‘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 »

When a Reference Check Doesn’t Check Out

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Some employers view reference checks as a mere formality – a final hurdle to clear before bringing a new hire on board. Others use references to screen applicants – taking advantage of the insights these checks can provide. Either way, when a reference check turns up something unexpected (or worse), it can throw a huge… Read more »

Staying Engaged During Marathon Interviewing Sessions

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If you need to fill a large number of positions at once, you may face a constricted hiring schedule. And interviewing a lot of candidates in a short time span can lead to interview fatigue. Here are four ways to stay engaged throughout the interview process.  Break It Up   If the calendar allows for it, conduct two rounds of interviews: one that’s a high-level screening and… Read more »

Should You Hire Someone with an Employment Gap?

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All managers are on the lookout for “the perfect employee.” Unfortunately, such a candidate doesn’t exist, and even if they do, you can’t count on finding a unicorn in your particular realm.  No matter how impressive a job prospect looks, they’ll have something in their background that gives you pause. One such potential hiccup is a gap… Read more »

Can Shift Planning Save You Money?

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Saving money is always at the forefront for companies who want to grow – not just survive. As the adage goes, success is often about working smarter, not harder. One area of business logistics in which working smarter can work to your advantage is shift planning. Workforce communications company Workerbee shared some best practices for saving money… Read more »

How Your Employees Could Help Make Your Facility Safer

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One of the most crippling costs a company can incur is on-the-job accidents.  The National Safety Council reports that workplace safety incidents cost employers $171 billion in 2019. That’s about $1,100 per employee per year. Risk managers are constantly searching for ways to make the workplace safer for employees, but the surprising news is that the answer may lie with employees themselves.  Engagement = Safety  That… Read more »

5 Great Ways to Motivate Production-Floor Employees

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Maintaining a fully staffed production floor has always been a challenge for managers. A study conducted in 2018 by the Association for Manufacturing Excellence found the average turnover and absenteeism rate among manufacturing and distribution plants was 37 percent. Then, COVID struck, and the accompanying economic crisis made staffing an even steeper hill to climb…. Read more »