How to Increase the Speed of Hiring Without Sacrificing Quality

Every day a position remains vacant in your organization, the company loses money. Work goes unfinished, and other people on the team sacrifice tasks they would have completed to “pitch in” on the essentials. Hire too quickly, however, and you…

5 Tips for Managing Temporary Employees

Temporary staff can be ideal for tackling a specialized project or addressing a seasonal rush. But if you’re not managing your temporary employees effectively, you’re not reaping the full benefit of the staffing relationship. Here is a quick-start guide to…

Simplify it to: 4 Ways to Maximize Your Relationship with Your Recruiter

Many companies turn to staffing firms when they need help finding better talent or shortening the time to hire. However, companies who seek their help don’t always know how to maximize the value of their relationship with their recruiter. Here…

What You Need to Know: Three 2017 Employment Law Changes Implemented in Oregon

On January 1, three key employment law changes took effect in Oregon.  As an HR or hiring manager, it is important to stay abreast to these changes to be sure your company is fully compliant. While not every law will…

Build a Successful Mentoring Program With These Four Tips

Mentoring programs are a great way to add value to your organization without adding costs. By building a strong mentoring program, you can reinforce and enhance company culture, encourage employee engagement and growth, and improve your recruitment and retention. Here…

10 Outside-the-Box Ideas for Holiday Employee Appreciation

As the year wraps up and you analyze your 2016 results, you may want to take advantage of the holiday season to show your employees how much you appreciate everything they have done. But if you’ve been in business for…

6 Steps to Creating a Top-Notch Training Program

Many companies have abandoned on-the-job training due to its perceived high costs and low returns.  After all, why train people when you can hire staff with the requisite skills? But in reality, a well-designed training program can give your company results…

Does the “Candidate Experience” Really Matter?

HR circles have been buzzing over the “candidate experience” in recent years.  But does the candidate’s experience of your hiring process really make a difference when it comes to finding and keeping top talent? Mounting evidence indicates that a good…

Unlimited Vacation Policy: Should Your Company Adopt It?

Companies throughout major markets like Seattle and Phoenix are adopting policies that offer unlimited, spur-of-the-moment or otherwise flexible vacation policies. This trend is becoming more and more popular. Does offering unlimited vacation time make sense for your business? Here are…

5 Signs an Employee Should Be Promoted

Promoting from within makes good business sense. It’s a key component of building a culture where excellence is recognized and rewarded – something every employee cares about. It saves money and stress too. A study by a professor at Wharton…