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Michelle Silverstein

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4 Health and Wellness Trends Taking Corporate Offices by Storm

Written by Michelle Silverstein

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Companies looking to reduce turnover, boost morale, and improve productivity are integrating health and wellness concepts into the workplace. While not every company has the resources to splurge on some of the lavish benefits that bigger companies can pull off, integrating a few health and wellness programs can go a long way to showing your employees that you care. Here are four creative ideas designed to make employees happier, healthier, and harder-working.

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7 Tips for Writing Great Job Descriptions

Written by Michelle Silverstein

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The quality of your job description has a direct impact on the quality of applicants that come through the door. Not only will the description influence the number of people that apply, but it can also be used to filter for the right kind of applicants with the right skills you need.

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Reduce Your Hiring Risks with Pre-Employment Tests

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Hiring is a fundamentally risky endeavor. With every new person you hire, you’re taking a gamble on how well that person will perform within your organization. Traditional hiring metrics like interviews and resumes often do little to minimize the unknowable risks associated with each hire because the information they impart is often unreliable. For example, one study found that 57% of hiring managers had found lies or embellishments on a resume, and interviews are equally poor at predicting actual on-the-job performance.

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HireSelect Now Integrates with Breezy HR

Written by Michelle Silverstein

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Today we’re excited to announce that HireSelect now integrates with Breezy HR’s all-in-one recruiting platform. The partnership enables you to seamlessly administer Criteria’s tests and view results all within Breezy’s platform.

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California Passes “Ban the Box” Law

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This week, California Governor Jerry Brown passed a statewide law colloquially named “Ban the Box,” which prohibits private employers in California from asking about or considering a job applicant’s conviction history before a conditional offer of employment. The law will take effect on January 1, 2018.

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Background Screenings Now Available in HireSelect with Checkr

Written by Michelle Silverstein

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We’ve heard from a lot of our customers that you’d love to be able to administer background checks through HireSelect. Well we’re excited to announce that through a partnership with Checkr, you can now quickly and seamlessly set up background screenings for your candidates, all while remaining within the HireSelect platform.

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Socially Responsible Companies Are More Appealing To “Millennial” Job Seekers

Written by Michelle Silverstein

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For years, we’ve been inundated with articles outlining the many ways that millennials are different from previous generations. They’re entitled, their attention spans are short, they’re killing the napkin industry – the examples are endless.

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3 Reasons Why Gamification is a Perfect Fit for the Hiring Process

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Gamification is already a big trend across a wide range of industries. Health and fitness apps use games and competitions to motivate people to reach their fitness goals. Plenty of consumer brands offer points-based rewards where consumers earn points or complete challenges to win bigger prizes – think McDonald’s Monopoly or Starbucks’ reward challenges. And the education industry has long used games as a way to make learning not only more fun but also more effective.

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Closing the Skills Gap in the Manufacturing Industry

Written by Michelle Silverstein

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The manufacturing industry makes up 9% of the US workforce, one of the largest industries in the country. Yet hiring managers in manufacturing are facing a crisis in finding enough skilled workers to fill their open positions. According to data from the Manufacturing Institute, nearly 80% of manufacturing executives say the shortage for skilled workers is moderate to severe.

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The Perks of Dogs in the Workplace

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More and more companies are becoming dog-friendly, and with good reason! According to a survey of over 1,000 employees at dog-friendly offices, 88% agreed that having dogs at work improved employee morale. The majority also agreed that the dogs improved their sense of well-being, reduced stress, created a greater work life balance, increased productivity, and made them feel more loyal to the company.

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