Recruiting & Interviewing New Employees

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How to Handle Helicopter Parents of Employment Seekers

What do employee hiring managers have in common with youth sports coaches, high school teachers, and college administrators? All these professionals are likely to encounter [more…]

How to Set Up a System for Evaluating Employment Candidates

No set rules exist for evaluating potential employees. The important thing is to have a system in place before résumés begin to arrive. The process should include a set of hard criteria to use as the basis [more…]

How to Accurately Describe Job Duties in Job Descriptions

Job descriptions, although not essential, can be very helpful when hiring a new employee. But it is important that a job description accurately reflect the current job duties of the position you want to [more…]

Best Practices for Hiring

People are the heart of every business. The better people you hire, the better business you have. Some people are just meant to be in their jobs. You may know such individuals — someone who thrives as [more…]

Five Steps to Better Interviewing

When it comes right down to it, your organization’s success depends in large part on the quality of the people you employ. Recruiting and hiring the very best people — and terminating the ones who aren’t [more…]

Best Practices for Firing Employees

Involuntary terminations—firings or layoffs—are seldom pleasant experiences for either manager or employee, but it’s more unpleasant for everyone involved if you wait too long to let someone go. Involuntary [more…]

The Pros and Cons of Outsourcing

Outsourcing is the practice of turning over an entire function (shipping, payroll, benefits administration, security, computer networking) to an outside specialist. In many cases, the outside firm’s employees [more…]

How to Process Résumés More Effectively

The ability to process résumés effectively is a key element in improving human resources efficiency. This means quickly separating the best candidates from the worst. Based on résumés alone, you’d think [more…]

How Efficient Is Your Hiring Process?

You should examine the efficiency of your hiring process. People generally assume that when hiring decisions go wrong, the fault lies with bad judgment during the interview process. However, this view [more…]

Put People First When Setting HR Goals

Consider two aspects of contemporary business. On the one hand, in order to thrive, your organization must be diligent, competitive, and keenly focused on bottom-line results. But at the same time, most [more…]

How-to Hire Outsourced Workers for Your Micro-Entrepreneurial Business

Hiring outsourced workers for your micro-entrepreneurial business is very simple to do, but you need to outsource the right way to prevent problems. Outsourcing your work, if done right, is one way in [more…]

7 Great Outsourcing Websites for Micro-Entrepreneurs

Hiring outsourced workers for your micro-entrepreneurial business is easy if you choose carefully and are aware of potential problems. For micro-entrepreneurs just getting started with outsourcing, agencies [more…]

How to Find the Right Employees for Your Bar

Staffing your bar with quality people isn’t easy. In this business, you’re not just competing for the public’s drinking dollar; you’re also competing for the best staff. You have to sort through lots of [more…]

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