4 Steps in the Recruiting and Hiring Process

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Whether handled by supervisors and managers or assigned to a centralized human resources (HR) department, hiring decisions are among the most important decisions made in any organization.

Good hiring practices can eliminate or reduce many legal risks, reduce costs, increase productivity, and improve morale. Ill-advised hiring decisions, on the other hand, can result in turnover, duplicative training, missed opportunities, and lost customers.

In addition, an ill-advised hire may lead to employment termination; and every termination (no matter how justifiable and well documented) exposes the company to the risk of a wrongful termination lawsuit or discrimination claim from the disgruntled former employee. For all these reasons, it pays to take the time to find the right person for the job the first time around.
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Affirmative Action Plans: Does Your Company Need One?

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So who needs an Affirmative Action Plan (AAP)? We spoke with Doug Brown, President of Alexander & Bryce, to find out what the requirements, guidelines, and timeframe is when getting involved with an AAP.

Alexander & Bryce Inc. is a human resources consulting firm that provides support to employers who are government contractors and subcontractors subject to the broad spectrum of affirmative action obligations, covering females, minorities, the disabled, and veterans.
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6 Interviewing Tips for your Next Hire

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6 Interviewing Tips for your Next Hire

Finding the ideal candidate the first time around saves both time and money for you and your job applicant, but finding this perfect addition to your team is more easily said than done.

Still, there are a few ways to ensure that the person sitting in the interview seat is the exact candidate for the job, and that you won't be left wishing you'd made a different decision.

1. Understanding the job and essential requirements 

Prior to a position being advertised, the company needs to take a hard look at the opening and determine if this should be a replacement position, or if there is an opportunity for internal movement, absorption, additional essential functions or requirements. Be clear about what is required to perform the job.
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An Introduction to Behavior Based Interviewing

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Companies today are looking for a candidate who not only fits the description of a position based on their experience but will also make an impact with their personality and responsive skills.

Behavioral interviews use questions based on discovering how the interviewee acted in specific employment-related situations. This gives the employer a better look into how the interviewee has behaved in the past so they can better predict how they would behave in the future.
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A Briefcase and a Plane Ticket: A Guide When Traveling for Business

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A Briefcase and a Plane Ticket: A Guide When Traveling for Business

When someone thinks about traveling, whether it’s for work or leisure, ‘easy’ is not the first word that comes to mind. There is a lot that goes into traveling, including finding reasonably priced airfare and hotel, making sure you are on time and what to do if you need to reschedule.

Professional Travel, a privately owned travel management company, specializes in corporate, sport and leisure travel. Located in North Olmsted, it’s one of the top 33 professional travel companies in America, a certified veteran owned business, and an ERC preferred partner. We spoke with John Sturm, Executive Director of Professional Travel, about why businesses should use a travel management company for travel and the benefits to this service.
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5 Realities of an Aging Workforce

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5 Realities of an Aging Workforce

An aging workforce is quickly becoming a reality with projections as early as 2016. From 2016 on, one-third of the total U.S. workforce will be over the age of 50. Although millions of “Boomers” are hitting the official retirement age of 65 over a very short time period, the average actual retirement age is also steadily increasing.

The combination of these two trends means that employers will likely be facing two seemingly contradictory scenarios: the mass retirement of long time employees as well as an increasingly large proportion of older employees in the workforce.
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Helping Employees with Retirement Transition

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People can feel overwhelmed when it comes to transitioning to retirement. Many just don’t know how to save or where to start. We spoke with Dave Kulchar, Executive Vice President at Oswald Financial, about what employees can expect and how to not be overwhelmed with their retirement transition.

The most important financial considerations for employees nearing retirement

Individuals need to organize their financials in preparation for retirement. That includes planning, budgeting, and proper asset allocation.
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Is Your Company on the Right Track with 401(k) Plans?

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When it comes to investing in your retirement plan (401K), a lot of people are unsure or are uneducated about what to do. We talked with Dave Kulchar, Executive Vice President at Oswald Financial and partner of ERC, to find out the basics of a retirement plan and what people should do when it comes to investing for their future as well as how companies can help ease employees into the retirement plan process.

What can companies do to educate their employees about retirement plans?

To make a plan thrive, education is a huge part of what it takes to be successful.

“By having fully licensed, independent educators go out and give unbiased opinions and assist people with how they can invest their money is a great start. A voluntary one on one meeting is also encouraged,” says Kulchar. “Education is extremely important for conformability and helping people along.”
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Women Owned Businesses: On the Rise and Here to Stay

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According to the 2013 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, between 1997 and 2013 the number of businesses in the United States increased by 41% and the number of women-owned firms increased by 59%.

We spoke with employees at Staffing Solutions, one of ERC’s preferred partners, about women-owned businesses as a whole; from how to get more involved to gaining a better perspective from a young professional and a working mother.
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