Secrets to Successful Recruiting for Any Size Business

Posted on May 30, 2013 8:30:00 AM

If recruiting employees were simple, it wouldn't be a valued expertise within the HR field. In fact, successful recruiting has evolved into a specialized discipline requiring smart planning and a number of key steps to get the job done. To effectively recruit employees at all levels, the following are tips, tasks and ground rules that can be easily adopted by any business owner or hiring manager.

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Hiring New Graduates—Why Is It So Difficult?

Posted on May 28, 2013 8:30:00 AM

Graduates can put down their shades for now, because the future doesn't look as bright as that old song promises.

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Recruiting Strategies: Draw Top Talent with Attractive Compensation, Corporate Culture

Posted on May 23, 2013 8:30:00 AM

You need skilled, dedicated employees to build your business. Attracting human capital is essential to positioning your company for growth and success.

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Celebrating Administrative Professionals Day: Employee Appreciation

Posted on Apr 24, 2013 8:30:00 AM

Administrative Professionals Day is celebrated on Wednesday during the last full week of April. While it is important to acknowledge and reward your employees' achievements on a regular basis, Administrative Professionals Day calls special attention to the support of your administrative professionals in contributing to the success of your company.

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Retail Sales Tops List of Most Popular Jobs

Posted on Apr 19, 2013 8:30:00 AM

It seems the old sales adage, "ABC—Always Be Closing," is top-of-mind with lots of Americans; according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, retail sales is the largest single occupation in the United States, accounting for more than 4.3 million jobs. That's about a million more than the second largest occupation—cashier—which rings in at approximately 3.3 million jobs.

 

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The Value of Employee Referral Programs: Referrals Tops for Hiring, Employee Longevity

Posted on Apr 8, 2013 8:30:00 AM

Conventional wisdom may have you thinking the best way to fill your open positions is by advertising. And while career sites and job boards certainly have their place, it turns out that employee referrals may be your most effective play when it comes to hiring top candidates.

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3 Questions to Consider Before Adopting a Telecommuting Policy

Posted on Mar 8, 2013 8:30:00 AM

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's recent decision to end the company's work-from-home policy has sparked much debate on the merits of allowing employees to work remotely. How do you know if telecommuting makes sense for your company? Here are three questions to consider that can help you make the right decision.

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Federal Labor Laws by Company Size Chart—Free Download

Posted on Feb 22, 2013 8:30:00 AM

Did you know that even if you have a few employees, there are more than 15 federal labor laws that your company must comply with? HR360's Federal Labor Laws by Company Size Guide is a simple tool you can use to understand the laws that apply to your company based on the number of employees you have. 

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6 Ideas for Motivating Employees During the Winter

Posted on Feb 13, 2013 8:30:00 AM

It’s February and while spring is only a month away, your employees may be feeling a bit of the winter blues. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, lack of sunlight has been linked to feelings of sluggishness and mood changes, so winter’s shorter days may lead to fewer productive work hours and lower employee morale. 

Tips for Beating the Winter Blues

If you’re noticing signs of lethargy among your employees at this time of year, consider the following ideas to help keep your workers motivated:

 

  1. Encourage your workers to step outside for at least 30 minutes each day. Exposure to natural sunlight can help lift moods. And even on cloudy days, a brisk walk can alleviate those “blah” feelings.
  2. Offer healthy food choices in the office. Healthfinder.gov reports that staying hydrated and eating more fruits and vegetables can battle the winter blues. Keep filtered water on hand and make sure salads and fresh fruit are part of the menu at lunch meetings. Check out our blog on Promoting a Healthy Workplace for more suggestions.
  3. Change things up! Employees may become more motivated when their jobs are more challenging and interesting. Consider lateral moves to build your workers’ skill levels and knowledge base.
  4. Create opportunities for casual interaction. A company sports team, a family day or an after-hours social event can keep your staff engaged and interested in each other and in their workplace.
  5. Give your workers some face-to-face time with you. Email, voicemail and texting often eliminate the need for personal interaction. Step out of your office every so often and speak with your employees directly.
  6. Let your employees know how they're doing. Even a simple gesture such as a handwritten thank-you note for a job well done may go a long way toward letting employees know they're appreciated. And don't forget annual performance reviews—a good review provides the employee with an honest assessment of his or her strengths and weaknesses and offers the employee a platform to bring up any concerns he or she may have, keeping the lines of communication open. 
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Military Family Leave: New FMLA Guidelines and Poster Update

Posted on Feb 8, 2013 8:30:00 AM

The U.S. Department of Labor has released final rules to implement previous amendments to the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) related to military family leave. A new poster reflecting these changes is now available. Employers with 50 or more employees are generally required to display the FMLA poster where both employees and applicants for employment can see it.

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