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To Hire or Not to Hire? Seasonal Hiring in the Time of COVID-19

Posted by HRdownloads on Dec 3, 2020 2:17:00 PM

Increased shopping and sales, extended hours, additional inventory to manage during the holidays typically means hiring seasonal help for businesses. But this year, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we live and how we work, and the holiday season will be no exception.

Even though things are different this year, it does not mean the holidays have been cancelled. In fact, this year most people have begun their holiday shopping much earlier than usual, possibly expecting another shutdown or just wanting to avoid unnecessary contact with the public. This brings up an important question for employers, “Should I hire more staff this holiday season, or not?”

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Topics: Hiring

Hiring Outside Your Comfort Zone: Advice for Small Business Owners

Posted by HRdownloads on Jun 20, 2019 2:30:00 PM

For so many small businesses, the owners wear multiple hats and take care of tasks that they may not be traditionally trained in. But as the company grows, business owners often find that their business needs have exceeded their knowledge or capacity.

As a business owner, you may know a lot of things, and may have even built your business from nothing, but as a business grows, processes change, which can include developing more specialized areas to adapt to that growth. At some point, you will need to hire someone for a specific role or function that is outside of your area of expertise. But where do you start?

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Topics: Hiring, Employee Management

How Not to Hire: Common Interview Mistakes

Posted by HRdownloads on Oct 4, 2018 2:30:00 PM

Hiring can be difficult. There’s more to it than simply filling a vacancy with a body. It’s more like a complex, 1000-piece puzzle where at first glance several pieces seem like a good fit, but it takes more analysing and thought to find the right piece.

Think about the last time you interviewed someone or were interviewed. What went well? What didn’t? You can always improve your interview skills, whether you are the interviewee or interviewer. When it’s time to select someone for your team, it’s important to understand what you are looking for in a new hire and what you are allowed to discuss in an interview before the meeting begins.

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Topics: Hiring

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