According to the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), over 95 percent of employers say they’ve performed background checks on new and potential hires. As a job seeker, it is important to have a basic understanding of your rights as they relate to questions about your legal and personal history.
This blog post explores the legalities associated with employee background checks, including:
For those who’ve worked temporary or contract positions, it can be challenging to know how these short-term engagements affect the value of your work experience on paper. It’s important to present temporary work experience as valuable, with each job adding to your skills and experience, and forming you into the ideal candidate for a new opportunity. Here are six helpful resume tips that will help you stand out in the application process.
A common trend many companies are moving toward is dropping cubicle boundaries and creating open offices. There are positives and negatives to this choice, with opinions ranging from loving the redesigned spaces to hating them. Here are three challenges and three benefits of open offices so you can decide for yourself what might work best for your workplace.
Working with a staffing agency provides numerous advantages to employers, including support, consultation and cost-reduction. This article will cover five of the many benefits of contracting a staffing agency. For further information on the valuable assets companies like Josephine’s Professional Staffing provide, read our blog article on three reasons to work with one.
Active job seekers know the value of networking. It is a great way to meet other professionals in your industry and make connections that last for years to come. As important as networking is for job seekers, making these types of connections can often times be intimidating.
Whether you have a couple of connections already, or are just starting out, here are our top three networking tips to help you get exposure in the job market.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: