Posts Categorized: HR and Hiring Best Practices

What’s Your Talent Engagement Plan Lacking?

  According to a recent Gallup survey, only 34.1 percent of American workers report being engaged and only 25 percent of them are highly engaged. These are frightening statistics considering engagement is critical to the success of your company. The good news is that you can improve engagement – without spending huge sums of money – just by paying attention to a… Read More »

How to Implement and Cultivate Your 2017 Strategic Staffing Plan

  You’ve reviewed last year’s staffing goals, challenges, and accomplishments. You’ve developed a new strategic staffing plan for 2017 to build on past successes. But now comes implementation time. You don’t want your plan – that you’ve invested days and weeks into – sitting in a drawer, collecting dust. What should you know before you make a move?… Read More »

5 Hiring Trends in 2017

  As 2017 approaches, it’s time for companies to start reevaluating their staffing plans. Employers will face many changes in the upcoming year. Here are just a few of the expected hiring trends for 2017:   Improving the candidate experience In a recent study by Workplace Trends, 60 percent of job seekers have had a… Read More »

Planning for 2017: Key Questions to Ask Before Drafting Your Staffing Plan

  The purpose of a staffing plan is to ensure your company has sufficient staff with the right skills and experience to meet objectives. Sounds straightforward enough, right? But, as one of the leading recruiting firms in the Kansas City Metro area, Morgan Hunter knows that determining optimal staffing levels can be a challenging task, no matter what industry you’re in. Too many… Read More »

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Key Things to Cover when Evaluating Your 2016 Hiring Outcomes

  You’ve found a great candidate, extended an offer, and trained and onboarded the new employee. Your work is done here, right? Not if you want your hiring processes to be as efficient and effective as possible. And the end of the year is an ideal time to take a look back and evaluate your 2016 hiring… Read More »

5 Qualities to Look for in Sales Job Candidates

  Salespeople are the core of any company. Without them, there wouldn’t be new clients or growing profits. But, as leading sales recruiters in Kansas City, Morgan Hunter knows not all salespeople are created equal. When it comes to hiring them, be on the lookout for these five qualities: #1: A proven track record. Unless… Read More »

Problem with Employee Retention? It Could Be Your Benefits

  In recent years, the job market has experienced significant improvements. The unemployment rate continues to decline and job seekers are entertaining multiple offers. In this post-recession job market, employers need to be competitive to land top talent. One of the most important things employers can do to attract and retain highly sought-after professionals is… Read More »

Is Your “Candidate Experience” Hindering Your Ability to Hire Top Talent?

  In our recent post titled How to Improve Your Candidate Experience, we discussed a CareerBuilder survey that asked 5,000 job seekers what they wanted out of the candidate experience. How can you tell if your candidate experience needs work in the first place? And if it does, what can you do to improve it? Here… Read More »

Struggling to Find Qualified Talent? Here’s What to Do

  Finding great people for your company is a lot harder than it sounds. You might get an influx of resumes for your openings. But very few are from qualified candidates. Or perhaps you’re not getting enough resumes at all. Whatever the case – you’re struggling to find good talent. What can you do? Here… Read More »

Time Busting Habits for Managers to Stop Now

  You know that creating “to do” lists every day is important to stay organized and productive. But what about creating “to don’t” lists? In other words, defining those tasks you shouldn’t take on – or that you should eliminate from your hectic schedule – so you can get more done in your workday? To… Read More »