Posts Categorized: HR and Hiring Best Practices

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 »

2016 Staffing Plan for Kansas City Companies: Part 1

With the end of the year, comes many tasks. One of those responsibilities is auditing your annual staffing plan to ensure it’s been effective in addressing staffing issues and needs throughout the year. First, let’s take a look at what your strategic staffing plan should entail. Your staffing plan should include defining staffing levels and capabilities… Read More »

6 Common Staffing Challenges & How to Overcome Them

In an ideal world, your workforce would operate like a well-oiled machine. Yet, whether it’s due to market fluctuations, unpredictable demand, or internal challenges, staying productive and operating optimally can be hard. With so much to juggle – and so many unforeseen issues that can come your way – how do you keep your company… Read More »

Turnover Rate Out of Hand? Follow These 5 Tips

As leading Kansas City recruiters, Morgan Hunter knows that some turnover at a company is expected – and even healthy. However, if your retention rates are much lower than you’d like, what can you do to slow down the revolving door and inspire long-term employee loyalty? Here are 5 tips to help you: Tip #1: Hire… Read More »

Before Partnering with a Staffing Firm, Evaluate Them on These Things

Staffing firms might seem the same. However, they aren’t all created equal – and in fact, the differences between some agencies can be quite extreme. So if you’re considering partnering with one, it’s important that you properly evaluate each Kansas City staffing firm on your list so you find one that’s a fit for your needs.… Read More »

5 Thought-Provoking Questions to Ask When Interviewing Candidates

When it’s time to hire at your company, you’re under pressure to recruit someone who’s truly exceptional. To help you make a confident hiring decision, here are 5 questions to ask – and why you should ask them – when interviewing candidates: #1: What do you know about our company and why do you want… Read More »

Working with a Recruiting Firm? Here’s How to Leverage That Relationship to the Fullest

Working with a recruiting firm in Kansas City can benefit your company in many ways, from offering short-term, temporary help during busy seasons to giving you access to hard-to-find, specialized talent to fill key roles. However, just like any other business relationship, the more you put into it, the more you’ll get out. So how… Read More »

4 Steps to Improve Your Hiring Process for Sales and Marketing

Hiring mistakes are always costly. But when it involves a salesperson, it can be particularly expensive. Not only have business opportunities been lost and sales goals fallen short, but your company has to re-invest in recruiting a new employee as well. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to improve your process of hiring salespeople… Read More »

Will a Candidate be a Good Fit for Your Team? Here’s How to Tell

You likely know an effective hiring process is an essential component of every successful organization. But did you also know there’s an easy way for you to hone in on the best candidates for your team during the process? It’s called the Big Five – and it’s the gold standard of personality models. According to the Big… Read More »