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How to Build a Great Employment Branding Strategy

How well known is your brand? You may think it doesn’t really matter for the type of product or service you provide, but it actually does — a lot. People want to work for an organization they know.
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Top Recruiting Trends for 2016

Attracting, recruiting and retaining talent is one of the top challenges most organizations currently face in the ongoing "War for Talent". In February 2016 the Society for Human Resource Management...
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Struggling to Find Qualified Talent? This Could Be the Reason

Finding the best person for the job is rarely easy — especially when the open position left you short-staffed and you’re trying to balance your existing job duties with additional hiring...
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Hiring? 5 Employment Laws Every Employer Needs to Know

There’s a whole lot more to being the boss than simply hiring, firing and assigning work to your staff. As a responsible employer, it’s your job to be cognizant of all applicable employment laws, and...
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The Pros and Cons of Hiring New Graduates

Spring has officially arrived, and with it – college graduation season. If it hasn’t already begun, you can expect an influx of resumes from recent graduates eager to enter the workforce. Many...
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Tailoring an Employee Onboarding Program to the Position and Candidate

Many companies have a comprehensive onboarding program that every new hire must complete. On the surface, this seems like a great introduction to the organization, but if you dig a little deeper, you...
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Exempt or Non-Exempt? That's the $921 Question

Big changes are coming to overtime rules. What's changing? Who's affected? How can you control your overhead -- and stay compliant? In 2004, the US Department of Labor updated the standard salary...
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Leveraging Big Data to Make Better Staffing Decisions

If your hiring process hasn’t been updated in years, you’re wasting time and money every time you fill an open position. An applicant tracking system allow you to gather pertinent information that...
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5 Tips For Scaling Your Recruiting Plan to Match Your Business Growth

When your business is growing at a rapid pace, it’s both an extremely exciting and incredibly stressful time. Most employers dream of having an overabundance of work, but great teams aren’t built...
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4 Ways to Attract Top IT Talent

The market for top IT talent is highly competitive. It's essential to be proactive and make yourself attractive to top candidates. What steps can you take in the coming year to beat the competition...
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