Important Questions to Ask When Conducting Reference Checks

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Reference checks help a hiring manager make sure applicants have been honest in their application process, but they can also be used to find out more about a candidate. Some questions asked of candidate references are to confirm facts, such as a previous job title, salary and employment dates. Reference questions can also help get… Read more »

Manage Absenteeism With These Easy Tips

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According to a recent survey, two out of three people who don’t show up for work aren’t physically ill. For most businesses, immediate supervisors have the responsibility for handling absenteeism. These managers are often the only individuals who are aware of particular workers being absent. They must also make decisions on how to handle the… Read more »

5 Great Ways to Boost Employee Morale

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Cynical corporate leaders might read articles about boosting morale and roll their eyes, thinking: Our employees are paid great, have good benefits and an employee recognition program. However, a paycheck, benefits and generic employee recognition plan often isn’t enough to keep employees from leaving a company, and it is imperative for companies to retain talent… Read more »

How to Effectively Review a Resume

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The process of reviewing a resume should start before a single applicant hits the Send button. It should begin with a well-written job description that can be used as a standard for any resume that is submitted. An efficient job description clearly outlines specific, essential qualifications and experience. It shouldn’t be a wish list to… Read more »

What Your Best Employees Need to Stay

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A 2015 survey by Jobvite found nearly 50 percent of all employees are open to leaving their employer if a better offer comes along, and since that survey was conducted, employment prospects have only gotten better for today’s professionals. The fact of the matter is: Employers should be concerned about their top employees leaving; taking… Read more »

Got a Skills Gap? Close It With These Tips

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While many companies are currently enjoying the benefits of a surging economy, many businesses are having to cope with a lack of skills within their own workforce, preventing them from taking full advantage of the existing economic climate. This so-called ‘skills gap’ threatens the growth and sustainability of companies around the planet, and while a… Read more »

Follow These Steps to Simplify Your Hiring Process

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Having to go through thousands of resumes and hundreds of candidates on a weekly basis can become very stressful. Maybe that stress would be worth it if the process always resulted in a good hire. However, working harder is not the same as working smarter. Many HR departments are finding that a simple hiring process… Read more »

Tips for Effectively Conducting an Exit Interview

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An exit interview is a conversation held with a worker leaving an employer that is normally done by Human Resources staff. For the company, it offers a chance to get honest feedback and useful information from the worker who is leaving the employment agreement. In addition to HR staff, supervisors should also to conduct exit… Read more »

The Importance of Investing in Employee Satisfaction

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Dedicating time and resources to making employees feel satisfied isn’t just a nice thing for employers to do. It’s actually a smart business decision. Study after study shows a direct relationship between employee satisfaction levels and a number of business metrics, including productivity and employee retention. Keeping employees from leaving is particularly crucial right now… Read more »

How to Determine if a Candidate is Reliable

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Dependability is a challenging quality to gauge when screening applicants for an open position: Nobody is going to actually let you know they are unreliable, and you have very few ways to make an objective judgment. Also, reliability is difficult to describe. It includes a track record of showing up every day on time, meeting… Read more »