Posts Tagged 'HR Policy'

New Beginnings

DavidSpring brings thoughts of “newness of life”. Although on a much smaller scale, being hired after a period of unemployment brings a similar “new beginning” to the employee. According to Head Start Program and Fiscal Operations, it is vital for any new employee to feel not only welcome, but also comfortable, prepared, and supported. A successful new employee feels satisfaction with their new job, and will remain on board for an extended period of time.
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Spicing up the Workplace

Photo 57 (2)Retention Strategies for Seasoned Workers It makes good business sense to recruit, hire and (do your best to) retain workers as a part of your company’s culture. Over time, the experience one gets from extended training results in an extremely knowledgeable, highly skilled, seasoned employee that could be one of your most essential resources.

You may never be able to calculate the vast amount of knowledge one seasoned professional holds, or replace it with just one employee if that person leaves your organization.
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An Interview with a Disability

DavidIn the past, prior to the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, I had an interview with a company that had no access for wheelchairs into the building. I called the Office Manager, with whom I was to interview, using a payphone and explained the situation. The Office Manager understood and agreed to conduct the interview on the front steps of the building; which begs the question: how do we handle interviewing a person who has a disability?

For an employer, the goal should be the same when interviewing a candidate with or without a disability. Continue reading ‘An Interview with a Disability’

Interviewing-101

DavidWe all become a little anxious when an employer schedules us for an interview. A little bit of anxiety can be good, but it can also be uncomfortable.

Let’s switch roles for a moment. You are employed, your Office Manager informs you that the HR Representative will be out for a period of time and he/she would like YOU to conduct an interview this week! I feel anxious just writing about it. But relax. I have a few suggestions that will help you conduct an effective interview without having to frantically search Google for help.
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ATS-Best Practices for Employers and Hiring Managers

””We are currently operating in an employer’s market. There are more well-qualified applicants applying for positions than there are great paying positions available. As a human resources professional, that means you have your pick of who you want to choose to fill any given position! On the down side, that means you may have to sort through a lot of applications and resumes in order to find candidates that fill your needs.

Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) are very useful tools for wading through the pool of candidates, but it is important to follow a few guidelines in order to prevent them from filtering out good candidates.
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Diving into the Talent Pool

An Employer’s Guide to Finding the Right Candidates in Today’s Job Market
Current figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate that nationwide we are averaging an unemployment rate of about 7.3%. Based on these figures, employers should expect to get a good number of candidates applying for any opening they post. As an employer, you might be wondering why you are either not getting enough candidates or not getting the right candidates.
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Celebrating and Developing Leaders

cherylAt this time each year, we celebrate the gift our country was given in the leadership skills of tow men when we needed them most  — George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Both presidents arrived on the scene when our country was divided and in peril of disintegration.

So what does it take to develop these skills? I did some research for what the “experts” were saying about growing leaders and I’ll share a bit of what I learned with you.
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