Exit Interviews Offer Multiple Advantages

Most companies focus on interrogating applicants to hire the right talent. However, exit interviews can glean valuable information from resigning employees. National PEO’s workforce recruiting experts can handle either or both. Fill out our online contact form to get your quote for these team-building services. Business Gains Decrease staff turnover: Understanding how workers view your […]

Why Employee Resignations Are Rising and How to Reduce Yours

More workers quit their jobs in December 2015 than in the previous nine years, according to a survey. Some 3.1 million people left their private sector and government positions voluntarily. Discovering why, establishing a clear promotion policy, and understanding the performance cycle can help you decrease your company’s turnover rates. Employment Exit Reasons Polled staffers […]

Are Employment Background Screenings Really Necessary?

An estimated 40 percent of resumes contain tweaked or falsified information. Researchers report that 86 percent of companies have discovered misrepresentations or lies on candidates’ resumes and job applications, and 72 percent credit background verifications with revealing issues they would not have found otherwise. Such disillusioning statistics are prompting employers to order background checks more […]

Get Better at Terminating Workers

Even when employee terminations are the best option for the business, they are hard for all parties. Firing staffers may be the kindest solutions for them, but dismissals can wound their self-esteem to the point of retaliation. Some discarded personnel respond violently for revenge or to ease their suffering. Others turn in former employers for […]

Why Your Startup Business Needs a Great Applicant Tracking System

Do you realize that your new venture’s most valuable asset is your staff? If you are wasting time manually sifting through hundreds of resumes to find the most qualified applicants, modernizing will provide numerous advantages. An effective applicant tracking system (ATS) that monitors candidates can help your new firm secure coveted employees from the start. […]

When Essential Recruitment Steps Are Overwhelming

When Essential Recruitment Steps Are Overwhelming The staffing process involves many stages that may be more than your small business can handle. Whether you are concerned about applicant tracking or interviewing candidates, the hiring experts at National PEO can assume your company’s workforce recruiting responsibilities. Request a quote online or call today to acquire our […]

“I Quit!” What to Do When an Employee Resigns

“I Quit!” What to Do When an Employee Resigns It is going to happen eventually: An employee is going to quit. Sometimes, it seemingly comes out of nowhere. Other times, you suspect that a resignation is coming soon, based on the person’s overall attitude and performance. Regardless of the circumstances, though, how you handle the […]

How to Use Peer Interviewing to Hire the Best Candidates

How to Use Peer Interviewing to Hire the Best Candidates In your organization, who conducts candidate interviews? Who makes hiring decisions? How involved is your team — the actual people who will be working with the new hire? There is a growing trend in hiring to conduct peer interviews as part of the hiring process. […]

Legal Implications of Fraudulent Resumes

What Are the Legal Implications of Fraudulent Resumes? Dishonest resumes are rampant with up to 80 percent containing lies. Even more feature misleading or embellished information from job titles and responsibilities to licensing credentials and salaries. High unemployment and tough competition for limited job openings are contributing to this alarming trend. In desperation, applicants without […]

Keep Your Company’s Job Interviewing Questions Legal

Keep Your Company’s Job Interviewing Questions Legal Fair hiring guidelines became laws over four decades ago to give all job seekers equal opportunities during interview and selection processes. Yet today, employers still question applicants about forbidden and insulting topics that are unrelated to job duties and performance. A recent CareerBuilder survey found that at least […]

Rehiring a Former Employee

You’re Fired . . . Or, Maybe Not: Rehiring a Former Employee For most people, getting fired means that the door to that company is closed completely. Most bosses aren’t going to go to all of the trouble of terminating someone if they aren’t completely sure that the person is not suitable for the position, […]

Hiring Reliable Freelancers

How to Find & Hire Reliable Freelancers Who Won’t Let You Down Freelance workers can provide top-quality work for a fraction of the cost of full-time employees. That’s because most freelance workers are experts in their fields, with talent and technical skills in areas like writing, graphic design, programming, and consulting. You only pay freelancers […]

Firing a Problem Employee

The Sooner You Can Fire a Problem Employee, the Better Once you realize that one of your employees is no longer a good fit for your business, it’s best to let that employee go as soon as possible. The longer you let a problem employee remain with the business, the more likely that his or […]

Who’s a Good Fit For Your Company Culture

How to Hire a Candidate Who’s a Good Fit with Your Company Culture Skills and qualifications are important, but they’re not all that goes into making the perfect job candidate. A new hire could have several impressive degrees and many years of professional successes and experience, but if he or she isn’t a good fit […]

What to do Before You Fire an Employee

Stop! Do This Before You Fire an Employee As a manager, one of the least pleasant tasks that you’ll ever have to do is firing an employee. It’s never fun to be the one who has to share news that negatively affects someone’s livelihood, never mind their overall career path and self-esteem. And while the […]

What You Need to Know About Mobile Recruiting

Mobile Recruiting Is Hot: Here’s What You Need to Know   These days, we can do just about anything on our mobile devices, from ordering dinner to watching a movie to managing our money. So it only makes sense that more and more people are managing their careers on their smartphones and tablets. And we […]

