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Fast Track Recruiting In 5 Easy Steps

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fast-track-recruiting-in-5-stepsAre your recruiting efforts falling a little flat lately? Is your employment application process resulting in less-than-stellar hires? It might be time to reevaluate your recruiting strategy. When it comes to finding talent, companies often stick to a specific routine to fill job vacancies. However, more than 30 percent of new employees quitting their jobs within the first six months, the routine steps in your recruiting and hiring process may need some fine tuning.

Employees leave companies for a variety of reasons, and recruiting isn’t an exact science, but there are several ways HR professionals can help improve your hiring success.  I recently attended The HR Southwest Conference, sponsored by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and a particular session on Recruitment really got my attention. I’d like to share these five important steps for revamping your recruitment process. Continue reading “Fast Track Recruiting In 5 Easy Steps”

Burnout Poses a Danger for Most Employers

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Worried that they won’t meet their next deadline, they sit at their desks with grim faces.  Tired, they yawn and stretch, because overwork has caused sleep loss or insomnia. They may lash out at colleagues, as their fatigue and stress grow, and resentment begins to build.

“They” might include your coworkers, your boss, or even yourself. We have all been there at least once…feeling burned out at our job. In fact, one study indicates that 95 percent of HR leaders say burnout is sabotaging their workplace, and many HR leaders attribute up to half of their employee turnover to employee burnout. Burnout, characterized by emotional exhaustion, disengagement, and ineffectiveness in the workplace, is an almost universal issue in today’s busy work world. While not fully considered an illness, burnout certainly can be considered a mental health issue. Continue reading “Burnout Poses a Danger for Most Employers”

Integrating ESL Employees into Your Workplace

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Workplaces in the United States, especially in southern states like Texas and Arizona, increasingly are populated with workers whose first language is not English. According to a 2016 U.S. Department of Labor report, there were 27 million foreign-born workers, 16.9 percent of the total labor force. Changing demographics are having a major impact on businesses, and the demand for skilled labor, including non-native English speakers, is growing.

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Onboarding is More Than a Two-Way Street

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onboarding-success-in-the-hov-laneI joined Staff One HR three months ago, and I’d describe it best as “onboarding in the HOV lane.” My HR colleague, Marisa Eckberg, expressed the following in her blog post: “An effective onboarding program will engage and connect people to the company culture, jump-start loyalty, and make employees feel valued from the start.” Staff One HR has done a great job in connecting me with the company culture by delivering what they promise and making me feel valued.

Good onboarding programs are a two-way street, with give and take between the new hire and the company.  But the best onboarding is more like an HOV lane, where the new employee and the employer are working in tandem and heading the same direction. Companies should create a complete and comprehensive experience, but it is also up to the new employee to be committed and bring ideas and a solid work ethic to the table in order for the onboarding program to be successful. Within the last 90 days, Staff One HR has not only provided me with proper training and tools, but has given me a home away from home:  a place where I have found challenging work and can be myself.  How did they do it? Continue reading “Onboarding is More Than a Two-Way Street”

Set the Tone for a Long-Lasting Adventure

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set-the-tone-for-a-lasting-adventureOn November 1, 2017, I started a new adventure with Staff One HR. Human Resources Generalist Marissa Corken conducted my initial orientation and gave me the tour of our office and the building.  My office was decorated with a welcome sign signed by everyone, plus a picture of my personal family.  We even have a free gym on site, complete with showers.

Our HR Director took me to lunch on my first day so we could get better acquainted. As the week went on, I found it refreshing how helpful all my HR teammates were, as well as everyone from other departments. Did I mention that we have free fresh fruit every day and that team members have continued to approach me to ask if I needed anything?  I felt soooo welcome! Continue reading “Set the Tone for a Long-Lasting Adventure”