How Conference Calling Aids Your Business’ Success

How Conference Calling Aids Your Business' SuccessBusiness conference calls simply put, is a phone call which involves three or more people. Regardless of the geographical locations of the participants, they are enabled to participate at an arranged time via the telephone whether it’s to resolve an urgent business issue or to brainstorm.

Conference calling is now a crucial factor in a business’ success as most businesses are always on the search for effective ways that will enable their employees to finish as much work as possible in the least amount of time and money.

One of the most important benefits of conference calling is that it allows businesses to save time and money.…

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Hiring? Don’t Lose Your Loyal Customers in the Process

Good news! The economy is picking back up, or so they say. Regardless of the politics, a quick survey of business windows does show a surge in “now hiring” signs. This is great news for both the growing business and the thousands of job seekers still looking for jobs”¦or is it?

I talk with many job seekers from all stages of life and all levels of education and there is a common theme to each of the conversations. Businesses are forgetting that their applicants are most likely also some of their biggest fans. People apply to work for the companies that they know and love.…

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How To Recruit Top Tier Students To Your Company

Every graduation season companies scramble to hire a fresh crop of those just entering the workforce for the first time. These new grads are filled with energy, excitement, and innovative ideas that employers can’t wait to have on their payroll.

How To Recruit Top Tier Students To Your Company

Of course, this level of enthusiasm isn’t intended for all recent grads “” companies want the best of the best, the naturally brilliant top tier students, who were born to overachieve.

How to Get Top Tier Students to Choose Your Company

  • Attend Career Fairs: This may sound like an obvious strategy, but it’s also the obvious place to find college seniors.
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8 Tips For Establishing The Most Productive Office Environment

8 Tips For Establishing The Most Productive Office Environment

The environment we work in has a considerable impact on both our level of wellbeing and our productivity. The design and layout of our office or, workspace, can have an effect on our work productivity, frame of mind, mood, interaction with our colleagues, and even has an influence on how much time we spend distracted from our work.

With the above in mind here are 8 practical tips to follow to establish a productive office environment;

Go Open Plan

Many businesses will use individual offices or cubicles for their employees to work from. Historically the thinking was that each employee needed their own private area to work from.…

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Is Your Background Screening Company Doing What You Need Them to Do?

If you are a savvy business owner or manager, you are certainly working with a background check company when it comes to hiring new employees. The question is this: Is your background screening company doing what you need them to do?

Is Your Background Screening Company Doing What You Need Them to Do?

You probably think they are, but the truth is, looks can be deceiving. Choosing a provider that does your background checks is one of the most important decisions that you will make as a hiring manager and it is certainly not one that should be taken lightly.

The worst thing that you could possibly do, when it comes to the wellbeing of your company, is to choose a low cost, low quality screening company.…

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Three HR Tips Every CEO Should Know

Three HR Tips Every CEO Should Know

Revisions in the I-9 Form

Anyone hired to work for any business in the United States on or after May 7th, 2013, is required to complete the revised I-9 form for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

The new I-9 form is nine pages in length and fortunately, a handbook for employers is available. Samples of the new form are in the handbook along with completion instructions.

Employers are responsible for making a physical examination of any and all documents presented to them to confirm identity and the applicant’s right to work in the United States. Many documents that were acceptable for employment and identity verification are no longer acceptable.…

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Common HR Dilemmas and How to Solve Them

Your HR department plays an essential and strategic role in securing optimum productivity, growth and longevity for your company. Most HR tasks are focused on very basic record-keeping. Presently, more and more businesses are discovering how identifying gaps, inefficiencies and other trends in their workforce’s lifecycle, from data routinely collected by human resources, can result in significant operational savings.

However, while an HR manager can very well appreciate the impact that smart record-keeping contributes to the company’s overall health, the sheer volume of paperwork involved can be daunting for anyone, and there is always the risk of human error.

Common HR Dilemmas and How to Solve Them

An ideal HR  workflow system  can boost efficiencies across the entire organization.…

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3 Reasons Automated Hiring Will Rock Your World – And Your Bottom Line

A lot is at stake when small businesses make new hires. The costs associated with assessing candidates, onboarding, and training a new employee have a noteworthy bottom line impact, which is why it’s so crucial to hire the right person – the first time.

3 Reasons Automated Hiring Will Rock Your World - and Your Bottom Line

Automated pre-hire assessments have made the hiring process less complicated and more efficient for both human resources and applicants. By leveraging structured, job-relevant questionnaires, hiring managers drastically increase the likelihood of finding a top performer the first time.

In doing so, firms are able to make better use of their resources and minimize risk associated with making a bad hire.…

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Evaluating Benefits 101 – Comparing Premium Costs is Just Not Enough

The current business environment is a difficult one. While businesses are still seeking to expand, prudent business executives and owners are also looking to economize in every way possible. These cost-cutting efforts will affect every department in a company, especially HR, as most companies spend the largest part of their revenue on salaries and wages.

Evaluating Employee Benefits

Not only will salaries and wages be tightly controlled but the depth and range of benefits packages will also be reconsidered every year. Lessening benefits and thus lowering premiums may seem the most obvious way to achieve savings but there are hidden costs that should also be considered before reducing a company’s benefits package.…

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Managing Business Growth: Fail To Prepare, Prepare To Fail

Managing an expansion is a difficult task. Should you be overzealous or over ambitious, you could end up doing your business more damage than good. Equally, it’s important not to be overcautious, subsequently missing opportunities. It’s up to you as a business owner to find the right balance and largely, your knowledge and experience will dictate this.

tips for managing business growth

That said, there are steps you can take to ensure you navigate the process more smoothly though. Here’s some things to consider before you undertake a big expansion…

Recruit wisely

With expansion, comes the need for extra staff. Integral to this process is a HR manager, so make sure they’re amongst the top of your recruitment priorities.…

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