Category: Human Resources

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Is Your Non-compete Agreement Enforceable?

Non-compete agreements are designed to help business owners prevent unfair competition between current and former employees for a certain period of time. According to The University of Chicago Press Journals, “approximately 18 percent of labor force participants are bound by noncompetes, with 38 percent having agreed to at least one in the past.” However, simply having a signed document in

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5 Ways To Create an Employee Focused Culture and Reduce Turnover

A survey from Lattice shared that nearly 52% of new hires who have been at their job for three months or less are looking to leave. And that figure jumps to nearly 60% for employees in the 3-6 month phase. These numbers underscore the importance of creating an employee focused culture. Here are five ways to maximize employee engagement and

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What’s the Real Difference Between Onboarding and Orientation?

You may be asking: What’s the difference between onboarding and orientation? While the terms “employee orientation” and “employee onboarding” are often used interchangeably, there are some important distinctions to be made between the two. In fact, both initiatives are critical in creating a positive candidate experience with a new hire. Here’s the difference between the two and why it’s important

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How To Optimize Your Job Interview Process

Today’s labor pool is teeming with talent; however, the best candidates are often evaluating multiple job opportunities at the same time. The last thing you want is to lose a qualified candidate’s interest after all the time and effort you’ve invested into attracting and engaging them. To remain competitive, it’s critical to reduce candidate churn and quickly convert top talent

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How To Prevent Employee Burnout

Employees are overwhelmed. Managers are overwhelmed. And, businesses are being pushed to the brink. Stress, fatigue, and employee burnout have become common in the workplace. In fact, the American Psychological Association (APA) revealed in early 2022 that “nearly 3 in 5 employees reported negative impacts of work-related stress, including lack of interest, motivation, or energy (26%) and lack of effort

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3 Ways To Create Human Interaction in the Remote Workplace

Technology has made our workforce more productive in many ways; however, there’s still no substitute for good old fashioned human connection. Making a conscious effort to promote human interaction among employees leads to increased concentration and collaboration, oftentimes resulting in increased performance.  In fact, chief product officer and sociologist, Maximo Castagno said “Technology that connects employees provides a key outlet

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Top 3 Reasons Why Candidates Stop Replying After an Interview

True or False: The more interviews conducted with candidates, the better. False! While it’s true that having a healthy number of job applicants to sift through can help you identify the strongest candidates: It’s equally true that the number of interviews you conduct has the potential to make or break your chances of securing top talent. Adding too many interviews

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4 Ways To Improve Remote Onboarding Processes

Nailing those first few weeks with a new hire could ultimately set the tone for long-term employee performance. And nowadays, it all starts with the remote onboarding process. Here are four of the best ways to make sure your new hires have a positive onboarding experience!  1. Appoint a coworker who can act as a mentor to new employees The

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How To Contain the Costs of a Mis-Hire

Your staff is the backbone of your organization, which is why the recruiting, hiring, and onboarding process is critical to the ongoing success of your company. However, hiring the wrong person for your company can leave your entire staff feeling deflated and has the potential to be extremely expensive.  Estimating the costs of a mis-hire The U.S. Department of Labor

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How To Control the Hidden Costs of a Job Vacancy

The direct costs associated with a job vacancy are just the tip of the iceberg. Hiring managers also need to consider the indirect costs associated with having an empty seat. Taking too long to hire can negatively impact your business’s top and bottom line as the hidden costs will compound as time goes on. Calculating direct costs There are a

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