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Write Compliant Job Descriptions with Fair Labor Standards Act

It seems like every company is hiring everywhere you look.  But before you go and post a “now hiring” banner across your website and fill up job boards in hopes of recruiting talent to fill those vacancies at your business, there’s an important step you need to take to make sure you are compliant. Your Human Resources department needs to make sure to update job descriptions to align with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  Background According to the Department of Labor, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) “establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping and youth...

5 Questions Candidates Are Asking Before Taking a Job

Preparing for a job interview can be a nerve-wracking experience for a candidate. But, as a hiring manager, it’s a difficult task for you too.  You are only given a few opportunities before making a hire to meet with a candidate and vet them, ask questions and get what you need before moving on to the next step. But while this is a chance for you to get to know candidates, the job interview also works the other way around. It’s a candidate’s chance to make sure an employer is the right culture fit for them. There are obvious questions about the job’s responsibilities you can expect...

How your company culture impacts recruiting

Competition for top talent out there is fierce, and in this job market, you need to find any way to edge out the competition.  A study from Glassdoor said 77% of adults considered a company’s culture before applying there and 79% would consider their mission and purpose before applying. The same study from Glassdoor also found that employees put an even greater emphasis on culture than pay when considering where to go to work next. So your company’s culture is one of those things that set you apart from your competitors. Your culture is the values, attitudes and beliefs that...

5 Steps To Improve Employee Morale

We all want to work at a place that leaves us happy and fulfilled.  The workplace is where we spend the majority of our time throughout the week. There’s no reason why we need to dread it. In fact, a positive workplace leads to happier and more productive employees.  By improving employee morale, we can improve teamwork and efficiency and this can lead to better job retention.  Here are some steps your company can take to improve employee morale: Recognize your employees for achievements Celebrating special events in the lives of your employees and recognitio...

5 Ways to Ensure You Source the Best Talent

There are job openings everywhere you look. The competition for recruiting top talent to your business is fierce out there, and if you’ve been tasked with finding this talent you know this firsthand. Every employer wants the right fit for the job, and recruiters are looking for any way possible to make sure they source the best talent for their company. There’s no doubt that top talent remains top of mind for employers everywhere, but the past two years have led to a job market that has shifted in favor of the candidates. The COVID-19 Pandemic made people re-evaluate priorities and what...

How to Make Benefits Enrollment Easier for Everyone

It’s never a bad time to talk about benefits enrollment. We know that HR tasks can eat up a lot of your organization's time and energy, and you want to make sure you are implementing best practices. One of the HR tasks that can be most time-consuming and confusing is the benefits enrollment process. Too often, there’s a mound of information and paperwork to complete during benefits enrollment. This, combined with a number of different and conflicting systems, can make enrollment a headache. If you haven’t moved your enrollment process online, now is the time.  Offering benefits e...

What To Consider When Creating A Wellness Strategy for Your Business

According to Mental Health America’s Mind the Workplace report, 9 in 10 employees report that workplace stress affects their mental health. For many of us, a quarter to a third of our lives is spent in the workplace, and is often behind the majority of the stress we experience. This stress from work can then extend into our daily lives. A company-wide wellness strategy helps businesses put a focus on alleviating the stress of their workforce. A wellness strategy that is effective helps create an environment of healthier and happier employees.  Companies that prioritize wellness can...

5 HR Tasks To Start Your Year Off Right

As we settle into a new year, there are inevitably human resources tasks you will need to dedicate time to in order to stay organized and compliant.  Whether you are a part of a big team handling HR, or a small business, it’s good to have a checklist of tasks to follow in order to keep you on track for the remainder of the year.  Check out a few highlights below from our full list, which you can see here.  Review Employee Handbook Handbooks should be reviewed on an annual basis to make sure the policies and procedures are accurate and up to date. Also, make...

4 Ways to Improve Recruiting Efforts in a Candidate-Driven Market

2021 was a wild year for the job market, and while 2022 looks promising as things start to recover, this still doesn’t change the fact that human resources and job recruiters need to fill positions immediately. Because of this, recruiting has shifted to favor job candidates over employers—job candidates have more leverage.  Here are some things you can do to make sure you set yourself up to fill vacancies in a candidate’s market. Focus on passive candidates. Passive job candidates are those who are currently successfully employed and not looking currently to switch...

Incorporating Diversity Into Your Recruiting

Recruiting qualified, top talent for your business has never been easy, but there have been new challenges recruiters have had to overcome in the past two years.  There are currently more job openings than people who are actively searching for a position. We’ve seen a mass exodus in what has become widely known as “The Great Resignation,” with people leaving jobs to pursue another opportunity or to learn new skills and pursue another career entirely. Recruiters are in a unique position where they can cast a wide net to attract a diverse pool of applicants, and one of the best ways t...