Job Descriptions: Why They Matter + How to Do Them Right

July 20, 2021
Job Descriptions: Why They Matter + How to Do Them Right

How much time and effort does your company put into writing stellar job descriptions? Do you have a process? Do you and your team regularly review roles and job descriptions throughout the organization? At this point, you may be thinking, Are job descriptions really THAT important? The answer is a resounding YES! Writing effective job… Read More »

5 Types of Employees & What You Need to Know About Them

June 23, 2021
5 Types of Employees

Depending on your company’s needs and the nature of your work, you could have several types of employees and workers working for you at the same time. Employers must understand the different employee classifications to decide which kind of employee to hire for each role.  Additionally, businesses need to classify and compensate employees properly to… Read More »

4 Reasons Employment Applications are Necessary + Quick Tips

June 15, 2021
4 Reasons Employment Applications are Necessary

The hiring process already tends to be time-consuming and stressful, so many business owners may be wondering what they can do to speed it up. You may see an employment application as an unnecessary step. After all, if a candidate submits their resume and a cover letter, what more could you need?  Many human resources… Read More »

11 Different Types of Employment Background Checks

May 26, 2021
11 Different Types of Employment Background Checks

Background checks are a critical step in the hiring process for employers across all industries, for all positions. They verify that a prospective employee is honest, reliable, and qualified for the job and a good fit for the company. Additionally, they can help reduce your liability as an employer. There are different types of background… Read More »

5 Things Employers Must Know Before Employing Minors

May 19, 2021
5 Things Employers Must Know Before Employing Minors

From seasonal work to weekend shifts, certain jobs tend to draw younger candidates—meaning those under 18 years old. If you’re new to employing minors, you may be wondering how you can give young workers a chance while remaining compliant. Employers who want to hire minors must be sure to follow both federal and state regulations.… Read More »

11 Steps to Take When Hiring Your First Employee

April 14, 2021
11 Steps to Take When Hiring Your First Employee

Are you in the process of hiring your first employee? Congratulations! Reaching the point where you are ready to start growing your team is an exciting time in any company’s journey. When you bring on people, however, you also have more responsibilities and requirements to fulfill. Not to worry—we’re sharing 11 steps you should take… Read More »

How to Hire an Intern for Your Small Business

November 8, 2020
How to Hire an Intern for Your Small Business

Are you considering hiring an intern for a certain department or project? Internships benefit small businesses in a few valuable ways while allowing companies to give back to aspiring professionals.  Internships are often for academic credit and can last a semester, a summer, or a full year. One of the most important factors in hiring… Read More »

12 Recruiting Tips for Hiring the Best Employees

November 2, 2020
12 Recruiting Tips for Hiring the Best Employees

Hiring employees is one of the most important and difficult decisions of being a business owner or decision-maker. It is difficult to find qualified candidates who you can be confident will get the job done well, help move the company forward, and stick around for the long run. In a 2016 study by SHRM, 68%… Read More »

13 Low-Cost Employee Perks to Attract and Retain Top Talent

October 12, 2020
13 Low-Cost Employee Perks to Attract and Retain Top Talent

You’ve probably seen some of the data indicating that people are emphasizing work-life balance more than ever. This means they’re searching for employee perks and benefits that help them achieve this.  A survey by Fractl asked participants how heavily they would weigh the options when deciding between a high-paying job and a lower-paying job with… Read More »

How to Hire the Right Candidate: 10 Qualities to Consider

October 5, 2020
How to Hire the Right Candidate: 10 Qualities to Consider

A survey conducted by Leadership IQ found that 46% of new hires failed within 18 months and that 89% of the time, it was for attitude, not lack of technical skill.  In a nutshell, soft skills are just as important as job-related skills and technical requirements when it comes to hiring the right candidate. Any… Read More »