Posts Categorized: HR and Hiring Best Practices

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 »

6 Types of Body Language to Note When Interviewing Marketing Candidates

You know it’s important to evaluate what a job candidate says. But are you also looking at how they say it? In other words, are you assessing their posture, eye contact, facial expressions, and other body language cues so you can better gauge each candidate? It’s important to do so during every interview – but… Read More »

How a Strong Onboarding Process Improves Retention

You had a job open up. After searching, screening and interviewing, you found a great candidate. You offered – they accepted. Your work is done, right? Actually, as one of the leading staffing agencies in Kansas City, Morgan Hunter knows your work is just beginning. In fact, studies show the better you do at onboarding and getting… Read More »

10 Exit Interview Questions You Need to Ask

    When a valuable employee quits, it’s a big loss for your organization. But it can also be a chance to gain insight into what your company is doing well — and to identify areas for improvement. The best way to get honest feedback is from a departing employee. They no longer have to… Read More »

Increase Offer Acceptance Rates by Improving the Candidate Experience

As an experienced Kansas City recruiting firm, Morgan Hunter knows the revolving door is circulating faster than ever in today’s economy. According to statistics, one third of new hires quit their jobs within the first six months. Likewise, 45% of workers will jump ship for a new job even if they’re happy in their current… Read More »

5 Myths About Recruiting Agencies Busted

Over the past few decades, the staffing and recruiting industry has evolved rapidly. Gone are the days of simply filling empty seats in administrative or light industrial positions. Today’s recruiting agencies can source and screen candidates for a range of positions – from sales and marketing to IT and finance – for full-time or contract positions. So… Read More »

How to Retain Your Best Sales and Marketing Employees

As one of Kansas City’s top sales and marketing staffing firms, Morgan Hunter knows sales and marketing employees are notoriously tough to retain. In fact, according to a Glassdoor survey of 1000 sales professionals, 68% were seeking a new job at the time. The primary reason isn’t that surprising: better salary and compensation. But if you can’t offer more… Read More »

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 »