Using Flexible Scheduling To Stretch Your Recruiting and Retention Leverage

Employee Perks Non Monetary

Even as the holiday season is underway, many companies are already laying out their 2016 strategies. If hiring or retaining employees is on your list but having the budget to beat competitors is not exactly in the books, no need to worry. According to the findings of our 2016 SCALE Salary Guide, flexible hours is a non-monetary perk that many employees desire but not enough employers offer. Continue reading “Using Flexible Scheduling To Stretch Your Recruiting and Retention Leverage”

Attract the Best Candidates: Market Your Opportunity to Beat the Competition

Our clients have shared that a part of their plan to sustain during the recession had been to downsize. And that now they are working towards growth as a strategy. Because productivity is maxed out, they need to hire highly productive key talent. Unfortunately their competitors have the same plan to hire the same great person, which means that anyone who is good at what they do is getting hired quicker than ever before. Continue reading “Attract the Best Candidates: Market Your Opportunity to Beat the Competition”

Filtering for the Best: Interview Intelligence from AppleOne SCALE

The Interview Structure

It is hard to compare multiple candidates if they are not asked the same questions and you record their specific replies. Interviews also include other qualification indicators such as the questions they ask you, body language, and personality style.

To complicate the qualifying process, employers are competing for talent and have to market their job opportunity at the same time they are evaluating the candidate.Although the interview is just one step in a long hiring process, it is a critical step. One key to a successful interview is to follow the same format with all candidates. Continue reading “Filtering for the Best: Interview Intelligence from AppleOne SCALE”

AppleOne SCALE: Powerful Hiring Resources

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. Continue reading “AppleOne SCALE: Powerful Hiring Resources”

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!

Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Successful Manager?

In this infographic from Pepperdine’s Graziadio School of Management, the top traits of successful and effective managers are outlined.

The traits of a successful manager fall into the following categories:

  • Interest and Talent – do you have the right personality?
  • Trust and Reputation – do you focus on inspiring your team?
  • Diplomacy – are you fair and patient?
  • Guidance – does your team respect you and is your communication open?

Continue reading “Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Successful Manager?”

Are You Appreciating Your Employees Enough?

Employee retention is a hot topic as we head out of the “Great Recession” and employment opportunities for your employees start to increase.  It is more important now than ever to take steps to ensure that you retain the employees that are critical to your business.   The costs to replace an employee varies by wage and role, from $3,000 to replace a $10/hour retail employee up to 6 to 9 times the annual salary for salaried employee.  High turnover rates also have a negative impact on employee morale, productivity and revenue that push these costs even higher. Continue reading “Are You Appreciating Your Employees Enough?”

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