Temp agency. Staffing firm. Recruiter. Headhunter. Executive search firm. Placement agency. Whew. Choosing an outside firm to help you find the right workers can be a complex. What’s the difference between one firm and another? Which one fits your needs? The truth is that many companies need more than one solution, or a hiring partner that’s a hybrid. Use these insights to help your company find the right staffing partner.
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.
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.
Shifts in business hiring practices and the workforce have pushed companies to carefully evaluate the need for new hires. As a result, more and more companies have turned to highly skilled, temporary personnel as a solution to their staffing problems. Here are five signs that suggest a temporary hire may be the best solution for your business.
Human Resources are vital to an organization's success. Effective management of human resources is necessary for all organizations in order to ensure that the right people are doing the right type of job in the organization. Since organizations are giving more and more importance to the management and development of human resources, the need for people who can efficiently do this task is also increasing. Among the specific skills required of them, HR generalists are expected to have strong organizational and people skills, as well as an eye for detail.To work in HR, you must be able to communicate with all levels of employees and management and enforce company policies. HR associates are involved in all aspects of hiring, employee retention and engagement, benefits administration, strategic planning, disciplinary actions and terminations. When staffing this role, you should be asking questions that specifically test a candidate’s HR knowledge as well as their interpersonal skills.
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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We have all had this happen to us at one point in time during our career. We received our check only to find a major discrepancy! Who do you turn to? Why your payroll specialist, of course! Needless to say, in most cases, it may not always be the most pleasant of conversations.
Do you know how to find the best suited candidates to handle the sometimes difficult task of keeping employees happy?
We have listed 5 great questions below that will assist with finding the right Payroll Specialist candidate for your organization:
Hiring a new administrative assistant can be a daunting task, particularly for more involved positions. Here are six specific questions that can help you find the perfect candidate for just such a job.
1. Can you describe your four last jobs and the specific duties you performed there?
This question allows the interviewee to break down his or her experience while showing if the person is able to handle a multi-level, detail-oriented question. If the person answers out of order or backtracks, s/he may not be able to quickly multi-task or handle detailed projects when on the job.
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.