Hiring, Recruiting

Does My Company Need an Affirmative Action Plan?

Affirmative action is a set of laws, policies, guidelines and administrative practices intended to end and correct the effects of specific forms of discrimination in hiring. Some employers assume that they need an affirmative action program in place to be in compliance with the Title VII requirements and state opportunity laws. In reality, while equal …

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Benefits, Compensation, Conflict Resolution, Hiring, Motivation, Recruiting, Termination, Training

The Pros and Cons of On-Site HR Versus On-Call HR

There’s no doubt that having human resources for your business is the right decision. A tougher choice is determining the level of HR that will align with your business strategies and goals. Essentially, you have two options: on-site HR, i.e., having a specialist in your office during business hours, and on-call HR, meaning having someone …

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Hiring, Motivation

HR 101 for Small Business Owners

Planning the future of your business can get overwhelming. With the myriad duties of a small business owner, human resources can easily slip through the cracks, and eventually spin out of control. Your mind is on the money, which is great, because money matters, right? It’s what keeps the business going. However, if you lose …

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Why Should I Use a Staffing Agency?

Many employers have difficulty finding qualified candidates to fill job openings. Employers are quick to say there is a talent pool that lacks job skills, business knowledge, experience and formal qualifications. However, many of these same employers often avoid using staffing agencies because they believe cost to be a barrier. Frankly, this is the furthest …

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Benefits, Compensation, Conflict Resolution, Hiring, Motivation, Recruiting, Termination, Training

How Outsourcing HR Can Help Your Business

Every successful business model holds one common goal – the bottom line. Whether your business can afford to undertake a long-term strategy or must operate under short term goals, profitability is a factor which can not be ignored. Therefore, when it comes to developing a Human Resource department, opinions can become sharply divided. On the …

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Utilizing Different Types of Employment Screening Tests

Most companies test applicants for employment however the tests must be properly administered and non-discriminatory. Employers often use tests and other selection procedures to screen new applicants that they are considering hiring. The types of tests and selection procedures used include background checks, skills tests, credit checks, cognitive tests, personality tests, medical examinations to name …

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HR Advantages: Small vs. Large Businesses

In order to meet the demands of their organization’s objectives, HR Managers must bring a high level of business acumen as well as creative solutions in order to balance employee expectations, regulatory oversight, and budgetary restraints. Think the large corporations have a hands-down advantage? The smaller organizations might just surprise you then! Consider the following …

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