Each stage in the hiring process is important, and the phone interview stage is no exception. The phone interview will help you determine who is worthy of an in-person interview, and who does not qualify to take up more of your time. Getting this interview right comes down to asking the right questions. Here are 10 common phone interview questions to find the right candidate.
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As remote work becomes more permanent, it’s important that you learn how to properly manage a remote team. Productivity, communication, performance evaluation, and employee happiness all become more difficult to maintain while working from home. Learn how to combat these challenges in order to build a productive remote culture.
Running a small business can be challenging, but software is able to eliminate some of the stress, headache, and hassle. Whether you need to manage your finances, increase sales and marketing efforts, stay on top of human resources, or communicate internally with your team, there are software tools built for small businesses that make these tasks easier.
When it comes to running a small business, we know that managing employees is often one of the most difficult tasks. People are complicated, and finding a way to keep your employees happy and productive can be challenging. This article shares specific advice for what you can do in the three phases of the employee lifecycle to get the most out of each employee.
The HR department is no longer considered a cost center, but a revenue generator. HR leaders are making key strategic decisions that have clear, positive, financial implications for the business. The best HR departments are attracting top talent, building company culture, and placing employees in the best position to succeed, all of which add to the company’s bottom line.
The field of human resources is attracting more and more talent each and every year. It has been identified as one of the fastest-growing and most fulfilling jobs in the world of business, and new-comers without a traditional background are trying to find a way into the industry. Here are some tips and tricks on how to get into human resources.
The world of HR has adjusted to numerous changes during the course of 2020, and some of these changes are here to stay. The “new” will become the “normal” as we move forward into a world where remote work is more common, equality and fairness are demanded, and personal values and political identity are shared more often.
When it comes to running a small business, a business owner can be overwhelmed with stress and responsibility. Not only is the owner responsible for the product they sell and the customers they serve, but they also need to create great experiences for their employees. Internal processes can be difficult to manage, and the best small business owners are turning to HR software to help.
HR Management is a simple term that encompasses a wide variety of skills, expertise, and knowledge. Those who are daring enough to become HR managers must be prepared for some unique challenges. We break down the ins-and-outs of HR Management so you can better understand the skills and responsibilities you’ll need to succeed.
2020 may have brought us a “new normal” but it doesn’t mean that it still feels new or exciting. Many Americans have been working from home for over six months now, and the daily routine is beginning to feel bland and dull. We want to share seven ideas that will help you spark a better work-from-home routine and get you to break free from the dreaded Work-From-Home Shuffle.
Ah, the glorious acronym “PTO.” Those three letters are one of the most beautiful sounds to any hard-working employee looking forward to some much-needed time off. Of course, most people know that PTO stands for paid time off—but how does paid time off work, exactly? Whether you’re creating a PTO …
When it comes to hiring, speed is often the name of the game. If you’re spending too much time in any one area, you might be missing out on top candidates. To increase your speed and save you time, we recommend using an applicant tracking system. A good ATS can help automate your hiring process and lead to more successful outcomes.
Employees quit on their bosses, not their company. A good manager can be the difference between an employee staying at your company for six months or two years. It’s critical to invest in training and developing managers who value their direct reports. Here we break down six managerial mistakes that need to be avoided at all costs.
There are 3 major HR trends brought on by COVID19 that are absolutely changing the way we do business. Working from home, an increased focus on employee engagement, and a company’s ability to leverage the freelance economy are all becoming more critical to the modern business. We breakdown how to incorporate these trends into your company strategy.
Hiring is hard. Not knowing the right questions to ask during the job interview makes it even harder. Because we know how difficult it can be to ask the right job interview questions, we took the time to put together a list of over 100 questions you can ask to find the right job candidate!
Small businesses face unique challenges when it comes to managing their HR processes. They don’t have the resources to hire HR teams, and they may not even be able to afford a full-time HR professional. This guide was designed to help small businesses understand where to start and how to tackle the challenges involved with HR.
Although there is a mandated federal minimum wage, many states require employers to pay employees at different rates. If you run a business across state lines, or are just making sure you’re up-to-date with your local regulations, check out this complete list of minimum wage requirements in every state.
We’ve spent time speaking to hundreds of HR managers over the last three years, and we’ve learned a lot about what they like and don’t like about their work. Here we summarize the nine reasons HR managers love their job and why so many people are flocking to the profession.
Before creating an accrual-based PTO policy you’ll want to focus on five key components: Accrual frequency, accrual amount, milestones, max balance, and carry-over limit. By understanding each of these keys, you’ll be able to build the paid time off plan that is best suited for the needs of your organization.
Writing a job description can be a challenge, but if you get it right you’ll attract hundreds of applicants. Learning to write clearly, strike a professional tone, use proper formatting, and optimize for readability will help you stand out from the competition.
Every job has certain responsibilities that are critical to its success. Although there is no easy way to succinctly summarize all the responsibilities that belong in an HR manager’s job description, we’ve broken down the five ways that great HR managers can have an outsized impact on their company.