What Makes an Employee Onboarding Process Successful?

In many situations, how you start sets the tone for how things will progress. A golfer who doesn’t settle his stance before beginning his swing may find his ball within the bounds of a sand trap versus a desired manicured fairway. A comedian who doesn’t set his story up well can easily lose his audience in confusion instead of guiding them along a path of delighted

Virtual Hiring: It's Here to Stay

Despite the changes in hiring practices and procedures over the past two years, virtual hiring isn’t new to the hiring process. Hiring managers and human resource professionals have been taking advantage of these methods for quite some time. Phone screen interviews are one example that has been used for many years.

However, managing the entire hiring process remotely can

Employee Turnover: Why Good Employees Leave

For any business, the largest portion of your human resource efforts are focused on payroll, benefits, and compliance related issues. This leaves a very small portion of time and resources for talent acquisition — the process of sourcing, recruiting, and hiring top talent. Unfortunately this also means that employee retention efforts can often go largely unnoticed, until

How to Boost Morale & Inspire Employees

Declines in employee morale rarely happen overnight. That shift from a once highly engaged and energetic employee to someone who now gives minimal effort is usually a slow progression. However, unless you are paying attention, the results can be extremely hard to resolve once that positive morale is lost. The key is to boost morale among your employees frequently and

Defining Your Employee Value Proposition (EVP)

If the perfect-fit hire for your available role is happy at their current company and not actively looking for a new opportunity, why would they leave their position to join your organization? The answer is actually less complicated than you might think, and can always be solved with a great employee value proposition.

We may be getting ahead of ourselves though, so ask

A Guide to the Recruitment Process

Most people underestimate the complexity and level of involvement of the business and process of recruiting until they experience it themselves. How hard can it be to help a company find talented people in a well-defined industry? What’s the challenge in talking to someone about advancing their career?

We are partially grateful for this perception. It means we are

Why Structured Interview Methods Get Better Results

The intent of an employment interview is to evaluate if a candidate can perform at a high level in the position they are being considered for. And the goal is to do it as efficiently as possible within a certain time frame while simultaneously avoiding any pitfalls in the process. These parameters perfectly frame why structured interview methods are ideally designed to get

Hiring Process: Why a Structured Approach Matters

What is the hiring process at your company? Maybe we should back up and first ask if your organization has a hiring process. And if so, is it followed?

If you have ever worked on a project (either alone or in a team) that did not have a defined process in place, most likely something at some point did not go smoothly. And it’s exactly because of mishaps like this, that

First Quarter Labor Trends Reveal Cautious Optimism

New job postings have done a near 180° turn from what happened last year. This should give all of us, regardless of industry, reason to be optimistic again. Organizations hire when they feel confident about the future and have growth plans in place.

The cautious side of us though knows that increased demand for talented individuals means candidates have greater choice in

How to Set & Maintain an Accurate Candidate Search

The two most common reasons organizations cite for using a recruitment firm are time and level of difficulty. And a poorly structured candidate search can dramatically increase both. A successful hiring process is dependent not just on creating accurate search criteria but also on taking steps to actively adjust the search to find candidates that qualify as your perfect