7 Tips for Conducting Positively Memorable Virtual Interviews

February 13, 2024

Thanks to a *certain* pandemic, virtual interviews are now a regular part of the hiring process for many businesses. You may have decided to remain remote, go hybrid, or simply build a remote team from the start. Maybe you’ve even conducted numerous remote interviews and hired talent around the country or the world.  But when… Read More »

The Essential New Hire Onboarding Paperwork Checklist

October 3, 2023
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When was the last time you took a critical look at your new hire onboarding processes? Specifically, the paperwork and compliance piece?  If it’s been over a year, it’s time for a review! As you evaluate your onboarding practices, consider: What your business does What paperwork and reporting you need The types of workers you… Read More »

12 Strategies for Managing Diversity in the Workplace

September 28, 2023

Our country is growing more diverse, which is why managing diversity in the workplace is absolutely critical for businesses that want to stay ahead. Studies show that the population of white people is decreasing, and they will no longer be the racial majority by 2045—and that’s only accounting for race! Diversity involves even more. It… Read More »

Reaching the Right Candidates: 7 Steps for Effective Social Media Recruiting

September 19, 2023
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When small business owners think of recruiting and job postings, job sites like Indeed and Glassdoor are often the first that come to mind—but there are many more options, including social media recruiting. And we know what you’re thinking, but when it comes to social media, there is more than LinkedIn, too! If you haven’t… Read More »

How to Build Your Brand Mission, Vision & Values from a People Perspective

September 12, 2023
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One common misconception from prospects and clients is that we help them create their brand mission, vision, and value statements.  BlueLion does NOT offer this as part of our services! While we are concerned with the humans within your organization and ensuring your company remains compliant, these statements are better left to pros like branding… Read More »

Form I-9 Update: All About the New Alternative Verification Procedure

July 26, 2023
Form I-9 Update: All About the New Alternative Verification Procedure

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a new version of Form I-9 and a final ruling on a new alternative procedure allowing for remote Form I-9 inspection. The new optional procedure will be available beginning August 1, 2023.  During COVID, flexibilities were implemented, allowing employers to conduct remote I-9 verification. With this exception… Read More »

The Art of Working Interviews: Unlocking Talent While Staying Legally Compliant

July 6, 2023

Finding the perfect candidate to join your team can be challenging, like searching for a needle in a haystack. Resumes and interviews only scratch the surface when assessing a candidate’s fit for a position.  Enter the working interview, a unique approach that allows employers to evaluate a candidate’s skills and cultural fit through hands-on experience.… Read More »

Employer’s Quick & Easy Guide to MVR Checks

May 11, 2023

When hiring a new employee, employers must do their due diligence. This may include background checks, drug testing, work history verification, or licensing/certification checks.  And if you’re hiring an employee who will spend a lot of their work hours on the road, whether in their own car or a company vehicle, you’ll want to conduct… Read More »

What Does At-Will Employment REALLY Mean?

May 3, 2023

You are likely familiar with at-will employment. After all, it is recognized in every state except Montana. But should you fire an employee for no reason just because you can?  Not necessarily! There are exceptions and risks to employment at will, which vary from one state to the next. Read on for a better understanding… Read More »

5 Ways Small Businesses Can Recession-Proof Their Teams

March 23, 2023

Are we in a recession? Technically, not yet. Despite this, many Americans are concerned. A recent poll found that:  46% think the economy is currently in a recession 22% don’t believe we are in one but will be within a year 41% are shifting financial behaviors to prepare for a recession 41% say they aren’t… Read More »