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Resume Mistakes

How long do you spend looking at a resume before you decide what to do with it?  For 40  percent of hiring managers, the time spent on each resume is less than one minute.  Job-seekers have a preponderance of resources telling them the best way to get your attention in that minute and ensure they […]

Onboarding Best Practice

For the average position, it takes 37 days from the moment the job is posted until the offer is accepted.  Figures vary, but the average cost-per-hire is above $10,000.  Companies lose almost one quarter of new hires before their one-year anniversary.  For some, it is as high as half of all new employees out the […]

Top 4 Reasons Why Your Company Needs an Applicant Tracking System

1. Attract Top Talent. In today’s time frame, technology allows the everyday user the capability of finding and interacting with each other and businesses at any time via smart phone or tablets. Millennials, Gen Y and Super Star Talent will not waste time attempting to navigate an outdated careers page requiring printing a word document […]

I-9 Documents and E-Verify: What You Need To Know

I-9 Documents and E-Verify: What You Need to Know It can seem nearly impossible to keep up with the head-spinning pace of changes in employment law.  As soon as we get comfortable with a new requirement, something else comes along that changes everything (or so it may seem).  Immigration law and the requirement to participate […]

Minimizing Negligent Hiring Liability

Negligent hiring occurs when an employee commits a crime (or other wrongdoing) that would have been prevented if the employer had completed a reasonable background check.  In 1998, a college student sued Domino’s Pizza on the basis of negligent hiring after she was abducted and raped by one of their employees.  The Court of Appeals […]

ANSI/SHRM Announce Approval of the CPH Metric Standard

As American professor and statistician W. Edwards Deming once said, “In God we trust; all others bring data.”  There is no substitute for accurate knowledge when it comes to your company’s business strategy.  As we discussed in a previous blog, determining the true cost-per-hire can be challenging: Many who use the metric internally have struggled […]

How NOT to Interview for a Job You Really Want

Think you’ve seen and heard it all when it comes to interviews?  In a time when there is an  average of five people for every job opening, one might think job seekers consistently bring their “A” game to the interview room.  Not so, as Careerbuilder’s annual survey on the most memorable interview mistakes reveals. In […]

What you need to know about your EEO-1 Report

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces the federal laws that  prohibit discrimination in employment.  These laws include: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII); The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 (an amendment to Title VII); The Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA); The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 […]

Common Sense for the Hiring Process

It’s 2012, and the promise of a brighter economic outlook means the talent pool available to your company just got larger. A few years ago, the majority of people looking for a job were those who were unemployed. This year, the passive job seekers – those who already have a job – are looking for […]

Reducing CPH (Cost-per-Hire)

There are currently 13.9 million Americans who are unemployed. As of the end of August, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports there were 3.1 million job openings. That comes out to nearly 5 people for every job that is available. Advertisements for open positions typically yield hundreds of applicants. For employers, this means investing significant […]