The Hidden Costs of Hiring

Posted by Shaun Androff on Feb 3, 2016 8:30:00 AM

We recently sat down with the CEO of an insurance firm who was struggling to fill a key sales position. The spot had been empty for three months and she was ready to bring on a recruiting partner to help fill the role. By asking a few questions, we realized that the empty position was draining her company of thousands of dollars each month. No one had realized it because her team was juggling more work and overflowing to-do lists due to the empty position. The hidden costs of hiring were damaging her business.

Some costs related to expanding your staff are easy to track, such as the price of advertising, background checks and new equipment. Others require a bit of digging to reveal, but are still relatively straightforward to calculate, such as the value of a hiring manager's time spent writing job descriptions and interviewing. So what are the hidden costs — the sneaky, silent items that drain value from businesses, often without their even knowing? Keep your eye out for these stealthy wealth eaters. 

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How to Compete in Today’s Tight Hiring Market

Posted by Caitlin Thompson on Jan 28, 2016 10:57:49 AM

With 4.6 percent unemployment, we’re facing a challenging hiring market. Exceptional people are in short supply, which means it’s time to approach hiring more strategically. Here’s what you can do to gain an edge on your competition.

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Top 5 Ways to Speed-Up Your Hiring Process

Posted by Shaun Androff on Apr 22, 2015 10:29:00 AM

Are you hiring like a snail? Does it take your company forever to make a final decision on a candidate? Sure, you want to learn the most you can about an applicant, but putting them through a hiring process that involves multiple phone screens, an in-person interview with Human Resources, a second round interview with a Hiring Manager, a third round interview with a panel of executives, a personality profile, the Wonderlic test, and then a professional case study to top it all off, is overkill. 

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What To Look For When Hiring An Elf

Posted by Andy Dunscombe on Dec 18, 2014 2:49:00 PM

The holidays are always a very busy time of year for us at Hiregy, as it is the busiest time of year for one of our biggest clients. We'll keep our client's name a secret, but let's just say it's a family run business with a corporate office up North.

Our client, let's call him Mr. C, does 100% of his shipping for the year on a single night. Needless to say, this small time frame has no room for error, and requires a solid infrastructure of productive and capable employees. This is where Hiregy comes in. We are tasked each year on recruiting and interviewing the best elves on the job market. As we have done this successfully for many years now, we put together some tips to best aid the process.

The following are what we look for when hiring elves.

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4 Great Interview Questions to Ask Customer Service Candidates

Posted by Brian Potts on Dec 16, 2014 1:37:00 PM

We've all been there. Fed up with a service or product that we paid good money for. You call the customer service phone number and play Customer Service Representative Roulette, hoping your call lands on someone who is understanding and can help you resolve your issue. If you are unlucky and get a representative who is not either of those things, your feelings towards this particular company will sour.

That's why customer service representatives are so important to a company's image. For some companies, the only interactions with the clients are through these individuals. Customer serivce representatives need to be confident, calm, patient and knowedgeable of their company's products and services.   

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Interview Tips for Managers New to The Interview Process

Posted by Hiregy Staff on Apr 15, 2014 7:54:00 AM

Interviewing candidates is an incredibly important task. You want to find the person whose experience, skills and personality fit your company best. If you don’t prepare for the interview or pay attention to the job candidate, then you could end up missing out on the perfect employee. If this is your first time interviewing job candidates, then don’t stress out about it too much. As long as you prepare yourself, you will be fine. Here are a number of tips you should keep in mind in order to help you conduct a successful job interview:

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Hiring Managers: Need More Than a Perfect Resume and Interview?

Posted by Bill Fries on Oct 21, 2013 8:27:00 AM

Have you ever met with a candidate who had the perfect resume, excellent experience, perfectly-matched skills and said all of the right things in the interview but your gut still said “don’t hire them?” Recently, I was part of a team working on a high-level executive search.   We had hundreds of candidates interested in the position but only a few met our hiring criteria.   One candidate in particular looked perfect.  The resume was a model which could have been used as our job description. In a panel-style interview, this candidate was poised, provided thoughtful answers with brevity and clarity and was completely comfortable with their surroundings.  Not a single bead of sweat rolled down their face as they zapped every tough question from the committee of 7. A presentation followed.  One of the best we’ve seen.  A perfect performance.

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When Interviewing Avoid Mistakes Made in that Coffee Commercial

Posted by Michelle Louden on Oct 15, 2013 10:48:00 AM

As I write this, I cannot help but think of a recent coffee commercial I have seen where a potential candidate is making their prospective employer wait while she sips on her coffee. I’m sure it brought a laugh to anyone who has seen it, and perhaps even driven the sales for the coffee company, but the reality of the situation is never make a potential supervisor wait for you.   

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Recruiting Tips for Hiring Managers

Posted by Bill Fries on Oct 8, 2013 8:41:00 AM

Is hiring part of your every day job responsibilities? If you are like most hiring managers, it's one of the most important things you do; however, not usually one of your favorite parts of the job.  

In working with hiring managers across a wide range of industries we see common mistakes and share them regularly on our blog. Let's face it. As a manager, you are so incredibly busy with a never-ending workload.   Hiring is probably just one of a thousand things you have to get done today.  We hope that by sharing some of these insights with you from other hiring managers that it will make the hiring part of your responsibility seem a little easier. 

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Tags: interview tips, hiring tips, hiring best practices, hiring

Staffing 101: Temp-to-Hire or Direct Hire?

Posted by Shaun Androff on Aug 14, 2013 8:41:00 AM

“Temp-to-Hire or Direct Hire?” This is one of the most often asked questions by hiring managers when utilizing the services of a Tampa staffing company. Both are great options with many factors to consider.

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