How to Hire Top Talent for Your Business - Part 2 [Video Blog]

Posted on Sep 14, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Before we discuss ways to improve your corporate culture, let’s summarize 5 components to consider in your compensation and benefits package:

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How to Hire Top Talent for Your Business - Part 1 [Video Blog]

Posted on Aug 31, 2017 6:00:00 AM

We all know you need skilled and dedicated employees to build and grow your business. Attracting the right people is essential to positioning your company for growth and success, but establishing your company as a destination for top talent takes effort. 

You've got to lead the competition on two fronts by: (1) offering an attractive compensation and benefits package, and (2) showcasing a corporate brand and culture that both excites and motivates candidates.

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How To Conduct an Interview [Video Blog]

Posted on Aug 4, 2016 6:00:00 AM

The most important tasks in conducting job interviews are preparing questions and evaluating candidates' answers. However, there are other key things you can do to ensure a successful interview process.

First, create a comfortable environment for the candidate…

  • Conduct the interview in a neat, quiet area such as an office or conference room

  • Offer the candidate a beverage
  • Minimize distractions-- that means not taking or responding to calls, emails or texts
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Secrets to Successful Hiring [Video Blog]

Posted on Jul 21, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Today we’re talking about the secrets to successful hiring. Let’s face it… if recruiting were simple, it wouldn’t be such a valued expertise within the human resources field. 

4 Must-Haves for Recruiting

First, let’s take a look at your overall recruiting process. You need to have a system in place that allows you to:

     1- Utilize job analyses to identify the necessary skills, knowledge and abilities for each position
     2- Create effective job descriptions
     3- Develop a recruitment plan to promote job openings and attract candidates
     4- Implement guidelines for interviewing and selecting candidates

Before hiring new employees, consider ways to improve employee efficiency or allocating additional responsibilities among existing employees

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Five Fast Tips To Make Your Job Posting Stand Out [Video Blog]

Posted on Oct 30, 2015 6:00:00 AM

Recruiting, interviewing, and filling an empty job is a big task. As an HR pro or hiring manager, you've got a lot to do. But remember, you get only one chance to make a great first impression--and the job posting is often your very first contact with a potential employee. You need to represent the position, the responsibilities, the hiring process, and your company with the highest degree of accuracy and professionalism.

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10 Branding Tips to Attract Employees [Video Blog]

Posted on Oct 23, 2015 7:00:00 AM

"Your brand is what people say about you when you are not in the room." -- Jeff Bezos, Founder, Amazon

You could fill a library with everything that's been written on corporate branding, but Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, pretty well sums it up. And your brand is about much more than customers and market share. In fact, your corporate brand is a key factor in your ability to attract and keep qualified employees.

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Are Unpaid Internships Worth the Hassle? [Video Blog]

Posted on Jul 3, 2014 2:05:17 PM

We are going to discuss unpaid internships and whether they're really worth the hassle.

A fact sheet issued by the U.S. Department of Labor outlines six criteria that categorize employment as an internship rather than paid employment:

1. The internship is similar to training which would be given in an educational environmentHELP_UNPAID_INTERNS_800px-1;
2. The internship experience is for the benefit of the intern;
3. The intern does not displace regular employees, but works under close supervision of existing staff;
4. The employer that provides the training derives no immediate advantage from the activities of the intern, and on occasion its operations may actually be impeded;
5. The intern is not necessarily entitled to a job at the conclusion of the internship; and
6. The employer and the intern understand that the intern is not entitled to wages for the time spent in the internship. 

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4 Must-Have Forms and Records for New Hires

Posted on Jun 27, 2013 7:30:00 AM

As an employer, one of your most important responsibilities when hiring new employees is to complete and secure necessary forms and records. The following are key steps involved in the new hire process:

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Hiring Interns? Be Sure to Comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act

Posted on Jun 7, 2013 7:30:00 AM

Summer is a popular time for hiring interns, but did you know that internships are most often considered 'employment' subject to the federal minimum wage and overtime rules?

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Secrets to Successful Recruiting for Any Size Business

Posted on May 30, 2013 7:30:00 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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