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Is a Talent Shortage Hurting Your Customer Service?
current events, Customer Service, Getting Advanced
Is a Talent Shortage Hurting Your Customer Service?
12 June 2013

It’s hard to believe, but despite the lingering effects of the recession and still-high unemployment rates, U.S. employers are having trouble finding qualified staff to fill the positions they need. ManpowerGroup’s eighth annual Talent Shortage Survey found that 39 percent of U.S. employers are having difficulty finding staff with the right skills. While that’s down from 49 percent who reported this problem in 2012, it’s still a significant percentage. Read more…

4 Secrets to Successfully Onboarding New Hires
Home Page Blog, Human resources for Small Business, Leadership
4 Secrets to Successfully Onboarding New Hires
29 May 2013

You’ve finally hired that employee you were looking for and you’re breathing a sign of relief. Not so fast! There’s still one crucial step in the hiring process: Bringing the new employee on board in a way that makes him or her feel welcome, part of the team and ready to get to work. Try these three tips for a smooth “onboarding” process. Read more…

How to Use Social Media to Find Job Candidates
Facebook/Social Media, Getting Advanced, Home Page Blog
How to Use Social Media to Find Job Candidates
24 May 2013

Are you searching for job candidates the old-fashioned way—by placing want ads on newspaper or job search websites? That’s all well and good, but you can boost your chances of finding the perfect hire by expanding your job candidate outreach to include social media. Social media is a natural way to search for job candidates, and has some great benefits. First, if you get recommendations for job candidates from people you know, the candidates are already vetted because there’s a connection. Read more…

For Your Next Hire, Think Out of the Box
Getting Advanced, Home Page Blog, Human resources for Small Business
For Your Next Hire, Think Out of the Box
20 May 2013

When you think about hiring, do you automatically think of hiring a full-time, permanent employee? There are many other options for hiring that can save you money, expand your range of possibilities and give you access to skills and talents you might not otherwise have. Here are four “out of the box” hiring options to consider. Hiring seniors. Read more…

Web.com Small Business Tip of the Day: Hiring in the U.S.
Business, current events, Entrepreneurship
forum.web.com
17 May 2013

The U.S. Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) has revised the work eligibility form I-9 required when businesses hire new employees and made it available to employers as of May 7, 2013. To make sure you’re using the correct form, look for a 3/31/2016 expiration date. You do not need to fill out an I9 for any temporary workers, independent contractors or those employees living outside of the U.S. In addition to form I-9, you can also register for the E-Verify system. Read more…

Secrets to Conducting a Successful Job Interview
Business, Entrepreneurship, Home Page Blog
Secrets to Conducting a Successful Job Interview
17 May 2013

If you’re like most small business owners, you hate interviewing potential employees almost as much as employees dread interviewing! Most entrepreneurs get stressed out about interviewing because they’re so busy they feel like they don’t have time for it, they’re shy and get nervous about talking to new people, or they just aren’t sure what to ask to do a good interview. Unfortunately, the way you conduct an interview can make the difference between hiring the perfect employee and hiring someone who leads to nothing but regrets. Be prepared. Read more…

Do You Need to Hire an IT Expert?
Business, Entrepreneurship, Getting Advanced
Do You Need to Hire an IT Expert?
15 May 2013

While there’s much debate about hiring trends in the U.S. and among small business right now, there’s no question about one area of hiring: IT employees are hot. A Monster. com poll of companies that hire IT workers found that a majority of them are planning to hire IT staff in the next 60 days. Read more…

The Secret to Hiring Women Tech Employees: Get Virtual
Entrepreneurship, Getting Advanced, Home Page Blog
The Secret to Hiring Women Tech Employees: Get Virtual
9 May 2013

Are you a tech entrepreneur wondering why your efforts to bring on new coders, engineers and IT people always turn up tons of male job candidates, but very few women? If you’re looking to redress the traditional imbalance between men and women in the tech world, one answer could be going virtual—virtual workers, that is. A new report from online hiring site Elance found that while they may be struggling to find parity as on-site tech employees, women are finding both personal and financial rewards as freelancers, virtual employees and independent contractors handling IT jobs. In fact, 70 percent say it’s easier to succeed in technology online than it is in the “real world” of the office. Read more…

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