Michelle VanHemert

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The Best Tips for Making Great First Impressions

Posted by Michelle VanHemert

Apr 27, 2017 8:49:02 AM

You just got off the phone with the hiring manager of a job you applied for, and he/she wants to see you for an interview. Congratulations! Making it to the interview stage is something to celebrate, but still far from landing the job. Before you let the real celebration begin, you need to prove you are as good as you sound on paper. When you walk into that room, you want to make the best impression you can from the moment the hiring manger sees you.

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Topics: April 2017

Pay Rates - averages of the United States

Posted by Michelle VanHemert

Feb 27, 2017 8:52:00 AM

Setting the right pay rate for your open positions can help you get more qualified candidates for your jobs. Competitive wages can vary by industry, location and job duties. To help your company get more applications from qualified candidates, educate yourself on the average wages for the job you need to fill.

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Topics: February 2017

Are You Getting The Right Candidates?

Posted by Michelle VanHemert

Jan 19, 2017 8:27:00 AM

A lot of work can go into finding qualified, skilled candidates. After you hire a new employee it’s a huge relief, but how do you know if you made the right choice? Here are five questions you should ask yourself in the post-hire part of the HR journey to determine how your new hire is working out:

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Topics: January 2017

New Year, New Team - Optimizing Your Staffing Levels in 2017

Posted by Michelle VanHemert

Dec 6, 2016 8:11:00 AM

You may have noticed when you were out shopping for Halloween that Christmas items have already infiltrated the stores! It seems like every year businesses start planning for the holidays earlier and earlier, making the festive season last longer. For any employer, seeing Christmas gift baskets amongst Halloween candy may get you thinking that 2017 is right around the corner (and it is!).

If you have a business with complex staffing needs, it may spark some interest in planning for the upcoming year. Now is a good time for looking at the growth of your company and analyze staffing levels to be the most effective in 2017. Will you need to hire more workers? Is there any new equipment or software systems that current or potential employees need to be trained on?

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Topics: November 2016

The Impact of Engaged vs Disengaged Employees on Retention

Posted by Michelle VanHemert

Oct 25, 2016 8:35:00 AM

From small businesses to large organizations, employee retention is a metric on which every company has their eyes. Businesses do play a role in affecting their retention rates by keeping their employees engaged on a variety of different levels. This could include offering a competitive salary, attractive benefits package, or a flexible work schedule. For business owners, and those in human resources, engaging employees can also mean career development. What type of training is your operation offering to build upon employee skills sets and how are you developing valuable team members? Think about how you can create programs or initiative for workers to enroll in to develop skills in which they have an interest.  

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Topics: October 2016

Checklist for Creating a Motivated Team

Posted by Michelle VanHemert

Sep 6, 2016 9:58:00 PM


Making sure your employees are motivated and engaged in their work is one of the most important ways to ensure your business stays successful. A motivated workforce is a happy workforce, and a happy workforce will help your business grow. In this post, we’ll share a checklist you can use of best practices on how to create a motivated team.

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Topics: Staffing, September 2016

Why Team Outings Make Financial Sense

Posted by Michelle VanHemert

Jul 1, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Your employees are the bread and butter of your company and how well it functions, so it’s important to make them feel like they are an integral part of the team. Team outings can help employees establish a sense of comradery with other employees and upper management, which increases their retention, loyalty, and overall trust towards the company.

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Topics: June 2016

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