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New Survey Shows Job Seekers Are Focused on Salary and Benefits

In today’s competitive job market, companies are looking for ways to stand out to candidates. New survey data reveals that a competitive salary and benefits are the key to capturing job seekers’ attention.


The Pros and Cons of PEOs vs. Fully Insured Plans for Small Business Health Insurance

As a small business owner, you want to provide your employees with health insurance. However, there are a plethora of important choices to make in a limited timeframe. When it comes to providing your  team with health insurance, as long as you are well informed it will greatly simplify the process of choosing what health plans ultimately make the most sense for you and your company. If you are not entirely sure whether you should use a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) or consider Fully Insured Medical Plans, it might be helpful to know the pros and cons of each:


What is Digital HR?

In the old days, candidates mailed paper resumes to apply for jobs, HR culled through piles of resumes to identify potential hires, and copies were sent to hiring managers to review for interviewing. Then along came technology, and the process changed.


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.

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