trends

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2017 is bound to be one for the books. Divisive events like Brexit and the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the US are likely to cause some uncertainty in the marketplace. While we wait and see what sort of effects these events will have on labor and employment, the workplace will…

2016 in Review

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2016…a year of change and growth, not only for Key Resource Group, but for the staffing and recruiting industry in general. A lot of the changes in the industry deal with new technologies, changes to federal/state laws, and shifts in the workplace. Here are the top 7 trends that affected our industry in 2016. Unemployment…

The Cost of Making a Bad Hire

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It goes without saying that recruiting and hiring employees is the most critical aspect of running a successful business, no matter the size. Without good employees, it can be very difficult to get things done. But making a good hiring decision is a hard one. Many times the person responsible has little to no training…

Effective Onboarding for New Employees

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9 Tips to Ensure Onboarding Success for New Employees Onboarding is one of those HR tasks that are super important, but unless you are working at a fairly large organization, there usually isn’t someone dedicated to making sure the process is efficient and effective. A strong onboarding program increases retention rates by engaging the new…

The Rise in Paid Parental Leave

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2016 brings a new push for employers to offer paid parental leave As the economy continues to improve and top talent becomes harder to find, companies are looking to add new benefits that will make them an attractive employer. Tech companies in Silicon Valley often lead the way with trends in employee benefits, as they…

Does your company need a performance review program?

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Performance reviews are one of those topics that most managers like to avoid. But at some point, as your company grows, it’s a good idea to think about establishing some sort of performance review system. Performance review programs, if done well, can help identify key performers, how bonuses and raises should be distributed, and even…

Reducing Turnover Among Millennial Employees

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Key Resource Group shows how you can implement a strategy for reducing turnover among Millennial employees. Studies have continually shown that Millennials stay at their jobs for a shorter period of time than employees from previous generations. Over the course of their lifetime, most Millennial workers will have 10-15 jobs, staying at each one for…

Attractive Benefits to Job Seekers

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Attracting qualified talent continues to be a struggle for many organizations. Especially when unemployment is low, the struggle becomes even more challenging. Companies have to do more than offer a high salary to attract the talent they want, so they turn to creating diverse benefits packages to stand out from the crowd. A study by…

Employment Trends for 2016

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With the New Year comes new employment trends in the HR and Recruiting world. As the economy continues to change and evolve, different industries will have their own challenges to overcome, but overall there are several common trends seen throughout the country. You might be courted by a recruiter. Companies are hiring again and there…