Progressive Discipline Policy

Why Your Company Needs a Progressive Discipline Policy It can happen to even the best leaders: An employee (or employees) fails to follow company policies. Perhaps they are chronically late, take too many breaks during the day, or spend too much time updating their Facebook statuses and not checking on client status. Whatever the offense, […]

Beat the First Day Blues

Beat the First Day Blues: How to Make a New Employee’s First Day the Best It Can Be The first day of any new job is often nerve-wracking and overwhelming, no matter what your position in the company may be. Not only is it time to show off all of the skills that got you […]

6 Red Flags When Interviewing Candidates

Watch Out for These 6 Red Flags When Interviewing Candidates On paper, a candidate looks perfect. He or she has the right education, plenty of experience, and the skills you are looking for to fill a position. During the interview, though, something doesn’t feel quite right. You can’t put your finger on it, but something […]

Reviewing Social Media When Recruiting

How Far Is Too Far When Reviewing Social Media? By now, you know the statistics: the Society of Human Resources Managers reports that at least 77 percent of all employers use social media to recruit and/or evaluate potential job candidates, almost double the number of companies that did so even just two years ago. Chances […]

Improving the Hiring Process

Want to Hire Great Employees? Improve Your Hiring Process Does anyone really enjoy looking for a new job? Even if you’re completely miserable in your current position, the idea of developing a resume, looking for open positions, answering the same “Where do you want to be in five years?” question again and again, and never […]

Avoid the 5 Most Common Background Check Mistakes

Avoid the 5 Most Common Background Check Mistakes When hiring a new employee, you want to make the best decision possible, and know that you’re hiring the right person for the job. However, when you base your decisions entirely upon the information provided by the applicant, and the references that he or she provides, you […]

Why, When & How to Switch PEOs

Why, When & How to Switch PEOs Using a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) is completely necessary for most mid-sized businesses. PEOs offer a wealth of services, like providing benefits, overseeing payroll, and aiding in recruitment efforts. However, businesses expand and change, and eventually your company might outgrow the PEO you started with all those years […]

Attracting Healthy Employees

Building a Well Workforce 101: Attracting Healthy Employees America’s workforce is sick. Statistics abound concerning the negative diagnoses among the nation’s employees: More than 26 percent are overweight by 20 percent or more, and up to 27 percent have heart disease which puts them at risk for cardiac disorders like heart attacks and strokes. Employers […]

The Recession Is Over — Now What?

The Recession Is Over — Now What? The news pundits are heralding the end of the six and a half–year long economic downturn lovingly dubbed “The Great Recession.” The United States (as well as much of the world due to America’s behemoth presence in the world economic system) has been experiencing the effects of the […]

What to Do After Hiring the Wrong Employee

So You Hired the Wrong Employee — Here’s How to Stay Safe It happens all the time. The stellar candidate you interviewed turned into a lazy employee or worse. You need to get rid of your bad employee as fast as possible so you can get someone new and more productive, but before you tell […]

How to Encourage Millennials to Apply

Why You Need to Get Millennials Working for You — And How to Do It Millennials, or generation Y as they’ve also been called, are the generation of young people born between 1980 and 2000. At almost 95 million, they are the largest generation ever born in the United States, handily conquering the baby boomer […]

5 Steps to Better Hiring Practices

5 Steps to Better Hiring Practices If your business is to be successful, you must find the best possible people to help you run it. The best candidates can help you implement your business strategies flawlessly, so your company continues to thrive and grow. So when it comes to the hiring process, don’t slack off. […]

Recruiting & Hiring Millenials

5 Things to Understand About Recruiting and Hiring Millennials “Millennials are lazy.” “Millennials are self-centered.” “Millennials want too much money for too little work.” When it comes to generation Y, also known as millennials, there are plenty of stereotypes and misconceptions. While it’s true that the generation born between 1980 and 2000 is unlike any […]

Workplace Trends to Understand

5 Workplace Trends You Definitely Need to Understand Managing a nimble and high-performing organization requires understanding the outside factors that affect the operation of the organization. You cannot expect to be successful if you ignore current trends and try to maintain the status quo in the face of significant changes in the marketplace, employee expectations […]

Problems With Job Descriptions

3 Reasons Your Job Descriptions Aren’t Getting Results Job descriptions are the backbone of your recruiting efforts and the structure of your organization. Not only do they fully explain what’s expected of employees, they serve as a marketing tool to attract the best possible candidates for the job. So why do so many companies treat […]

Announcing National PEO’s Partnership With HiringThing

  Have you ever wished there was an easier, more efficient way to manage the recruitment process? Juggling resumes and keeping track of contact information the old-fashioned way can make filling positions at your company a real hassle. Now, there’s a better way to handle the recruitment process. National PEO is pleased to announce our […]

How to Fire an Employee

There’s a wrong way and a right way to fire an employee. Do it the wrong way, and you could ruin your company’s reputation and deter new job candidates. Do it the right way, and you and your former employee can at least part ways with a minimum of hard feelings and some mutual respect. […]

Is It Time to Let an Employee Go? Here’s How to Tell

Letting an employee go is almost never easy. In fact, just knowing when it’s time to let an employee go can be difficult, especially if it’s someone who’s been with the company for a long time. Obviously, if someone’s performance isn’t up to par, changes need to be made. However, where do you draw the […]