How to Give Negative Feedback in a Positive Way

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No one likes to be the bearer of bad news. It can be even tougher if the news you’re bearing is that one of your employees is producing unsatisfactory work. The last thing you want to do in this challenging labor environment is create another vacancy by terminating an employee. On the other hand, if… Read more »

5 Benefits of Using a Temp-to-Hire Model for Your Company

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While the COVID-19 threat has shifted from pandemic to endemic, and the rest of life seems to be getting back to normal, employers are still struggling with a labor shortage. If your business is dealing with a talent deficit, you may want to consider a temp-to-hire model. It offers multiple advantages for both your business… Read more »

Recognize Toxic Candidates Before You Hire Them

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In an environment where staff shortages are still causing problems for employers more than two years after the COVID-19 pandemic began, it’s tempting to hire candidates who are “on the bubble” when it comes to qualifications and experience. But if you’re not careful, your eagerness to fill staff openings may allow some truly toxic candidates… Read more »

Is a “Stay Interview” The Secret Weapon to Employee Retention?

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Last month, we provided some hints for dealing with staff shortages brought about by the “Great Resignation.” Here’s another coping strategy that could give your retention a boost.  Most employers have some form of exit interview in which they capture data from departing employees on the good and bad experiences they had while they worked… Read more »

4 Things You Need to Do Right Now to Cope with the Skill Shortage

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Some call it “The Great Resignation.” Others call it a “workforce crisis.” Nicknames aside, the skilled labor shortage that dominated an employment landscape ravaged by COVID in 2021 has rolled on into 2022, and there are no signs of it slowing down. Consider these statistics from the United States Chamber of Commerce:  There were 10.6… Read more »

Attract Candidates with an Attention-Grabbing Job Title

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We recently provided some advice for getting the most out of your job listing. But there’s an overlooked key to successfully marketing a job – the title of the job itself. Before candidates can see your job description, they have to click your link out of what can seem an endless scroll of jobs. That means your job title needs to stand out. With that in mind, here are a few tips for giving your job an… Read more »

‘Hashtag! – You’re It’ – How Hashtags Can Power Your Talent Search

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A few weeks ago, we ran an article about 2022 hiring trends. One of those trends was developing multiple recruiting channels and ensuring they all aligned with your company’s brand. One trick of the trade for social media and other cyber-friendly channel is hashtagging.  You may think of the hashtag as something Twitterers use as a… Read more »

Capitalize on These Hiring Trends in 2022

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As we enter 2022, many employers are still dealing with the hiring crises that COVID-19 has brought about. But the new year also brings with it new opportunities. Here are five hiring trends that you can take advantage of – provided you get on top of them.  Make the Hiring Experience Seamless Across Platforms  One… Read more »

Happy Returns – The Benefits of Re(hiring) Boomerang Employees

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Along with other new employment trends that have emerged in the past few years, the practice of rehiring employees who’ve left the company is experiencing a surge in popularity. This type of hire has become known as a “boomerang employee,” A study by Workplace Trends says 15% of employees have boomeranged back to a former employer. In addition, 76% of HR… Read more »

Beating the Clock – Dealing With Employees Who Habitually Leave Early

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Millennials (loosely defined as those born between 1980 and 2000) tend to have a bad reputation. They’ve been described in social media as “entitled,” “hyper,” “pampered,” and other disparaging words. And recently, they’ve been criticized for their tendency to leave work early.  But the fact is that this trend isn’t restricted to millennials. And it’s not… Read more »