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New People in the New Year? Tips on Hiring the Right People

[Author: Lesley Sifers, Tax Favored Benefits, Inc., 2012; R-2013 | Keywords: Human Resources, Recruiting, Hiring] I don’t know if the economy is really getting better or not. However, I do know that many companies have been running with less-than-comfortable staffing levels. While there are a lot of good candidates out there, in the past few years… Read More »

A Good Employment Policy Involves More Than Just Hiring

[Source: Federated Insurance Co., 2012; R-2013 | Keywords: Human Resources, Hiring] Business owners frequently ask, “What can I do to avoid a wrongful termination charge by an employee?” The easy answer: “Don’t hire the wrong person for the job.” The reality is, one day every business owner will face the unpleasant task of having to terminate an employee… Read More »

Hiring Winners: Why it’s Critical to Financial Success

[Author: David Spader and John Spader, Spader Business Management, 2013 | Keywords: Human Resources, Hiring] Most research indicates that between 50 and 80 percent of all hires are not successful (success being defined as, “I would hire this person again.”). The lost productivity, poor service, strain on other employees, training time and other expenses tied to… Read More »