Ask any employer and even many employees and they'll tell you that “ghosting” is one of the most annoying things that can occur in business. We're sure you're aware of this term, but if not, this is when an employee simply stops showing up to work with no notification and then never comes back again.
Holidays are a wonderful time to enjoy the company of family and friends. They're also a fantastic excuse to go on that long-awaited vacation that you've been dreaming about or to simply take a few days off to relax and enjoy yourself. After all, you’ve worked hard all year long and have definitely earned some R&R!
While this is the time of year when plenty of companies will offer seasonal work, the truth is that many of them will hold off on hiring for their regular positions until after the holidays and the start of the new year. This means that the chances of finding a permanent job over the holidays are slim at best.
This is not the time to sit around and mope, however. Now is your opportunity to concentrate on your resume and strengthen it up so that when they do start hiring again, you'll already be a step ahead. We don't want you to be going it alone, of course, so we've compiled a few quick resume tips that will help make it something really special.
The holidays have arrived, which means that millions of people will soon be piling into brick-and-mortar stores, while at the same time millions more will push online networks to the brink of their capabilities. No matter how big or how small your business may be, we bet you're doing something to take advantage of the situation.
With this added influx of customers, there's a very good chance that you'll need some extra help to take on the workload over the holidays. If that’s the case, here are some tips to help you manage your seasonal employees through this often chaotic (yet wonderful) time of the year:
A central role of any business owner or hiring manager is to always consider the safety of your employees, especially when bringing on someone new. This is why millions of businesses conduct background checks for criminal records so they have a more holistic understanding of the person they’re considering hiring.
But, should a person's criminal record be a reason for not hiring them every single time? We have provided several case studies on our site to illustrate what could happen if you don't do your due diligence, but we also believe in giving someone a second chance. You simply need to know where your business is willing to draw the line.
To help you out a bit, here are some questions to either ask yourself or the potential employee when something shows up on their criminal background check.
Topics: criminal offender
Whether on or off the clock, not only can the abuse of alcohol and illegal drugs by your employees be detrimental to the business as a whole, but could also endanger the safety of other employees, your business’ customers, and the general public.
This is especially true if your business is in the transportation industry. The last thing you want is for an employee’s ability to drive a company vehicle to be impaired by a mind-altering substance. Therefore, we thought it’d be a good idea to go over a few simple reasons why enlisting the assistance of a seasoned background search company for driver employment and drug/alcohol incident reporting is not only a good idea but is an absolute must in the transportation industry.
While unemployment has been dropping steadily over the past several years, millions of Americans are still concerned over the future outlook of certain industries and positions. Many of them wonder if they should stay on course with their current career goals, or perhaps deviate a bit from their plans and attempt to jump over into a more exciting industry that is also a safer bet in the long run. And, of course, we can’t forget the young men and women who are working hard on their education and trying to figure out what their own path to success should look like.
To that end, let’s take a look at a handful of key industries that many of you may want to consider going into as a way to ensure a productive and lucrative path to career success.
As a business owner or hiring manager, one of the most important aspects of your job when bringing new employees into the fold is to avoid bias at all times. Not only is it ethically wrong to show bias against a certain group or a particular person, doing so can put you in some legal hot water.
This responsibility extends to all aspects of the hiring process, including information that you find out on a resume, during the interview process, and even in a background search. Let's take a look at what you might find in each of these three areas of the hiring process and briefly discuss the types of bias that you may need to avoid.
With all the potential employees out there who are scrambling to find a new job, recruitment seems like it would be the easiest thing in the world. Unfortunately, many businesses are a bit lax when it comes to finding solid employees, and they tend to leave a chunk of the burden on those applicants searching for a position in the first place.
There's no time like the present to improve your recruitment tactics so that your company's hiring manager or owner can find better employees in the future. Therefore, we have compiled a few tips that will help you get the most out of your hiring efforts.
Topics: recruitment tactics
Over the years, we’ve seen a lot of ups and downs in the economy that have caused unemployment gaps to occur, often for extended periods of time. Some people have also caused these gaps themselves by going back to school to further their education or gain workable skills that make them more attractive to prospective employers.
The problem is that when a potential employer sees one of these unemployment gaps on your resume, it often sends up a red flag. How can you counteract this negative feeling? We’ve compiled a list of ten tips that will help you make the best of this situation. We started with the first set of five tips in our last blog, and now we’re going to wrap things up.