A new school year has begun, and recent college graduates are adjusting to a life without homework, classes and teachers.
How does that saying go? O yes, “teamwork makes the dream work!”. However, what happens if your team isn’t quite working as a team?
Some employers say “yes” and some say “no,” but is there a right answer? Social media screening is certainly something that seems tempting, but there are legal issues that could arise from engaging in the practice too soon.
Companies frequently end up with employees that just don’t seem to perform the way you thought they would. Reasons can range from new hires that don’t have the skill set they lead you to believe, are lazy, late, or whose overall morale is not a good fit for the company. The consequences can go far beyond the trials of making up for what the bad hire is lacking, and can actually cost your company a large sum of money.
Social media—you know, that thing you fight to keep younger staff members from during the work day—can be a valuable tool for your small business. It’s a place to build community, to find great new team members or loyal customers, and to care for your existing customers. Here are some of the uses of social media that work for small businesses:
Here at Nationwide Inbound, we are in a hiring boom. We’re always excited to bring in new customer care representatives who add a new energy to our already energetic team. But there’s always that lingering fear that we’ll hire the wrong fit. So to help you avoid the same mistake, and to remind ourselves, we’ve put together some information on the cost of a bad hire and what you can do to avoid one.
In many industries, summer means a rush of new hires. Many businesses, however, don’t realize the importance of properly screening all new hires, not just long-term ones. Business owners think that, because seasonal employees will only be in the workplace a short amount of time, the cost of screening doesn’t seem worth it. However, employees, seasonal or non-seasonal, always carry with them some amount of risk.