Posts Tagged ‘hiring’

Hiring Veterans – Overcoming Stigma Leads to Success

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One of the best moves a company can make when attempting to diversify its workforce is to hire veterans. Veterans are skilled employees, known for their dedication, drive, and loyalty. But despite the positive impact they bring to organizational productivity and standards, stigma often gets in the way of hiring. Employers are sometimes reluctant to take on the challenges that come with hiring and training vets, strongly contributing to the unemployment rate among veterans. When hired for a position that both matches their skill-set and allows for adjustment to civilian life, veterans are often top performers. Among the most disciplined…

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Working Their Way Back To You: What You Need to Know About Boomerang Employees

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In the past, regardless of generation or age, employees and employers alike often thought switching jobs was undesirable.  This philosophy was instilled in people for multiple generations, but in recent years, this mindset has shifted. Employees are changing jobs more often than ever before.  And, the impact of attrition and the associated time and costs can be challenging for employers.  Enter boomerang employees — people who are employed at a company, leave for a period of time to work somewhere else, and then come back to work at the original company again.  In recent years, boomerang employees have become a…

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Why Hiring People With Disabilities is Good for Business

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Companies can gain much — both externally and internally — by making a concerted effort to construct a diverse staff.  Being known as a business that actively hires people from all walks of life is a huge plus. Specifically, hiring people with disabilities is a great way to promote diversity within the office. People with disabilities can have a difficult time getting hired — even if they have qualifications at the same level or even above other candidates for a position. Because of the struggle that people with disabilities can face when trying to land a job, they are often…

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Hiring Lessons from the White House

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The first six months of Mr. Trump’s presidency have been filled with controversy.  Much of the drama stems from Trump’s own unorthodox decisions and actions, but a considerable amount is due to high-ranking White House officials walking in and out of the proverbial revolving door. There are a multitude of reasons why so many White House employees have been given pink slips, but the most common reasons are simple: many of these former employees lacked the skills to do the job; some were not able to work cohesively with others; others were not a cultural fit. There is no more…

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