Posts Categorized: HR and Hiring Best Practices

4 Stats to Help You Reevaluate Your Recruitment Strategy

  The hiring landscape has changed dramatically in recent years. Low unemployment and a lack of skilled workers has accelerated competition for talent. As you try to find high-performing professionals for your open positions, it may be time to reevaluate your recruitment strategy. Luckily, LinkedIn just released a report that offers compelling statistics that can… Read More »

5 Podcasts Every HR Manager Should Listen To At Least Once

  Don’t think you have time for professional development? Podcasts make it easy. In fact, as leading Kansas City HR recruiting experts, Morgan Hunter knows you can listen to them anywhere, anytime, as long as you have a tablet or smart phone with you. And the benefits of tuning in are far-reaching, from finding sources of… Read More »

Reduce Your Time-to-Hire to Save Money and Land Better Candidates

  Competition for talent is at an all-time high, and companies are struggling to find quality candidates to fill their positions. Consider this: For the first time in 20 years, the number of job openings exceeds the number of unemployed Americans. That means there are more available jobs than there are people to fill them!… Read More »

How to Develop a Successful Incentive Program

  Many Human Resource professional — and the organizations they serve — struggle to motivate their employees. How do you encourage your staff to reach peak performance? For some, the answer is an incentive program. Employers nationwide spend over $100 billion a year on incentive programs. But is their money being put to good use?… Read More »

Attract Millennials to Your Company with Social Media

  Millennials – those born between 1981 and 1996 – have come of age in a world where social media is a regular part of daily life. That’s likely why, according to statistics, they use it as much as a 100% more than Baby Boomers. In addition, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center:… Read More »

Common Job-Seeking Mistakes Recent College Graduates Make

  If you just graduated from college and are preparing to enter the workforce, consider yourself lucky. According to a recent survey, 80 percent of employers plan to hire recent college graduates, up from 74 percent last year. With job prospects brighter than they’ve been in more than a decade, it should be easy to… Read More »

5 Interview Questions to Help You Find Quality Candidates

  Quality candidates are getting harder to find. With an improved economy, low unemployment rate and stellar job market, many of the best candidates are already employed. So, when you need to hire, quality candidates are few and far between. How do you ensure that you choose the best candidates for your open positions when… Read More »

Direct Hire or Contract Placements: Which Staffing Solution is Right For Your Company?

  Business is booming and you need help meeting demand, filling orders and getting them out the door. But should you work with your Kansas City staffing partner to hire full-time team members, or are contract workers a better bet? From the employer side, both offer good options to help fill different needs. It depends… Read More »

Is Your Management Style Pushing Employees Away?

  As one of Kansas City’s top staffing agencies, Morgan Hunter knows when employees aren’t performing their best, it’s easy to blame them. But have you ever considered it could be due to your management style? For instance, if you’re a micromanager or more controlling, you could actually be pushing your people away, even if… Read More »

Who’s Entering the Workforce? Top Degrees Among 2018 Kansas City College Grads

  Every year, approximately 21 million students head to class on college campuses all over Kansas City and across the country. While there are literally hundreds of different majors available, it seems like students pick the same tried-and-true favorites over and over again. In fact, five of the most popular college majors students are still… Read More »