Why do staffing agencies exist if employers can handle their own employee recruitment? The answer is they save employers time and money.
Staffing firms are able to dedicate all their resources to developing a pool of candidates. The screening process that agencies put applicants through results in a smaller, but higher quality, selection of potential new hires.
It may seem like an odd idea, like spending money to save money. However, the benefits clearly outweigh the cost; here are the top three reasons to work with a staffing agency.
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A cover letter is just as important as a resume for a job application; it gives job seekers a format to showcase to potential employers the reasons they are the best candidate for the job.
Writing a cover
letter is challenging, and before you begin you’ll want to understand the
dynamics of the company, the challenges and trends they might be facing, and
how your knowledge and skills as an employee will bring value and enthusiasm to
To get you started, let’s go through the entire document and review the beginning, middle and end of an effective cover letter.
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Many companies use team building games to help establish trust, improve communication skills, and boosts morale. These activities are usually off-site and provide a space for employees to have fun and get to know each other outside of the work environment.
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Interview questions are a way for a potential employee and employer to get to know each other. It is a traditional part of the job hiring process that provides valuable information for both parties, and some employers are asking non-traditional interview questions to gain deeper insights into an employee’s personality.
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It can be very frustrating for a manager to deal with difficult employees, and unfortunately, most every office has one. But what makes someone so hard to work with? How do you manage employees with a bad attitude?
Staff Management Tips: How to Help Employees with Poor Attitudes
Here are five staff management tips to assist you in helping an employee avoid another trip to the HR office.
Get to Know Your Employees
The first step in effective staff management is to fully understand the problem. Research your employee’s behavior to understand where they’re coming from, giving you a better perspective on how to handle the situation. Inc.com has put together a reference list of the 10 most common difficult types of employees and how to handle their poor behavior:
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If you’re someone who is regularly
put in charge of interviewing potential candidates for a position – no matter
the industry – the applicants can start to blend together after a while. And if
you’re an individual who has been through the interview process frequently,
chances are you’re honing in on the key words and phrases that will get you
through the first round.
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Striking the perfect work-life balance is an ongoing struggle for the majority of today’s employees no matter what industry they find themselves in. Our schedules are busier than ever before, which can cause stress and result in suffering to both our home life and work productivity. That’s why offering work-life balance is a terrific employee benefit.
Why Work-Life Balance Is An Important Employee Benefit
According to a report from the Business Information Review, “The search for work-life balance is a process in which people seek to change things in accordance with changes in their own priorities, physical, psychological or both, and these can be triggered in their turn by factors such as: age; changes in working conditions; the demands of new technology; and poor management.”
When employees feel a sense of control and ownership of their lives they are often better able to leave work issues at work and home issues at home. That balance leads to increased motivation and reduced stress, which in turn increases productivity and reduces conflict between coworkers and management. Continue reading “The Ultimate Employee Benefit? A Strong Work-Life Balance.”
Nobody likes giving an employee negative feedback and, unless everything is going perfectly, giving constructive criticism can be pretty rough on both the employer and the team member. Unfortunately, ignoring problems and hoping they’ll just disappear will be worse in the long run.
The good news is there are a few key tips that can help make the review process fairly painless for you and the employee and likely to yield tangible results. Continue reading “How To Give Constructive Criticism Your Employee Will Hear”
Look Before You Leap
When you’re looking for a great candidate to fill an important role in your company, it’s best to take your time. Even if you need the position filled right away, an employee that’s a poor fit could cause you a bigger headache in the long run than letting a spot stay open a little longer.
It’s easy to get caught up in someone who looks great on paper. They may have all the right skills listed, paired with amazing accomplishments, but it’s important to remember that the resume is just one factor. To really understand whether an applicant is the best fit for your workplace, you need to talk with the people who can give you first-hand information: their references. Continue reading “Use References To Look Behind The Scenes Of Employee Resumes”
Have you ever scheduled an interview only for your applicant to no-show without notice? Or maybe you’ve gone as far as making a job offer only to never receive a response? It’s becoming a common occurrence at companies for positions of all sizes and skill levels known as “ghosting.”
What is Ghosting?
Ghosting originated as a way to describe one person’s complete disappearance and disengagement from a romantic pursuit. Now it’s starting to haunt employers, some of whom have reported up to a 50 percent failure at following through with interviews. Continue reading “How To Combat Ghost Employees Haunting Your Business”