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  • How Long Will Job Seekers Wait To Hear Back?


    As a recruiter or HR manager in charge of the hiring role, it’s your job to hire the right person for the job - and that’s no easy task. Countless hours are spent scrutinizing resumes, conducting interviews, communicating with job candidates, and making hiring decisions. It pays to be patient during this expensive and time-consuming process, but waiting too long can ruin your chances of hiring the top talent.

  • 10 Ways To Make A New Hire Feel Welcome


    The first day of a new job is always nerve-wracking. Everything is new and there is so much to learn and observe. As a hiring manager, it’s your job to ensure that things don’t become overwhelming or awkward for your newest team member. Providing a warm welcome on and BEFORE day one will set your new employee up for long-term success. The first day of work must be a positive and memorable experience.

  • Sweeten The Job Offer With Perks And Benefits That Job Seekers Want


    Today’s modern job seeker wants more than just a steady paycheck and job security. They are actively looking for a company with a cool employer brand, established company culture, and an attractive perks and benefits package. If you want to recruit top talent, you need to offer perks and benefits. There’s no way around it. Just to be clear, benefits are non-wage compensation, while perks are nice add-ons. They make your company and your job openings more appealing.

  • The True Cost of Bad Hiring Decisions


    Hiring is a critical aspect of running a successful business. Putting the right people in the right positions is essential to building a strong team that works together and thrives together. Unfortunately, solving the hiring puzzle is no easy task, but it’s a job that must get done. If you’ve been in a hiring position for long, then you know that there are a good number of job seekers that you do NOT want to hire.

  • 4 Minimum Wage Exemptions Every HR Manager Should Know


    A Human Resources Manager has to frequently make some very important decisions concerning employee relations and employment law. One of the most crucial being the decision of which employee the minimum wage laws to apply, some are set in stone by the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Every HR Manager should have the most important minimum wage exemption information at his or her fingertips to make decisions that financially favor the company and at the same time enable them to hire the best talent.

  • Seasonal Employees vs. Seasonal Workers – It Matters!


    By: Melissa M., WorkBright There was a time when it may not have been important to you whether employees hired only for a specified term were called “temps” or “seasonal,” but the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has changed that. If you are an “applicable large employer” (ALE), it is important to stay on top of this distinction because you can be penalized for non-compliance with the new rules. To begin understanding the new requirements, and determine whether you are an ALE, you first must distinguish between “seasonal workers” and “seasonal employees.

  • Why the Uber Driver Ruling Sucks for Millennials


    Yesterday, the California Labor Commission ruled that all Uber Drivers are to be categorized as employees rather than contractors. We’re not going to get in to the details of this particular case or the the claims by Barbara Ann Berwick - there are many articles that do that already. But what we do want to discuss is why this totally sucks for the millions of millennial that are filling ‘On-Demand’ jobs like those provided by Uber.

  • 8 Great Places (That Are Not Job Boards) To Recruit Employees


    Finding good employees is all about looking in the right places. Instead of sifting and sorting through job applications from people you wouldn’t hire in a million years, why don’t you switch up your hiring strategy? By focusing your recruitment efforts in the right places, you’ll attract the type of people that you ultimately want to hire. When you post a job ad on major job boards, you’ll likely receive boatloads of job applications and while that can be a good thing, finding a quality applicant this way is like finding a four-leaf clover.

  • Rules for Hiring the RIGHT Person Every Time!


    Self-made millionaire Brian Tracy once said, “As a business owner or manager, you know that hiring the wrong person is the most costly mistake you can make.” It’s a truth that we all know and understand in the hiring world. If we want our companies to grow, thrive, and succeed we absolutely must hire the right person for the job from the get-go. Hiring the right person is a time-consuming task.

  • 9 Ways Your Company Is Driving Away The Best Job Candidates


    Quality job candidates are hard to find and even harder to hire. Why is this? Could it be that your company’s hiring and recruiting processes are driving away the best job candidates? During the hiring process, it’s your job to make a good first impression. Do your absolute best to convince every job candidate that your company is the best option. Sell the job and the company at every step of the hiring process.