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Why October Is the Perfect Time to Start Thinking About 2019 And Your Goals

October may seem a bit early to start making New Year’s resolutions. However, goal setting earlier in the calendar year offers numerous advantages over the traditional January 1st date. Beat the Winter Blues As you know, winter in Buffalo isn’t the most inspiring time of year to tackle new plans. The weather is colder, the […]

A Closer Look At The Hiring Outlook In Buffalo as Q4 2018 Approaches

Hiring in Buffalo, NY has been competitive throughout 2018. According to John Slenker, the state Labor Department’s regional economist, “We’re running very close to full employment. There are more jobs than there are people looking for them.” (The Buffalo News, July 2018) The Niagara frontier region added over 8,000 jobs during the first half of […]

Is an Educational Background Check Necessary? Or Should You Simply Trust a Candidate?

Just how important is it to order an educational background check on your candidates? A 2015 survey of employers found that a whopping 86 percent of them reported that screening had uncovered a candidate who lied on a resume. The same survey indicated that many of these employers believed that the screenings were helping them […]

Why Every Employer Should Run a Credit Report Check before Hiring in Buffalo NY

Hiring in Buffalo NY Employers are increasingly running credit checks on job applicants and using that information to help them make their hiring decisions. A recent Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) survey reported that approximately 60% of employers are now ordering credit reports on applicants for some or all positions. Most states, including New York, allow […]

While Technology Can Help You Source Candidates, It Still Pays to do a Thorough Background Check

Technology is a wonderful tool for sourcing your candidates. Time-consuming manual tasks are now being done by recruitment automation software, which can take your job requirements and find resumes to match them. The work of grading, ranking, and shortlisting are being accomplished automatically, and the entire process is now much faster. The same technology that […]

Three Tips for Finding the Best Buffalo, NY Drug Testing & Screening Partner

No matter what size company you have, choosing the right partner for your drug testing and screening in Buffalo, NY is critical to your hiring process. Here are three tips for finding one that meets your needs, offers the services you want, and is trustworthy! Check their Credentials Some background-check companies offer screening services but […]

When Hiring a Contract Employee through the Gig Economy Should You Still Conduct a Thorough Background Check?

Surveys indicate that over three million temporary and contract employees work for staffing companies during an average week. And about 38% of millennials are doing some kind of freelance work. The gig economy is growing and enticing other generations to join it. There is a lot of good news in these statistics. These freelance workers […]

Data Shows Employers Want Tech-Savvy Candidates for Non-Technical Roles

A word of caution to anyone considering an educational path that traditionally has not required technical skills: Many employers have begun to demand those skills for even the most non-technical jobs, and candidates who thought those skill-sets were reserved for the IT people will face daunting competition from those who have acquired computer-science training. According […]

Evaluating the Cost of Making the Wrong Hire in Buffalo, NY

It’s hard to put an exact figure on the cost of firing the wrong candidate in Buffalo, NY. Recent surveys conducted among hiring managers and HR professionals across the country indicate that companies are losing between $15,000 and $17,000 on each bad hire. Whatever that actual figure turns out to be, everyone in the hiring […]

Mitigating Hiring Risk: After Interviewing a Candidate, What 3 Steps Should you take?

You have just finished an interview with a candidate who seems perfect for the position. The individual had obviously researched the company and practiced answers to the typical interview questions, so they arrived well-prepared. Their resume and cover letter indicated that they had the necessary skills and experience to fill the job. And they made […]

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