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The Top 100 Tools for HR and Talent Acquisition

By Andrew Greenberg | Aug 7, 2020 |
HR List

Sometimes it seems as though there are as many different HR tools and apps as there are businesses out there. There are so many that it’s difficult to contain them all in a single list, but we’ll try. No matter what size business you run, what the needs of your HR team are, or what…

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The Pros and Cons of a Salary Range in Your Job Description

By Andrew Greenberg | Aug 1, 2020 |
Salary Range

You can spend all the time you like writing a fancy job description, but when it comes to effectively attracting candidates, you need some hard data. Some of this data will make or break whether or not a given candidate wants to apply to a job. Is the position in a location they’re willing to…

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The Benefits and Pitfalls of Hiring Through Employee Referral Programs

By Andrew Greenberg | Jul 25, 2020 |
Referral Program Illustration

No one in your entire company knows the ins and outs of a given role better than the people who currently hold it. It’s no surprise, then, that when it comes time to recruit someone to fill a gap, expand coverage, or grow the business, turning to the people currently working for you can be…

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The 35 Best Job Boards for Employers to Find Candidates

By Andrew Greenberg | Jul 18, 2020 |
Job Board Illustration

One of the greatest challenges as an employer is searching for and hiring new talent. Even simply finding people who are interested in a job with your company can be tricky, which is why a wide variety of job boards have sprung up over the years. These boards exist to allow employers to post jobs…

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A Guide to Recruiting and Hiring During Social Distancing

By Andrew Greenberg | Jul 10, 2020 |
Social Distancing

A global pandemic shuts down a lot of different aspects of daily life, but sooner or later, the show must go on. While debates rage over when to reopen what, some parts of life, business, and management can continue with proper precautions in place. Among those challenges a business faces are recruiting and hiring new…

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List of 50+ Remote Team-Building Exercises and Activities

By Andrew Greenberg | Jul 2, 2020 |
Team Building

One of the biggest drawbacks of a remote workforce is the lack of team unity. Physical separation leads to mental separation, but the effects can be mitigated with the use of regular team-building exercises. In fact, Jeanne Wilson, professor of organizational behavior, has researched the subject. Her conclusion: “…Communication and shared identity within a team…

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Everything You Need to Measure Quality of Hire

By Andrew Greenberg | Jun 26, 2020 |
Evaluating a New Hire

Making data-driven decisions is the foundation of modern best practices, for everything from determining what content to write about in your blog to developing a new product feature your customers want. Data analysis can help make decisions in nearly every aspect of a business, up to and including measuring your new hires. Measuring quality of…

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How to Find and Hire Ethical and Honest Employees

By Andrew Greenberg | Jun 19, 2020 |
Contract Recruiter Watermark

It seems as though it’s every day that there’s a new story about employees in some industry or another committing fraud, either to benefit themselves or to bolster their company. Sometimes it’s as simple as a cashier stealing from the till, and sometimes it’s as nefarious as Wells Fargo employees opening bank accounts for people…

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15 Strategies for Recruiting Millennial and Gen Z Candidates

By Andrew Greenberg | Jun 12, 2020 |
Millennials and Gen Z

Millennials, now mostly in their 30s, have been struggling in the workforce for most of their adult lives. With recessions and a lack of traditional career openings, they’ve come to be known as the job-hopping generation. As Gen Z starts to enter the workforce, they too will have unique challenges to face. These challenges mirror…

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A Guide to Onboarding a New Remote Employee Virtually

By Andrew Greenberg | Jun 5, 2020 |
Virtual Onboarding

The world is becoming increasingly globalized, where hiring remote workers that you never bring in for an in-person interview is more and more common. Meeting face-to-face can be a challenge, especially during global events like the current COVID-19 pandemic. Some new employees may work from home for the first weeks or months of their career,…

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