Posts Categorized: News

28 Percent of Employers Do Not Conduct Background Checks of New Employees

  More than one in four employers don’t conduct background checks before they hire a candidate, according to a new survey by CareerBuilder. Considering a bad hire costs about $17,000, the relatively large number of employers who choose not to perform background checks is a bit surprising. “If an employee isn’t well-suited for the job… Read More »

4 Things to Consider Before You Accept a Job Offer

  Getting offered a new job is a great feeling. Finally, all your hard work has paid off. But now you need to decide if you want to accept the offer. For some job seekers, the decision will be easy. For others, not so much. You may have learned some things throughout the interview process… Read More »

Thank You for 30 Years

Today Morgan Hunter is celebrating 30 years in business! We wanted to extend our thanks to you — without people like you, our success would not be possible. On October 26, 1986, Jerry Hellebusch started Morgan Hunter with only a handful of people. Today, Morgan Hunter Companies employs over 50 people and is recognized as… Read More »

New Overtime Rule: What Employers Need to Know

  Employers take notice: a new rule regulating overtime pay is about to take effect. Last May, the U.S. Department of Labor passed a new overtime law that changed which employees are exempt from overtime pay. Come December 1, the law will make an estimated 4.2 million exempt workers non-exempt. Currently, employees who make $455… Read More »

How to Attract the Best Talent

  Employees are an organization’s greatest asset. They are the boots on the ground, the driving-force behind your company’s success. So when you have an employment opportunity at your organization, you want to attract the best talent on the market. Considering that 69 percent of professionals wouldn’t take a job with a company that has… Read More »

How to Improve the Candidate Experience [Infographic]

As the job market continues to improve, talent is getting harder and harder to find. Employers, accustomed to driving the job market since the Great Recession, are being forced to change their mindset and figure out different ways to attract top talent. In this new candidate-driven market, employers need to focus on improving the candidate… Read More »

30th Anniversary Celebration

In 1986, Morgan Hunter was founded with the goal of personalizing an impersonal recruiting industry. Thirty years later, Morgan Hunter has become one of the largest, most recognized recruiting firms in Kansas City. Last week, we got together with friends, family, and clients at Boulevard Brewery to celebrate this amazing milestone! Thank you to everyone… Read More »

6 Qualities to Look for When Hiring Software Engineer Temps

  Even if your company has a skilled and innovative full-time IT team, there may be instances when you require outside help. Enter software engineer temps. Whether you need a star engineer to design a sophisticated new help desk application for your company, or a team of them to develop, test and maintain a suite… Read More »

4 Steps for Creating a Personal Brand

  Brands have traditionally been associated with large corporations, but with the proliferation of social media, most people now have their own personal brand, whether they know it or not. Your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other social media profiles have shaped your online personality, in effect creating your own personal brand. Once you start thinking… Read More »

Survey: Managers More Likely Than Subordinates to Participate in March Madness Office Pools

  You might not have to hide your bracket when your boss comes by your desk. A new survey by CareerBuilder found that managers are more likely to participate in office March Madness pools than professional staff and technical employees. The survey found that 27 percent of executives, directors and managers participate in March Madness office… Read More »