Category: HR Advice and Tools

4 Reasons Candidates Quit (And What You Can Do About Them)

April 23rd, 2015

The hiring process takes time, money, and attention. Hiring managers focus on finding new people while their own day-to-day tasks pile up. And replacing a new hire may cost 33 percent of the employee’s total compensation, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. With so much at stake, having candidates drop out of the hiring… Read more »

How to Conduct an Audit of Your Policies

April 16th, 2015

As one of Ardmore, Oklahoma’s top staffing firms, 1st Staffing Group, knows that for most managers, the word “audit” strikes fear into their hearts. But when it comes to HR and employment policy audits, they actually offer a host of important benefits – including the ability to identify and rectify problems before compliance officers come… Read more »

5 HR Time-Busting Habits to Stop Now

April 4th, 2015

Every business, big or small, has 24 hours in each day.  Where businesses spend their time determines how effectively they perform in every department, including human resources. If it feels like there’s “just no time” for quality candidate searches, considered hiring, or thorough performance reviews, consider taking a second look at your HR department’s habits. … Read more »

Reversing Job Burnout before It is Too Late

January 23rd, 2015

Feeling overwhelmed and burned out is one of the top reasons workers cite for leaving a job. Unfortunately, by the time they recognize how unhappy they are, the only solution they can see is to seek greener pastures. It’s up to you as an employer to recognize the signs of burnout and provide remedies while… Read more »

Does Company Culture Matter When Hiring Temp Help?

October 28th, 2014

Companies looking to hire permanent employees have long known the importance of understanding their company’s culture.  When you know and can sell your company culture, your chances of finding a candidate who “fits” well with the current team increases.  But when a worker will be with your team for only a few weeks or months,… Read more »

Seasonal Staffing Strategies You Should Use

October 21st, 2014

The holiday season is closer than you think.  Although decorations and parties won’t be in the works for several more weeks, businesses that experience a seasonal “rush” during the holidays – or at any other time of year – have the people they need only when they start planning in advance. If you need to… Read more »

Are You Adequately Addressing Workplace Safety When Onboarding Talent?

September 16th, 2014

Effective onboarding must be planned and organized with the same care used to plan and organize the hiring process. To shorten the “learning curve” for new talent and improve the chances of retention, onboarding must provide the new employee with essential information without overloading him or her. Workplace safety should be a top concern for… Read more »

Placing a Temporary Job Order: 5 Things You Need to Include

July 31st, 2014

Placing a job order with their staffing firm helps employers reduce the stress and burden of finding qualified temporary help. To maximize the effectiveness of the job order you place, however, it’s important to include certain pieces of information. Including these items helps your staffing partner find the best candidates, creating a more qualified candidate… Read more »

Should You Be Monitoring Employee’s Social Media?

May 16th, 2014

Social media has changed the landscape of human communication. Now, with the click of a button, workers can share their triumphs – and their conflicts – with readers all over the world. Because social media posts can be shared and saved so easily, users are often reminded that “the Internet never forgets.” Even a deleted… Read more »

Increasing Safety in the Workplace: What You Can Do

February 14th, 2014

Regardless of the size, pace, or industry in which a company works, all businesses are concerned with safety.  Taking the time to improve workplace safety can reduce the number of injuries and illnesses employees suffer, improving productivity while also ensuring workers are not harmed. Most businesses already have safety programs and processes in place to… Read more »



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