Andre Lavoie

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April 9, 2015

Small Business Concerns: Full Lifecycle Recruiting Makes Your Job Easier

As a small business owner, each of your hires matter, and you want every new person you hire to have as large an impact on your business as possible. And while you’re worried about finding funding, keeping your business afloat, or the rigors of advertising, recruiting can get lost in the shuffle. You shouldn’t ignore recruiting, either: talent acquisition is the single most important driver of growth for many businesses.

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small business hr software, Small Business Recruiting, Small Business Performance Management, Small Business Hiring, Small Business Concerns

April 7, 2015

Small Business Concerns: 4 Ways to Create Consistent Performance Management

Good performance management can help your employees work at their best consistently, help align their goals with the company’s business strategy, and build better teams through tracking and collaboration. It can give a business key insights into their best business practices, see what works, and what needs to change. Despite these benefits, many businesses have yet to fully leverage it, and many who have aren’t using it to its full potential. Only 3% of organizations say their performance management is top-notch, while 48% say their performance management needs some work. If you’re one of those 48% looking to improve their performance management, we’ve got some ways to make it better and more consistent.

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small business hr software, Small Business Recruiting, Small Business Performance Management, Small Business Hiring, Small Business Concerns

April 6, 2015

Small Business Concerns: Laying the Foundation for Performance Management

 

As small businesses begin to scale their talent to match the demand for a good idea, they should prepare for a few new concerns. And as small businesses continue to come back into style, properly accommodating for new staff will become a growing concern. Half of all small businesses plan to add new employees in 2015, and with those new employees comes an idea many DIY entrepreneurs may not have thought of: how do they keep track of what everyone’s doing and making sure they’re all getting the feedback they need to improve on the job? Performance management is their answer.

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Performance Management, small business hr software, Small Business Recruiting, Small Business Performance Management, Small Business Hiring, Small Business Concerns

March 25, 2015

How to Get the Most Out of Your Middle Managers

Do middle managers define your organization’s success? Your HR pro might think so. In fact, HR rates middle managers as the most critical level of management. 48% of HR executives rank mid-level managers as the role that needs to be the most up to speed, while only 25% rank senior-level managers as the most important. Why the emphasis on middle management?

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Hiring Managers, Micromanager, Management, Middle Management

March 24, 2015

Better Hiring Through Mobile: They’re Hired! Now What? [Part 6]

 

In the previous installments to this series, we discussed why your company should have a better mobile application process, why it’s important to develop good job ads and have an inspiring brand that’s appealing to the mobile user, how to use social media and sourcing to find the right candidates, how to [optimize your career page for mobile and why video interviewing is the future when it comes to interviewing mobile candidates. Let’s say you have a candidate who has gone through all these steps, looked like a great hire, interviewed well, and accepted your job offer. How can mobile help make the training process better for you and your new hire?

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Candidate Experience, Mobile Recruiting, Mobile Application, Mobile Candidate Experience

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