Posts Categorized: HR and Hiring Best Practices

Why You Should Be Recruiting Passive Candidates

  There will be a lot of competition for talent in 2017. Consider this: unemployment is under 5 percent, and there are more than 5 million job openings in the U.S. Jobseekers have more options than they’ve had in recent memory. And all the best talent is likely already employed. How do you get the… Read More »

Can You Spot the Signs: When is the Right Time to Hire?

  As the saying goes: Timing is everything. And that certainly holds true for hiring. Hire at the right time and you can ramp up productivity and profits. Hire at the wrong time, however, and you could be facing increased pressure and overhead, not to mention a cash flow crunch. So how can you tell it’s… Read More »

Extending a Job Offer: 5 Things “Star Players” Look for in an Offer

  A Kansas City recruiter can source and screen top quality candidates. But when it comes time to craft the compensation package, that’s one area where you have to take control. While your recruiter should certainly help and offer advice, it’s up to you to put forth an offer that star players will want to say “yes” to. With… Read More »

Need to Hire Marketing Professionals in Overland Park? 6 Traits to Look for

  Looking to hire for your marketing department? As Overland Park’s top marketing recruiters, Morgan Hunter knows whether you need a spokesperson or a strategist, there are certain traits to be on the lookout for when interviewing candidates. Here’s a look at six of them: 1. Creativity. Marketing is all about communicating messages and getting your… Read More »

6 Recruiting Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make

  In a previous post, we covered 4 recruiting mistakes that you might be making in your organization. From unclear job descriptions to rushing through the hiring process, the end result is the same: a hiring misstep that can cost your company. Now that you know to avoid those, what are some other recruiting errors… Read More »

How HR Can Learn from Uber’s Mistakes

  Uber, the immensely popular ride-sharing app, is in hot water because of alleged sexism at the company. Part of the problem is the company’s response — and human resources professionals can learn a lot from their mistakes. Lesson 1: Always take appropriate action when harassment complaints are made. It all began when Susan Fowler,… Read More »

Are You Getting the Full Power from Performance Reviews?

  Getting ready for performance reviews? Don’t simply wing it and then file the information away until the next round of reviews. If you want to get the most out of them – and more from your employees – you need to define action items, regularly monitor and track goals and progress, and communicate all… Read More »

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 »