HR 101: Tips for Growing Companies

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Attracting top talent is tough before your brand and reputation are established. Good people always have choices, and it’s hard to attract and find the ones each of us want. After nearly a decade in the hiring business, we’ve decided to share what we know. Welcome to our Hiring 101 Series, a set of great lessons developed for growing companies who need to attract, and hire, great people.

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Is ZipRecruiter the Magic Pill the Ads Say it is?

September 13 2018

magic trickWith a record number of jobs open, employers are struggling to fill positions and are naturally turning to the job boards to advertise and target qualified employees. ZipRecruiter is one of the new kids on the block and it’s giving older, more established boards like Monster and CareerBuilder a run for their money. But is all of the hype true? To determine if this platform is a good fit for your hiring needs, here are some pros and cons you may encounter with ZipRecruiter:

Keep Your Best Employees from Quitting

August 23 2018

Reminder note to quit your jobThe average cost to replace someone in a skilled role is higher than you'd think. New research indicates that it costs more than 2x’s one year’s salary to replace a departing employee in the same role. With research also indicating that 50 to 70% of employees are open to leaving or are actively looking for a new job, a leadership team that doesn’t regularly think about retention is opening itself up to risk. What should you be doing to combat this issue? Here are 4 tips to help you retain your top people:

Is Your Team Prepared for a Natural Disaster?

August 08 2018

evacuation route signFrom hurricanes to wildfires and tornadoes—when nature strikes, things can escalate quickly and there’s not always a lot of warning. Get your team organized now to help you communicate effectively, reduce risk, and maximize productivity during storms or other unforeseen events. Here are 5 things you can do now to prepare your team for natural disasters:

5 Ways to Reward Employees

July 19 2018

trophyHiring and retention are akin to dating and marriage—everyone’s happy in the beginning. The “honeymoon phase” lasts about a 12 to 18 months, and then the real work begins. With people quitting their jobs in record numbers lately, it’s important to remember that keeping great people around takes work! Retaining your best people might be easier than you think though, especially with a little effort. Here are a few ways to reward your employees and keep them around:

Internships: To Pay or Not to Pay?

July 13 2018

Thinking of getting an intern next month when college kids go back to school? Internship programs are a great way to find and train great entry level talent, but if improperly managed, they can be a real hassle. One of the biggest questions you’ll have to answer is whether you’re going to pay your interns. Here are some facts you should know before you make your decision:

Are Thank You Notes a Thing of the Past?

July 05 2018

Hiring has changed and we’re seeing fewer thank you notes and emails from applicants. Why is this practice losing its popularity, and does it matter? We think the increase in casual working environments is largely to blame, but we also feel that expressing gratitude, communicating effectively, and going the extra mile are traits that matter more than ever to employers. Here are 4 things to consider when debating on whether to hire someone who didn’t send a thank you note:

A Hiring Checklist that Will Save You Time & Money

June 21 2018

hiring checklistHiring is a challenge because there is typically a high sense of urgency, combined with a low number of applicants who are a fit from both a qualifications and cultural perspective. Before you jump in to the deep end of costly job boards and mediocre results, educate yourself. We’ve made that easier for you with a hiring checklist to help you see more successful results from your next search:

Job Board Frustrations…And How to Get Better Results

June 07 2018

frustrated womanThe job boards are full of appealing data points and big promises when it comes to recruiting. It’s easy to get reeled in, but the results you see are often disappointing and require a LOT more work that you originally envisioned. Here are some common job board frustrations and suggestions to help you see better results:

I-9 Audits Are Coming! Are You Ready?

May 31 2018

audit signIt’s official! Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has released a statement saying I-9 audits are happening in full force this summer. While ICE remains hyperfocused on criminal activity and deporting people who are working in the U.S. illegally, the fact remains that audits are on the rise and your company could be next. According to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), there are already more open workplace investigations in 2018 than there were in the entire year of 2017—and it’s not even officially summer yet. Here are 5 tips to help you prepare for an I-9 audit:

5 Perks of Hiring a Veteran

May 25 2018

Veteran holding Help Wanted signThere are thousands of veterans discharged from active service every year and one of them could be the next member of your team. With a plethora of valuable skills and an incredible work ethic, former members of the U.S. Military make great employees. Here are 5 reasons why you should hire a veteran:

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