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Signs You Need to Hire an HR Manager

Posted by Artisan on Aug 20, 2019 12:00:00 PM

 

Your business is only as good as the people you hire. Everyone knows this but many small companies fail to allot the budget for an HR Manager, whose primary function is supporting the people behind the products you’re pushing. Neglect of HR is particularly true in startup environments, where organizations are more focused on pushing a product into the marketplace.

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Becoming the Hiring Manager of the Future

Posted by Artisan on Aug 6, 2019 12:00:00 PM

 

A Hiring Manager handles a lot these days, but they are tasked primarily with finding the right talent. That is much harder than it sounds, especially during times of historically low unemployment. There is more pressure than ever to find the right candidate when almost everyone in the U.S. is gainfully employed. Plus, Hiring Managers are all too aware of how much it costs a company when they pick the wrong candidate for the job.

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Everything You Need to Know About Recruitment Marketing

Posted by Robin Walters on Jul 23, 2019 12:00:00 PM

 

Ask a Hiring Manager how difficult it is to find qualified job candidates these days. You’ll probably get an earful about the historically low unemployment rate, the labor shortage in technical fields, and how everyone that wants a job has one. Glassdoor reports that 76% of Hiring Managers say recruiting talent is their number one problem.

Hiring teams are looking for creative ideas for staffing up in this unusually tight labor market. They’re working on culture and partnering with recruiting firms to attract top talent to their companies. One of the newest employment trends Hiring Managers are implementing has them teaming up with marketing executives to create recruitment marketing plans to attract more candidates.

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Why Multitasking Doesn’t Work

Posted by Robin Walters on Jul 9, 2019 11:00:00 AM

 

When was the last time you did just one thing at a time?

Most people believe the ability to multitask makes them a better employee. Employers look for multitaskers, believing that these workers are the smartest, most efficient, and most productive.

What if we told you these beliefs were completely unfounded and that multitasking is actually making you less productive and potentially less healthy? It turns out there are all kinds of scientific and anecdotal evidence that confirm the truth. For the most part, multitaskers are the least efficient people in the room.

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Independent Workers Not Working Out? Here’s How to Improve Remote Team Management

Posted by Artisan on Jul 2, 2019 10:00:00 AM

With July 4th looming, we thought it would be a good idea to celebrate the independence of our remote workforce.

It’s as clear as the crack on the Liberty Bell that remote workers are the new normal, with about 50% of the U.S. workforce today producing from some location other than a traditional office. Most believe this isn’t a passing fad because both workers and employers benefit from having remote workplace options, but this relatively new model requires some attitudinal and process shifts in order to manage these teams.

This article will look at how employers and employees can make the most of their remote teams without being held back by common management mistakes.

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What Does a Workplace BFF and Employee Retention Have in Common?

Posted by Robin Walters on Jun 4, 2019 12:00:00 PM

 

June 8th is National Best Friends Day, the day we should all turn to our favorite BFF to tell them how much we value the time they spend listening to our problems and texting stupid memes at us when we’re stuck in work meetings. If you’re lucky, the best friend you’re celebrating this week might be someone you know from work.

It turns out there’s a solid set of research showing that having friends at the office can increase the chances that the business will be successful and that employees will be happier. Here’s how having a workplace BFF helps businesses retain talent, improve productivity, and cut costs.

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Pros and Cons of Choosing Contract Work

Posted by Artisan on May 7, 2019 12:00:00 PM

 

 

Should you contract or go full-time? That’s a question a lot of American workers are asking right now, because, let’s face it, job seekers have options. Historically low unemployment has shifted the balance of power toward the skilled worker, who has more choices when searching for work because there are more jobs to choose from.

More employers are turning to contracting as a way to staff up during fluctuating markets or to help with large one-time projects. Employers that are trying to figure out if contracting is better than hiring full-time will need to know the types of legal options available beyond full- or part-time employment. What are the benefits of having contract workers on the team?

Employees wondering if contract work is right for them should carefully consider their personal work and financial requirements. What are the ins and outs of contracting over full-time employment?

Is contracting right for you?

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Creative Ideas for Staffing Up During Low Unemployment

Posted by Artisan on May 2, 2019 12:00:00 PM

 

It’s hard to find good help these days. Thanks to historically low unemployment, this cliché is the real deal. Employers are adjusting to the new balance of power in the hiring game because, in most markets, the workers have the upper hand.

Simply put, there are more jobs than skilled workers right now, so employers are scrambling to sweeten hiring incentives while adopting new recruiting techniques to try to find the help they need to get the job done.

Attention Employers: If you think it’s time to consider lowering your hiring standards, here are some creative tips from your favorite creative talent firm to help you find top talent in 2019.

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Why Onboarding is More Important Than You Think

Posted by Artisan on Apr 23, 2019 12:00:00 PM

 

Attention Employers:
You might be doing onboarding wrong.

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Is Your Office a Game of Thrones?

Posted by Robin Walters on Apr 9, 2019 11:00:00 AM

How to Survive an Unhealthy Work Environment

Winter is coming but if you work in an unhealthy corporate culture, it might already feel as bleak as season three in Game of Thrones. If your office feels like competing houses fighting for the Iron Throne, it’s time to stop playing the game.

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