Spark Hire Podcast for the Week of February 18

The Spark Hire Podcast took a breather last week but we are back in action now and with a brand new voice joining us! When it comes to your expectations for a candidate’s attire in a video interview, do you think it’s alright for a candidate to dress a little more casual compared to an in-person interview? We here at Spark Hire think your expectations should remain high. Keep in mind that your candidates will also have a few extra things to take into consideration in regards to their video interview attire. One could even argue that the background and Continue reading

Spark Hire Podcast for the Week of February 4

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Does your company employ a probationary period for new hires? What do you think of it? For some companies, it’s a great way to test out a new employee before fully committing to bringing them onto the team. On the other hand, it could make things a bit confusing or ambiguous for the new hire. Tune into our podcast and hear what we have to say about it and why it can be ambiguous. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.

Spark Hire Podcast for the Week of January 28

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It’s obvious that a high turnover rate isn’t too great for a company, but do you know how it negatively affects your remaining employees? When you have employees that are constantly coming and going from your company- meaning your employees are quitting and not being fired- then it can mean serious trouble for the health of your company and its culture. Spark Hire’s podcast from this week focuses on this. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.

Spark Hire Podcast for the Week of January 21

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Are you a chronic micromanager? Do you not know how to let go and let others do their job? If so, do you know how negatively you are effecting your company or department? In this week’s podcast, Spark Hire talks about micromanaging and how stifling it is. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.

Spark Hire Podcast for the Week of January 14

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For this week’s podcast, we start off talking about what employee engagement actually is. For quite some time now Spark Hire has been discussing how companies can improve employee engagement, but do we all really know what it is? Tune in if you’re not so sure yourself. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.

Spark Hire Podcast for the Week of January 7

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Under-performers will come up in any company. Whether they were always an under-performer or just started to become one, as an employer it is your job to deal with it right away. Not sure how? Take a few minutes and tune in to our podcast below to hear how you can manage an under-performer. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.

Spark Hire Podcast for the Week of December 31

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Are you thinking of offering work from home to your employees but not so sure it’s a great idea? It’s a concern some employers have due to the assumption that employees are less productive when they are out of the office. However, statistics have proven that work from home employees are 13 percent more productive than their office-dwelling associates. Listen to our podcast to learn more about work from home. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.

Spark Hire Podcast for the Week of December 24

Did you throw a holiday party this season and it turned out much different than you thought it would? Was is for the better or worse? Although it’s close to the end of the season, there is still much employers can learn about throwing a company holiday party. Listen in to our HR podcast below to catch some tips on how to throw a great company party. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.

Spark Hire Podcast for the Week of December 17

It may not be in your job description, but giving helpful feedback to candidates after a job interview can greatly improve your candidate experience. When job seekers didn’t get the job but ask for feedback, they are looking for ways they can improve themselves for the future. Giving cliche or general answers isn’t helpful and can be very frustrating. In our podcast this week we discuss how hiring managers can give feedback to the job seekers that didn’t make the cut. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.

Spark Hire Podcast for the Week of December 10

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Do you know what the candidate experience is? If you’re not sure, don’t be alarmed. A lot of hiring managers and employers are not quite sure what the candidate experience is. Unfortunately, in order to have a successful hire and to ensure you are hiring long-term employees you need to focus on it. Thankfully though, the candidate experience is something we discussed this week in our podcast. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.