Is Your Website Doing All It Can to Attract Job Seekers?

Are you getting the desired response from job candidates who visit your company website? If not, a few design and content tips should increase traffic and draw more qualified applicants to your business. First off, here’s what not to do: A website that proclaims “We’re hiring! Contact us” is unlikely to generate much of an… Read More »

12 Laws That Can Affect Your Business in 2012

A host of regulatory changes are coming in 2012, according to Paychex, a leading provider of payroll, human resources and employee benefit services. Some changes are more likely than others to go into effect this year, but every small business should be aware of the potential consequences should they be enacted into law. Here are… Read More »

Just Say “No” To Job-Hoppers!

Every business knows the type – employees who accept an open position but who aren’t truly committed to staying on. They see the job opening at your business as a place to settle “for the time being, but are always on the look-out for “something better,” which of course does nothing you and your company. So how… Read More »

Reference Checks – What You Can Learn and How to Conduct Them

You’ve reviewed an applicant’s resume, had her in for an interview, come away impressed by what you’ve seen and heard. In an ideal world, that would mark the end of the hiring process. But in the real world, the next step is conducting a reference check. What do employers hope to uncover as a result… Read More »

Recruiting Tips for Salaried and Hourly Employees

Not all employees are created alike. And one of the big differences in successful recruiting is knowing the differences between what makes a great hire for a salaried position versus what’s best in an hourly employee. The hiring strategies can be very different. Start by considering the open position you’re recruiting for. What are the features… Read More »

Let Employees Gripe on Facebook

Earlier this year, a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) judge ruled that five employees fired by a non-profit after airing complaints about their jobs on Facebook must be rehired.  Hispanics United of Buffalo terminated the employees for criticizing work conditions on a Facebook comment thread. The NLRB judge determined that the National Labor Relations Act protected these… Read More »

Make the Hiring Process Easier On Your Business

It’s no secret – most businesses regard the hiring process as costly, time-consuming and frequently unproductive. In many cases, certain mistakes get made time and again, leading to inadequate new hires and even more time and money wasted by having to start all over again. The good news is, changing a few standard practices can… Read More »

Your Social Media Presence Can Attract The Ideal Candidate

As social media continues its path toward world domination, it’s becoming a leading recruitment tool for forward-thinking companies. How do candidates leverage social media sites in their job-seeking efforts?  How can you make your business more appealing to them? Let’s start with the basics: Create an employer page on social media sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn. (There are many… Read More »

Be on the Lookout for Anti-Social Job Candidates

Just about all recruiters can remember one time or another when they moved ahead with a job candidate even though something didn’t feel “quite right.” Sometimes the result was simply a poor fit for the company and the new hire was eventually terminated or simply left. In the worst cases, a bad or anti-social hire… Read More »