Posts Categorized: HR Insights

6 Ways to Avoid I-9 Penalties

If Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) came knocking at your door, would your company be prepared for an I-9 audit? If you are unsure, then the answer is most likely “no.”  The ICE is cracking down on I-9 compliance issues, conducting more than 3,000 audits per year, and leveling large fines to companies for I-9… Read More »

Is Your Best Friend a Good Hire?

We’ve said it over and over again that being referred to a company by a current employee is the quickest way to get your foot in the door.  The percentage of new hires that come through their current employees’ network is increasing at an unprecedented rate.  At Ernst & Young, 45 percent of non-entry placements… Read More »

Your Workforce’s Secret Weapon — Hint: They’re Already Working for You!

Millennial workers have developed a reputation for feeling entitled to undeserving promotions and raises, being addicted to social media, and job-hopping every time they get bored.  They have been accused of lacking a strong work ethic, having no grit, and showing no respect for corporate culture.  As a recent Forbes article stated, “It has become… Read More »

Should You Hire Someone that is Currently Unemployed?

Recent research by Northeastern University suggests that candidates who lack the right skills are likely to be hired over a more qualified candidate that has been out of work longer than six months.  Hiring managers fall to the bias that if the unemployed candidate was good, someone would have already hired them.  However, this is… Read More »

It’s Time: How and When to Leave Your Job

Whether you’ve found a new job or are simply resigning, leaving your job is always a difficult decision.   When you do decide to quit, there are right and wrong ways to give your notice. It’s important to part your way with grace and professional courtesy.  You should leave your boss wishing they could have you… Read More »

Bad Hires are Costing Your Organization!

According to a recent study by CareerBuilder, two out of every three U.S. employers surveyed reported making a bad hiring decision in 2013. Employers reported that these bad hires lowered productivity, affected workplace morale, and in some cases even resulted in legal issues.  At a time when the job market is competitive and the economy… Read More »

Hold Out for a Hero: Why You Should Wait for the Perfect Candidate

When you’re blindsided by an integral employee’s resignation or have an urgent business need pop-up and have to fill a position quickly, it can be tempting to hire the first person you interview out of desperation.  However, if you hire in a hurry, you take a big risk of making a costly bad hire that… Read More »

Hold Out for a Hero: Why You Should Wait for the Perfect Candidate

When you’re blindsided by an integral employee’s resignation or have an urgent business need pop-up and have to fill a position quickly, it can be tempting to hire the first person you interview out of desperation.  However, if you hire in a hurry, you take a big risk of making a costly bad hire that… Read More »

Sort Through Candidates with These Uncommon Interview Questions

You’ve sorted through resumes, completed phone screens, and narrowed down the pool to just a few potential candidates.   With qualifications so similar, you know it’s going to be hard to choose which candidate is the best, and making the right hiring decision is crucial.  How will you decide?  The trick is in asking unconventional interview… Read More »

Why Should You Outsource Your Talent Acquisition?

When it comes to staffing your organization, making the right hiring decisions is crucial.  Whether a temporary employee or a long term hire, the candidate you’re hiring will have an impact on the success of your organization.  Conducting a rigorous hiring process can be time consuming and expensive if you don’t have the right tools… Read More »