Posts Categorized: HR and Hiring Best Practices

What HR Managers Are Looking for On Your Resume

  When you apply for a job, Human Resource Managers are some of the first people to see your resume. What they see could make or break your chances of landing an interview. They are the gatekeepers who decide which resumes a hiring manager will see. What do they look for on a resume? A… Read More »

How to Motivate Temporary Employees

  When companies need extra help, many turn to temporary employees. Whether you require additional people during the holidays, or you need to expand your staff for a special project, temporary employees are the perfect solution. The problem? Some organizations find that temporary employees are not as engaged as their permanent staff. How can you,… Read More »

How to Help Top IT Talent Succeed

  At 2.2 years, Facebook has what’s considered a “long” retention rate for new hires. Google isn’t far behind with 1.9 years and Apple with 1.85 years. It’s an unfortunate reality of the industry that often the best tech professionals are the ones who are always searching for new and different opportunities. So if these… Read More »

Understanding Generational Differences in the Workplace

  For the first time in history, there are more Millennials than Baby Boomers in the workplace. To effectively work together, it’s important that each generation understands the others. To do so, the Morgan Hunter team got together to discuss the values, desires, and motivations of each generation. Here’s what we discovered:   Identifying the… Read More »

Five Traits to Look for When Hiring a Recruiting Firm

  Whether you don’t have the time or internal resources to keep up with your hiring needs, you know you need to partner with a recruiting firm. But not all staffing agencies in the Kansas City area are created equal. How can you pick one that’s right for your company? By looking for these five… Read More »

Company Facing Uncertain Times? How to Adjust Your Staffing Strategy

  When it comes to running a company, you experience many ups and downs. From employee turnover to company mergers, to the loss or gain of a big client, all of these situations impact your bottom line. How can you weather the change successfully? By partnering with a Kansas City recruiting firm to adjust your staffing… Read More »

Why Employers Need to Speed Up Their Hiring Process

  Employers added 209,000 jobs in July. The unemployment rate is 4.3 percent, the lowest it’s been since 2001. And earnings are up 2.5 percent over the past year. The job market is roaring along — and there are no signs it will slow down. While this is great news for the economy, it also… Read More »

Are You Losing Candidates Because of a Poor Background Check Experience?

  Background checks are vital to your business. You need them to verify a candidate’s previous employment and ensure you’re not hiring someone with an unsavory past. But what happens if your background checks are not only helping you avoid bad hires, they are also causing you to lose high-quality candidates because of a poor… Read More »

How to Develop a Successful Leadership Development Plan

  Some say good leaders are born not made. Others insist leadership consists of a set of skills that can be learned. Whichever theory you subscribe to, you understand that good leaders are an absolute essential to company success. And, as one of the leading staffing agencies in Kansas City, Morgan Hunter knows whether leadership is… Read More »

How to Effectively Handle Negative Publicity (So It Doesn’t Affect Your Recruiting)

  After United Airlines forcibly removed a passenger from an overbooked flight in April, shares of the company dropped as much as 6.3 percent. When allegations of sexual harassment were made against Uber, #DeleteUber started trending and their CEO was eventually forced to resign. Negative publicity not only has lasting consequences for your company, it… Read More »