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4 Fun Ways You Can Keep the Office Motivated

America has a retention problem. We’ve all heard about the Great Resignation, where millions of employees quit each month for other opportunities. Then there’s the research showing only about 30% of our workers are engaged in their jobs. Clearly, motivating our employees isn’t going so well. What can employers do differently to engage and retain their workforce? Here are four fun ways you can keep the office motivated. How Can You Keep the Office Motivated? 1. Create a Fun, Positive Work Environment Toxic workplaces are not only demotivating; they are a leading cause of employee turnover. You will retain your workers longer [...]

November 16th, 2022|HR, Tips & Tricks, Uncategorized|

Key Ways to Improve Employee Retention

Employee retention during the Great Resignation is a big issue for most employers. With around 11 million open jobs and more than four million people quitting each month, you have a vested interest in doing what you can to retain your workforce for as long as possible. Here are some key ways to improve employee retention over the coming year. Best Ways to Retain Your Current Staff Start with Hiring Employee retention starts by hiring the right people. You’re looking not only for new employees that fit the job requirements but also that fit the culture you’re bringing them into. Consider screening [...]

November 9th, 2022|HR, Management|

3 Ways an ATS Can Help You Find Better Candidates

Is your applicant tracking system (ATS) in dire need of an upgrade? You don’t have an ATS? Both of these situations hopelessly handicap you in a job market that is beyond competitive. An older ATS may not be as mobile-friendly, which could mean you’re missing many candidates who use their phones for just about everything. If you’re still keeping track of candidates on an Excel spreadsheet, you’re not just in danger of falling behind your competitors in the recruiting game—you already have.This blog will help you understand what you’ve been missing in a modern ATS. The latest tools and features [...]

October 26th, 2022|HR|

Creating a Better Culture for Remote Workers

We’ve said it before, but it bears repeating—remote work is here to stay. Fully one-quarter of all professional roles in North America will be fully remote this year. Predictions say that this number will increase in the coming year. However, the data also shows that remote work can also erode company culture simply because telecommuting can be an isolating experience. So, the question for your company is: How can you create a better culture even with remote workers? We have answers. How Can You Create a Culture for Remote Workers? Why WFH is a Detriment to Culture This may not be a [...]

October 19th, 2022|HR|

Burning Out? Here is How to Stay Energized

Burnout is real, it’s here, and it’s increasing. According to the latest data, burnout has increased in the American workforce by 9% since before COVID. Today, 52% of U.S. workers say they are burned out. It’s happening to all ages and in all business types. Geographic boundaries are no barrier for burnout, either. What is burnout? Are you feeling it? This blog will explore the issue and help you with some coping strategies to circumvent the effects of job-related burnout. How Can You Stay Energized and Reduce Burnout? What is Burnout? The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified burnout as an occupational [...]

September 21st, 2022|HR, Management|

Should You Trust Your Gut When Hiring Candidates?

Most recruiters will tell you there is an art and science to finding candidates. The science comes from the activity numbers, such as time to hire, number of interviews, job candidate submissions, and so much more. The art, however, is a sense that many recruiters develop that helps them determine things like whether a candidate is lying or if they are a good fit for the culture of the job they’re applying to. Ask recruiters if they should trust their gut when hiring a candidate, though, and their answer may surprise you. Let’s explore the issue to find out the [...]

September 7th, 2022|HR, Management, Recruiters|

Rejected: How to Best Tell Your Candidate They Did Not Get the Job

No one likes to lose. No one wants to be the one to tell people they lost, either. Telling a candidate they didn’t get the job is one of the hardest things a recruiter has to do. After a candidate has been through your process they have skin in the game—and so do you. It’s a disappointment to both the candidate and their recruiter when they don’t make the cut. Here’s how to let a candidate down easy, both verbally and in an email. How to Tell a Candidate They Did Not Qualify For the Position Writing a Better Rejection [...]

June 29th, 2022|HR, Recruiters|

How Many Interview Rounds Should You Have? 

Interviewing is hard. You have a lot riding on finding the right candidate. Then there is the inherent difficulty in engaging candidates in a market that has a shortage of almost every type of job. Today, candidates are fickle. If you take too long during the interview process, they may simply walk away to go to your competitor. How much streamlining can you do before the candidate selection process suffers? How long should your interview rounds go before a decision is made? What Is The Appropriate Amount of Interviews? Pros and Cons of Having Multiple Interview Rounds It would be [...]

June 22nd, 2022|HR, Recruiters|

6 Tips on How to Manage Remote Employees

Remote work is here to stay so the chances are great that you’ll face managing off-site employees in the near future. Data scientists remote one-quarter of all U.S. jobs will be remote by the end of 2022. This trend will increase the following year. That leaves managers with a conundrum: How do you manage an employee when you can’t see what they’re doing? We have six tips on how to manage your employees from afar now and in the years to come. How Can You Manage Remote Employees Tip 1: Be Clear About Your Expectations Some of the normal parts of working, [...]

June 8th, 2022|HR|

Would You Hire an Underqualified Applicant?

When there’s a huge shortage of talent, like there is now, employers have to make hard decisions. For example: If you had a choice between a qualified applicant and an underqualified applicant, who would you choose?But what if the underqualified applicant was much stronger in their soft skills (such as collaboration, emotional maturity, creativity, positive attitude) than the more qualified candidate?What if there are no “perfectly” qualified applicants and you’re only left with someone who doesn’t meet all your requirements? It’s time for employers to relax their job requirements a bit and consider candidates who are hungry for the job. [...]

May 18th, 2022|HR, Management|