Posts Categorized: HR and Hiring Best Practices

5 Tips for Engaging with Temporary Staff

Summer is almost here. And if you rely on temporary workers during this busy season, then your roster of employees is getting ready to grow. But just because you hire someone on a temporary basis doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make an effort to get and keep them engaged. In fact, doing so can help you… Read More »

Hot IT Skills to Hire for in 2016

IT skills are in demand. It’s no surprise. But what are the hot skills to be on the lookout for in 2016 when you’re hiring? According to Computerworld’s Forecast 2016 survey, here are the 10 top skills: 1. IT architecture New to the list this year. 2. Programming/application development 40% of respondents with hiring plans… Read More »

The Candidate is Not on Any Social Networks…Should I Worry?

Imagine this scenario: A candidate applies for a job at your company. They look great on paper and have all the right skills and experience. The trouble is, when you Google their name or search for them on LinkedIn, you come up empty-handed. Zilch. Nada. Nothing online about them. Should you be concerned? Well, it… Read More »

Effective Methods for Interviewing Kansas City Sales Candidates

  As Kansas City sales recruiters, Morgan Hunter knows there’s nothing more important than hiring good salespeople. After all, sales is your company’s source for new revenue and growth. So when you need to hire for a sales position, it’s critically important you take the right approach. One wrong move and it will cost you in the form of… Read More »

5 Tips for Managing an Employee You Aren’t Able To Connect With

  Has this ever happened to you? Someone gets hired on your team and no matter how hard you try, you just can’t connect with them. In fact, you soon realize, you just plain don’t like them. How can you manage and lead this person when you’d rather they joined someone else’s team? While this isn’t… Read More »

Using Technology to Improve Employee Performance Management

  As one of the leading staffing agencies in Kansas City, Morgan Hunter knows that most employees don’t happily anticipate performance reviews. And it’s no wonder when you consider these statistics: Only half of HR professionals say annual performance reviews are an accurate appraisal of an employee’s performance, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s 2013… Read More »

Making the Impossible Possible: How to Find Your Ideal Candidate

As an experienced recruitment firm in Kansas City, Morgan Hunter knows finding the ideal candidate for your job opening is complicated – particularly if you have a difficult-to-fill position that requires someone with a specialized skill set. For many employers, they stick with the traditional methods of posting job descriptions on job boards and listing opportunities on their websites. While… Read More »

Surefire Ways to Keep Your Employees Motivated & Engaged in 2016

As experienced Kansas City recruiters, Morgan Hunter knows the start of a new year is the perfect time to evaluate employee engagement and ensure your team is on track toward delivering great results in 2016. Where do you begin? Start by following these 6 quick tips: Tip #1: Define your vision. Your team can’t get on board with… Read More »

The Pros & Cons of Hiring a Candidate Who Was Previously Fired in a Past Position

As a leading Kansas City recruitment agency, Morgan Hunter knows finding the right person for the job can be a challenge. So when an ideal resume from a candidate comes across your desk, you’ll do almost anything to make it work. But what if during the course of the hiring process you find out that person was fired… Read More »

2016 Staffing Plan for Kansas City Companies: Part 2

If your company could predict what jobs, roles, functions, and skills would be necessary for your organization in the near future, would you be more successful? The answer is Yes, of course! And that’s where a strategic staffing plan comes in. Such a plan will not only help you asses your current workforce, but also identify and… Read More »