7 August 7, 2016

Hire Right! Hire Standard’s Best Hiring Practices

2021-04-18T19:03:43+00:00August 7th, 2016|HR & Management, Staffing|

How can you (the hiring company and future employer) increase your odds of making a successful hire? There are so many considerations, combined with the pressure to fill a vacancy that companies risk-making decisions that can backfire. We suggest reviewing these guidelines for improvement. ESTABLISH A HIRING SYSTEM AND STICK [...]

23 May 23, 2016

How to Write a Winning Resume

2021-04-18T19:08:50+00:00May 23rd, 2016|Job Search, Staffing|

Winning resumes are those that get noticed by the hiring manager and result in an interview for the job. Hire Standard reviews thousands of resumes a year; some are enthusiastically received by a hiring company and some are rejected, even though the job seeker’s experience may fit the position. Here [...]

28 July 28, 2015

Employers Confirm They Plan to Hire an Increasing Number of College Graduates

2023-12-31T22:59:13+00:00July 28th, 2015|HR & Management, Staffing|

A survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education conducted in 2013, found that one half of employers polled experienced a dearth of recent graduates with adequate skills. The skills cited include the ability to adapt, problem solve, and communicate effectively. Despite this, Nanci Hellmich of USA Today offers encouraging news [...]

28 September 28, 2014

Want Your Employees to Quit? Keep Doing This!

2021-04-18T19:09:11+00:00September 28th, 2014|HR & Management, Staffing|

The US Department of Labor reports that over two million Americans leave their jobs every month. Alan Hall of Forbes states that over 30 percent of employees who look for alternative employment do so because they dislike their boss, feel a lack of empowerment, dislike the internal politics, or feel [...]

21 September 21, 2014

Hiring the Best Employee Doesn’t Always Mean Hiring the Most Qualified

2021-04-18T19:09:33+00:00September 21st, 2014|HR & Management, Staffing|

Although a candidate may be the best qualified, they may fail if they lack traits that will assimilate with existing organizational culture. Erika Anderson of Forbes writes that almost 90 percent of hiring failures are due to poor cultural fit. Therefore, in addition to screening resumes for the required qualifications [...]

14 September 14, 2014

Evaluating New Recruiting Ideas

2021-04-18T19:09:50+00:00September 14th, 2014|HR & Management, Staffing|

Job boards, such as Monster and CareerBuilder, have been losing popularity. PBS News reported that, in 2012, Monster was the source of only 1.3 percent of hires, and CareerBuilder was the source of only 1.2 percent of hires, according to employers. Companies are frustrated with the time-consuming and inefficient screening [...]

7 September 7, 2014

Evaluating the Skills Gap

2021-04-18T19:10:15+00:00September 7th, 2014|HR & Management, Staffing|

A study by the Chronicle of Higher Education, in 2013, found that approximately 50 percent of hiring managers complained of inadequate skills among college graduates. Typical skills cited as lacking were the ability to adapt, to communicate effectively, and the ability to solve problems. Nancy Hellmich, contributor to USA Today, [...]

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