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When Do You Run a Background Check?

When do you run a background check?

Our friend, Amber Cowham, stopped by this week to help us understand the importance of background screening to the health and stability of your organization. Amber’s the Corporate Trainer at Verified First,  where she and her team offer premier background and drug screening services featuring robust, customizable search solutions.

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Topics: Recruiting Best Practices, HR trends

You Already Have an Employer Brand…but is it a Positive Brand? [Part 2]

Now that you know how important a positive brand is, how exactly do you go about improving and strengthening yours? Some aspects are very organic, and take time to develop, but without setting guiding principles your brand message won’t be clear, enticing or effective.

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Topics: Recruiting Best Practices, HR trends

A Cautionary Tale About the Largest CFPB Fine Ever

A Cautionary Tale About the Largest CFPB Fine Ever

Our friend, Toby Graham, stopped by this week to help us understand one of the biggest news stories hitting HR and the world of employee management. Toby’s the Director of Marketing Communications at Compli, where she and her team help organizations manage compliance activities across their workforce.

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Topics: Recruiting Best Practices, HR trends

You Already Have an Employer Brand…but is it a Positive Brand? [Part 1]

You’ve probably heard the term “Employer Branding” and maybe even plan to look into it more when you can find the time. Frankly, it can’t wait much longer.

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Topics: Recruiting Best Practices, HR trends

4 Problems That Plague Small Business HR (and How to Solve Them)

4 Problems That Plague Small Business HR (and How to Solve Them)

HR thought leaders frequently mention best practices that large companies utilize (think Google and Boeing). Every company has unique hiring practices, but companies like Zappos and Starbucks take recruiting and retention to advanced levels. They have found unique ways to attract and retain the ideal people for their teams.

Small businesses might not have the time to “reinvent wheel” when it comes to HR. Instead, take few tricks from the industry top dogs, and incorporate their HR processes into yours!

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Topics: Recruiting Best Practices, Hiring for Small Business

Transparency in Your Hiring Process

Transparency in Your Hiring Process

The internet is a fast-paced place. Attention spans come at a premium. That’s why transparency is so important, especially in your hiring process.

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Topics: Recruiting Best Practices, HR trends

Pressed For Time? Here’s a Strategic Approach to Your Next Interview

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When you reflect on the hiring process, (i.e. creating a job description, reviewing applicants, calling references, interviewing top candidates and finally making a decision), the part that probably sticks out as the most important is interviewing.

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Topics: Recruiting Best Practices, Interviews

How to Survive as the New HR Pro at a Company

How to Survive as the New HR Pro at a Company

Recruiting is a company’s “circle of life,” when someone leaves, someone new is hired.

While it is typically HR’s duty to fill out the paperwork associated with this process, at times, HR itself is the victim of turnover. If you are the new recruiter, HR generalist, etc., you are going to have to familiarize yourself with the existing processes, procedures, and programs needed to perform the job effectively. 

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Topics: Recruiting Best Practices, HR trends, job description

Why an ATS is the Most Valuable Tool in Your HR Tool Kit

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Recruiting is one of the most important responsibilities that Human Resource professionals are tasked with. Since recruiting is such a top priority, it is important to have a tool you can rely on. As you start writing your job description, keep in mind, you are about to lay the foundation for your entire hiring process. If the foundation of your hiring process is cracked, you will be facing future trouble. An Applicant Tracking System (ATS) can be the tool you are looking for to lay a solid foundation for your organization.

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Topics: Applicant Tracking, Applicant Tracking Software, Recruiting Best Practices, Recruiting Advice

How a Killer Job Description Has Benefits Beyond Basic Recruiting

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We all know the importance of writing a job description properly. If you fail to have a top notch job description, you can attract the wrong candidates to your position, which does not benefit your company.

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Topics: Recruiting Best Practices, Recruiting Advice, hiring challenges, job description, recruiting process

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