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Hiring and the Skills Gap – Here is What You Need to Know

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) spells out the problem: The United States has a huge skills gap. We simply do not have enough skilled workers to fill some of our most high-skill positions. Business productivity is predicted to decline as a result, which has and will have a direct impact on the bottom line of companies in almost every industry. We must work smarter and take steps now to improve access to skilled workers. But what can be done? Here’s what you need to know to be better prepared for this workforce issue. Start with Overlooked Talent Funnels Companies [...]

Small Business Success: Make Quicker Decisions

Unless you have a magic crystal ball, making fast decisions when you’re a brand-new entrepreneur can be hard. Small business owners are often faced with major forks in the road. These business owners are usually highly aware of the ramifications of making a wrong decision. The problem often is they don’t have the experience with the particular decision area to know which way to turn. Now imagine that you’re a new business owner facing the demand for dozens of these quick decisions each week. Decision fatigue is real, so how can you make a fast decision and not paralyze or [...]

4 Questions to Ask When Hiring for a Remote Position

The pandemic created all kinds of changes in how we work. The biggest was the trend that kept people home. By December 2020, more than 40% of the American workforce remained at home. A recent Gartner survey showed 80% of employers say they’re planning on keeping their employees remote after COVID quarantining is over. This creates some challenges for recruiting and hiring teams who now have to screen candidates for their ability to work remotely, many times without ever meeting them in person. What are the best questions to ask to ensure that your remote hire will be successful long after COVID is like [...]

Has Your Inbox Taken Control of Your Life?

Does email run your life? It’s easy to feel this way; 294 billion emails were sent in 2019, and the numbers are increasing. The typical employee receives over 120 emails a day, marking this communication venue as a big target for improved time management. How can you improve how you handle managing email, so it doesn’t feel like it’s taking over your life? Help! Email is Destroying My Life Have you ever asked yourself: Am I running my schedule—or is it running me? Feeling out of control due to a pile of clamoring emails is no fun. It can make you feel like your [...]

Saving Time and Money With an ATS

An applicant tracking system (ATS) is the modern tool that every employer needs when hiring. These software systems are increasingly easy to use but also highly sophisticated. The best ATS platforms are cloud-based, which captures and shares information in real-time. They also have artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms that allow companies to automate the most tedious functions of the hiring process. This blog will help you understand why an investment in an ATS can pay you back quickly and consistently in time, organization, and better hires. Benefits of an ATS You’ve probably heard of a customer relationship management (CRM) system. These [...]

Small Business Success: Put Trust in Your Employees

What is the one thing a small business should do with their employees to be successful? The answer is: Build trust. A recent study from PayScale shows that when employees feel like their bosses trust them, they are happier and less willing to look for a new job. The research found 72% of workers feel satisfied in their job when they can make decisions on their own and feel trusted by their employers. For a small business, this is the state to achieve; happy, productive employees and high retention. Here’s how a little five-letter word like trust can have a big impact [...]

April 2nd, 2021|Categories: HR, Management|Tags: , , , , |