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Hiring Tips: Ways to Avoid Hiring Roulette

Hiring TipsWell here we are…right where we knew the economy was headed. Northern Nevada is experiencing exciting and beneficial growth in our region as all the hard work and promises are coming to fruition.

An unfortunate side effect of this growth is a tight employment market—which, in turn, is making it extremely challenging for employers to find good quality candidates. Retaining good employees is another growing challenge. [See Employee Retention a Concern for Nevada Business.]

How businesses—especially existing small businesses—approach hiring is an important aspect of successfully riding the wave of this growth.

Since small businesses often operate in a lean manner, the bandwidth to apply resources to recruitment of new hires is lacking. This can result in rushing and quick decisions, which will come back to bite if an employee is hired without a thorough process.

Use the following hiring tips to ensure

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7 Steps to Jump Start Your Strategic Planning

7 steps to jump start your strategic planning

How much time do you spend on strategy and business development for your business?

Think about this for a moment:  The CEOs of Inc. 500 companies regularly spend 50 to 90 percent of their time on strategy and business development1.

Even if you aren’t an Inc. 500 company, you can benefit from some of the same tools that successful business owners use to grow their businesses. Putting a little time into strategic planning for the year (or for any 12-month cycle) is well worth the effort.

The strategic planning process doesn’t have to be complicated, but it does require that you set aside a little time from your regular work schedule. Remember the adage:  failing to plan is planning to fail.

Follow these steps for your planning process:

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5 Simple Tasks to Wrap Up Your HR Year

1. Ensure Your Employee Information is Up-to-Date

Do you have current information for all of your employees? Remind them to submit an updated contact form if they have moved, changed phone numbers, or want to designate a new emergency contact.

Having correct addresses will also aid in IRS Form W-2 Wage and Tax Statement distribution.Reviewing Employee Files

2. Check Your Postings/Required Notices

Look at your company bulletin board. Do you have the latest required notices to be in compliance with Federal and State requirements? If you post electronically, make sure the latest version has been uploaded to your company intranet.

This is a good time to tear down the old and tack up the new.

(HRinDemand offers an all-in-one labor law poster for $50 that satisfies Federal and Nevada posting requirements. Call us at 775-400-1322 to order yours!)

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