Maybe it’s time to relocate your office or offer relocation to job candidates. Sometimes it’s difficult to find employee candidates in the same geographic area as your company. You have a few options when this happens. You can have distributed teams where employees work remotely. You can move your company offices to a more populated
Many startups do not have employees. They have contractors. Benefits of hiring contractors over employees include saving time and paperwork. Another benefit is significantly lower operating costs. According to an evaluation report from the Office of the Legislative Auditor, State of Minnesota, “mandatory costs, including federal employment taxes, workers’ compensation insurance premiums, and state unemployment
interviewing is a primary step in the hiring process and should not be done carelessly. This article describes different methods for interviewing and offers information on avoiding liability. Before the Interview Before you hold an in-person interview, make sure you pre-screen the candidate to maximize hiring efficiency. Interviewing Methods There are a few types of
Interns are a great way to test-drive talent, increase productivity, and build perspective. Offering an internship program is also a wonderful way to give back to the community by offering experience and new skills to the developing workforce. Unfortunately, some companies consider interns free or cheap labor, and that’s where we run into some problems.
Pre-screening takes place after you have identified a potential job candidate and before an in-person interview. Some people view pre-screening as an unnecessary extra step when in reality that extra step saves time. This article describes the pre-screening process, explains how it saves you time and offers tips on the phone-screening protocol. How does pre-screening
When your company is a startup, employee compensation may be arbitrary or based on equity and other offerings. As you grow, however, you want to set up a company-wide compensation structure that supports fair wages and competitive offers. In this article, I will describe how to set up base pay structures. Analyze Your Startup Before
A user on Quora asked: What should I avoid when writing a rejection letter? I’ve heard this question before from well-meaning employers who want to send their denied applicants a nice note. Some employers, like the Quora user, want to provide constructive criticism so the candidate can improve his or her interviewing skills. What should
A background check is any written, oral, or other communication of any personal information by a consumer reporting agency which is used as a factor in establishing a candidate’s eligibility for employment purposes. The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), governed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), outlines the scope and limitations for background checks. The
Professional references offer valuable insight into the character and quality of a job candidate. They also verify whether the potential employee is honest, works well with others, and maintains professional relationships. This article explains how to check a professional reference for a new candidate. Reference Checking Etiquette Require the candidate to provide you with a
Form I-9 is a mandatory federal form that you must have for each and every employee. First things first: the Department of Homeland Security distributes Form I-9. You can download and print one here. Completing Form I-9 I have audited many I-9 forms in my day, and let me tell you, nearly half are erroneous.