4 Tips for Hiring Top CT Job Candidates

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Throughout 2018, a competitive job market had many employers struggling to find the top CT job candidates for their open positions. How will 2019 turn out? Time will tell. But to be successful in your organization’s hunt for the best of the best, follow these 4 proactive hiring tips. #1 – Write Good Job Descriptions […]

Top Hiring Tips: 3 Ways to Hire Smarter and Faster in 2019

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2019 is almost here! If you’re like a lot of other hiring managers, you’re thinking about how you can hire even better job candidates next year, and with more speed. Based on a recruiting benchmark report issued this year by Jobvite, a recruiting software company, the average time to hire for most employers is 38 […]

Avoid These 5 Common Employer Interview Mistakes

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Depending how often you interview job candidates, it’s easy to fall into a rut and pick up poor interview habits. So here’s a hiring tip for you – avoid these 5 common interview mistakes and you’ll do a much better job of connecting with your candidates and securing the best person for the job.  Mistake […]

7 Signs You Might Need More Employees in 2019

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Workforce management is a perpetual balancing act. There are many sides to it – recruiting, onboarding, training, performance appraisals and of course staffing for growth. Around this time of year, when planning for 2019 is in full swing, there’s an increased focus on whether or not you might need more employees for the new year. […]

2 Good Job Candidates? Here’s How to Make Your Pick.

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In our last story, we helped job seekers determine how to choose between 2 strong job offers. Never a bad predicament to be in! Today we turn the tables and help employers determine how to choose between 2 strong job candidates. This is also not a bad predicament to be in, but it does make […]

6 Employee Retention Strategies You Should Start Today

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A recent article published by the Society of Human Resource Management does a great job of shining the spotlight on one of the biggest workforce challenges today – employee retention. Let’s look at some industry data and break down the top employee retention strategies outlined in the article. Job Satisfaction Study A 2017 SHRM research […]

5 Reasons Why a Good Onboarding Process Matters

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New hires are better positioned for happiness and long-term success with their employer when they’re given the appropriate learning tools. And one of the best tools to make that happen is an effective onboarding process. Here are 5 reasons why having a great onboarding process for new hires is so important. Onboarding strengthens the company […]

3 Ways to Successfully Integrate Temp Workers with Permanent Workers

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  Whatever your reason for bringing them on board, there are lots of good things that can happen when you hire temp workers for your organization: Workplace flexibility Time & cost savings Less stress for permanent employees Greater productivity Access to new talent & skills Pretty good list, right? Just as there are many great […]

July Jobs Report for CT

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  July jobs numbers from the Connecticut Department of Labor were released last Thursday, August 16. While the state lost jobs last month, the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4.4%. Below are highlights from the July jobs report for CT, from the labor department’s Office of Research: Job Loss  Connecticut lost 1,200 jobs in the […]