Is your business looking to hire some new people? Still looking for some last minute retail staff for the holidays? Are you trying to attract the widest and most qualified group of job applicants? It can be pretty difficult to find the employees you want quickly—try asking an HR head sometime. But the thing is, so many companies really shoot themselves in the foot when it comes to getting the word out about their job openings. It’s almost 2014, and a HELP WANTED sign isn’t going to cut it anymore. And half-hearted online posts on a few websites like Monster aren’t going to be enough, either. So how can you skate to where the puck is going to be, rather than where it is? The answer is mobile. Mobile career pages and mobile job applications. Read on
Is your business planning on hiring any new employees in the upcoming year? Do you see yourself growing? How is your hiring process? Is your HR as streamlined as you would like it to be? How much does it cost to hire a new employee, anyway? How much money and time do you think you could save if you found a better way? Well, it’s the 21st century now, and there is a better way. You don’t have to be stuck with old outdated paper filing methods and red tape. And get this—you can sign up for a trial run absolutely FREE! Read on
Are you involved in the retail or services sector? Have you been hiring lately—especially as the holiday season ramps up? The economy has been improving lately for all sectors of business, including retail. But that means that turnover is increasing too. In fact, in 2012 20 percent of American retail companies experienced growth in turnover. So what does that mean for hiring managers or HR people? Well, you should know that it’s incredibly expensive to replace a worker. It can cost up to $4,291 to replace an hourly worker—that’s equivalent to 3 months of pay for a full-time employee who works at $8 an hour! Read on
How is your company spreading the word about your job openings? Do you advertise, take out a post in Craigslist, hire a promotions company or consultant? Do you post your jobs to websites like Monster? Do you know if you’re doing the best you can when it comes to getting the most applicants that you can? Do you want more applicants, and stronger applicants to apply for your open positions? Well, one great place to start is your career page. If prospective employees visit your website, will they see the job page? What do they see if they click on it? How about when they come to your business physically? How can you make it easier for them to learn about your jobs and apply for them? Read on
Is your business looking to hire more workers—like for the upcoming holiday shopping season, for instance? Is your HR gearing up to do interviews and screening applications? Are you dreading the interviewing process? Well, let’s face it—interviews kind of suck. But the good news is that you can improve your interviews, too, so that they’re more beneficial for both the applicants and for your business. Ready to learn more about how to improve your interviews? Here are three tips for better interviews: Read on
How much is your HR costing your business? Is it a significant chunk of your budget? Wouldn’t you like to save money with your HR and hiring workflows? Well, guess what? You should be spending a lot less on HR than you are right now—and you can! Here are three ways that your company can save money in your HR department.
1. Going paperless can save you all kinds of money! Have you ever thought about how much paper your company buys and uses? How many trees did your business kill last year? In the United States alone 72 million tons of paper are produced each year—that’s equal to more than 9 million elephants! And think of this astonishing fact: every time you use a piece of paper, that simple sheet of paper will end up costing your between 13 times and 31 times its original price—for a $5 ream of paper, that could be $155!
2. Avoid replacing key employees. We know it can be hard to hold on to good employees—or, if your need to get rid of someone, it can be difficult to find their replacement. And the statistics prove it: it can cost lots of money to replace employees—a line cook can cost $2,077 to replace, and an hourly store employee can cost up to $4,291 to replace!
3. How to you find and keep good employees? One great way to do that is to use an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) for managing your candidate pipeline. Simply put, this is one of the biggest areas where your business can save money. Using an automated system in HR can reduce your costs by up to 47%! And it can save you up to 60% in recruitment costs alone!
Let’s face it—you can always use a larger applicant pool when it comes to hiring. You want to choose the best among all applicants, after all. But it can be difficult sometimes to get people to apply for your job postings. What can you do if you’re not getting the volume of applications that you want? Here are some tips for boosting your presence and getting your job opening out there: Read on