Harnessing the Power of LinkedIn Recruiting

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LinkedIn is “the world’s largest professional network”. That fact along with the resources the popular social media site offers really can enhance the abilities of any HR professional to find the talent their business needs. For those in the business of hiring others, there is no doubt that using this outstanding feature can change virtually… Read more »

Weeding Out the Root Cause of Low Employee Morale

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Maintaining positive employee morale has long been known to help with productivity and output of employees. Morale also assists with sustaining good attendance which helps the bottom line. A company that engages in proactive policies that help workers does this by giving incentives to employees to work harder and support to the employer. If you… Read more »

A Cure For Workplace Woes: Wellness Programs

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President John F. Kennedy once said “Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.” Many companies have developed wellness programs to promote healthy lifestyles for employees. Healthier employees help maintain productivity. They also keep premiums low for companies… Read more »

5 Steps to Make Your IT Recruiter’s Job Easier – and Land Work Faster

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When seeking IT jobs, it’s always a good idea to work with a proactive IT recruiter to land better work opportunities in less time. By working with your recruiter, you are likely to find top companies who are ready to offer you above average IT salaries and projects, to fully launch your IT career. The… Read more »

Increasing Numbers of Employers Using E-Verify According to a Recent Study

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E-Verify is a widely used voluntary Internet verification system operated by the US Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration, allowing employers to check for the validity of personal identification information furnished by applicants. Current US law requires that all employers only employ individuals who are legally authorized to work in… Read more »

What Apple’s Steve Jobs Taught Us About Careers

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Steve Jobs, the founder of the Apple company, tragically passed away October 5, 2011. Within a few days, the innovative iphone4 his company had developed was released to the public. Over one million units were sold within 24 hours of its release.  This is only one part of the legacy of this business legend. Steve… Read more »

Are Employers Still Screening Candidates On Facebook? The Pros and Cons of Social Media Candidate Screening

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Facebook is a popular form of social media that has transformed many aspects of our daily lives. People interact through this medium on a personal level with family and friends. Businesses and companies use it to reach out to their markets. Nearly every type of hobby, interest, and pastime has a presence and a following… Read more »

Why Top IT Companies Use Executive Recruiters

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If your organization is trying to grow in a highly competitive information technology market, the use of executive recruiters to find quality people can be your best bet. Just consider that many of the world’s biggest IT companies, such as Google, Microsoft and more, actively pursue candidates through smart staffing initiatives and the use of… Read more »

5 Incentive Ideas for Short-term Employees

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Did you know that rewarding short-term employees is just as important to keep productivity high as it is for the long term members of your team? Whether you’re hiring temps for seasonal work, to fill temporary employee absences, or just need someone to fill in a position while a new department is created, it’s a… Read more »

When and How To Complete Background Checks on Job Candidates – The Right Way

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The background check is a method of verifying the credentials and general character of candidates. Also referred to as pre-employment investigations, they are used as a tool by HR professionals and staffing recruiters to determine an applicant’s ability to do the job applied for.  It is also often used to verify the information provided on… Read more »