How to make sure your recruiting efforts aren't attracting the wrong candidates

As a startup, the hiring process is vital to your success and plan for growth. So, the last thing you want to do is spend hours plowing through resumes and interviewing candidates only to be upset with the people you hired.Your goal is long-term hires, and you don't want to waste time and money hiring the wrong people. According to Investopedia, the cost of a "full-baked" employee can range from one and a half to three times their salary. These costs can include the hiring and interview process,...
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How to celebrate admin professionals during a pandemic

Over the last few weeks, most companies have been going completely virtual, taking away the ability to see coworkers at the office. Daily morning meetings, lunch breaks, and coffee chats aren't the norm anymore (or at least, not in the same way). Because of this, it's important to find other ways to express gratitude to fellow colleagues. Admin Professionals Day is coming up on April 22nd, and it's the perfect time to celebrate the secretary or office admin in your life with words of appreciatio...
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5 cyber security topics to cover with your employees to reduce risks

Did you know your employees are your weakest link when it comes to protecting your business from cyber risks?In fact, a Kapersky Lab report says more than 46% of cyber security incidents are caused by human error. Furthermore, business suffer staggering financial losses when trying to recover from cyber security problems. So, how can you protect your business? Let's look at five cyber security topics to cover with your employees to reduce risks to your company. Topic #1: Email safetyWhile e...
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Top traits to look for when adding members to your team

As you're building your new startup team, there are some things you want to consider.You want to put together an effective team that not only has the qualities necessary to do the job, but you want a team that works well together and has strengths that are complimentary.A good team is the team that propels your startup into the future and with maximum productivity and growth.In this article, we discuss the top traits to look for when adding members to your team.Strong organizational skillsIt's n...
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How a great careers page can improve a startup's recruiting efforts

Your startup has huge potential, and that's not only for your business. It's also for the team members you hire.New team members can experience growing a company from the ground up, they can help you build a terrific company culture, and there's often a lot of room for growth.Yet, hiring can be one of the most difficult parts of running a startup. So, what's a startup owner to do? One of the first things in your hiring process is to turn to your website.In this article, we look at how a great ca...
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Take these 3 essential steps when it’s time to let an employee go

You know you have a problem staffer at your business, but you are too busy to address the issues at hand. So you avoid the problem and eventually sit down with the employee to say, "It's just not working out, so we're letting you go."If this sounds familiar, you could be setting yourself up for expensive and protracted litigation, says Scott Warrick, an employment attorney and HR consultant who is the author of the book Solve Employee Problems Before They Start. "Part of good employee relations ...
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How startups can offer career advancement opportunities to their employees

The job market is tight, and the number of voluntary separations by employees is rising year over year. It's an employees' market, and it's more important than ever to take care of your staff. What does this mean for your startup?To be successful and retain the best employees, you want to put the professional development of your team at the forefront. The most talented workers want to enhance their skills.This is good not only for your team but for your startup. Here's how startups can offer car...
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8 tips to eradicate employee burnout

You may not think your employees are feeling overworked, but the reality is that many staff members are at risk of burnout.That's the word from a Gallup poll conducted last year, which found that 23 percent of employees felt burned out at work either "always" or "very often," while another 44 percent described themselves as being burned out "sometimes." This leaves only about a quarter of full-time employees not at risk of burnout.If you're of the mindset that staff members are replaceable if th...
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How to help your employees feel more engaged at work

Going through the hiring process for a new startup is not only time consuming but costly. You've put forth a lot of effort to create a top notch team, and you'd like to retain them into the future.To create employee loyalty, you want to help them feel engaged with your company. In this article, we look at how to help your employees feel more engaged at work.When they're more engaged, they're more productive and more committed to your startup.Model communicationOne way to create an engaged workfo...
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5 ways startups can encourage healthy habits for their staff

 Did you know that nearly 80% of adult Americans don't get the recommended amounts of exercise each week? This is a set up for many different types of problems.What's more, many people spend most of their day sitting in uncomfortable chairs in front of a computer. This can lead to back, wrist, neck, and hand pain.Ultimately, without a workplace wellness plan, your startup may end up with unhealthy and unhappy team members. But you can help. Let's look at five ways startups can encourage hea...
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