Want to Find Out Who a Job Candidate REALLY Is? Use These Questions

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The interview is the most significant step in the candidate selection process. The more productive an interview is, the easier it is for the potential employer to figure out if a candidate will be effective on the job. If an interviewer can learn key factors about candidates like character, skills, and experience, they can be… Read more »

Should You Still Be Asking About Salary History?

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Asking about a candidate’s salary history is a standard hiring practice. By inquiring what each candidate made at each previous job, organizations can offer a salary that is in conjunction with what the applicant has made in the past. Some hiring personnel say they like asking for salary history because it helps avoid overpaying applicants…. Read more »

Navigate These Expensive Workplace Accidents with Ease

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Sadly, on-the-job accidents are all too common. On average, more than 2 million employees are injured each year to the point they cannot come back to work and need ongoing medical care. Because it’s a company’s responsibility to provide staff members with a safe environment, consider the following steps to avoid common workplace accidents. Discourage… Read more »

Does Your Hiring Process Scare Away the Best Candidates?

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Obviously, a company never wants to scare away talented professionals with their recruiting process, and yet – it happens all the time. Applicants are typically scared away by a lack of communication or failure on the part of the business to build a solid relationship. Understandably, human resources personnel and department managers have a lot… Read more »

Observations on the August 2017 Employment Situation

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  By Steven R. Drexel, President, and CEO of Cornerstone Staffing Solutions, Inc.   As an Economist and seasoned staffing industry professional, I’m regularly asked to participate in several monthly surveys and discussions that predict key elements of the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (“BLS”) press releases describing The Employment Situation. The next release revealing August’s… Read more »

How to Create an Effective Cell Phone Policy in the Workplace

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  When it comes to a cell phone policy, many companies keep it short and sweet – banning cell phone usage whenever employees are “on the clock.” However, an outright ban can seem overly harsh, and if those in management are excluded from such a policy, it can seem hypocritical. Furthermore, workers may need to… Read more »

Put Generational Stereotypes to Rest – Finally!

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  Although generational stereotypes – Millennials are entitled or Baby Boomers have low computer skills – are more socially tolerated than other stereotypes, they are still damaging to your organization. Reinforcing these stereotypes can have serious impacts on employee engagement and productivity, as it makes collaboration across generations more difficult than it needs to be…. Read more »

Use These Tips to Keep All Employees Happy

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  All workplaces are not happy places. A recent survey from Gallup indicated that only approximately 32 percent of U.S. employees are ‘actively engaged’ in their job, a number that should be quite alarming to employers. Summer is a good time to think about how well you are engaging your staff and addressing their job… Read more »

Observations on the July 2017 Employment Situation

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  By Steven R. Drexel, President, and CEO of Cornerstone Staffing Solutions, Inc.   On Friday, July 7th, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (“BLS”) released its monthly summary of labor market activity covering June of 2017. The consensus expectation called for moderate growth of around 174,000 new positions. The official report indicated that June’s job… Read more »

Become a Better Employer by Making Yourself More Likable

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  As a leader, you want people to believe in you, follow your example and appreciate your companionship. You also want employees to pay attention to you, share information with you and ask for your opinion. Moreover, workers want to work for a boss they like, as surveys have shown. Here are a few ways… Read more »