Posts Written OnNovember 2016

How to Find Great Permanent Staff Through Temp Agencies

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Filling permanent positions in your company is a long process. When you have niche requirements, it makes more sense to fill the position with a temporary worker, or temp for short, than to jump at the first applicant who turns in their resume. When you hire a temp to perm, you get a chance to “test drive” someone’s commitments and work before you take them on full time. If they’re not what you’re looking for, you can try again. Meanwhile, that job is still being done; there’s no shuffling of work as people try to compensate for that position being…

Induction 101: A Guide to Onboarding New Employees

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The first day experience of an employee stays with them for a long time. It tells them a lot about the company’s values, its culture, focus and a lot of similar dynamics. In fact, most employers would agree that they have faced instances wherein new employees don’t show up for work after a sour experience on the first-day. To ensure you don’t have to face a similar scenario, have a comprehensive plan to guide every newcomer from the first day of joining the team. 1. Induction First send out an email to the all the existing employees, with the new…

5 Essential Considerations for Employers Hiring a Temporary Workforce

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Many commercial and industrial establishments, especially the ones experiencing seasonal surges in demand, need to hire a temporary workforce. Some organizations directly hire candidates, whereas others take the assistance of specialized recruiting firms or temporary employment agencies in Dallas or other places. Whether employers seek external help or keep the recruitment in-house, they should be aware of all the laws applicable to temporary or seasonal workers. To help avoid the pitfalls, in this post we discuss five essential consideration for employers hiring a temporary workforce. Take a look. 1. “Temporary Workers” vs. “Employees” An employer can easily get into legal…

Five Common Interview Questions That Don’t Matter

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In an ideal world, every job interview would be about 10 minutes long. The interviewer would ask serious questions, the applicant would answer concisely and honestly, and they would end with a firm handshake. In the real world, interviews are a complex dance. Too often interviewers are trying to find reasons not to hire someone while applicants are trying to present themselves in the best light possible. Cutting down on the runaround involves cutting out the dead weight. These questions don’t matter, and dropping them will save both applicant and interviewer time. 1. What kind of animal would you be…

Applicant Tracking System: A Prerequisite to Streamline Recruitment Process

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Most HR managers and recruiters face two common challenges while recruiting from a large database of candidates. First, there is always a probability of losing potential candidate due to a large number of applicants in the pipeline. In the absence of a tracking system, recruiters find it difficult to keep a track of applicants and their progress in the recruitment process. Second, there is always a high probability that candidates who have been rejected, apply for recruitment before the cooling period as defined by the company. To reduce paperwork and avoid confusion, organizations need a system that can help them…