Recruiting Tips

Hiring and Recruiting Tips for Temporary Staffing, Direct Hire Staffing, Government Staffing, & Hospitality Staffing in Sarasota & Bradenton, FL.

5 Tips to Keep Your New Hire from Backfiring

Given the high number of new hires that don’t work out, it’s time to review your company’s hiring strategy.  The good news is that once you sharpen your insight into what makes prospective employees successful, you can vastly improve your hiring track record.  Build the following enquiries into your screening, interviewing, and on-boarding processes and you’ll be on track to beat the statistics!

1. How trainable is the prospective employee?

  • Does s/he take feedback well?
  • Is s/he willing and able to adjust behavior ...
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Employee Retention: Strategies for Today’s Employer

Employee turnover can be costly, inefficient and damaging for any company. It is every organization’s goal to hold on to its most productive workers. As our economy continues to improve and grow, new and exciting opportunities may be out there enticing your best employees. As the baby-boomer generation moves towards retirement (and many are already retiring,) it is important to understand that the workforce in coming years will not be as bountiful as it has been, which means even less quality talent. Here are some universal strategies for ...

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Is YOUR vendor being held accountable??

Attention Employers: Have you recently broken down what your vendor does for you and the benefits of using their services? More importantly, is your vendor being held accountable?

Ad-VANCE Talent Solutions is proud to be the preferred vendor of both Sarasota County and Manatee County Governments. Recently, we encountered a minor issue with billing for an employee at Manatee County. Neither party was at fault, but when the mistake was caught, Ad-VANCE quickly stepped up to take accountability according to our contract and correct ...

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Communication: The Key to Success!

One of the many benefits of what we do every day here at Ad-VANCE is getting to observe and experience the relationships between employees and managers/HR staff in numerous industries … And in every company, there is one factor that consistenly leads to employee satisfaction & success. That factor is communication! Every organization has company-wide values and goals, and employees can only be expected to meet expectations if those values and goals are clearly & regularly communicated throughout the entire organization. In today’s society, the lines ...

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Promoting Emotional Intelligence Within Your Organization

What is Emotional Intelligence? Our last blog outlined leaders vs. managers… Now let’s focus on the universal trait that strong leaders possess: Emotional Intelligence or EI. EI is being aware of, identifying, reasoning with, understanding, and managing your own and others’ emotions.

Traditionally, companies have always based their promotion and hiring decisions on one’s seniority, education, experience, performance and technical abilities. All of these things are certainly important factors to consider when hiring or promoting. In theory, strictly using these parameters for hiring decisions makes perfect ...

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Management vs. Leadership

Leaders and Managers: The two terms are often confused and used interchangeably by many, but they do not mean the same thing nor are they opposite of each other. 

Management in an organization is easily defined; it is a system of people within an organization with at least minimal decision-making abilities that use company resources to achieve organizational goals. Management is often task-oriented, and  the categories of employees that fall under management are staffing, controlling, planning, and organizing.  On the other hand, leadership is a ...

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The Importance of Background Screening

Employers in every field often overlook the importance of conducting a thorough criminal background screening for every new employee. In any industry, the repercussions of hiring someone with a criminal background or poor professional history can be detrimental to an organization.Medical practices can be hit particularly hard by engaging in negligent hiring practices, even if they are unintentional. Poor hiring decisions could lead to patient harm and punitive damages. Practices may assume that credentialing includes criminal background checks, but this is ...

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Why Do Companies Lose Their Top Performers?

There are many reasons why employees leave a company, but what all of these reasons essentially boil down to are poor management, motivation, or organizational structure. As employers, we are often quick to ask “What is wrong with the employee to make them leave?” when we really should be taking a long, hard look at ourselves, our management, and our organizational vision.

Whether an employee from the top 1% or the lowest level of the company leaves, it is always important ...

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The Cost of Hiring

While you’re at www.review.net checking out the Gulf Coast Business Review’s Gulf Coast 500 list for 2011, take a look at this great article featuring our friend in HR, Lisa Krouse, about the cost of hiring today:

http://www.review.net/special-sections/detail/the-cost-of-hiring/

The cost of hiring today extends far beyond just wages. It includes unemployment expenses, worker’s compensation taxes, healthcare costs, employee training & development, employee benefits … and the list goes on. Taking all of these costs into consideration, remember that Ad-VANCE Talent Solutions is here ...

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