Hiring and Recruiting Articles

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    What You Need to Know About Hiring Seasonal Employees

    by on March 24, 2015

    Summer is right around the corner, and if you own a seasonal business, you are probably already thinking about increasing your staff in the months to come. But hiring seasonal employees can be a challenge if you don’t know the ins and outs of the process. Here…

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    8 Ways to Attract Top Talent (Without Breaking the Bank)

    by on March 17, 2015

    When you hire new employees for your small business, you’re competing with other companies (of every size and hiring budget) in your area who are also clamoring for the top talent in the city. You may not have the deep pockets to always offer top-of-the-line p…

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    In the Trenches: Triage During a Difficult Situation

    by on March 11, 2015

    Last week I wrote about my challenges with letting an employee go from Cranky Concierge. Little did I know things were about to get far more difficult. Just one week later, another person left on his own — without warning — and that meant we had to create ne…

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    The True Costs of a Bad Hire

    by on February 17, 2015

    In a perfect world, employers would be able to hire people based on their merits alone and never have to worry about the repercussions of a potentially bad hire. However, since people are people, with idiosyncrasies that are hard to ferret out in a 30-minute i…

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    5 Tips to Optimize Job Postings for Your Startup

    by on February 12, 2015

    It’s no secret that the average startup is operating on a limited budget. As a result, most startup founders have to wear various hats. Along with handling the company’s accounting and marketing needs, the average startup owner must also act as an HR manag…

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    6 Steps You Must Take When Hiring Employees

    by on February 3, 2015

    Congrats! You’re ready to take your business to the next level by hiring your first employee. Human Resources is typically the department that owns the onboarding process and facilitates and leads the data-collection process for new hires. But what if yo…

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    The 9 Things You Need to Do When Hiring

    by on January 30, 2015

    Hiring a new employee is an important task for any business to undertake. While expansion is an exciting time, rushing into the hiring process can hinder or even prevent the acquisition of a valuable associate. Patience and due diligence are two of the most im…

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    When Can You Ask a Worker About Citizenship Status?

    by on January 30, 2015

    You’ve got a job opening at your company, and you’ve just had a phone call to set up an interview with a candidate who seems perfect for the job. The only issue is that she speaks with an accent, and all her previous jobs were located in …

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