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Thinking Outside the Interview Box: Tips for Hiring Talent, Part 2

Posted by FrankCrum on Mar 23, 2017 9:00:00 AM

When hiring talent, you need to ask questions in a variety of areas to gain the right feel for a candidate. While assessing skills is critical to choosing a candidate, in some cases it may be more important to find a hire who fits well within your team, versus one who has the exact skill set as the person who held the position before them. After all, if the person you choose doesn’t fit in well, you may have to start over.

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Topics: Hiring Employees, Hiring

To Ask, or Not to Ask? The Best Interview Questions [Infographic]

Posted by FrankCrum on Mar 16, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Being a great interviewer involves more than just learning about a potential candidate’s skills and personality traits. It’s about asking the right interview questions, in the right way, without being discriminatory, because saying the wrong thing could get you into trouble.

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Topics: Human Resources, Hiring Employees, Hiring

Thinking Outside the Interview Box: How to Hire Top Talent, Part 1

Posted by FrankCrum on Mar 9, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Finding talented people who are the right fit for your company can be a great challenge — especially as competition in the job market grows stronger. The ultimate goal is to seek well-rounded candidates who have a great mix of skills and personality. But how can you make sure a potential employee is the right fit? Our advice is to think outside the interview box.

Here are a few insider tips on how to hire top talent who will add lasting value to your organization.

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Topics: Hiring Employees, Hiring

How to Reduce Workplace Risk and Lower Workers’ Compensation Claims

Posted by FrankCrum on Feb 14, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Many business owners face the challenge of keeping their employees safe, but having a safe workplace is smart business. Avoiding injuries not only helps reduce lost work time and workers’ compensation claims, but it also drives productivity and increases employee morale. Being proactive before an accident happens is the key to improving safety performance, and sustaining it over time.

Although every company is different, safety standards can benefit every type of organization. Creating a safety program is the first step to reducing workplace risk.

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Topics: Workers' Compensation, Risk Management

How to Recruit Top Talent, and Keep Them

Posted by FrankCrum on Feb 7, 2017 12:30:00 PM

Recruiting and hiring the best people for a business can be one of the most challenging endeavors business owners face.

It all starts with advertising a job opening, and then screening applications and resumes to determine if applicants have the experience and skills required for the position. Next, you must take time to interview qualified candidates and, finally, make a decision to hire — all hoping you’re making the right one. But if you don’t also hire people with customer service skills and a desire to make the business stronger, your business may suffer.

So, how do the most successful businesses recruit top talent and keep them happy? Here are our suggestions.

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Topics: Human Resources, Hiring Employees, Hiring

How to Overcome HR Staffing Challenges

Posted by FrankCrum on Jan 26, 2017 10:00:00 AM

If you’ve been running a small business for any amount of time, you know how challenging it can be to grow your organization and keep up with all that goes along with that growth. As you may have already discovered, it isn’t always easy to be both a good employer and a good HR decision-maker.

Most business owners are knowledgeable in the area where they do business, but not necessarily experts in HR rules and regulations. If you’re not careful, HR violations can cost you—and they’re changing all the time. Feel overwhelmed? We can help.

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Topics: Human Resources

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