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How to Get the Most out of your HR Software

How to Get the Most out of your HR Software

Many recruiters make use of an applicant tracking system, otherwise known as recruiting software. This investment in a software can help keep track of candidates, job orders and even help make the placement process much more efficient.  Along with it are features that...

5 Tips to Improve Hospitality Recruiting

5 Tips to Improve Hospitality Recruiting

As a wide industry that often gets thrown around in conversation, hospitality is quite large. One of the main factors of any hospitality company is that they have customer satisfaction as one of their goals. Examples include sectors such as entertainment, travel, food...

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External Assessment Tools: Part Four of a Five Part Series on Recruiting

External Assessment Tools: Part Four of a Five Part Series on Recruiting

This is part four of our five-part series about effective recruiting in a candidate driven market.

By: Edna Nakamoto and Jessica Barrett
external-assessment-toolsIn part three of our series on recruiting, we discussed internal screening. Today, we’ll be looking at some of the assessment tools available to us when our search for talent takes us outside the organization.

With the average cost of recruiting, hiring, and training being $4,000, and the cost of turnover being $16,000 for entry level employees and $120,000 for mid-level associates, it’s easy to see why employers care so much about making the right hire the first time. When putting candidates through the assessment process, having the right tools is critical for employers. read more…

3 Important Questions to Ask About Employment Credit Reports

3 Important Questions to Ask About Employment Credit Reports

CreditWhen New York City passed the nation’s most severe restrictions on employment credit reports in 2015, it joined 11 states and several other cities that limit the practice. Similar legislation is pending in 17 other states and at the federal level.

Even in places that have passed bans, though, exemptions exist. That’s because, despite the controversy, employment credit checks play an important – and in some cases required – role in due diligence around hiring.

The Controversy
A 2012 survey from the Society of Human Resource Management found that 45% of employers run employment credit reports to reduce or prevent theft, while 22% run them to reduce legal liability for negligent hiring.

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Guest Post: Transform Your Reference Checking to Drive Engagement

Guest Post: Transform Your Reference Checking to Drive Engagement

SkillSurvey President and CEO, Ray Bixler discusses how reference checking can be used more effectively to find and keep highly engaged employees in the below guest post. If you want to learnhow to easily run great reference checks using the TAM/SkillSurvey integration REGISTER TODAY for our FREE upcoming webinar on Tues., August 18th, 2015.

Transform Your Reference Checking to Drive Engagement

In a recent blog post, workforce culture expert and best-selling author Kevin Sheridan took issue with the notion that “employee engagement” has run its course and has instead become a routine “check-the-box” exercise. He suggests, rightly, that perhaps we should start holding the people checking the box accountable for defining, encouraging, and measuring engagement at their organizations.
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