The first basic question that most HR professionals ask when thinking about background screening is: “Why should I use employment screening services? If I decide to use these services, which background checks should I get?” Finding a perfect-fit screening package for your company’s individual needs
Whether your company is large or small, hiring the right candidate makes a big difference to your bottom line by affecting profits, growth, customer satisfaction, safety, employee retention, work processes, and legal compliance. Using professional employment screening services is the first step in the right direction.
Your priority is to reduce the risk of violence to your employees and customers, while protecting your business assets. The first line of defense is to do everything possible to prevent violent and dishonest people from getting a foot in your door. A thorough HR background screening can help you find the most qualified employees, but that isn’t the whole story.
Does your application process automatically eliminate a candidate without a college degree? Obviously, there are many jobs that require a degree, but there are a lot of roles that don’t. Turning down talented, experienced workers for lack of a degree can be a lazy way of weeding through your applicants. When unemployment was high, employers could afford to
Yes, you really do need an employee handbook. If you don’t have clear guidelines for your employees, there will be misunderstandings and disputes. Without an employee handbook it is also hard to prove that employees know the company policies if there is a termination for violating policy. In addition to dealing with bad hires or employees,
For small businesses especially, there is often no budget allocated for employee training and development. Once the onboarding process is over, that’s it! This lack of planning for your company’s future needs can end up costing you more in the long run. You will be scrambling to catch up to your competitors who have an employee development program. Their program will help them be innovative and ready for the new opportunities that their company takes on!
A lot of people make at least one New Year’s resolution in their personal life, but not everyone thinks about making a business resolution list for their work life. A good place to start on your business resolution list is to review your company goals. Most of those goals depend on your workforce being up to the task. Do you have the talent and leadership you need to get your company to the next level? Connect the dots. If you are missing the talent and leadership you need, maybe the right resolutions can start you on a better path.
From merely annoying to downright dangerous, bullies can affect your company’s bottom line. They reduce productivity causing your profitability to suffer. The bully persona creates havoc by lowering your workforce’s morale, reducing loyalty, and affecting your ability to keep absenteeism in check
The ability to prioritize is a valuable skill. If you have a problem with figuring out what is important vs. what is urgent, your work day is going to feel chaotic! “What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important.” Dwight D. Eisenhower
Most employers pay lots of attention to customer experience, but making employee experience a priority is a more recent development. Old school thinking is that employees are lucky to have a job no matter what their work environment is. After all, most of us need to make a living and unemployment was high for a long time. Many employers just weren’t too concerned