Tag: small business


Today’s Recruiting Landscape: A Q&A with Rebecca Barnes-Hogg

The recruiting landscape is dynamic. It changes constantly, and it’s downright competitive given the improved economy and low unemployment rates. To keep up with the current trends that are driving the way top companies recruit and hire talent, it’s important to ask questions so you can adapt your strategy to attract qualified applicants.


New Survey Reveals the Cost of a Bad Hire

Building a successful business depends largely on hiring the right people. But as small and midsize firms expand, how strong is their hiring process? A new survey from global staffing firm Robert Half aimed to find out. Among the results:


5 Keys to Successful High-Volume Recruiting

by Rebecca Barnes-Hogg, SPHR, SHRM-SCP of YOLO Insights® High-volume recruiting is about numbers—big numbers—of open positions and candidates. Managing a high volume of each is challenging and overwhelming for a recruiter who not only has to follow a consistent process, but also keep candidates and hiring managers informed and satisfied. Here are five fundamental elements […]


Recruitment: Your Next New Hire Can Be Found Offline

How do you find top talent? If you are using the Internet for recruiting you may want to rethink that option. It’s easy to take advantage of the opportunities on the web to connect with potential hires. A quick look at their profile—followed by a Google search—and then, if they check out, an introductory e-mail […]


Small Businesses Are Feeling Charitable This Year—Employees Reap the Benefits

More than 60% of small business owners will offer a holiday or year-end bonus to employees this year, according to the most recent SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard®. It’s a spike from 2 years ago when SurePayroll surveyed business owners about bonuses, and only 52% were providing additional pay. This year, 64% will give a bonus. […]


Get More Qualified Candidates with Less Résumé Spam

by Rebecca Barnes-Hogg, SPHR, SHRM-SCP In a world where time is money, most of us lack the time and resources to wade through a sea of résumés to filter out résumé spammers and get a manageable number of highly-qualified candidates. One of the best ways to attract the best candidates and reduce the number of […]


Survey: Small Businesses Lack Communication, Leaves Employees Feeling Unfulfilled

More than 40% of small business employees say they receive no feedback from their company and its managers, even though consistent performance evaluation is considered by Human Resources experts to be one of the most important qualities of a manager. This lack of feedback is having a negative impact on the enthusiasm of small business […]

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What Makes Your Workers Happy? New Survey Has the Answer

Happiness at work is something nearly everyone wants, but it varies by an employee’s age, gender, and field, among other factors. This is one of the findings of a new comprehensive study of more than 12,000 U.S. and Canadian workers by Robert Half, in collaboration with world-renowned happiness and well-being expert Nic Marks. The research […]