What are the Best Job Boards to Use?

It’s clear that in order to get your openings visible to job searchers, you must post your positions on job boards. But what are the best job boards? In our digital age, searching online job boards has become the norm for seeking employment. In fact, a...

How to Hire: 4 Must-Dos Before Hiring an Employee

Hiring new talent for your business can be challenging if you don’t have the proper hiring process in place. Missteps in the hiring process are most likely to occur when you have a short timeframe, are understaffed or are unsure about how to hire. Avoid these missteps by getting ahead of the hiring game. Below are four things you should do be...

10 Reasons Why Your SMB Should Outsource Recruitment

Just mentioning outsourcing recruitment typically makes small to midsize business (SMB) leaders cringe as they imagine the cost of recruiting agencies and recruiting platforms. Fortunately, a newer type of recruiting firm is emerging to respond to the needs of SMBs at a fraction of the cost (and without those hidden fees!). Now that there...

The Perfect Onboarding Process for Small Businesses in 5 Steps

Your Business Wins When You Make Your Onboarding Process a Priority As a small business, it is vital that you have an organized, efficient onboarding process. A seamless onboarding process can lead to: A Great Start - first impressions among new hires are critical to building a successful fou...

What Steps Should Be Taken Before You Can Start Testing Candidates

A critical part of the job candidate screening process is testing. Here’s what you should know before you begin… There aren’t too many people who enjoy taking tests, especially in high-pressure situations, but the fact is that they are extremely useful for the purpose of selecting desirable employees. You can significantly improve y...

7 Reasons Why You Need to Test When Hiring for Creative Positions

You’re looking to fill a creative position: graphic designer, front end web developer, copywriter, video editor… so the first thing you probably want to see is the candidate’s portfolio. After all, work samples are a primary indicator of suitability for many positions, especially creative ones. However, if you’re basing your hirin...

Innovation in HR: Go Beyond the Status Quo

Many small businesses focus on innovation as a means to leapfrog their competition. From new product development to management processes, coming up with better ways to do things is a high priority. Unfortunately, this is one critical area that seems to be often overlooked when it comes to innovation in HR. When I ask small business owners...

Talent Acquisition – Five Actionable Ideas for Small Businesses

Small businesses (less than 500 employees) are the backbone of the US economy – yet we’ve all heard the statistics. Over half of our nation’s startups fail within the first 5 years and only one third see their 10th anniversary. But what about those that beat the odds and survive?...

SHRM 2014 Conference – Transformational Thinking

It seems like employers are back on track when it comes to making corporate improvements by investing in people. Whether it was around employee engagement, onboarding, recruiting, hiring… the SHRM Conference was replete with sessions on not just improving existing methods, but evolving them to take employee success to the next level....

EEOC Review of Integrity Testing

Integrity testing has been used by employers for well over two decades to help identify productive employees that will not engage in various forms of workplace counterproductivity (e.g., theft, turnover, illegal drug use, safety infractions). L...