Posts Categorized: HR and Hiring Best Practices

5 Training Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Newest Hire

  When hiring, you invest extensive time and effort recruiting, screening, and evaluating high-potential accounting candidates from in and around Kansas City. Once a decision is finalized, it, therefore, feels like time to celebrate. But to make the most of your new hire and ensure they get off to a productive start, it’s critical they’re… Read More »

Simple Marketing Tips to Make You Stand Out to Candidates

  With a national unemployment rate hovering slightly above 4% – and Kansas City’s just below – today’s top talent have their pick of job opportunities. Therefore, if you want to appeal to them, you need to stand out. But that can feel like a tall order to fill when you’re busy with so many… Read More »

How to Interview for Leadership Skills

  Whether it’s a mid-level manager or your organization’s next CFO, the leader you hire for your team can have a significant impact on company success. But leadership skills and abilities can be notoriously hard to screen for. After all, so many of them are intangible. Not only that, but high-level candidates are savvy at… Read More »

3 Ways to Build Skill Set Diversity in Your Team

  It’s been proven time and again that organizations that embrace skill set diversity also see their productivity numbers increase, as well. This is simply because this kind of diversity boosts innovation, problem solving and creativity, translating into higher profits and more revenue growth. That being said, incorporating more diversity into your team isn’t always… Read More »

Differences Between Corporate Recruiters and Agency Recruiters

  In the recruiting world, there are two different types of recruiters: Corporate Recruiters and Agency Recruiters. Corporate Recruiters are employed by a company to find candidates for their open positions. Agency Recruiters are employed by a staffing agency. When a company needs to fill a position, they partner with a staffing agency to find… Read More »

5 Benefits of Hiring Veterans

  On Veterans Day, we take time to honor those who served in our armed forces. But many come home to find an unforgiving job market, searching for work only to find few opportunities available. Could your business use a hard-working, extremely motivated employee? Hire a veteran. There are multiple benefits to hiring a veteran… Read More »

Does Your Company Culture Promote These Workplace Woes?

  Despite the latest technology, top-of-the-line amenities, and flex scheduling policies, today’s workplaces are riddled with issues like stress and burnout. In fact, according to a 2018 Gallup study of nearly 7,500 full-time employees, 23% reported feeling burned out at work “very often” or “always.” An additional 44% reported feeling burned out “sometimes.” That’s a… Read More »

Create Opportunities, Not Just Jobs

  In today’s competitive hiring landscape, top candidates have options. They’re searching out employers who offer more than just good pay and benefits. They want to work at places where they feel rewarded in a culture that’s a fit for their personality and lifestyle. That’s why companies need to take stock of what they’re offering… Read More »

Is Your Employment Brand Killing Your Recruiting Results?

  Your employment brand is more than just a marketing buzzword. It plays a significant part in how both active and passive candidates perceive your company. It can therefore help (or hinder) your recruiting and hiring efforts in a big way. Here’s how: Supports recruiting and retention efforts. When employees are passionate about your brand… Read More »

Assessing If a Candidate Is a Fit for Your Team

  The candidate looks great on paper. Their references are all positive. But how can you tell if they’re going to mesh with your team so that everyone can thrive? Ask yourself these questions: Has their past experience prepared them to be a part of our team? As the saying goes, “Past performance is the… Read More »