Handling Recruiting Problems

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Is your company having trouble recruiting new job candidates? Are you repeating job searches? Are your candidates all being rejected by hiring managers? If this is the case, recruiting specialist Lou Adler has some advice. First off, he says, don’t repeat job searches. Doing them one time is enough. If you have three for four… Read more »

Job Applicants and Company Culture

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Sometimes during the hiring process, those doing the interviewing focus almost exclusively on a candidate’s knowledge, skills and experience. These are all important, naturally. But they ignore another very important aspect of making a good hire – how well the candidate will fit in with the company’s culture. This is a little bit more difficult… Read more »

Selling Your Company to Top Job Candidates

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When a company interviews job candidates, hiring managers have certain requirements in mind for the job opening. Their focus is on finding out whether the job candidate is going to meet their requirements. This attitude, according to business executive Anthony Tjan, is in many respects looking at things backwards. Yes, it is important to determine… Read more »

Innovations in Retention

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Companies are always concerned about keeping their talent. As the economy continues to inch along, surveys show that many employees are restless – more than two-thirds want to move on. In this atmosphere you may be wondering if there are any innovative ways of keeping your talent, especially on a tight budget. It’s good to… Read more »

Corporate Culture and Job Candidates

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Leaders at every company like to think that they have a corporate culture that is open, engaging and collegial. But if you allow job candidates to shadow some of your employees, what will the applicants see? Will they see outgoing, friendly, engaged workers, or will they see a lack of teamwork and a lot of… Read more »

Procurement and Temporary Workers

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In many companies, the common practice has been to have the procurement department handle contingent workers. Procurement, otherwise known as the purchasing department, is the division responsible for ordering supplies for a company. In handling contingent workers, the department has been effective at controlling costs and improving the efficiency of the operation. But some business… Read more »

Sustainability and Human Resources

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When people hear the word sustainability, the first thought that springs to mind is about the environment – doing something in a way that is environmentally friendly, something that allows the environment to stay healthy and thriving, or sustainable. The most widely used definition of sustainability is one developed at a United Nations conference on… Read more »

Credit and Background Checks Disappearing

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A recent report by the Society of Human Resource Management shows that companies are not doing the same number of credit and background checks today as they were two years ago. The Society polled almost 550 human resource professionals selected at random from among the membership. More than half of the companies reported that they… Read more »

Tips for Hosting Interns at Your Company

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Many companies offer internships, a program often administered by a firm’s human resources department. For the company, the intern provides another person to help out, a fresh perspective and youthful energy. The intern gets valuable work experience. But there are good ways to run an internship and not so good ways. HR specialist Susan Heathfield… Read more »

Employee Engagement Falling

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Employee engagement. It’s a phrase that means having workers who like that they do, like where they work – and with whom they work —  and who are committed, high-performing employees. But a recent survey by the consulting firm of BlessingWhite Inc. shows that most companies are not doing well at all in motivating their… Read more »