Hiring

7 Reasons Why You Need to Test Your Creative Hires

You’re looking to fill a creative position: graphic designer, front end web developer, copywriter, video editor… so the first thing you probably want to see is the candidate’s portfolio. After all, work samples are a primary indicator of suitability for many positions, especially creative ones. Read more about 7 Reasons Why You Need to Test Your Creative Hires

Innovative HR: Go Beyond the Status Quo

Many small businesses focus on innovation as a means to leapfrog their competition. From new product development to management processes, coming up with better ways to do things is a high priority. Unfortunately, this is one critical area that seems to be often overlooked when it comes to innovation is HR. Read more about Innovative HR: Go Beyond the Status Quo

Talent Acquisition – Five Actionable Ideas for Small Businesses

Small businesses (less than 500 employees) are the backbone of the US economy – yet we’ve all heard the statistics. Over half of our nation’s startups fail within the first 5 years and only one third see their 10th anniversary. But what about those that beat the odds and survive? They account for 49% of private sector employment and a whopping 64% of all net new jobs since 1993.

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SHRM 2014 Conference – Transformational Thinking

It seems like employers are back on track when it comes to making corporate improvements by investing in people. Whether it was around engagement, onboarding, recruiting, hiring… the Conference was replete with sessions on not just improving existing methods, but evolving them to take employee success to the next level.

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EEOC Review of Integrity Testing

Integrity tests have been used by employers for well over two decades to help identify productive employees that will not engage in various forms of workplace counterproductivity (e.g., theft, turnover, illegal drug use, safety infractions). Read more about EEOC Review of Integrity Testing

How to Prevent Employee Theft

Recently, Edward Snowden became a household name due to his theft and release of highly confidential information from the National Security Agency (NSA). Prior to being allowed access to the NSA’s information, Snowden was subjected to a background screening, which apparently revealed nothing problematic at the time. However, after a re-examination of Snowden’s background check, it was determined that, among other things: Read more about How to Prevent Employee Theft

Re-Engaging Your Disengaged Employees

According to Gallup’s 2013 State of the American Workplace Report, 20% of U.S. workers are actively disengaged at work, costing the U.S. an estimated $450 to $550 billion annually. Read more about Re-Engaging Your Disengaged Employees

How to Conduct Employee Engagement Surveys

The end of the year is quickly approaching, which makes it the perfect opportunity to conduct an organization-wide employee engagement survey. In fact, even here at Wonderlic, we are going through our annual employee engagement survey. In this process, employees can reflect  on all that has happened over the past year—successes, setbacks, and failures—without performance appraisals and raises clouding their input. Read more about How to Conduct Employee Engagement Surveys

How to Hire Seasonal Help

Seasonal workers might be temporary, but there’s nothing temporary about the time and effort involved in finding, hiring, training, and retaining them. In fact, for many retailers, hiring holiday help can be one of the most stressful acts of the year. Read more about How to Hire Seasonal Help

Predicting, Stopping Theft in the Workplace

How prevalent is theft at your workplace? How much is it costing your company? Most importantly, how can you stop it?

The answer is to prevent it before it even becomes an issue. By having a robust screening process in place for job candidates, you can minimize the chance you will hire someone inclined to engage in workplace theft. There are several predictive tools you can use, with varying degrees of effectiveness. Read more about Predicting, Stopping Theft in the Workplace

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