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Outdated Job-search Techniques That You’re Probably Still Using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

Inexpensive Wellness Benefits for Employees Can Reduce Workers Comp Claims

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Did you know that with just a few inexpensive employee wellness benefits, your company can seriously reduce the number of expensive workers’ compensation claims? Preventing employee injury and illness should be at the top of the HR list of priorities, because both of these scenarios cost organizations big bucks. An employee wellness program can provide… Read more »

How and Why to Write Good Rejection Letters to Rejected Candidates

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Writing rejection letters is a topic that many staffing and recruitment professionals tend to avoid. No one likes giving “bad” news, so it is only natural to dodge this task. However, taking the time to write a good rejection letter to candidates who have not been chosen for the job is not only a professional… Read more »

Proposed Ban on Discriminating Against Hiring Unemployed – How Would it Affect Your Hiring Practices?

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With ever increasing numbers of unemployed workers in the nation, comes a new federal bill that would prevent companies from discriminating against candidates who are without current jobs. The Fair Employment Opportunity Act of 2011 (FEOA), supported by state representatives Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut, Henry Johnson, Jr. of Georgia and George Miller of California, three… Read more »

Personal Branding Can Help You Overcome Inconsistencies in Your Resume and Get a Job Offer

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Did you know that you can use personal branding to help you create a more streamlined resume and get a job offer sooner? The big advertising companies use branding to stand out in the market. By applying the same principles, you can create a real buzz about what you offer to employers and land a… Read more »