Posts Categorized: Hiring Advice

When to Hire an HR Manager

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How big does a company have to be before it hires a full-time human resource manager? According to Beth Sussman of Dovetail Human Resources, there really is no special number of workers that a company should have before hiring a full-time human resources manager. Instead, she says, what you need to look at are the Read more »

You Can’t Do it All

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In today’s nonstop world of human resource management, you are bombarded with information, e-mail, text messages, voicemail and social media. Many approaches to time management claim to show how you can accomplish all of the things you need to. But business strategist Peter Bregman says the idea that you can do it all is just Read more »

How to Fill Hard-to-Fill Positions

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If you work in human resources, you know that even in this depressed economy, you have open positions that are hard to fill. It’s no secret that these jobs are in technical areas, areas that demand a high degree of education and expertise – engineering, IT and healthcare. The fact is that for these areas Read more »

Reasons to Hire the Unemployed

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Although there may be issues involving discrimination, some companies still will not even consider hiring people who are unemployed. There is a bias against the unemployed because of the general assumption that during layoffs, it is usually those who are the least productive who go first. But as Jim Stroud, a corporate recruiting expert notes, Read more »

Candidates Are Interested in More than Just a Job’s Duties

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As you try to fill openings at your company with the most talented people possible, you are obviously working to come up with the best questions to ask job candidates. Naturally, applicants have questions of their own, some more probing than others. But it is to these more probing questions that your human resources department Read more »

Job Candidates Are Not Always Their Social Media Postings

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Now that social media has gained a real prominence in our society and in the workplace, employers are using it more and more to check out job candidates. Career counselors are telling those looking for jobs to be careful regarding what they put on their Facebook pages or what they tweet on Twitter because potential Read more »

Maintaining a Great Relationship with Your Staffing Service

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If you want to increase the chances of having a successful relationship with your staffing firm, here are a few things to keep in mind when your company makes a request for contingent employees. The first tip for making things go as smoothly as possible is to make sure you notify the staffing service as Read more »

Temporary Workers and Employer Liability

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One of the regulatory traps that businesses sometimes fall into when they use staffing services is the employment classification of contingent workers. Many times a business that uses contingent workers from a staffing firm takes on certain responsibilities for the workers, responsibilities usually associated with “regular” employment. By doing this, the company allows itself to Read more »

The Changing Status of Employment

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The makeup of the American workforce is undergoing a sea change, fueled in part by the current weak economy Companies and workers need to adapt. According to Doug Berg, a workforce expert, the United States is in the middle of a big shift in the workforce, especially in the technology area. The way things have Read more »

Tips for Onboarding New Employees

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In the past, orienting a new hire was usually relegated to some lower-level worker in the human resources department, and after that brief introduction to the company, the new employee was on his or her own. Now, however, things are different because businesses realize the importance of getting a new employee up to speed, making Read more »

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