Posts Categorized: Recruiting and Hiring

Discovering Purpose-oriented Employees

Discovering Purpose-oriented Employees

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A recent study published by Imperative and LinkedIn Talent Solutions, dove into identifying what it is that makes people motivated in the workplace. On a whole, companies that are purposed-oriented are more effective and successful. So what does purposed-oriented really mean? Purpose-oriented employees prioritize work that matters to them, their company, and the world, over…

6 Questions to Ask a Staffing Agency

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Making the decision to partner with a staffing agency for your recruiting needs can be a difficult one, whether you are an old pro or a newbie to the hiring game. When looking at different agencies in your area, make sure you ask them these questions to see who will be the best fit for…

The Hiring Process Takes Too Long

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Is your hiring process causing you to lose top candidates? With unemployment continuing to drop back to pre-Recession levels, the job market is transitioning from company driven, to candidate driven. Companies are reporting that there is a lack of qualified candidates to choose from in industries ranging from IT to Accounting. But in reality, many…

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…

Legal vs. Illegal Interview Questions

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Interviewing applicants for an open position can be a difficult task. Many times interviewing responsibilities are given to whatever manager is in charge of the department the open position is in, regardless of whether or not they have any formal HR/Recruiting experience or training. If you’ve been given the task of interviewing candidates, you might…

Reference Checks: Are they still used?

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Do you know what questions you should ask during your reference checks? So you’re at the point in the interview process where you have 1-2 strong candidates for your open position. The interviews are over and you are trying to decide who will be the best fit for your organization. You know that making the…

Temporary Workers Make Great Employees

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4 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Former Temporary Worker As a hiring manager, you’ve probably been trained to look for candidates with longevity at their previous positions as your top choices for new hires. And while a jumpy background can present some red flags, you shouldn’t overlook candidates that have held back-to-back temporary assignments….

What to do with a temporary worker on their first day

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Getting a temporary worker up to speed at their new assignment should be the main priority for supervisors The first day on the job can be stressful for any employee, but even more so for temporary workers. Since these employees are often working for a short period of time, you may feel as though there…

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…

Becoming a Great Interviewer – 5 Questions to Ask in Every Interview

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Most interviewers begin with, “Tell me about yourself,” and “Where do you see yourself in five years?” While these open-ended questions are a good way to get the interview moving in the right direction, applicants have come to expect them and most likely will have researched and rehearsed their response. Using more pointed questions allows…