Fostering an Inclusive Work Environment

Fostering an inclusive work environment leads to many concrete benefits. It makes it easier to hire and contributes to better retention. Improved morale and enhanced team spirit can also boost productivity. Statistics underline the way heightened inclusion augments your business. One survey found that 67% of job candidates rank a diverse workplace as a major…

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What businesses have learned from managing and working remotely

With only a few weeks left before the end of summer, many businesses are still reeling from the challenge of working remotely. Managers and business owners alike have had the difficult task of trying to keep their business as normal as possible, all while supporting their teams now working in a new, disconnected environment and…

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Improving Your Hiring Process by Eliminating Hidden Biases

Of course, everyone wants to run an unbiased hiring process. Doing so ensures that you get the best candidate every time. (And, it should be said, eliminating bias is just the right thing to do.) But not all bias is obvious. How do you eliminate hidden bias from your recruiting efforts when those preconceptions are,…

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How to vet potential employees applying for remote work

Covid-19 has given many businesses a chance to reconsider the value of remote work. Whether some see it as temporary or others are viewing it as the wave of the future, businesses and staffing agencies mostly agree that there can be different skillsets found in those who thrive as remote employees as opposed to great…

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Helping the Class of 2020 Find Work

Thanks to COVID-19, the class of 2020 will experience a very strange entry into the working world. No end-of-year parties. No nostalgic final day of class. They won’t even get a traditional graduation ceremony. It’s an eerie way to enter the “real world.” Yet, despite the unusual circumstances surrounding their graduation, these new entries into…

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My New Hiring Process: COVID-19 Made Me Do It

You spent years perfecting your hiring process, fine-tuning it to the point where it ran like a well-calibrated engine. Then COVID-19 came along. Boom…there goes your perfect hiring machine. Now, you have to rework your process to fit the social-distancing rules created in the wake of the coronavirus. Of course, the COVID-19 outbreak has caused…

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Vying for top candidates in a competitive job market

In the midst of chatter of an impending recession—Lancaster County continues to have a low unemployment rate of 3.3% as of September 2019. Though job prospects are as good as ever for job seekers, this historically low unemployment rate presents an added challenge to companies looking to fill open positions. As companies around the county…

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7 “don’ts” when recruiting employees

In several previous blog posts, we have provided guidance on effective steps to take when recruiting employees. In this post, we’ll focus on what not to do—mistakes to avoid—while referencing some of our past blog posts. In order to get the most out of your recruitment efforts and find the candidates you need, plan ahead.…

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How To Answer: Tell Me About Yourself

It may seem like a simple ice-breaker-type question, little more than an excuse to recite your resume, or maybe just a lead-in to more meaningful inquiries. However, the query “tell me about yourself” can represent a trap. In fact, it can become as much a trap for unprepared job seekers as more obvious head-scratchers like…

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Hiring fast vs. hiring slow—recruiting employees can take too long!

The average amount of time for recruiting employees—from first posting to accepted offer—increased 62 percent at large global organizations from 2010 to 2015. The hiring time for white-collar positions reached, on average, 68 business days in 2015. That’s 26 days longer than in 2010.* Hiring can definitely take too long, dragging on for weeks and…

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