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What Should You Ask in an Exit Interview?

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016
Exit interview

An exit interview is just as important as a job interview.

When an employee decides to leave your company, there is always a flurry of activity. From switching duties to making a job post to interviewing people to fill the position, there is always so much to be done in those two weeks. But there is one thing most employers always seem to forget about the exit interview. An exit interview is an excellent way of allowing your employees to air their grievances when they won’t hold back. A successful exit interview will help you to change the position to fit the workforce. Let’s take a look at what questions you should ask during an exit interview. (more…)

Frequently Asked Questions about Criminal Background Checks

Friday, October 7th, 2016

 

Criminal background check

Do you know how long an employer is able to keep your criminal background check?

Criminal background checks are an important part of keeping your workplace and customers safe from harm. But while many people have been through a criminal background check before, not many people know what is done after the records are pulled. Let’s take a look at some frequently asked questions about criminal background checks. (more…)

How to Implement a Drug-Free Workplace

Friday, September 9th, 2016
drug-free workplace

Implementing a drug-free workplace may help cut down on workplace accidents.

Whether you established your business many years ago or are a new business, it may be time for you to think about implementing a drug-free policy in your workplace. Many studies have shown tangible evidence that establishing a drug-free workplace increases the costs of medical claims, accidents, insurances, and absenteeism. Substance use in the workplace can also mean diverted managerial time, a high turnover rate, a damaged reputation, and damaged equipment. All of these things can hurt your business in the long run. So how do you implement a drug-free workplace? Read on to find out. (more…)

Why Do Employers Check Credit Reports?

Friday, July 8th, 2016
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Do you know what your credit score is?

It is often said looking for a job is like having a job. Hunting for a job is stressful and your stress only heightens when you realize that some employers check both your background and your credit reports. But why would employers check the credit reports of their potential employees anyway? Let’s take a look at why employers check credit history and what they do with this information. (more…)

Why Should You Use Pre-Employment Tests?

Monday, June 20th, 2016
pre-employment tests

A pre-employment test could help you choose the right candidate for your business.

Pre-employment tests are used to screen applicants who are interested in working for your company. These tests are used to find candidates who are most likely to succeed at your company while screening out those who are unqualified for your position. But would they be an effective tool for your business? Let’s take a look at how these tests are used as well as some tips for implementing your own pre-employment tests. (more…)

How to Tell if a Candidate Will Fit in Your Company

Monday, June 6th, 2016
Company culture

When hiring a new candidate for your business, it is important to think about company culture as well as qualifications.

Hiring someone who has the qualifications you are looking for but doesn’t quite fit into your company’s personality can be a costly mistake. To help determine if a candidate is going to be a good fit, it is important to interview for a cultural fit as well as job qualifications. Let’s discuss how to find a good candidate that will fit in with the rest of your company. (more…)

What Can You Learn from Checking an Employee’s Driving Record?

Friday, May 27th, 2016
Driving records

Hiring an aggressive driver could mean trouble for your company. Are you checking out your employees properly?

When it comes to hiring a potential employee, a background check is absolutely essential. These checks will tell you if the candidate is a good fit for your business and has the skills to do the job required. Many employers check references, work history, criminal records, and education, but there could be something you are missing when you do the standard checks. Have you ever thought about checking driving records? Here are just a few things you could learn from checking a candidate’s driving records. (more…)

Why are Exit Interviews Important?

Monday, May 23rd, 2016
exit interviews

Exit interviews are an important tool for employers to use as a way of communication.

Do you really know why your employees are leaving the company? Exit interviews allow your managers to have a conversation with the employee in an attempt to find out why they are leaving. These interviews can lead to many insightful tips that could improve your business and help you avoid other employees leaving as well. Let’s take a look at why your company should be holding exit interviews. (more…)

How to Conduct an Exit Interview that Matters

Friday, April 1st, 2016

When an employee gives notice and lets you know they’re taking a new position, it’s important to schedule an exit interview. We know you’ll have a lot to do to find a new hiring candidate, but a good exit interview will give you valuable information and feedback. This can help reduce employee turnover and improve management processes. Here’s how you can conduct an exit interview that matters to your company: (more…)

4 Moves to Avoid in an Interview

Monday, January 18th, 2016
interview mistakes to avoid

Don’t just appear confident; appear interesting.

Are you getting ready for a big interview? You probably already know the basics: don’t use an informal email, don’t show up late, and make strong eye contact. But there are other common mistakes that hiring candidates tend to make during the interview, even when they feel confident and prepared. Take some time to focus on these issues to make sure that you leave a good, strong impression. (more…)