Friday, 13 December 2013 Posted by Jessica Kegler
One of the biggest challenges that your business faces is the challenge of finding qualified employees to fill your company needs. This challenge can be compounded when looking for individuals to fill temporary staffing needs. There are considerable costs that are incurred in connection with this. Using a temp staffing agency can help to reduce these costs.
Everyone isn’t as truthful as they always want to be – and resumes are one of the most common places for lies to show up. This infographic (source) shows some of the most common things that job seekers lie about or otherwise misrepresent on their resume or CV. Takeaways 46% of resumes submitted by job applicants contain some form of false information – with 70% of college students saying they would lie on their resume in order to get a job. 27% of applicants give false references on a resume, whereas 40% give inflated salary claims. 21% of applicants state fraudulent degrees on resumes. 74% of respondents said they had never lied on a resume (are they lying?) – but 13% said they hadn’t but would consider it. Originally published by: Laurence Hebberd Laurence Hebberd is Community Manager for Link Humans in London. He also runs the Link Humans Twitter…
Monday, 12 November 2012 Posted by Jessica Kegler
Originally posted by CBS News: Millions of jobs are waiting to be filled, but employers say they can't find qualified workers because of "the skills gap." Byron Pitts reports.
Monday, 06 August 2012 Posted by Christopher Lihzis
Reasons for the heightened use of temps, contractors and the like begin with the shaky business climate. Despite growth and profits, companies have been loath to hire full-time and part-time staff in case the economy suddenly tanks again. Using temporary workers at the start of a recovery is nothing new. But other factors behind the contingent expansion are less tied to the business cycle. These include cost-savings. Although contractor fees can exceed the hourly wage of a regular employee, especially in the United States where employer-provided health care is standard, the total compensation of a regular employee typically exceeds that of contingents.
Spend time up front to nail the right hires, and build a strong, cohesive team. Hiring is hard, regardless of your industry or the surplus of candidates in the job market these days. In 7.5 years in business at Metal Mafia, I have hired a lot of great people for my team--but I have also hired many more who were not the right fit. Somewhere after the fifth or sixth bad choice, I decided I must be doing something wrong in the hiring process and tried to figure out how I could recruit and hire more accurately. Here's what I learned and how I modified our hiring process: