Is it becoming tougher and tougher to find employees with the right skills for your open positions? You’re not alone. In a recent survey of 600 business executives, 46 percent said they felt skills gaps within their companies had grown over the past two years.
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Some employee turnover is inevitable – but retaining committed, high-performing team members should be your highest business priority. Even the loss of one good individual can be devastating, taking a tremendous financial toll and striking a negative blow to morale.
On October 3, Amazon made a major move which could impact employers nationwide and beyond: The company increased its minimum wage for nearly 350,000 workers to $15 an hour.
With low unemployment rates – 3.9% in the U.S. in July, a month when the total number of unemployed workers declined by 284,000 – fewer people are looking for jobs. Among both active and passive candidates, recruitment becomes more challenging at times like this. You Need to Motivate Applicants Because of the smaller pool of… Read more »
A potential employee may look great on paper, but unless you thoroughly screen them prior to their interview, you may not know the whole story. In fact, you may even put yourself, your fellow employees and your company at risk by skipping key steps such as background checks, drug testing, and carefully checking an individual’s… Read more »
Slow, inefficient hiring can severely damage your recruiting and business results in a number of ways. For starters, the most in-demand candidates will drop out if you take too long to respond to them or make a decision. Here are the words of such a candidate, who was vying for a management position at a… Read more »
Do you care about your company and want to be a more positive, constructive force in its future growth? Or are you just showing up and getting by, enough to keep earning a steady paycheck? For the sake of your company – and your own career satisfaction – you want the first scenario to be… Read more »
You’ve narrowed your selection down to three well-qualified candidates to fill an open position. It’s a good problem to have, but it still comes with challenges. You want to make the best possible hire, one who will be a long-term, productive contributor and add the most value to your organization. Go Deep In your final… Read more »
It’s difficult to overstate the value of a top-performing employee. As noted in Inc. magazine, “great employees are worth a lot more – to your teams, to your customers, and to your bottom line – than average employees.” Not all employees have to fall into the “high-performing” category. In fact, average employees make up more… Read more »
A significant contributing factor to hiring the right person is asking the right interview questions. If you stick to asking everyone the same “generic” questions, you’ll typically get responses that disqualify candidates who clearly aren’t the right fit. This is good – but not great. You may have eliminated those who wouldn’t fit well at… Read more »