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Bad Hire Alert: How to Recognize the Warning Signs and Prevent a Disaster

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A bad hire can spell disaster for your company. The financial impact can be significant – it’s estimated that a single bad hire can cause your company to lose 30% or more of the individual’s expected first-year earnings. And it’s not just about money. The drain a bad hire puts on morale cannot be overlooked.… Read More »

The Workcation: How Offering Paid Time Off Can Boost Employee Retention

In today’s post-pandemic world, remote and hybrid work is more common than ever. And most job seekers are happy about that – added flexibility and work-life balance are some of the top perks today’s workforce desires, especially members of Generation Z.   But another perk is still just as important for employee satisfaction and retention, perhaps… Read More »

The Benefits of Internal Hiring: How to Identify and Develop Talent Within Your Organization

Hiring a brand-new employee is one way to fill a vacancy within your organization. But it’s not the only way. There is also internal hiring; identifying someone who already works for your company that could fill that open job. Promoting from within has many benefits – and it also has its challenges. For most organizations,… Read More »

How to Improve Your Company Culture to Make Your Hiring Less of a Revolving Door

Employee retention is a challenge that nearly every business faces at one point or another. And because a high turnover rate can be very expensive – estimates put the cost of a bad hire at around 30% of the employee’s first-year earnings – you want to do all you can to shut that revolving door.  … Read More »

Why All Professionals Should Focus on Their Mental Health and Well-Being in 2023

A survey by Paychex revealed that over 40% of respondents are experiencing some combination of mental health, performance, and stress issues since the pandemic began. And while workplace stress was around long before the pandemic, things certainly haven’t improved since. Today, it’s more important than ever that professionals make their mental health and well-being a… Read More »

What Actions Should You Take if You Suspect a Remote Employee Isn’t Working Full-Time?

Remote work is more common than ever. And it offers many benefits to both employees and employers. Employees like the flexibility and control over their schedules that remote work provides. And employers benefit from remote work by having a more satisfied staff and saving money on on-site costs like office expenses and utility bills.   However,… Read More »

3 Reasons to SLOW Down Your Hiring Process – Even if You Need to Hire NOW

When you have an open job at your organization, it can sometimes feel like speed is the most important thing. Getting that role filled fast means you won’t get behind on work deadlines, your team won’t be disrupted, and your clients will remain pleased. And while that’s all true, there’s also something to be said… Read More »

The Key to Balancing Hiring Responsibilities with Your Standard Day-to-Day Operations

Are you a busy hiring manager? It can often feel like you simply don’t have enough hours in the day to focus on everything that goes into hiring – sourcing, screening, setting up interviews, checking references, and much more – all while balancing your other day-to-day responsibilities. And while there’s no magic “easy button,” there… Read More »

4 Steps to Take When You Suspect an Employee is Stealing from You

It’s a worst-case scenario for many employers, and one that many don’t think they’ll ever face until they do: the possibility that an employee is stealing from your company. Unfortunately, this happens more than you might imagine, especially in today’s world, where things like data theft are just as prevalent as stealing physical assets.  … Read More »

Is It Still Necessary to Check References When Hiring in 2023?

Reference checks used to be considered a standard part of the hiring process. Once the field of candidates was narrowed down, a hiring manager would call the references listed on a candidate’s application – former coworkers, supervisors, bosses, etc. – and ask them pointed questions about the candidate, helping to make a final determination on… Read More »