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    Apprenticeship Expansion and What Employers Need to Know
    By Lauren Brown on December 2, 2020 | 2 min read time

    The House of Representatives approved the reauthorization of the National Apprenticeship Act (NAA), which would invest billions into overhauling...

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    Smaller Companies Need to Hire Faster to Find the Best Talent
    By Drew Gieseke on November 29, 2020 | 1 min read time

    Human resources personnel at small and mid-sized businesses often struggle to find and keep quality talent. Why do smaller employers fall behind,...

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    What HR Needs to Know About Asking Illegal Interview Questions
    By Drew Gieseke on November 10, 2020 | 2 min read time

    Did you know that asking when a job candidate graduated high school can get you into hot water? There are numerous regulations to ensure equal...

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    Differences Between Offer Letters vs. Employment Contracts
    By Drew Gieseke on November 10, 2020 | 3 min read time

    When recruiting new employees, HR professionals and hiring managers may find that they use the terms “offer letter” and “employment agreement”...

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    What Can HR and Employers Do to Improve Employee Satisfaction?
    By Drew Gieseke on November 6, 2020 | 4 min read time

    Employee retention is a struggle that many employers face in the modern recruiting market. In order to remedy high turnover rates, employers must...

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    Three Ways HR and Employers Can Reduce a Company's Time to Hire
    By Drew Gieseke on November 1, 2020 | 2 min read time

    Hiring managers and HR pros at smaller organizations often struggle to find and keep quality talent, but most aren’t prioritizing a swift ...

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    Are Job Offer Letters Legally Required?
    By Drew Gieseke on October 7, 2020 | 3 min read time

    When bringing on a new hire, it's common to extend a verbal job offer and, once accepted, send a written offer letter to confirm the details of...

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    5 Factors that Affect Employee Retention—and How to Improve Each
    By Drew Gieseke on October 2, 2020 | 3 min read time

      Retention is falling for American organizations. As Millennials rise the ranks in the workforce, employee behavior in the workplace has...

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    How HR Can Use Stay Interviews to Avoid Exit Interviews
    By Drew Gieseke on August 27, 2020 | 3 min read time

    Two essential qualitative measurements at any HR professional’s disposal are stay interviews and exit interviews. When conducted as part of a...

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    Best Practices for Writing Remote Work Job Descriptions
    By Drew Gieseke on July 15, 2020 | 3 min read time

    Beginning in March 2020, employers undertook the largest remote work experiment in American history thanks to the outbreak of the coronavirus...

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