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Should You Conduct a Social Media Background Check on Potential Applicants?

You found the right candidate for your role; they’re charismatic, intelligent, and a go-getter. Just to make sure you hire an outside vendor to run a background check for any prior arrests, motor vehicle accidents or low credit scores. Now what? Once the background check comes back clean do you extend an offer letter or do you go a step further and check their social media accounts? Answer: extend the offer letter and save yourself some time and money.


3 Reasons Online Marketplaces Help Small Businesses Choose Health Insurance

Providing your employees with insurance coverage is one of the best ways for small business owners to support their employees. Employees with health insurance are happier, far more productive in the office, and are more likely to stay at a company if they are satisfied with their current benefits. In this digital age, online benefits marketplaces render finding employee insurance for your employees as modern and straightforward as searching for and buying other high ticket items such as automobiles or homes. There are resources at your disposal should you have any questions throughout the insurance shopping and purchasing process. Below are three reasons online marketplaces help small business owners choose health insurance:


Selecting by Testing – What Types to Use

When the applicant pool is wide and deep, recruiting is a tough job. Separating potential candidates from others who won’t fit might be an easy first step, but then comes the daunting task of fine-tuning the placement to pick the one person who is most qualified.


Hiring: Assessment Tests And Their Benefit

assessmentThe benefit of Assessment tests is quite enormous; all through the recruitment process, employers strive to get insight into various candidates’ data and profile using the traditional method of resume and interviews. However, these traditional methods of recruitment are no longer effective because research has shown that up to 78 percent of candidates resume contains lies and misleading information.


Debunking 4 Commonly Believed Myths About Healthcare for Small Businesses

mythMaking healthcare available to your small business employees can be a daunting prospect. Procuring employee benefits can be costly and confusing to a non-expert in the field. However, it is essential to separate fact from fiction when considering providing your small business employees with the valuable gift of healthcare. Please see below four debunked commonly believed myths about healthcare for small businesses: Read more...

Gender Pay Equality

pay gapThere are many questions about why women earn less than men, despite gains in education and skills.  One factor contributing to the gender pay gap is incentive pay.  A new report from the ADP Research Institute (ADP RI) found that women, on average, earn a 17 percent ($15,000) lower salary than men.  However, when factoring in bonus pay where there’s a 69 percent gender pay gap, the total earnings pay gap widens to 19 percent ($18,500).  In addition, the report discovered that young women, aged 20 to 30, fared the worst with a 21 percent less bonus-to-base ratio compared to male colleagues.  Women with a low starting salary started jobs with a near-equal base pay of men; however, the base salary gap worsened for them after six years. Read more...

Short vs Long Resume: Does it Make a Difference to AI? Featured

rawpixel 658247 unsplashSo I will hit you with a statistic - on average, experienced recruitment consultants can analyze a resume in 6 seconds. This lends to the belief that these consultants scan and look for key information to make a decision to do a deeper dive into a jobseekers career history.

Want To Be A More Innovative Company? Then Bring Back The 'Suggestion Box'

Suggestion boxYou don’t need to have a fancy innovation lab to be an innovative company. All you need is a suggestion box . . . and a process for managing it.  “Innovation is often seen as some big disruptive thing that only funded startups or large established corporations can do because they can afford to invest in it, but the truth is, any company, no matter how small, can implement innovative ideas to their products and services and makes their systems more efficient,” says Dr. Gail Ferreira, an Expert Advisor at the Boston Consulting Group, an elite global management consulting firm.  Read more...

Job Seekers Approve of Ghosting Companies, But Disapprove of Companies That Ghost

ghost 250A recent survey found that although 41% of job seekers approve of workplace ghosting, more than half (68%) disapprove of workplace ghosting when companies initiate it. The survey was conducted by Clutch, a B2B ratings and reviews firm based in Washington, DC. Read more...

Tips for Avoiding the Summer Slump in Your Office

summer slumpSummer is a time when most employees are feeling happy about warm weather, outdoor activities and spending extra time with family. However, it can also be a time when they aren’t as interested in work, leading to slumps in morale and productivity. So, how can you help maintain a healthy and positive work environment during the summer? Here are some tips to help. Read more...

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