Here’s What You Need to be Doing NOW to be Ready for the New OT Rules

Here’s What You Need to be Doing NOW to be Ready for the New OT Rules

Now that the Department of Labor has officially revamped the nation’s overtime rules, employers can’t afford to sit on the sidelines and wait to comply until the deadline approaches. The new rules raise the salary level for employees eligible to receive overtime pay to $47,476 a year from the current $23,660 – a…

Student Loan Help: A Benefit That Will Get You Noticed

Student Loan Help: A Benefit That Will Get You Noticed

There will be roughly 1.8 million graduates in the class of 2016, adding to the most educated generation in U.S. history. But a pool of educated candidates does not necessarily equate to jobs filled. So how to attract this next generation of talent? A recent survey by Indeed shows that one employee benefit…

There’s an 85% Chance Your Recruiting Tactics Are Repelling the Best Candidates

There’s an 85% Chance Your Recruiting Tactics Are Repelling the Best Candidates

When a company advertises a position, they are essentially painting a picture of what the future could look like for the candidates they are trying to attract. More often than not, that picture isn’t a pretty one, and when you put that up against a more skillfully crafted picture, side-by-side, the differences become…

Why We’re So Afraid Of Feedback

Why We’re So Afraid Of Feedback

Mary considers herself to be a good manager. Whenever one of her employee’s is struggling with an assignment she swoops in to help them put things into order and give pointers. Her company is now introducing a new 360-degree performance management system based on continuous feedback and, as a manager, she’s been encouraged…

5 Ways to Manage Requests For Leaves

5 Ways to Manage Requests For Leaves

When employees aren’t working, it costs their employers money. Vacation and sick time are the most common forms of leave, but more and more business owners are faced with requests for extended leaves of absence for other reasons. According to this SHRM survey, businesses are spending more than $10,000 annually to administer FMLA…

What’s Wrong With the Annual Performance Review (And What’s Better)

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Performance management standards are evolving. As digital technologies and new research come into play, organizations are rethinking their approach to core human resources functions. The often-scrutinized annual performance review has a few simple goals: providing managers and employees insights on performance, discussing future goals and priorities, sharing constructive criticism, and fostering an opportunity…

5 Phone Tips – Simple Sayings For Sourcer Success On The Phone

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Today I would like to follow-up on my previous post on 5 Ways Sourcers Can Successfully Engage Candidates Through Direct Email, by providing tips on how sourcers can enhance their sourcing results by improving their comfort and confidence on the phone with prospective candidates. My intention in this article is not to make…