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The Best Strategies to Ensure Successful Offboarding

February 8, 2016

With the all of the news around Yahoo’s massive layoffs and the wrongful termination lawsuit they are facing, it had me thinking about terminations. While I’m going to assume you are probably not in the same position as Marissa Mayer, you probably have had a few employees leave your company in the past. Sometimes...

Why a Mentor Program is Best for your New Hires

February 3, 2016

As a manager, I’m sure you have brought on quite a few new hire employees. Some of these employees, when beginning employment, can “jump right in” and become a part of the team. However, others may take some time to adjust to the new culture. To assist in culture...

5 Ways to Best Identify High Potential in Candidates

September 1, 2015

Recently, I had a hiring manager contact me and ask me my opinion about a candidate she interviewed.  The manager mentioned the candidate was incredibly nervous during the in-person interview. However, during the initial phone screen I had with the candidate, she was well spoken and confidently provided details of...

Pros Vs. Cons When Using Facebook to Recruit Employees

July 24, 2015

Let’s be honest, Facebook is probably the number one social media site most people will participate in online. Their most recent stats say that they had 936 million daily active users on average for March 2015. For those of us who use it know that it allows you to connect with friends,...

The 5 Best Ways to Create a Positive HR Presence

July 17, 2015

“Uh oh Human Resources is in the building!”  “Shhh…don’t say anything Human Resources is here!”  “I better not say that because there is our HR person!”  As a professional providing HR outsourcing, I believe we have all heard these statements or something similar. Now at first glance, this could...

5 Benefits of Recruiting Internally Vs. Externally

April 17, 2015

As the hiring manager, there are a few candidates within your organization that would be a great fit for your vacancy. Recruiting internally can be advantageous for you as a hiring manager, and should be considered a best practice for your organization.  Let’s take a little time to review...

Is PTO Costing Your Company Too Much? Consider This Alternative Option

March 9, 2015

Have you ever taken the time to evaluate your leave policy? Do you feel as though you it is costing too much money to pay out employees separating from employment? Well, as an alternative have you considered an unlimited vacation policy? Before you make any swift and quick decisions,...

Is Your Workforce Remote? How to Best Engage Remote Employees

May 16, 2014

Things are a bit different in the 21st century around the workplace - laptops, cellphones, and even tablets are the norm for technology issued when a new hire begins. Although employees are provided with different tools to communicate from any and everywhere, leaders sometimes fail to effectively engage their...

5 Best Questions to Ask When Performing Reference Checks

April 9, 2014

So, you are at the end of your recruitment and ready to make the move to hire a qualified candidate. Not so fast! You need to check those references! Have you thought about what to ask and the topics you would like to cover when speaking with the references?...

5 Best Methods to Use When Sourcing for Resumes

February 19, 2014

Sourcing is the process of searching for resumes using an online job board such as, Monster, Indeed, and/or Career Builder. You may also utilize various association sites, social media sites, and niche job boards. Of course you want to be sure the job board you select is one that...

Problems with Your Company Culture? The Warning Signs to Watch For…

January 28, 2014

As a leader in your company, do you take the time to listen to your employees after they have been hired? If not, there may be a few red flags regarding your company’s culture and the potential for a lack of engagement.

Typical Problems and Best Solutions to a Better Understanding of FSAs

January 6, 2014

The first of the calendar year is a popular time for Flexible Spending Account (FSA) renewals and enrollments. However, as an HR professional, I have found employees do not always have an understanding of what an FSA is and the benefits of an FSA enrollment. Nevertheless, let’s explore...

Recruitment Challenges: Addressing Recruitment Problems During the Holiday Season

December 17, 2013

It's that time of year again where every holiday imaginable hits at the same time, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year's Day. Oh and let's not forget about Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. Despite the holiday season, business must move forward and there is still a need...

The 4 Best Reasons to Utilize Social Media for HR

December 9, 2013

Do you remember when social media outlets such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, or even MySpace were new and maybe even a little intimidating? Social media started out as means for individuals to communicate and share information, but has quickly crossed lines into the business and professional...

How to Write the Best Resume: The 10 Basics to Cover

December 5, 2013

As a recruiter, I have seen candidates submit resumes using various formatting styles such as functional, a resume that focuses on a candidate’s competencies (i.e. experiences, knowledge, skills, and abilities), chronological, a resume that displays a candidates work history by date. Typically, chronological resumes start with the...