ContractRecruiter Blog

How to Develop and Improve Collaboration in The Workplace

By Andrew Greenberg | Mar 12, 2021 |
Collaboration in Workplace

The rock star developer. The lone wolf. The recluse. There’s a certain archetype of an employee who doesn’t play well with others, but who, nevertheless, are responsible for the big ideas that catapult a company from mediocrity to superstardom. Hollywood may have reinforced this idea throughout the decades, but the truth is, these kinds of…

Read More

12 Tools to Help with the Challenge of Employee Onboarding

By Andrew Greenberg | Mar 6, 2021 |
Onboarding Process

Onboarding a new employee is a challenge, and it cannot easily be surmounted just by subscribing to a new service or hiring the right consultant. You need to put serious thought into your onboarding process. More than that, you need to monitor it and adjust it as necessary to ensure that onboarding matches the process,…

Read More

How to Craft an Ideal Candidate Profile (With Examples)

By Andrew Greenberg | Feb 26, 2021 |
Candidate Profiles

Companies always need to optimize their business processes, and few are as important as the hiring process. Part of hiring is knowing who, exactly, you’re looking for to fill a role. No, we don’t mean picking a specific person to try to headhunt or poach from a competitor, though that can certainly happen at the…

Read More

Recruiting Trends and Predictions to Keep an Eye on in 2021

By Andrew Greenberg | Feb 20, 2021 |
Recruiting Trends

The year 2020 was a groundbreaking year in a lot of ways. A world forever changed by a global pandemic is just one background factor. Millions of people lost jobs and have either chosen to pursue entirely different careers, live on savings for as long as they can, or shift their focus to freelancing, starting…

Read More

List of 70+ Employee Recognition and Appreciation Ideas

By Andrew Greenberg | Feb 13, 2021 |
Employee Appreciation

Employee recognition is incredibly important, more so than many business owners ever realize. The need to be recognized, to feel as though you’re more than just a cog in an uncaring machine, is a critical component to job satisfaction and productivity. It’s also key for employee retention. According to FastCompany, employees are 12% more productive…

Read More

Does It Make Sense to Outsource Reference and Background Checks?

By Andrew Greenberg | Feb 6, 2021 |
Reference Background Check Illustration

One key element of hiring that is occasionally overlooked in discussions is the need for background and reference checks. A candidate can look very capable on paper and can pass an interview with flying colors, but if they’ve stretched the truth on their resume or if they left out any critical pieces of information, you…

Read More

What Should a Good Employee Onboarding Process Include?

By Andrew Greenberg | Jan 29, 2021 |
Employee Onboarding

It’s not enough just to hire a talented candidate for an open role within your company. You need to onboard them in a progressive, tailored way to bring them up to speed and make them part of the team as soon as possible, but without undue stress that can increase turnover. What should an onboarding…

Read More

25 Leadership Qualities to Look for When Hiring an Executive

By Andrew Greenberg | Jan 22, 2021 |
Leadership Qualities

The stakes are high when hiring for many high-level executive positions. These are people who lead your company and guide its development and growth. They are also usually some of the most highly-paid individuals in your organization, and a failure to hire appropriately means a higher cost for turnover. Thus, when hiring for upper management…

Read More

Guide: Measuring the Return on Investment of Talent Management

By Andrew Greenberg | Jan 15, 2021 |
ROI of Talent Management

One of the biggest hurdles of talent management – more so than many other departments – is justification. Sales teams have easy sales reports and conversion data to share. Marketing can easily report their spend versus revenue. Talent management? Well, measuring and showcasing their return on investment is a bit more complicated. Measuring your return…

Read More

Top Tools and Resources to Create Pre-Employment Assessments

By Andrew Greenberg | Jan 8, 2021 |
Pre-Employment Tests

A critical part of the hiring process is testing your candidates to make sure they will fit in with the company. This means testing several different aspects of a candidate; their ethics, their personality, their skills, and so on. Hiring the wrong people can seriously hurt your company morale, culture, happiness, and productivity. There’s a…

Read More