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    Topic: Recruitment Retention

    Don't get left behind - bring an effective recruitment process into the new decade
    By Alex Tolbert on December 27, 2019 | 3 min read time

    Recruitment strategies that your small and mid-sized business should implement now Many businesses are struggling to stay fully staffed. With...

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    How to create an effective recruitment process
    By Courtney Cox on November 29, 2019 | 5 min read time

    Top-talent can be difficult to find and retain. Did you know that replacing a salaried employee can cost you an average of 6-9 months salary? You...

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    Top Recruitment Strategies and Practices for HR and Small Businesses
    By Courtney Cox on November 7, 2019 | 4 min read time

    As the job market continues to shrink, employers continuously look for ways to attract and recruit more candidates to be sure they have a good...

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    BerniePortal named Top 20 Applicant Tracking Software
    By Courtney Cox on November 1, 2019 | 1 min read time

        BerniePortal Applicant Tracking named in Capterra’s Top 20 Most Popular for Applicant Tracking Software.

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    Tips to avoid costly HR mistakes
    By Courtney Cox on October 30, 2019 | 7 min read time

      How to avoid HR blunders Does it ever feel like you check an item off of your to-do list and then two more magically appear? As an HR...

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    Use STAR interview questions to hire without sacrificing quality
    By Alex Tolbert on October 17, 2019 | 3 min read time

    What is the STAR interview format?  There are more than 7 million open jobs across the US, according to the Department of Labor. While the...

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    How to conduct a great phone interview
    By Courtney Cox on October 14, 2019 | 2 min read time

      Phone interviews are the go-to method for narrowing your list of candidates and moving on to face-to-face interviews. Phone interviews...

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    Illegal interview questions – what HR needs to know
    By Emily Kubis on September 18, 2019 | 1 min read time

    Avoid illegal questions and EEOC anti-discrimination regulations Did you know that asking when a job candidate graduated high school can get you...

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    Red Flags: Analyzing Interviews
    By Courtney Cox on September 17, 2019 | 2 min read time

      Finding the right candidate can be one of the most challenging tasks employers are faced with. It's important to pay close attention to the...

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    Are you onboarding for retention?
    By Alex Tolbert on September 10, 2019 | 4 min read time

    Why onboarding matters According to SHRM, employee turnover can be as high as 50 percent in the first 18 months of employment. A Gallup poll found...

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