The Pros and Cons of Employee Referrals

pros and cons of employee referrals

Take a look around your staff and count up how many of them were hired as the result of an employee referral. If you’re like most companies, it probably accounts for between 30 and 50 percent of your hires, based on research by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and MIT.

Like any other hiring method, the outcome can go either way. After you take a head count, think a bit deeper about which hiring decisions have best benefited the company.

Examine some of the pros and cons of employee referrals, and learn how to optimize the hiring help you’re getting.Continue Reading

How to Avoid Franchise Hiring Mistakes

how to avoid franchise hiring mistakesIf you’re a franchise owner, you know all about blood, sweat, and tears – they are what have driven your business since you began your solo venture. But with growth comes the need for help. If nothing else, you need to get back to sleeping a few solid hours a night. The scary part is that you’ll have to delegate responsibilities to others for whom the stakes aren’t nearly as high as they are for you. So how can you put together a staff that will work passionately and productively, and ultimately put your franchise in good hands when you aren’t there?Continue Reading

Job Interview Qs to Use (and Lose)

Interview question to use and to loseNot everyone has had the benefit of being trained on how to interview potential hires, yet they are thrown into the break room, and told to find their next staffer. If you’re a new department manager, or an HR person who normally doesn’t handle recruiting, you’ve probably fallen back on some cliché’d questions that you’ve been asked. Have they really been effective? Do you even have a sense of what a “good” answer sounds like?Continue Reading

Outdrive the Competition by Hiring the Right Talent

recruiting for the automotive and trucking industries, RVDAAs the country begins to get back on its feet economically after the recession, people are feeling comfortable enough to spend money again on big-ticket items, including cars, trucks, and RVs. As such, the automotive and recreational vehicle industries are experiencing a rebirth as sales grow. Add to that an aging vehicle fleet on the road, lower interest rates, and the desire by consumers to get back on the road in style, and car, truck, and RV retailers are reaping the rewards of a recovering U.S. economy.Continue Reading

A Glimpse into the Future Workforce: Meet Gen Z

shutterstock_198104810There’s a lot of talk in HR circles about how different generations of employees thrive in the workplace. Continue Reading

How to Get Job Prospects to Read Your Email

how to get job prospects to read your emailsHaving great candidates come to you is a top goal of most recruiters. However, reaching out to top talent who might not be actively looking, or who applied to your company some time ago when there wasn’t an opening is an important way to maintain a consistent flow of interest in your open positions. In order to start such dialogues and keep them going, you’ll have to get prospects interested enough to open up and read your emails.

Here are some tips for communicating with potential job candidates effectively via email:Continue Reading