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Like other small business owners, you may feel as if you’ve spent the last few years in a pool — treading water, trying to stay afloat. That’s not to say that your business has been failing; but it hasn’t been exactly easy to keep your head above water. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.
Employee archetypes have become the inspiration for comedy in shows like The Office. When it comes to problem employees, eccentric, overconfident, and apathetic are all well and good to watch on television (who doesn’t love to hate Dwight?). However, we’re going to give you a few hiring tips so that you can avoid dealing with them in your office. Here are some hiring tips to avoid 4 common- and well-known- problem employees: Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.
So you’ve hired a new employee. A few days pass — so far, so good. But then a few weeks later, things change. Your new hire, once so promising, is consistently falling short. It’s every small business owner’s nightmare. You know better than anyone that a hiring mistake can cost you big time. In fact, TIME reports that it can cost up to twice of that employee’s annual salary, according to the Society for Human Resources Management. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.
Hiring for your small business can be tricky. You want to make the best decisions to help your company grow, but may not have access to the vetting resources larger companies do. In order to help you make the best hire for your small business, we’re offering five hiring tips for growing your company thanks to some great advice from Forbes. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.
Does your company, or just you, do background checks on all of the employees you hire? If not, do you ever think about whether or not you should? Well, according to the statistics presented in this infographic from Visual.ly and First Contact HR, doing a background check is way more important than you think. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.
Finding that person perfect for the job can be a difficult task. Hiring managers and employers know that all too well. It is especially difficult if there is more than one person in on the decision. You have to agree on what you think is most important in a candidate and whether or not any of your candidates fit that description. You might think that Candidate A is best, but your colleague might believe Candidate B is better suited. What’s even more difficult is disagreeing with a superior. Perhaps you are hiring for a marketing assistant and believe you found Continue reading
With Christmas right around the corner, holiday season is in full swing and jolly old St. Nick is sprucing up his long, grey beard for the big night. The naughty or nice list is being drafted and checked, elves are preparing themselves and countless hours of preparation are coming to a head. Wait a minute, is Santa getting ready to hire new employees or is he getting ready to deliver millions of gifts and Christmas cheer to the well-behaved children of the world? Well, we all know the answer to that question, but there is actually much and more hiring Continue reading
When you have a new position to fill for your company or department, do you want to hire someone that will stay for six months, or for two years? It’s no secret that when you are hiring, you want to hire someone that will stay with the company for a long time. You already know that the average time it takes to hire a new employee is 45 days. If it takes that long to hire an employee, do you really want to have to do it all over again in just a few months? Chances are that answer is Continue reading
You may have no idea who Zach Nelson is, and perhaps you’ve never heard of NetSuite either. However, there is much hiring managers can learn from the way he is dealing with his company’s expansion. Since his company went public in 2007, it has nearly doubled in size. That seems like a dream to most business leaders, but it wasn’t experienced without any difficulty. As NetSuite- a company that specializes in customer-management and logistics software- started to grow, Nelson and his chief people officer Marty Réaume realized they were having an issue with retaining employees. It’s an issue many companies Continue reading