Background Checks

background-check

00:13 A background check can either confirm information that an applicant or employee has supplied, or, in some cases, it can bring new information to light that may result in a negative employment decision. As such, it is a good idea for employers to run checks through reputable contractors that specialize in background screening. 00:55 […]

Managing the Excuse-Makers

excuse-maker

00:47 Make sure to give clear direction. If your employee often says he couldn’t get the project done because the assignment wasn’t clear, you may be dealing with someone who—at least for the moment—needs more detailed directives than your other team members. 01:13 Be involved.  The employee might not fully understand the expectations and duties […]

Racially Offensive Remarks in the Workplace

Racially Offensive Remarks in the Workplace

00:03 Over the past few decades, employers have recognized how the input and unique contributions of employees with varying backgrounds can help to build a vital, productive, and profitable workforce. At the same time, managers must be sensitive to actions or behaviors that are offensive to members of their teams and take immediate steps to […]

Hiring and Managing Seasonal Employees

seasonal employees

00:48 You’ll want to start recruiting early.  Especially in times like these, when the labor market is strong and unemployment low, it’s the early bird that catches the qualified workers. 01:03 When hiring seasonal workers, it’s best to be clear up front that the work is temporary.   01:19 Take time to develop a job […]

Dress for Success: 3 Do’s and Don’ts for Workplace Dress Codes

Dress for Success

0:02 Today’s topic is the office dress code. 0:27 Dress for Success: 3 Do’s and Don’ts for Workplace Dress Codes. 0:34 Even “dress-down” Fridays have given way to an era in which “business casual” attire is generally acceptable every day in many offices. 0:50 You can’t always leave it up to your employees’ good judgment. […]

Rewarding Employees for a Job Well Done

Rewarding Employees for a Job Well Done

0:06 It’s always great when an employer is able to recognize an employee’s contributions. 0:42 While bonuses and raises are certainly popular and well-received, there are many other ways to show your appreciation. 0:50 Be creative and consider options such as a catered lunch, paid time off or an employee party. 0:56 Even the gesture […]

How to Conduct an Interview

How to Conduct and Interview

00:01 The most important tasks in conducting job interviews are preparing questions and evaluating candidates’ answers. However, there are other key things you can do to ensure successful interview process. 00:42 Create a comfortable environment for the candidate… 00:51 Offer the candidate a beverage, and minimize distractions…that means not taking or responding to calls, emails […]

5 Must-Do’s for Checking References

checking references

00:16 Reference checks play a key role in the hiring process. In addition to verifying information provided by the candidate about his or her work and performance history, reference checks can also help you gain additional knowledge that may better predict the candidate’s on-the-job success. 01:05 Have your candidate sign a written consent authorizing you […]

Pre-Employment Testing: Proceed With Caution

pre-employement testing

01:05 Pre-employment testing can be an effective means of determining which applicants are most qualified for a particular job. At the same time, employers must proceed with caution, because use of these tests may violate federal and state nondiscrimination laws. 01:33 Cognitive tests assess reasoning, memory, perceptual speed, and accuracy. They can also measure skills […]