So You Want to Hire an Intern? Strategies for a Successful Internship Program

 

Hiring Interns

Smart companies know that the benefits of hiring an intern go far beyond having someone to do coffee runs for the department. Interns can be field-tested potential hires who already know your culture, and will require minimal on-boarding and training. If well-chosen and mentored, they can be excellent investments towards your company’s growth and succession planning. In addition, happy interns are great ambassadors. They can help you attract and build a robust candidate pool – a great benefit particularly when the talent market is tight. Here are several best practices to successfully attract, nurture and manage interns so everyone gets the best out of the internship: Continue reading “So You Want to Hire an Intern? Strategies for a Successful Internship Program”

Ways to Make Your Team Feel Lucky You’re Their Boss

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With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, the concept of luck has been coming up a lot. When it comes to employees feeling lucky, it’s primarily their managers who can impact how they feel about their job. A great manager motivates, and one that is the opposite inspires sayings like, “Employees don’t quit job, they quit their boss.” With 43% of employees thinking of quitting within the next 30 days and turnover costing companies $11 billion annually, we urge you to do the following so your superstars thank their lucky stars to be working with and for you:

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Quits Are on the Rise: 4 Steps You Can Take to Make Them Stay

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According to the Labor Department, the number of people quitting their jobs in search for better opportunities reached “3.1 percent to 3.26 million, the most since January 2001.” While this 17-year high is a positive sign for the economy, for employers it’s cause for concern – and action. Here are four steps you can take to keep blue-ribbon employees from leaving for greener pastures:

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Treat Your Job Applicants the Way You Would Treat Your Best Customers

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Job searches can be difficult and often frustrating. Faced with enough rejection, even the most confident of applicants could feel discouraged and even resentful. As a potential employer, your reputation is affected by candidates and how they characterize you or their experiences with your company on social media.

Here are three ways you can make interacting with your company a positive experience for applicants, even if they don’t get hired:

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3 Ways to Boost Engagement Without Busting your Budget

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If hiring or retaining employees is among your 2018 resolutions, but having the budget to beat competitors is not exactly in the books, you can still compete – and win. Surveys and interviews conducted for the 2018 SCALE found that today’s employees often look beyond monetary compensation. Contrary to general perception, there are many similarities between generations, particularly when it comes to members of the workforce.  Regardless of age, employees are putting  a premium on perks and practices that promote work-life balance, the sense of being valued, and clear career paths.

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3 Ways To Keep Pace With Top Talent Using Mobile Recruiting

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Job seekers are increasingly using their mobile devices such smartphones and tablets to look for opportunities. From browsing for job openings to filling out applications to researching potential employers, mobile devices have become the job search tool of choice for more and more Americans. Today’s job seekers no longer view recruitment videos, job notifications, and recruiter feedback as novelties – they expect them, right away and right at their fingertips. Here are three ways you can make your recruitment efforts go the extra mile with mobile recruiting and attract top talent: Continue reading “3 Ways To Keep Pace With Top Talent Using Mobile Recruiting”

SCALE 2015: Great Hiring Resources at Your Fingertips

Every year, AppleOne publishes your Standards for Compensation And Leadership Excellence (SCALE) guide. Certainly it contains salary information, and our clients appreciate guidance based on real-world salaries as opposed to other inflated sources. However, we have always sought to go beyond a simple salary guide to bring you a resource packed with actionable ideas and information to help you achieve your management, recruiting and workforce goals.

 

This year, the SCALE is packed with valuable resources for hiring in the complex new talent marketplace — a hiring toolkit and checklist, with a worksheet for helping you determine if the time is right to grow, calculating the cost of leaving a position vacant, and much more.

 

Increased competition over the talent pool means you need to work harder to attract and keep quality people, and SCALE 2015 shows you how. 

Click here to request your 2015 SCALE today!

Become a Phone Screening Interview Expert

Mastering a phone screen process can maximize your and your hiring team’s time, and avoid wasting the valuable time and effort of your applicants, thus improving your employer brand in the mind of the public.

A phone screen or pre-interview call gives your team a chance to reduce candidates from the in-person interview that may seem like a fit on paper, but may not be in real life. Continue reading “Become a Phone Screening Interview Expert”

Making a Compelling Job Offer

As employers, we’ve all experienced that oddly miffed feeling that comes with finding a great candidate, extending a job offer and having the candidate react with reluctance, accept a counteroffer or take too long to respond.

Today’s tips focus on how to create a job offer they can refuse (we’re not the Mob!) but would never want to because it’s so well-tailored to address the candidate’s needs, wants and pain points. Continue reading “Making a Compelling Job Offer”

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