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 »

The Rules of Working as a Temp: Dos and Don’ts

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Joining a temporary staffing agency can be the single-most positive way to find work in today’s uncertain job market. By registering with a reputable staffing agency, you are automatically connected to a wide range of opportunities and companies looking for quality candidates just like you. Think of a staffing agency as a gateway to a… Read more »

Employee Retention Ideas From HR Professionals

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Keeping great employees is a number one priority of most companies. This takes effort and strategy, just like any other aspect of doing business. How people are managed in an organization from the time they are hired on to how they are groomed for higher levels of achievement has much to do with a successful… Read more »

Should You Offer Paid Internships?

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Every year, thousands of college students converge on businesses and staffing agencies in the pursuit of finding career internships with top firms. The reasons vary from needing additional college credit to complete a degree program to the desire for on-the-job work experience to include on a resume. Regardless of the actual reason, there are many… Read more »

Is Your Employee Experiencing a Mental Health Problem?

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At some point in your career as an HR professional, you may encounter an employee who begins to act out of normal character. You may notice a normally productive employee suddenly start to have trouble at work. Or you might notice an increase in tardiness or absenteeism from an employee who otherwise has had no… Read more »

Outdated Job-search Techniques That You’re Probably Still Using

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As we move forward with technology, our job search options must move forward as well. What may have worked for you 15 years ago will get you little response today. There are countless job search techniques available to anyone. If you forget about what worked yesterday and focus on today, you’ll be much more successful…. Read more »