Partnering With a Staffing Firm? Then Pay Attention to What Others Say!

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The foundation of business success starts with hiring the best people for the team. However, it can be exhausting of both time and resources to find top talent that will support business sustainability. That’s why a good number of organizations choose to work closely with staffing agencies to source, screen, and bring great candidates on… Read more »

Local or National? What Type of Staffing Firm is Best for Your Michigan Business?

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When a business is going through a period of growth, recruiting great people is generally on the horizon. One of the more cost-effective and time-effective methods for hiring new employees is partnering with a staffing agency. However, choosing the right staffing firm can be somewhat confusing for a business, mostly because there are a number… Read more »

How to Effectively Leverage Your Hiring Budget in 2014

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Hiring takes a huge chunk out of your operating expenses, so you had better make every dollar count. Leveraging your hiring budget effectively requires you to look critically at where you are now, look back at your history and make realistic projections for the coming year and beyond.  But the time you invest during the… Read more »

Your HR Department Needs Help – How (and When) to Outsource Your Recruiting

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Finding quality candidates is difficult no matter how the economy is faring. When the economy is weak, you can waste time weeding through dozens of resumes or more that are just not a good fit. When the economy is stronger, getting even a few candidates is tough, so a more proactive approach must be taken…. Read more »

Spotting Dishonesty on a Candidate’s Resume

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Candidates who lie on their resumes can spell big trouble for employers. Hiring employees who are not what they claim to be can cost time, money and harm morale. How can you spot lies on a resume? Sometimes a job seeker stretches the truth a bit; but at times the outright fabrications can be just… Read more »

Bridging Your Talent Gap with Temporary Staff

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Digging deep and breaking new ground on projects is an exciting and bold way to take calculated risks and grow your business. However, if you are unable to achieve these new heights with your current staff, or the sum of its parts are not quite enough to carry you through to the finish line, you… Read more »

Is Your Recruiting Process Tight and Focused?

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Hiring is a costly and time-consuming endeavor. In fact, according to the NACE, recruiting and hiring can cost up to $7,645.28 per hire today, depending on the size of the company and the level of the position. Companies are spending thousands and thousands of dollars each year attempting to find and secure new talent. Many… Read more »

Which is Better – Promotions? Or Bonuses?

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What is the best way to motivate and retain employees: offering raises or bonuses, or providing promotions to qualifying employees? At first, it seems that more money is the answer to virtually any question beginning with, “Would you rather…” but taking a closer look indicates that workers are more satisfied with the recognition, security and… Read more »

Making a Case for Hiring “Underqualified” Candidates

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When it comes to hiring, qualification is key. Hiring entirely unqualified individuals is a waste of time and money for you, your staff and your company. Poor hiring decisions are accountable for thousands upon thousands of lost revenue dollars. In order to avoid costly mistakes, it may seem that the best – even the only… Read more »

Make This Season Count! How to Find Great Seasonal Employees in Michiana.

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Is there a particular season, or time of year, when your business peaks and you could use a few extra hands? If you’ve used seasonal employees before, you know that not just anyone will do. You want good workers, reliable people who have the skills and experience you need. If you haven’t had good luck… Read more »