Importance of Hiring a Social Candidate – Not Just Someone Who Looks Good On Paper

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A social candidate is a professional who is able to interact within many social networks properly. A person who can work well with others is often times more valuable than the individual who has all of the technical skills, but lacks the ability to communicate his thoughts, needs and ideas with others. From the overpowering […]

Happiness is the Ultimate Productivity Booster

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As an HR manager, it’s important to know what really motivates workers to be their most productive. In fact, managing productivity is one of the more important roles you play within your organization. You know it’s important to keep them happy. You understand that employees are generally more productive when they are happy. But, do […]

Employment Laws That Will Affect Your Business in 2012

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The New Year brings a great many good things for millions of small businesses around the nation, as well as some challenges in terms of employment laws and reform taking place now. These HR and employment laws can and will affect your business in 2012 in both positive and negative way. The best course of […]

Are Employee Performance Reviews Productive?

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There is a debate among many HR departments about the actual value of performance reviews and if they actually increase productivity in the workplace or not. Some view performance reviews as somewhat of a system of rewarding only those who are favored by upper management, while many good deeds go unnoticed the rest of the […]

HR Tips: What To Include in New Employment Packets

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When a candidate is offered employment by an organization and accepts, an informal type of legal contract is created. The employee is providing work to the employer and the worker is paid for his or her service. However, there are other issues in the workplace that expand on this concept. New employees need to be […]

The Benefits of Offering Educational Assistance to Employees

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Having a highly skilled workforce can be the mark of a great organization. Most employees enjoy learning new things and having the opportunity to apply what they learn in their employment.  Workers do not like to become stagnant doing the same thing each day without being challenged. Offering educational benefits can help enrich employees and […]

Smart Hiring: Candidates Who are Unemployed vs. Employed but Looking

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Even with the increase in available candidates due to higher than normal unemployment levels in many regions, recruiters still often have trouble finding the right person for each assignment. There are some clear benefits of hiring unemployed candidates over employed but looking (passive) candidates – mainly that unemployed people are readily available to start work. […]

How HR Pros and Recruiters Can Successfully Work Together

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It’s not uncommon for human resources professionals to find themselves overwhelmed with duties, especially when a company is in a growth or transitional phase. When this occurs, the HR department may find it difficult to focus on recruiting efforts and may choose to reach out to a staffing agency for support. Despite what you may […]