15. September 2014


The Employee Referral Program: Is It Worth It?

In our last post, we looked at the pros and cons of hiring through referrals, which often happens even when there is no formal employee referral scheme in place. But should you set up a formal referral system? Many employers, especially larger organizations, say yes. After all, you can achieve better results through a consistent […]

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9. September 2014


Hiring Through Referrals: How to Reap the Rewards and Avoid the Pitfalls

Many businesses have found that employee referral is a highly effective and cost efficient recruitment method. Even if you don’t have a formal referral program, it’s quite likely that you’ve hired people who heard about the position from friends or family already working for your company. In fact, our expert recruitment specialists at Integrity often […]

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26. August 2014


Are Your Employees Making or Breaking Your New Hires?

Spotting workers who are not committed to the organization isn’t too difficult. Whether you use quantified measurements such as staff retention rates and customer satisfaction scores, or simply gauge your assessment on how enthused and focused your employees appear to be, the signs are usually pretty much in evidence. In this post, I’d like to […]

18. August 2014


You Want That Candidate? So Does Your Competitor.

The best candidates always have options. Even when you’re hiring in an employer’s market (as we are now) and expect to take your pick from a selection of good candidates, you’d be wise to remember that you’ll still be competing for the most desirable ones — and revamp your recruitment process accordingly.   Individuals who […]

11. August 2014


Are Your Managers Practicing What They Preach?

Do your managers preach financial prudence, expecting their staff to use the cheapest form of business transport, while they themselves travel first class? Do they require workers to stay late, while they head to the golf course in the middle of the afternoon? These are just two (somewhat extreme) examples of team leaders who set […]

4. August 2014


Are You Letting Your New Employees Teach What You Wanted to Learn?

Most companies today say they want innovation: people who will bring in new and different ways of seeing and doing things to help improve operations and put the company ahead of its competition. While you may be lucky enough to have a few creative individuals who continue to push the boundaries already on staff, you […]

30. July 2014


Succession Planning: Are Your Managers on Board?

Your line managers may be doing an excellent job at accomplishing their day-to-day functions: telling people what to do, showing them how to do it, and checking that it got done. Are they also helping future stars rise within your company?   You’ve put a lot of effort into identifying potential management material among your […]

22. July 2014


The Curse of the Counter Offer

Scenario: You’re about to lose valuable employees whose skill sets will be extremely hard to replace, especially if there is a talent shortage in that field or your area. How do you respond?   For many employers, the knee-jerk reaction is to make a counter offer in an attempt to retain workers whose importance to […]

17. July 2014


Advertising the Job: Keep It Simple to Attract the Right Candidates

Filling an open position takes time and money – and the less that you spend of each, the better. You want to recruit the right people the first time. The first step toward that goal is crafting a job description that’s accurate and understandable.   Here’s a classic example of an overly creative (and counterproductive) […]

7. July 2014


Are You Really Listening to Your Interviewees?

At Integrity Staffing Solutions, we conduct thousands of face-to-face interviews every year, in every one of our Opportunity Centers across the country. This is the step that enables us to select candidates who not only meet our skill and experience requirements, but also have the right character and motivation to succeed in a particular work […]

24. June 2014


4 Tips for Minimizing Staff Turnover

When They Move, You Lose   Without a doubt, rapid employee turnover is bad for business. After all, the time and effort you spend hiring and training them to expertly fill their role in your organization go down the drain the day they hand in their resignation. Then you have to start all over with […]

16. June 2014


The Candidate Interview: 4 Things to Look for

We’re known for our ability to match the right candidate to the job opening. Our clients know that the associates we place with them are predetermined to have the best chance of succeeding, which of course helps our clients’ businesses succeed too. To make sure we’re choosing the right applicant, we go way beyond traditional […]

10. June 2014


Giving Recognition in the Workplace

Thanking employees for a job well done is something that often gets put on the back burner amid the pressures of daily work. But, given how much this simple gesture can increase productivity, it should be right there on the front burner. Here at Integrity Staffing Solutions, our corporate culture is founded on our experience […]

4. June 2014


Embrace Culture in the Workplace

If a person from another culture doesn’t want to shake your hand or look you in the eye, is he or she being rude? Should you conclude that your business relationship with this person has failed?   Not necessarily. In fact, that person may be thinking you’re rude for trying to initiate physical or eye-to-eye […]

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