How to Secure Top Candidates in Fort Madison, Iowa

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What do all the “best companies to work for” have in common? They all have powerful employer branding. In today’s marketplace, how employees perceive you is more important than how customers perceive you. That’s because it takes top talent working for your organization to help create a great customer perception and drive the business forward…. Read more »

What Generation of Candidates are You Appealing to?

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A primary challenge for many companies will be to attract and retain a skilled work force as the labor market continues to tighten and technology continues to evolve. This situation is exacerbated as companies find themselves managing three generations of American workers, Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Generation Y or Millennials. Each has their own… Read more »

Time Management Tips to Share with Your Workforce

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Time management is something almost all managers and leaders hear about, talk about, and learn about. It is a skill set that not only desired by top leaders, but is practically essential among business owners. Without time management, businesses don’t succeed, and neither do their staff. So—what is time management? According to Psychology Today, time… Read more »

Are you aware of what the new proposed “7% Rule” is?

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Well, this new proposed ruling affects hiring persons with disabilities. The OFCCP has published a proposal to improve job opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Therefore, the U.S. Department of Labor is proposing a new rule that would require federal contractors and subcontractors to set a hiring goal of having 7% of their workforces be people… Read more »

Is it legal to disqualify a candidate because they are pregnant?

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The quick and simple answer is, “No, you may not refuse to hire a person simply because she is pregnant or possibly going to become pregnant.” So you would think this issue would end without additional needed information, right? Well, according to the HR Daily Advisor Newsletter, “Some managers think that if the applicant is… Read more »

Open Enrollment – Is it that time of year again?

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Well, it’s that time of year again – the fantastic, wonderful time to process Open Enrollment. I hear more HR professionals tell me, “It’s Open Enrollment. I don’t have time for anything else,” than what I can share here. Suffice it to say, it’s a subject a lot of HR professionals wouldn’t mind doing without!… Read more »

Ask Nancy: Education Verification

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Do you know how many people falsify their education on job applications? Believe it or not, it is estimated that as many as half of all job applicants falsify their educational credentials. The problem is so pervasive it’s been reported that two-thirds of college registrars say they’ve been asked to verify falsified information. Perhaps that’s… Read more »

Ask Nancy: Reference Checks

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Do not be afraid to check references! Checking references is a critical step in the selection/hiring process. By completing reference checks you help protect your business from being charged with negligent hiring practices. Great reasons to check references: 1. To reduce legal liability for negligent hiring 2. To determine that credentials such as education, position… Read more »

Ask Nancy: Background Checks

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Are you at risk when it comes to background checks? David Fortney, an attorney with Fortney & Scott, LLC, a Washington D.C. employment law firm, and a speaker at the National Employment Law Institute’s Employment Law Workshop in Washington, has some concerns about the way background checks are being utilized by some employers in the… Read more »