Recruiting & Hiring

  • Utilizing Interview Stress: Is It A Good Idea?

    The pros and cons of utilizing stress interviews change depending on the industry. If you are considering instituting this process for your business, keep reading to learn the potential benefits and downfalls of this controversial method.
    By Michelle Shuler Key June 23, 2011 

  • Hire More People or Require Mandatory Overtime: Which Is Better When?

    Deliberating the trade-off between increased headcount vs. overtime to address increasing workload issues requires considering issues such as the applicability of overtime laws, the pros and cons of overtime, the benefits of increasing headcount, and...
    By N Nayab June 21, 2011 

  • Value of Online Aptitude Tests: Should You Use Them?

    Every business owner wants to hire the very best employees who are committed and will stay on long-term. These days, assessment tests to gauge skills, character and personality are on the rise but should you hire a company that offers these services or...
    By Jean Scheid June 20, 2011 


  • Hunting for Talent? Stay Away From These Interviewing Methods

    An interview is an indispensable and very often the most important element of the candidate selection process. Success is a two-way street, and employers who expect potential employees to perform well at interviews need to conduct the interview well in...
    By N Nayab June 15, 2011 

  • Gauging a Job Applicant's Teamwork Experience

    Job applicants can be a savvy bunch. Ask a few basic interview questions about teamwork, and you’re bound to get a well rehearsed response. So, how can you determine the candidate’s real ability to work in a team? Using planned behavioral...
    By Mike Sweeney June 10, 2011 

  • Using a Professional Service for Employee Background Checks

    An array of screening types from drug testing to credit checks to employment history verification may be required before hiring a new employee. Not sure how to go about it? The companies listed here offer a variety of services, so you can select the...
    By Tricia Goss June 6, 2011 


  • Salary Matters: Show Employees How Much You Have Invested in Them

    If you want to attract the best employees for your company, creative compensation is becoming the norm for today’s workforce. What is this new way to entice employees and how can you implement a great plan? HR expert Jean Scheid explains these...
    By Jean Scheid May 30, 2011 

  • The Basis for Determining a Good Compensation Package

    A job analysis records specific tasks and characteristics of the job, and the skills and competencies required to undertake such tasks. The major uses of this type of analysis are for compensation plans, training need analysis, reviewing performance...
    By N Nayab May 30, 2011 

  • Top 10 Interviewing Skills for Selecting the Best Candidate

    Arguably, one of the most important job responsibilities in an organization is the hiring of quality talent. An organization’s success can often be directly attributed to the level of talent that’s been selected over time. Do you have the...
    By Mike Sweeney May 29, 2011 

  • Prepare an FAQ: Communicate Compensation Plans Effectively

    Compensation structures serve as a major motivator for employees, and lending clarity to compensation structures through effective communication mechanisms ranks as a major task of Human Resources. One way to lend clarity is by preparing a FAQ to publish...
    By N Nayab May 28, 2011 
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